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  • Ashwaganda (organic), 50 grams

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    Botanical name: Withania somnifera
    Other names: Winter cherry, Indian ginseng, withania
    Family: Solanacea
    Part used: Root & leaves
    Taste (Rasa): Bitter (tikta), astringent (kasaya), sweet (madhur)
    Energy (veerya): Heating
    Characteristic (guna): Light (lagu), unctuous (snighda)
    Post-digestive effect (vipak): Sweet
    Dosha effect: decreases vata and kapha.  If used in excess it will increase pitta and ama (toxins).
    Action (karma): Adaptogen, nervine tonic, carminative, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulator, anti-tumour, nervine, anti-asthmatic, antistress, expectorant, diuretic, increases ojas, rejuvenating (rasayana), anti-inflammatory, muscle tonic, restores a good sleeping pattern, treats ADHD.
    Dose: Use 1 to 2 teaspoons daily.
    Contraindications: Caution in pregnancy.

    $9.50

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  • Brahmi, 50 grams

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    Botanical name: Bacopa monniera
    Other names: Bacopa, Herpestis
    Family: Scrophulariaceae
    Part used: leaves & stems
    Taste (rasa): sweet (madhur), bitter (tikta), astringent (kashaya)
    Characteristic (guna): light and flowing
    Energy (veerya): cooling (sheeta)
    Post digestive effect (vipak): sweet (madhur)
    Dosha: balancing vata, pitta, kapha.
    Action (karma): calms vata, increases intellectual power, cardiotonic, nervine, rejuvenates the nervous system, antispasmodic, reduces mental illness, diuretic, epilipsey.
    Dose: Infuse one to three teaspoon of brahmi per day.
    Contraindications: None known

    $14.50

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  • California Poppy (organic), 50 grams

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    Botanical name: Eschscholzia californica
    Other name: yellow poppy
    Family: papaveraceae
    Part used: aerial parts
    Action (karma): Antispasmodic, sedative, harm reduction of opiates/tobacco/cannabis, hyperactivity, mild painkiller, opiate addiction as a relaxing tea, relaxant, smoking addictions.
    Dose: Infuse one teaspoon of herb in a cup of boiled water for 10 minutes.
    Contraindications: None known.

    $11.50

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  • Chamomile Flowers (organic), 50 grams

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    Botanical name: Matricaria recutita
    Family: asteraceae
    Part used: flower
    Action (karma): nervine, carminative, sedative
    Dosase: 1/2 tsp/cup

    $9.50

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  • Damiana, 100 grams

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    Botanical name: Turnera diffusia
    Other name: Damiana
    Family: Turneraceae
    Part used: leaves
    Taste (Rasa): pungent (katu), bitter (tikta)
    Charasteristic (Guna): light (lagu)
    Energy (Veerya): heating (ushna)
    Post digestive effect (Vipak): pungent (katu)
    Action (karma): anti-anxiety, mood uplifter, nervine, calmative, carminative, blood cleanser, diuretic, aphrodiasiac especially for women.
    Dosa: Decreases kapha.  Increases pitta.
    Dose: Use 1 to 2 teaspoons daily.
    Contraindications: Caution in pregnancy.

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  • DAMIANA, 30 grams

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    Tea of Happiness & Well Being
    Botanical name: Turnera diffusia
    Other name: Damiana
    Family: Turneraceae
    Part used: leaves
    Taste (Rasa): pungent (katu), bitter (tikta)
    Charasteristic (Guna): light (lagu)
    Energy (Veerya): heating (ushna)
    Post digestive effect (Vipak): pungent (katu)
    Action (karma): anti-anxiety, mood uplifter, nervine, calmative, carminative (mild laxative), blood cleanser, diuretic, aphrodiasiac especially for women.
    Dosa: Decreases kapha.  Increases pitta.
    Dose: Use 1 to 2 teaspoons daily.
    Contraindications: Caution in pregnancy.

