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    Queen Anne's Lace Though Queens Anne Lace and I knew each other, this summer she is talking to me like she never has before. Still not sure where all this is going, but I am enjoying the ride. Here are some things I am learning. As a child I remember bringing in bouquets, putting them in a vase with food coloring, watching them change color and taking them as a special gift to my Mother. She of course made a big fuss over them, so I picked more and more. I am sure at the time I thought I was the only one QAL was doing this for. The magical world of children!! I remember also enjoying the soft feeling the flowers had in my hands, they seemed so soft and delicate. ~Andrea ​ Below is an article written by Ryan Drum, PhD, of Island Herbs ​ PHOTO CREDIT: BILL REISEN

  • New England Aster - Jim McDonald | HealingSpirits

    New England Aster A wonderful wildflower that grows all around our farm and surrounding areas. I have always loved this plant but never used the plant herbally until our friend and fellow herbalist, Jim McDonald, wrote the following article. After reading the article our daughter Juanita started using the plant. She has never liked echinacea, but the first time she tasted New England Aster she said, "This is my ally" and has used it ever since for cold, flu and any respiratory issues. It has worked for her every time! ​ Below is an article by Jim McDonald that goes into more detail of the incredible benefits of New England Aster. I trust you will enjoy and learn as much as I have. ~Andrea New England Aster Aster novae-angliae (botanists have changed the genus to Symphyotrichum) One sunny fall day, while walking through a field on out way into the Michigan Renaissance Festival, my wife and I stopped at the edge of a small pond. Standing there on a rotting dock, I was, as is usual, looking around at all the blossoming flora, which included perhaps 5 different species of Aster. I thought, "Hmm..there seems to be a lot of this around these parts... I should figure out how to use this...". Seems, though, that almost nobody uses Aster anymore. There are very few references to it, and I've yet to meet a contemporary herbalist who's worked with it (who hasn't been prodded into it at my urging). So, in an attempt to foster an appreciation and renewed interest in this fine medicinal, here is what I've gleaned since I began studying various Aster species... ethnobotany... Jim Duke's "Northeastern Indian Medicinal Plants" and Kelly Kindscher's "Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie" both cover the uses of several species of Aster from an ethnobotanical point of view (Duke's is very brief, Kindscher's is much more elaborative), and it is clear that aster species were highly valued and commonly used by the tribes who shared common land. There seems to have been a universal reliance by Native American tribes on burning the flowers and leaves that is interesting, the smoke being used in Inipi (sweat lodge) Ceremonies, to revive the unconscious, to treat mental illness, nosebleeds, headaches, congestion, for smudging and as an additive to Kinnickkinnick smoking mixtures. The dried blossoms were also snuffed for similar purposes, or the vapor inhaled as a steam. Aster tea was used to treat earache, relieve gas pains, stomach aches, & fevers. The flowers and roots were both commonly used. ... rafinesque's medical flora A fine prolific genus, we have nearly 100 species. Never before introduced in Materia Medica. I am indebted to Dr. Lawrence, of New Lebanon, for the following indications. Aster novae-angliae is deployed in decoction internally, with a strong decoction externally, in many eruptive diseases of the skin; it removes also the poisonous state of the skin caused by Rhus or Shumach. A. Cordifolius is an excellent aromatic nervine in many cases preferable to Valerian. Many other species must be equally good, such as A. Puniceus and those with a strong scent; they ought to be tried as equivalents to Valerian in epilepsy, spasms, hysterics... ... king's american dispensatory Aster puniceus... Stimulant and diaphoretic. The warm infusion may be used freely in colds, rheumatism, nervous debility, headache, pains in the stomach, dizziness, and menstrual irregularities. This, together with A. cordifolius, has been compared in value with valerian. Aster aestivus...is recommended as an antispasmodic and alterative. Principally used in the cure of rheumatism in the form of infusion or tincture; recommended, however, in hysteria, chorea, epilepsy, spasms, irregular menstruation, etc., internally; and used both externally and internally in many cutaneous diseases, the eruption occasioned by the poison rhus, and in the bites of venomous snakes. Dose of the infusion, 1 to 4 fluid ounces; of a saturated tincture, 1/2 drachm to 2 drachms. This plant deserves further investigation. Aster cordifolius..."an excellent aromatic nervine, in many cases preferable to valerian." It is also reputed antispasmodic. The root is the part used. A decoction has been used in rheumatism. Aster Novae-Angliae, Linné. New England aster. United States. A beautiful plant, especially when cultivated. It has rose-purple, occasionally white flowers. Used in skin eruptions and valuable for poisoning by poison sumach (Rafinesque, on authority of Dr. Lawrence). ... cook's physiomedical dispensatory Aster cordifolius... This plant was introduced to the profession by Prof. Rafinesque; and experience has confirmed the brief account he gave of it. The root is relaxant and aromatically stimulant, acting slowly and rather permanently. Its principal