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  • Amalaki powder (organic), 100 grams

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    Botanical name: Emblica officinalis
    Other names: Indian gooseberry, amla
    Part used: Fruit
    Taste (rasa): All but salty, primarily sour, bitter, and astringent
    Characteristic (guna): Light and dry
    Energy (veerya): Cooling
    Post didestive effect (vipak): Sweet
    Dosha effect: All dosha are reduced
    Action (karma): Nourishes the reproductive system, protects the heart, purifies the blood, digestive, benefits the eyes, benefits urinary diseases and diabetes, hair tonic, antacid and liver cleanser.

    Known to promote ojas, amalaki is used as an antacid, a mild laxative, an anti-inflammatory of the intestines, it is used for bleeding disorders and is know for its beneficial action on the eyes. It is also used as a cardiotonic and antioxidant. It is said to have a high, stable vitamin C content. Amalaki alleviates the three doshas.

    $15.00

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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.

    $7.50

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  • Black Tea, 50 grams

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    Botanical name: Camilla senensis
    Other names: tea
    Family: theaceae
    Part used: leaf
    Taste (rasa): bitter and astringent
    Characteristic (guna): light
    Energy (veerya): cooling
    Action (karma):
    stimulant, diuretic, hunger suppressant
    Dosage: infuse one teaspoon of tea with one cup of hot water.
    Contraindications: do not have after 3pm in case of insomnia.

    $12.00

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  • Brahmi, 50 grams

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    Brain Repair
    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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  • Cat’s Claw, 50 grams

    Botanical name: Uncaria tormentosa
    Spanish name: Una de gato
    Family name: Rubiaceae
    Part Used: Bark
    Action (karma): Immune stimulating, antimutagenic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, diuretic, vermifuge, anti-bacterial
    Dose: up to 5 grams daily
    Contraindications: Do not use before or after a bone marrow transplant since it boosts immune function. May also have a mild blood thinning effect

    $10.50

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  • Catnip, 50 grams

    Botanical name: Nepeta cataria
    Other names: Catmint, Catnep
    Family: Lamiaceae
    Part used: leaves
    Taste (rasa): pungent
    Characteristic (guna): light, dry and penetrating
    Energy (veerya): cooling
    Post digestive effect (vipak): pungent
    Dosa effect: decrease vata, pitta, kapha
    Action (karma): digestive, carminative, diaphoretic, nervine, sedative, antispasmodic, stomachic, astringent, tonic, refrigerant
    Dosage: Infuse one teaspoon of herb with one cup of boiling water
    Contraindications: Not to be taken in high vata conditions.

    $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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  • Chaste Tree Berries (organic), 50 grams

    Women’s Best Friend
    Used to balance hormones, mainly estrogen and progesterone by stimulating the hypothalamus.  Chaste Tree Berry has the ability to normalize the function of female sex hormones, even though there is no progesterone or estrogen.  It has the effect of regulating and restoring progesterone production in the body.
    Botanical name: Vitex agnus-castus
    Other name: Monk’s pepper, Agnus Castus, Indian Spice, Sage Tree, Wild Pepper
    Family: Verbenaceae
    Part Used: Berry
    Action (karma): Tonic for reproductive organs, anti-inflammatory, choleretic, acne, cystic breast, moods and anxiety, sleeplessness, high estrogen, low progesterone, increases fertility
    Dose: Infuse 1 teaspoon of berries in 1 cup of boiled water for 10 – 15 minutes, taken 3 times a day. Contraindications:  None known.

     

    $11.50

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  • Comfrey, 50 grams

    Botanical name: Symphytum officinale
    Other names: knitbone, woundwort, healherb
    Family: boraginaceae
    Part Used: root & leaves
    Action (karma): internally, traditionally used for indigestion, stomach & bowel problems, excessive menstrual flow, hoarseness, periodontal diseases, bleeding gums, thyroid disorders, diarrhea, gastro-intestinal ulcers, hernia, glandular fever, coughs, lung conditions, hemorrhaging, cancer, catarrh, anemia, anorexia, sinusitis, lupus, lowering blood pressure & cholesterol, hiatus hernia, blood purifier, to ease inflammation of the joints & mucous membranes.
    Dose: roots – simmer gently 1 teaspoon per serve in a covered pan for 15 minutes
    Contraindications: none known

    $10.50

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  • Cough Mixture Tea

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    Contains:
    Licorice root, marshmallow, white mullein, lemon myrtle, blue water lily.

