Herbal Products

When using herbal supplements or preparations, always be sure to check with your medical professional, if needed. Never stop taking a prescribed medication until you discuss it with your doctor.

Be sure you carefully read the ingredients in any herbal preparation. You do not need any artificial or chemical ingredients. You have turned to herbs to avoid the use of artificial and chemical ingredients. Do not assume that what is says on the front label is all that is in it. Always read the ingredients on the back label. Be wary of products that are foreign-made or mass-produced in factories. In either case, it could be a very good herbal product, but investigate the company to be certain of that.

My herbal supplements and preparations are made only with the ingredients listed on the labels. There are no contaminants, fillers, or artificial ingredients used – ever. I do grow and harvest a few of my own herbs, while most are purchased from very reputable places – always as close to home as possible. I make the products, with my own hands, in my own kitchen. They are not mass-produced in a factory. In fact, I am willing to share my recipes if you would like to make your own.

The vast majority of my tinctures use alcohol (vodka or brandy) as the macerating agent. Alcohol is not the only option but it is the best option. Alcohol is best at extracting the herbal properties; alcohol takes the herbal tincture into your blood stream more quickly; alcohol makes the shelf life of the tincture quite long, if not indefinite. The amount of alcohol consumed is minimal. With the usual dose of most tinctures at 1/2 dropper or 20 drops, the amount is 1/8 of a teaspoon. However, I do make tinctures using glycerin – for children and those with an alcohol problem.


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My herbal preparations are available via shipping to anywhere, or locally, limited to the Springfield, MO area. You can pick up or I can deliver.

I am also at the C-Street City Market on Commercial Street in Springfield always on Thursdays (4-8 pm) and Saturdays (9am-2pm) from April through October. Additionally, I will be there for the Veteran’s Day Celebration in November.

I have an eBay site where products can be purchased online via PayPal. There is a limited number of items available there at present. (aeternus on eBay) Additionally, there is a purchase option here on this site – via PayPal – that you can use. You will find options for purchasing for pickup/delivery or to be mailed to you. You can select the proper payment button for your needs.

As the web site grows, so will the list of products below. At any time, you can request a specific item even if it is not listed here. I make individual herbal tinctures and blended herbal tinctures, as well as topical preparations to address particular issues. You can also request specialty elixirs. If you take several different tinctures daily, they can be combined in the appropriate amounts, with honey or agave added, so you can take a teaspoon daily instead of counting out drops from several different tincture bottles.  

All extracts should be shaken before use. Depending on the herbs used for the particular tincture, the liquid may be clear or opaque. Recommended dosage, listed with tincture information below, is given in droppers or teaspoons. In a 1 ounce bottle, a half dropper equals 20 drops or 1/8 of a teaspoon; a full dropper equals 40 drops or 1/4 teaspoon. For all extracts, larger bottles of 2 or 3 ounces are also available. All bottles are available with or without a glass dropper, as needed.

A few herbal tinctures taste pleasant but most do not. You can take the tincture dose directly from the dropper into your mouth. However, it is recommended that you put the appropriate dose in an ounce of water or juice. Water will dilute it enough to make the taste tolerable. Juice will mask it almost completely. (Milk and coffee are not recommended.)

None of these tinctures should be taken by children, pregnant women, or people with alcohol problems. For children and those with alcohol issues, tinctures can be made with glycerin or vinegar. (There are herbal preparations safe for pregnant women, but that is too much information for this discussion here.)


HERBAL BLEND TINCTURES — all tinctures are $10 (pickup/delivery) or $13 (mail)


  • Arthritis Herbal Tincture

1 oz bottle with dropper, 1/2 dropper 2 times dailysetup2

This tincture addresses the joint and bone pain of arthritis. It works best when taken daily, not just when you have pain. Upon starting, it may take a week or so before you begin to feel better. Contains: devil’s claw, kava root, white willow bark, arnica, boswellia, passion flower, with vodka

  • Allergy Blend Herbal Tincture

1 oz bottle with dropper, 20-40 drops 2 times daily

This tincture addresses allergy symptoms. This works best when used daily throughout allergy season and should be started 2 weeks before allergy season begins. With daily use, after starting, it may take a week or so before you begin to feel the. Contains: echinacea, eyebright, gingko biloba, nettle leaf, astragalus root, licorice root, with grain-free vodka

  • Anxiety Relief Herbal Tincture

1 oz bottle with dropper, 1/2 dropper 1-2 times daily

This tincture addresses stress related anxiety. This works best when used daily but can also be used as an occasional tonic for a calming effect. For that purpose, take 2 teaspoons in water or juice. With daily use, after starting, it may take a week or so before you begin to feel the. Contains: chamomile, lemon balm, passion flower, oats, skullcap, ashwaghanda, with brandy

  • Heart Health Tincture

1 oz bottle with dropper, 1/2 dropper daily

This tincture helps to maintain a strong heart. It works best when taken regularly. Contains: hawthorn berries/leaves/flowers, motherwort, yarrow, with brandy

  • Liver Health Herbal Tincture

1 oz bottle with dropper, 1/2 dropper daily

This tincture may help to improve liver function, protect & detoxify the liver. It works best when taken regularly. Contains: burdock root, dandelion root, alfalfa, red clover blossom, milk thistle, with vodka

  • Melancholia Herbal Tincture

1 oz bottle with dropper, 1/2 dropper 1-2 times daily

This tincture addresses prolonged feelings of sadness or depression. It works best when taken regularly. Upon starting, it may take a week or so before you begin to feel better. Contains: St. John’s wort, lavender, skullcap, lemon balm, ashwaghanda, roses, with brandy