power is expended upon the nervous system; and it is used in hysteria, nervous irritability, painful menstruation, rheumatism, and similar difficulties to which caulophyllum is suited, but is more slowly relaxing than the latter article, and more properly in the class of the nervine tonics. It deserves more attention than it has received from the profession, and its abundance should secure for it a trial. It has been compared to valerian; but is less relaxing, and more aromatic than the latter plant. The Aster puniceus is said to resemble the above. It grows in moist places; reaches a height of from four to seven feet, is usually purple-red on the south side of its stem, with its stalk furrowed, rough-hairy, and not so much branched as the cordifolius. Leaves oblong, clasping, slightly eared at the base. Flowers large and showy, with fifty to eighty rays in two rows–rays, lilac-blue, and long. I have not found it so agreeable a medicine; but more relaxing and permanent than the above species. It is sometimes called cocash and meadow scabish, though these names are given to other plants. traditional chinese medicine Though I've not used it, a friend told me Aster Tartaricus is used similarly to what I've discovered about Aster Novae-angliae (see below). Michael Tierra's website lists it as a "Warming expectorant, relieves cough, expels phlegm. " Bensky & Gamble's Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica classifies A. tartaricus (zi wan) as bitter and slightly warm, and states that it "relieves cough and expels phlegm: an important herb in stopping coughs of various etiologies. Primarily used for chronic cough, especially cold induced cough with copious sputum that is difficult to expectorate, or coughing of blood streaked sputum." This sounds very much akin to what I use New England Aster for... I don't find it primarily bitter, however, but rather warming, slightly acrid and relaxant. my experiences... When I first decided to study the potential of Asters, I spent an entire fall walking around fields picking the blossoms from various Aster species, rubbing them between my fingers and smelling them. It became quickly apparent that (at least around here, in southeast Michigan) the deeper the hue of the flower, the more aromatic and the flowers were, which suggested these to be the varieties most worth looking into; Rafinesque also suggested the potential usefulness of "those with a strong scent". Traditional herbcraft also links blue/purple hued flowers with a sedative effect, suggested in the old texts. sticky Around these parts, the most abundant and "purplest" species is the new england aster, Aster novae-angliae. I began munching on these flowers as I walked, and they produced a distinct and decided "mellowing" effect: My pace got a bit slower, I felt like lying down and watching the clouds, and when I got back to work (I was on my lunch break the first time I tried this) it became quickly apparent that they were not going to improve my productivity. The effect was not overtly sedative, but rather calming & relaxing. Subsequent tastings have reliably produced similar effects. This sedative action is most pronounced when the fresh blossoms are eaten; even a fresh flower tincture is much milder in action, compared the eating the blossoms. I then picked and dried several flowers to burn over coals and add to some tobacco. The smoke was aromatic, and, as one would expect from a plant high in essential oils and/or resins, did produce a sort of "buzz"... there was a peculiar quality to it (perhaps one could say it "clears the head"). Whether this means it’s psychoactive or decongestant, I’ll leave up to interpretation. Not being congested, or having sinus problems, I can't vouch for its effectiveness in those areas. I've ruled out trying to intentionally give myself a headache to see if the smoke will relieve it, and haven't yet figured out how to inhale it when I'm sleeping to see if it wakes me up. I have, however, noted that the flowers, used as a steam inhalation, clear the sinuses and dispel congestion with an incredible efficacy. The dried blossoms smooth out the flavor of Tobacco, though I feel they blend more harmoniously with a "greener" smoke. It's interesting to note that another species of aster (it had cream/white flowers but I never keyed it out), when the fresh blossoms were heated on a hot coal produced a scent strikingly reminiscent of chocolate cupcakes just come out of the oven. I mentioned this recently to a beekeeper, and he said that he's also noted such a scent emanating from his hives when they bees are working aster honey, but said that it isn't there when the honey is finished. Hmm. In early winter of that first year of study, I sought out some dead new england aster stalks and gathered about a half dozen roots to tincture, 1:2, in grain alcohol. The roots are small, and so I made barely two ounces of extract. After a few months of maceration, I began working with the plant. Initially, my focus was on aster's sedative effects, and I can verify these are present, though of a more mild, tonic nature than seemed suggested by its comparison to valerian... more of a "calmative" than a "sedative". I also believe that the roots were not as strong in this regard as the flowers. The following year, I prepared a fresh flower extract, and verified this... I find the flower tincture preferable in every aspect, and have noted the flavor seems "fuller" than the root tincture. Also, from a practical perspective, the roots are rather small and the flower tops are more easily collected, and using the flowers doesn't take the plants life. A tincture of the fresh