C O O L I N G B A S I L M I N T T E A
Yum! Nothing says summer like fresh, pungent, mint family herbs! This tea is a mix of Peppermint, Yerba Buena (a native CA mint!) and Basil, all so flavorful as well as cooling and stimulating. These are combined with Violet leaves, Red Clover, and ilky oat heads to make a more moistening and hydrating brew that is also nutritive and chock full of minerals. I find an afternoon cup of mint tea can sometimes get me through a 3pm energy drop and back on my feet again (other days require coffee, no judgement!). This is also a good one to turn to if you are feeling dehydrated or have spent a long day in the sun. This tea is a shorter steep- as mints tend to get a little bitter if you brew them overnight as you would some medicinal teas. You can also try it as a sun tea.
C A L I F O R N I A P O P P Y T I N C T U R E
This beautiful and potent herb, harvested in the height of bloom at Root Down Farm, has so many uses. In low doses California Poppy can help soothe anxiety, panic and PTSD symptoms (for these uses, start with just 5-10 drops and increase the dosage from there as needed.) It is also an analgesic that can take the edge off of pain and Karyn Sanders recommends it for emotional pain that has taken a physical form. In larger doses (20-40 drops) this tincture will help you to fall asleep and sleep more deeply. It is a sedative, so don't take much if you will be driving or operating other machinery! and don't combine with pharmaceutical sleep aids. Avoid during pregnancy.
L I V E R S U P P O R T T I N C T U R E
Your liver is a powerhouse! It’s responsible for so much and connected to so much, and yet we think of it and tend to it so little! Most known for processing blood, it also aids in digestion, immune function, and waste disposal and is thought to have over 500 separate functions (depending on who you ask!) Because our livers do so much work, they can easily be overtaxed and the effects of this can show up in a wide variety of ways. Allergies, skin conditions like eczema and acne, headaches, digestive issues (especially difficulty digesting fats, or symptoms of digestion going the ’wrong way’ into heartburn, hiccups), PMS, and sleeplessness, can all be symptoms of liver imbalances, as well as symptoms more on the emotional end of the spectrum including, anger, frustration and irritability. So much could be pointing to your liver!
This tincture is a tonic to support your liver, meant to be taken daily to support and increase your liver’s resilience over time. The main ingredient is burdock root- a humble plant that we love for it’s alterative (blood cleansing) properties and its support of the lymph system. Burdock is especially helpful for liver imbalance that presents as a skin condition or digestive upset. Reishi mushroom is another key ingredient- a strong antioxident and immune regulator, which essentially supports the liver by taking care of some of its work. Lavender and Yellow Dock round out this formula in small amounts as liver stimulants.
Make sure to shake this tincture before you take it as the inulin from the Burdock will settle out and is a key part of the medicine!
T H R I V E E S S E N C E
This essence is the first in our new line of energetic remedies. These remedies, made with essences and spirit doses of other plants, work on the emotional and spiritual level in subtle but profound ways. Thrive was created to match the vibrant energy of Summer and contains Borage for courage and joy, Calendula for connection and openness and Angelica to support a sense of fullness and confidence, especially for those who are overly self-critical. These essences were then added to spring water and preserved with Lavender and Tulsi infused Brandy for a delicious and brightening formula. Take 1-3 drops in water or under your tongue daily, or whenever you need a little boost.
S C A R S A L V E
This salve is intended to help fade scars and repair tissue from both healed and fresh wounds, burns, incisions, etc. It’s got so much good stuff in it working together- Gotu Kola- which increases collagen production and helps heal connective tissue, Calendula, our go-to for tissue regeneration, Monarda- which pulls heat and inflammation, Skullcap which stimulates blood flow to the skin, and Echinacea which stimulates the body’sThealing response and limits the possibility of infection from more recent wounds. If you are using this on a burn, wait for the heat to pass before applying this salve or any oil based remedies.