  • Memory Herbal Tincture

1 oz bottle with dropper, 1/2 dropper 1-2 times daily  memory

This tincture addresses the minor memory slips and foggy brain feeling associated with natural aging. This works best when used daily but can also be used as an occasional tonic for a brain boost. For that purpose, take 2 teaspoons in water or juice. With daily use, after starting, it may take a week or so before you begin to feel the effects of a better memory and less forgetfulness. Contains: gingko, gotu kola, rosemary, ginseng, peppermint leaf, with brandy

  • Menopause Herbal Tincture

1 oz bottle with dropper, 1/2 dropper 1-2 times daily

This tincture addresses the hormonal imbalance, mood swings, depression, fatigue and perspiration – all associated with menopause. It works best when taken regularly. Upon starting, it may take a week or so before you begin to feel better. Contains: red clover blossom, black cohosh, St. John’s wort, sage leaf, ashwagandha root, with vodka

  • Sinus Herbal Tincture

1 oz bottle with dropper, 20-40 drops 2 times daily

This tincture addresses sinus issues & nonallergic rhinitis symptoms. This works best when used daily. With daily use, after starting, it may take a week or so before you begin to feel the. Contains: eucalyptus leaf, white willow bark, yarrow, elderberries, passion flower with grain-free vodka



SINGLE HERBAL EXTRACTS — all tinctures are $10 (pickup/delivery) or $13 (mail)


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Any herb can be made into an individual tincture. If there is one you want that is not on the list, just ask. If it is not already on hand, it will take 6 weeks to macerate. For children and those with alcohol issues, a tincture can be made with glycerin or vinegar. On the list below, the macerating agent is vodka unless otherwise noted as brandy.

  • ashwagandha root –overall health, energy boost
  • astragalus root – exhaustion, immune health
  • black cohosh – hormone balance
  • burdock root – liver
  • calendula – skin issues, healing
  • California poppy – sleep
  • chamomile – calm
  • chaste berry – hormone balance (menopause or PMS)
  • chickweed – skin itch, rashes
  • clary sage – perspiration
  • echinacea – colds, respiratory issues
  • elder berries & flowers – colds, coughs, immune system
  • ginkgo biloba – memory
  • hawthorn berries/flowers/leaf (brandy) – heart health
  • kava root – pain, stress
  • lavender – calm, depression
  • lemon balm – calmred clover
  • nettle leaf – anti inflammatory, nutrition, steroid
  • passion flower – sleep, mild pain
  • peppermint leaf – energy, memory
  • red clover blossom – overall balance, minerals
  • saw palmetto (brandy) – prostate health
  • self-heal (aka all heal) – astringent, healing
  • St. John’s wort – depression
  • thyme – respiratory ailmentsUntitled
  • tulsi (holy basil) – vitality, stomach issues
  • valerian root – sleep, anxiety, depression
  • white willow bark (brandy) – analgesic/pain


SPECIAL HERBAL EXTRACTS — $15 (pickup/delivery) or $18 (mail)


  • panax (Asian) ginseng (brandy) – vitality, immune boost
  • 3 mushroom: maitaki, shiitake, reishi (brandy) – cell health
  • hemp seed extract (vodka with peppermint) – nutrition, mild anxiety
  • super beetroot extract – energy, vitality, immune boost

BALMS & OINTMENTS, ELIXIRS, DROPS — all items here $6 (pickup/delivery) or $9 (mail)

  • Kid Calm Herbal Elixir

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This elixir helps to calm children, relax them, help them to fall asleep when they are restless. Contains: chamomile, lavender, lemon balm, honey, with glycerin as the macerating agent

This product is for children. It begins as a tincture, but uses glycerin as the macerating agent – not alcohol. After the 6 weeks of maceration, it is mixed with a bit of honey. All of the herbs used are the gentlest of herbs, all having a calming or relaxing effect, and all safe for children. The honey adds its own calming properties to the elixir.

  • Herbal Ear Drops

1 oz bottle with dropper, 2-4 drops in ear as needed

These drops are helpful with earaches – and can be used for children, adults, cats & dogs. Contains: witch hazel and frankincense, eucalyptus, tea tree essential oils

  • Herbal Blemish Toner

1 oz bottle, external use as needed

Can be used for blemishes, pimples, acne. Contains: rose water, calendula & chickweed tinctures, witch hazel, tea tree essential oil

 

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These balms & ointments are all produced by simmering the herbs in oil for several hours, then straining and adding beeswax to the oil to partially solidify, with essential oils being added at the end of the process.

 

Herbal Baby Rash OintmentFor prevention & healing of rashes – Contains: calendula, chamomile, coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax (very mild & healing, no essential oils or other ingredients that may be irritating to babies)

Herbal Healing Salve- For minor cuts, burns, abrasions, scratches – Contains: calendula, comfrey, plantain, St. John’s wort, olive oil, beeswax, lavender essential oil 

Herbal Cold Sore Ointment- For cold sores, fever blisters – Contains: marshmallow root, licorice root, St. John’s wort, olive oil, avocado oil, beeswax, essential oils of tea tree, lemon, eucalyptus

Herbal Analgesic Balm- For arthritis, joint, bone pain (some find it particularly good for hands and knees) – Contains: arnica, white willow bark, olive oil, avocado oil, beeswax, frankincense & eucalyptus essential oil

Herbal Neuralgia Balm- For nerve pain (Diabetics may find it decreases nerve pain in feet, with the added benefit of being a great moisturizer for those feet to help prevent drying/cracking.) – Contains: black cohosh, St. John’s wort, lavender, peppermint leaf, olive oil, avocado oil, beeswax, cinnamon essential oil

 


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