flowering tops (mostly flowers, few leaves) of new england aster seemed clearly indicated as a respiratory remedy, being uniquely clearing, relaxing & decongesting to the head & lungs. This effect is readily apparent when taking a bit of the tincture; the effects aren't subtle and can be easily perceived. It seems to act very effectively to break up stuffy lung and (to as lesser extent)sinus congestion, though as it’s not especially astringent, it doesn’t stop a drippy nose as well as, say, goldenrod. It is, however, uniquely antispasmodic for the lung tissue; it relaxes and dilates the respiratory passages. My friend Mary verified this shortly after I began using the plant, making a tea of the fresh plant for a friend with asthma, who noted marked relief which extended into the next day. In the numerous years that have followed, I have repeatedly (though of course not always) seen this... use of aster tincture offers a lasting (and seemingly cumulative) effect and can often lessen a person's dependence on their inhaler. I've on several occasions seen people who used their inhalers several times a day be able to reduce to once a day or less. As a respiratory relaxant, I think of using new england aster when tension is "quivery" and irritable, whether such a state is acute or chronic. It's less valuable in treating severe spasm states than it is in preventing severe spasm states. I picture quivery, shivery, shuddery lungs which, if they shudder just enough, trigger coughing or asthma or whatever baleful respiratory woe the afflicted is predisposed to. This falls in line with the experience of herbalist , who writes of new england aster, "A tincture made from the flowering tops can immediately relieve muscle constriction around the airways. I tend to use about 15 drops in acute situations - most effective when the is tightness around the airway that signals that an attack is imminent but spasms have not begun." Sean Donahue Another story was shared with me by Pete Bianco... My Aunt has asthma and has been prescribed Advair. She wanted to use a plant to treat her asthma instead of the inhaler. I gave her new england aster tincture and told her to fill the dropper with as much as on squeeze of the bulb produces. She now is using this twice a day. She said she could use it three times a day but doesn't. She takes it in the morning at and it lasts 6-7 hours. She can't take it as often as she needs it because she is a nurse and her schedule doesn't allow. She has had no acute attacks since she has been using the tincture. Before this she had coughing shortness of breath and had acute attacks daily. Her asthma is aggravated by talking, cold weather, & particulate irritants. At work rooms and hallways are filled with chemicals fumes from hospital disinfectants. She has only been using the aster a couple of weeks so far. (time passes) I recently called her, it has been a couple months since she started using the tincture, she told me she is now only using it once every four days. Her co-workers noticed she is not suffering as she used to. Such results are not limited to asthma; milder conditions (your run of the mill winter cold with irritable spasmodic coughing) and more serious states can also be affected. A friend from Henriette Kress's posted this account of its use in emphysema... herblist "The plant is very abundant here in Upstate New York and it's blooming like crazy right now so I spent a couple of hours this morning walking the back meadows on the land where I live gathering the flower tops. Because of emphysema I try never to leave the house without my trusty rescue inhaler for those unexpected little seize-ups this condition springs on you. - Anyway about half way through my walk I started to feel the shortness of breath and tightness in my chest that always has me grabbing my inhaler and doing a couple of puffs - I reach into my collection bag and guess what - No Inhaler - Damn! Remembering what you wrote about it being a respiratory aid I quickly ate about 10 of the flowertops - in less than a minute the shortness of breath and the tightness in my chest started to ease up. After another 5 minutes (spent mostly staring at clouds..:)) I was able to continue my walk with no further problems...:) I decided to put it to the test by not doing my morning puffs on the trusty inhaler. Instead I made up some tea using 3 tsp of the dried flowers in a large cup of very hot water. While this was steeping I walked down the hill to the mailbox and back - as expected this resulted in the typical shortness of breath and tightness in the chest that goes with an "attack". I drank down the tea and, as with eating the fresh flowers, within a very short time the shortness of breath was better and my lungs felt very "relaxed". Relieved a headache I had all morning too...:)." Let me be clear here: I'm not trying to allude that new england aster is "a cure for emphysema". This is a complicated and severe condition that can involve the destruction of respiratory tissue - such tissue will likely have lost the ability to respond to herbs (there are always, of course, inexplicable cases). Let us, however, not undervalue the immense benefit received in this case... the results obtained were truly quite remarkable. Also, please do note that I do not recommend completely abandoning inhalers; a severe and uncontrollable asthma attack can present imminent danger, and it makes sense to have access to something that could perhaps be seen as a "big gun" if the aster doesn't offer enough relief. But to be able to markedly cut down on the use of inhalers use is no small accomplishment, and worthy of wider