    Used for coughs and respiratory ailments.  Expectorant, anti-tussive and calmative.  Tastes sweet and aromatic.

    Dose: Infuse 1 heaped teaspoon of the herbs in 1 cup of boiled water for 10 minutes.
    Contraindications:

    $12.50

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  • Damiana, 100 grams

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    For 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, blood cleanser, diuretic, aphrodiasiac especially for women.
    Dosa: Decreases kapha.  Increases pitta.
    Dose: Use 1 to 2 teaspoons daily.
    Contraindications: Caution in pregnancy.

    $19.00

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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.

    $9.50

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  • Dandelion Root, 50 grams

    Detox Tea
    Botanical name: Taraxacum officinale
    Other names: piss-in-bed, lion’s tooth
    Family: asteraceae
    Part Used: root
    Taste (rasa): bitter (tikta)
    Characteristic (guna): light, dry & penetrating
    Energy (veerya): heating
    Post digestive effect (vipak): pungent
    Dosha effect: decrease kapha & pitta
    Action (karma): appetizer, cholagogue, purgative, anti-microbial, alterative, diuretic, anti-inflammatory
    Dosage: Simmer gently 1 teaspoon per serve in a covered pan for 15 minutes.
    Dandelion is primarily a detoxifying herb for Pitta and ama (toxins).  It cools, clears and cleanses the liver and gallbladder.

    $9.00

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  • Dong Quai Root (organic), 50 grams

    Botanical name: Angelica sinensis
    Family: apiaceae
    Part Used: root
    Action (karma): anti-inflammatory, analgesic, alleviates menopausal symptoms, regulates menstruation, blood tonic
    Dose: simmer gently 1 teaspoon of root per cup of water for 30 minutes, taken once a day.
    Contraindications: not to be taken during pregnancy

    $12.00

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  • Echinacea Root (organic), 50 grams

    Botanical name: Echinacea purpurea
    Other names: Purple Coneflower, Black Sampson
    Family: Asteraceae
    Part Used: Root
    Action (karma): antiseptic, aphrodisiac, alterative, deodorant, tonic, antiscrofulus, antibiotic, analgesic, antifungal, antibacterial, immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, prophylactic.
    Dosage: simmer gently 1 teaspoon of the root per cup for 10 minutes, taken once a day.

    $13.00

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  • Elecampane, 50 grams

    Botanical name: Inula helenium
    Other names: elf wort, horse heal
    Family: asteraceae
    Part Used: root
    Taste (rasa): bitter, pungent
    Characteristic (guna): light, unctuous & penetrating
    Energy (veerya): heating
    Post digestive effect (vipak): pungent
    Dosha effect: decrease vata & kapha. Increases pitta
    Action (karma): anthelmintic, expectorant, antibacterial, diuretic, analgesic, digestive tonic, antiseptic, alterative, diaphoretic, astringent, stimulant, vulnerary, cholagogue
    Dose: simmer gently 2 teaspoons of root per cup of water for 20 minutes, use as required. Can be gargled for sore throats

    $10.00

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  • Focus (organic), 50 grams

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    Contains: brahmi, ginkgo, gotu kola, licorice root & lemon myrtle.
    Dose: Infuse 1 heaped teaspoon of the blend in a cup of boiled water for 15 minutes, use every day for best results.

    $11.50

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  • Ginkgo, 50 grams

    Botanical name: Ginkgo biloba
    Other names: maidenhair tree
    Family: ginkgoaceae
    Part used: leaf
    Action (karma): antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, astringent, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, circulatory stimulant, diureti, antispasmodic.
    Dose: Infuse 1 teaspoon of herb per cup for 5 minutes, taken once a day.
    Contraindications: Ginkgo should not be used by people taking mohoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) or by pregnant women without first consulting a doctor.

    $10.50

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