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  • Mugwort (wildcrafted), 50 grams

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    Botanical name: Artemisia vulgaris
    Other names: felon Herb, St John’s plant, muggia wort, midge
    Plant Family: asteraceae
    Part used: leaves
    Taste (rasa): astringent, bitter & pungent
    Characteristic (guna): light & dry
    Energy (veerya): heating
    Post digestive effect (vipak): pungent
    Dosha effect: VPK=
    Action (karma): emmenagogue, haemostatic, alterative, analgesic, anthelmintic, anti-spasmodic, diaphoretic, bitter tonic, anti-bacterial, penetrating, digestive, appetizer, calmative, cholagogue, cardiostimulant, expectorant, diuretic, fertility tonic.
    Dose: infuse one teaspoon with one cup of boiled water for five minutes.
    Contraindications: avoid use when pregnant. Caution in high pitta.

    $10.00

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  • Passionflower

    Botanical name: Passiflora incarnata
    Other names: maypops, passion vine
    Family: passifloraceae
    Part used: aerial parts
    Action (karma): sedative, nervine, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, anodyne, diuretic. Dose: 1 to 2 teaspoons as required.
    Contraindications: It is recommended to take the herb for 2 to 3 weeks, then break for 1 to 2 weeks. Passionflower should not be taken while pregnant, nor with anti-depressant drugs.

    $9.50

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  • Seditea

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    SEDATIVE HERBAL TEA 25 grams Contains: california poppy, skullcap, passionflower & peppermint. Helps to get you asleep and stay asleep throughout the night, and it tastes good! Dose: Infuse one heaped teaspoon of herbs in one cup of boiled water for 10 minutes.

    $8.50

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  • Skullcap, 50 grams

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    Botanical name: Scutellaria lateriflora
    Other names: Mad Dog Weed, Virginian Skullcap, Blue Pimpernel
    Family: Lamiacea
    Part used: aerial parts
    Taste (rasa): bitter (tikta)
    Energy (veerya): cooling (sheeta)
    Post digestive effect (vipak): pungent (katu)
    Dosha effect: decrease pitta & kapha
    Action (karma): nervine, antispasmodic, sedative, degestive, tonic, diuretic, antibacterial, astringent, anti-histaminic.
    Dose: Infuse 1 to 2 teaspoons of skullcap per cup of boiled water for 15 minutes.

    $15.50

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  • St John’s Wort (organic), 50 grams

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    Botanical name: Hypericum perforatum
    Other names: johnswort, goat weed, klamath weed, tipton weed
    Family: Clusiaceae sy. Hypericaceae
    Part used: leaves Taste (rasa): bitter (tikta), astringent (kasaya)
    Energy (veerya): cooling (sheeta)
    Post digestive effect (vipak): pungent (katu)
    Dosha effect: decreases pita & kapha, increases vata
    Action (karma): antidepressant, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, sedative, analgesic, antispasmodic, expectorant, astringent.
    Dose: Infuse 1 teaspoon of herb per cup, taken three times a day.
    Safety: For people on medication, supervision by a doctor or natural health practitioner is necessary.

    $10.50

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  • Tea strainer

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    Hand held easy tea strainer, use directly in your mug for a beautiful herbal tea.

    $6.00

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  • Tea strainer

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    Tea strainer with dish. Place accross your cup to collect herbs from your tea pot!

    $12.00

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  • Valerian, 50 grams

    Botanical name: Valeriana officinalis
    Other names: All heal
    Family: Valerianaceae
    Part used: root
    Action (karma): antispasmodic, sedative, nervine, tonic, anodyn, cathartic, diaphoretic, diuretic, carminative, antithemic, digestive, expectorant, stomachic
    Dose: Simmer 2 grams in a covered pot for 20 minutes, then brew for 10 minutes, strain and add a sweetner if necessary.
    Contraindications: for a low percentage of people valerian acts as a stimulant, if this is your experience it is advisable to discontinue the use of this herb and find one that better suits your metabolism.
    Safety: prolonged use may cause headaches, skin reaction, restlessness so it is recommended to take for 2 – 3 weeks at a time, then break for several weeks.

    $10.50

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