exploration. Not relegated only to serious conditions, it’s great for a head cold, and great when a chest cold has your lungs sort of quivering and that's instigating your cough. If the top of the lungs seem very tight, hot and dry, it'd do much good combined with fresh Wild Lettuce tincture. Combined with Plantain, its quite useful in addressing irritation right at the windpipe that’s causing irritating coughing and throat clearing. It's nice with Mullein, too, especially if you can hear a bit of hollow wheeze in the cough. Sean Donahue suggests combining it with solomon's plume (Smilacina racemosa), which he feels works to relax connective tissue surrounding the lungs through restoring pliability. I've found it to work rather well in relieving that cough you get when you go outside in the winter (cold/damp) to shovel the snow or otherwise engage in some vigorous physical activity and then come back into a warm house (hot/dry). On a few occasions I've seen a single dose completely resolve coughs that linger after the acute phase of a cold has passed. A woman I worked with had a cough that had been lingering for over a month after she'd thought she had "gotten over" her cold. I overheard her say she'd "do anything" to get rid of it, and offered a squirt of Aster tincture. She trepidatiously agreed, and the cough was gone by the end of the day, and did not return (that's one dose of about 15-20 drops). On another occasion, my wife had a cough, but no other symptoms, keeping her (well, us, really) awake at night. Again, one dose of Aster completely resolved the cough, and helped us both fall quickly asleep. I have, I admit, used it for coughs and had it do no good at all (albeit rarely, and in such cases I'm inclined to think that the tension I supposed was actually stiffness/tightness due to dry tissues), but believe it certainly works as well as - or better - than many of our more common pulmonary remedies. I have also noted that the flowers, used as a steam inhalation, clear the sinuses and dispel congestion quite efficaciously. I have used the dried flowering tops as an infusion, though it should be said the plant is a pain in the tail to dry... the flowers start to go to seed immediately when picked. I've seem those purple flowers turn into white fluffy seeds within four hours. Nevertheless, the seed fluff & upper leaves still work. New england aster is an effective diaphoretic, and a hot tea will promote a gentle perspiration that helps address colds, flus and fevers (Alabama herbalist Phyllis Light has shared that southern folk herbalists use many species of aster as diaphoretics). I generally add a bit of fresh flower tincture to a hot infusion of the dried flowering tops, and use this for fevers with respiratory tension combined with an agitated disposition... it's a relaxing diaphoretic.. On one early occasion when I used it occasion I had a doosey of a fever, characterized by an unrelenting agitation; though I knew I needed to lay down and rest, I was far too restless to do so, and kept jumping up to do this or that; or to do nothing. I'd get halfway across the room before it was clear I was far to sick to be up doing anything, and I'd go back and lay down (then in a couple minutes I'd get up again... repeat ad infinitum). A hot infusion not only opened the pores to promote sweating, but also lowered the agitation several notches, allowing me to get to sleep (though I did fall asleep with a half full cup of tea sitting on my chest, which woke me up when I later rolled over). Curiously, I've noted on three occasions that when a sore throat accompanied the fever, it completely resolved within seconds of using new england aster (both the tea and the tincture have yielded these results). I've tried it on sore throats without a fever flu present, and not seen this immediate effect... I'm not sure what to make of it. Hopefully future observations will provide some indications to go on. As one would expect from a plant so high in volatile oils, it is also an effective carminative. A friend, who wished to taste it, immediately eliminated gas. Rather than be embarrassed, she said... "that feels better..." (but that we could all be so unabashed...) The above uses all arise from the aromatics of the plant, and honestly, for years that was my primary focus when using this plant. It wasn't till a bunch of years later that, after getting an inquiry about thick, slimy new england aster tincture that I realized that the leaves, though not especially aromatic, were notably demulcent. This changes the energetic presentation of the plant if the leaves are included: the more leaves, the more we can consider new england aster's respiratory effects moistening, suitable for dried coughs. There is so much potential in this herb that it's a miracle its escaped widespread use for so long. I urge you to follow the prompting of Felter & Lloyd, who comment: "This plant deserves further investigation." ... then let me know what you find out, k? © jim mcdonald Ah... in the spirit of that last line: has been using a local southwest aster called purple sticky aster (really; that's its common name), Dieteria bigelovii. Her experiences have pretty much been spot on with mine; she that she has "seen a simple of Aster flower tincture both reduce and eliminate the need for inhalers during allergy and fire season. I’ve also seen it dramatically reduce chest tension, wheezing and shortness of breath in those with mild to moderate asthma during exposure to wildfire smoke. This often works well both symptomatically and long term." Kiva covers Dieteria bigelovii very well, and at length, . Kiva Rose Hardin writes here

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    Shipping & Returns ALL OUR SHIPPING IS DONE THROUGH THE USPS AND UPS (WHICHEVER IS MORE EFFICIENT) ​ Domestic (within the USA) flat rate of $10 (not including wholesale). DOMESTIC: ​ If additional international charges are required for delivery, the customer will be notified via PayPal invoice for the additional shipping charge. Once this is satisfied, your packaged will be delivered. INTERNATIONAL: PLEASE NOTE - Once your package leaves the United States, we have no control over tracking or delivery issues, including delayed deliveries. ​ If additional international charges are required for delivery, the customer will be notified via PayPal invoice for the additional shipping charge. Once this is satisfied, your packaged will be delivered. INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS: PLEASE NOTE - Once your package leaves the United States, we have no control over tracking or delivery issues, including delayed deliveries. ​ Express Domestic (within the USA) flat rate of $60. DOMESTIC EXPRESS: ​ Available upon request. TRACKING NUMBERS: We ship USPS Priority Mail. Healing Spirits is not responsible for late deliveries, including holidays and weekends. DELIVERY TIMES: ​ Healing Spirits is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or slow packages. We will do everything we can to help you locate your package, but we ask that you please call your local post office first. LOST, STOLEN, OR SLOW PACKAGES: ​ Please call the store and we will discuss options with you. DAMAGED PRODUCTS: ​ ALL SALES ARE FINAL. WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY RETURNS DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE PRODUCTS WE OFFER. REFUNDS: ​ Please note there will be a 30% restocking fee for cancelled orders. RESTOCKING FEE: ​ Healing Spirits will notify you with any quantity issues as soon as we can to can discuss options with you. SHORTAGES: ​ Product prices do not included cost of shipping. PRODUCT PRICES: We try to recycle everything we can, including packaging. Your order may arrive in a re-purposed box from a different item. If you are expecting an order from us, please check all in-coming packages. PACKAGING:

  • Inheriting Elders Plant Wisdom | HealingSpirits

    Dinner - Pasta Bar with various sauces to include Pesto or Garlic Olive Oil Meatballs Garlic Bread Salad Bar Dessert Lunch - Baked Potato Bar with all the fixins Veggie and Meat Chili Salad Bar Dessert INHERITING ELDER PLANT WISDOM September 18-20, 2020 at Watson Homestead in Painted Post, NY Lodging Information The onsite hotel rooms contain 2 double beds with a private bathroom. If there is someone you prefer to bunk with, please let us know so we can make sure that happens for you. This will not be a "private" room, you will be sharing. The onsite dorm-style rooms can sleep 3-4 people (1 bunk bed with 1 or 2 single beds) with a shared bathroom and shower area. If there is someone you prefer to bunk with, please let us know so we can make sure that happens for you. This will not be a "private" room, you will be sharing. It is recommended that you bring your own towels, as the ones provided are quite small. You will need to provide your own shampoo/conditioner, soap, etc. The water on the facility is delicious and safe for drinking. Please bring your own water bottle. Other features include an indoor swimming pool, creek stone labyrinth, hiking trails, and more. Day Pass If you choose not to stay onsite, you will need a day pass that includes all classes, activities, and meals. Registration & Pricing This includes 2 double beds with a private bathroom, all classes, activities, and meals. This will not be a "private" room, you will be sharing. Onsite Hotel Rooms: $295 per person This includes 1 bunk bed with 1 or 2 single beds with a shared bathroom and shower area. This will not be a "private" room, you will be sharing. Dorm-style Rooms: $235 per person If you choose not to stay onsite, you will need a day pass that includes all classes, activities, and meals. Day Pass: $160 per person Menu Friday Evening Hors d'oeuvres at the Meet & Greet. ​ ​ Saturday Breakfast - Cereal Bar Juice Bar French Toast Bacon Cut Fruit Yogurt Oatmeal Sunday Brunch - Sausage Gravy Biscuits A Casserole Various Sides *The facility can accommodate gluten-free or lactose-free diets. Please let us know in advance if you will require one of these special diets. Schedule of Events *Subject to change Friday Evening Meet & Greet with special keynote speaker, artist and storyteller Eli Thomas of the Onondaga Nation. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Saturday Breakfast Classes 9 to 10:15 am 10:45 to 12 pm Lunch/Shopping/Swimming Classes 2 to 3:15 pm 3:45 to 5 pm Dinner - 6 pm Evening Entertainment - Dancers Sunday Classes 9 to 10:15 am Brunch Classes 11:15 to 12:30 pm Closing Circle Travel Arrangements You are responsible for all of your travel expenses and arrangements. Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center 9620 Dry Run Road Painted Post, NY 14870 ​ Vendor Information The price for a 6-foot table is $25 for half and $50 for whole, and you purchase a Day Pass if you are not staying in an onsite hotel room or dorm room. The Day Pass will give you access to all classes, activities, and meals. This cover lodging or any other expenses. Vendor applications will be available soon, please check back. MUST DOES NOT ​ ​ ​ If you have any other questions, please call or click to send an email. We look forward to seeing you! 607-566-2701 here ​ Green Blessings REGISTER NOW

  • Mushroom Products | HealingSpirits

    Mushroom Products MUSHROOM EXTRACT POWDERS MEDICINAL MUSHROOM TONICS & TINCTURES Mushroom Extract Powders ​ Mushroom mycelial extract are a highly potent mushroom “superfood” that is stronger than extracts derived from caps alone. Mycelium are the start of the fruiting bodies of the actual mushroom. You can think of mycelium as the “root” from which the body of the mushroom grows, and is generally known to be more potent than the mushroom caps themselves. Our cultivation and extraction process focuses on capturing this highly potent mycelium (although powdered caps will be present in small amounts as well). Our extracts contain no fillers and are rich in polysaccharides, arabinoxylans, and triterpenes. Beneficial compounds are already made available by the extraction process, so you can simply add the powder to food or drink for an effective medicinal dose. Cooking with mushroom powder will not alter or hinder its potency so it may be added to soups, sauces, yogurt, smoothies, juices, or anything else you are already eating or drinking. ​ Please note that the overall appearance of mycelium is very consistent from species to species so there are only subtle differences in color and flavor between species. ​ ​ These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. RECOMMENDED DOSAGE Maintenance: 1 tsp twice daily Acute: 1 Tbsp twice daily NOTE ON GLUTEN: Mushroom products are naturally gluten free and are grown in sorghum (a naturally gluten-free grain) however our facility also processes wheat and other grains containing gluten. Extracts are processed using gluten free dedicated equipment with significant attention paid to preventing cross-contamination. However, when growing whole grains such as sorghum in organic fields there is always the chance of “orphan” grains which do contain gluten being harvested as well. Therefore, trace amounts of gluten may be present in the sorghum we use for our extract. For more information on our full-spectrum mushrooms, their health benefits, and our process, click HERE . Back to Top Medicinal Mushroom Tonic & Tincture Blends ​ Medicinal Tonic & Tincture Blends: These 8 oz packets of carefully formulated dried medicinal mushrooms and herbs allow you to make your own concentrated liquid extract at home. We blend our organic and wildcrafted herbs with organic and wildcrafted mushrooms. ​ Combine entire bag of herbs and mushrooms with 1 gallon of water in a large slow cooker. You can add organic chicken or beef bones to flavor the tonic if desired. Turn the slow cooker on low and cook for a minimum of 24 hours, adding water as needed to maintain level. For maximum medicinal potency, continue to cook on low for a total of 48 hours. Once cooking has finished, allow to cool. Next strain the mixture by pouring the entire contents through a kitchen strainer into a separate stock pot. Discard herbs and mushrooms. Once strained, ladle tonic into ice cube trays and freeze for convenient storage. Add 2 cubes per day to soup or any beverage. Enjoy!! These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. ​ Back to Top

  • Contact Us | HealingSpirits

    Contact Us ADDRESS ​ 61247 ROUTE 415 AVOCA, NY 14809 EMAIL ​ HERBAL ORDERS HERBAL QUESTIONS WEBSITE PHONE ​ 607-566-2701 HOURS ​ MONDAY - FRIDAY 9 AM to 4:30 PM SATURDAY 9 AM to 12 PM

  • Lyme Care | HealingSpirits

    Lyme Care A selection of herbs and products as suggested by Stephen Harrod Buhner in his books such as Healing Lyme. Sort by Quick View Alchornea Tincture Quick View Andrographis Tincture Quick View Anti-Inflammatory Tea Blend Quick View Anti-Inflammatory Tincture Quick View Bidens Tincture Quick View Black Amber Tincture Quick View Cat's Claw Bark Tincture Quick View Cordyceps Mycelium Extract Quick View Cordyceps Mushroom Tincture Quick View Cryptolepis Tincture Quick View Bug & Tick Spray Quick View Kloss' Drawing Liniment Quick View Japanese Knotweed Tincture Quick View Lyme Care Package Quick View Lyme Support Tincture OUT OF STOCK Quick View Lyme Support Tonic Quick View Lyme Tea Blend Quick View Memory Lane Tincture Quick View Milk Thistle Tincture Quick View Poke Root Tincture Quick View Red Root Tincture Quick View Reishi Full-Spectrum Extract Quick View Reishi Mushroom Tincture Quick View Sweet Annie Tincture Quick View Teasel Root Tincture Quick View Ticks-Nix Liniment

  • Pet Care | HealingSpirits

    Pet Care Herbal products to keep your pets healthy and happy. Sort by Quick View Pet Care Package Quick View 5-Flower for Dogs & Cats Quick View Animal Mushroom Blend Quick View Black Amber for Dogs & Cats Quick View Catnip For Happy Cats Quick View Ear Mullein Oil For Pets Quick View Essiac for Pets Quick View Flea & Tick Spray for Dogs & Cats Quick View Happy Joints for Dogs Quick View Hot Spot Spray for Dogs Quick View Kidney & Urinary Support for Pets Quick View Nettle Seed for Dogs & Cats Quick View Oregon Grape Flower Essence for Dogs & Cats Quick View Paws Salve for Cats & Dogs Quick View Pete's Pet Powder Quick View Red Clover Flower Essence for Cats & Dogs Quick View Rose Essence in Glycerin for Dogs & Cats Quick View Wormwood for Dogs & Cats Quick View Yarrow Flower Essence for Dogs & Cats

  • Honey, Kelp & More | HealingSpirits

    Honey, Kelp & More Sort by Quick View Tincture Dropper Quick View Bee Pollen Quick View Beeswax Quick View Farm-Style Raw Honey Quick View Flax Seed Quick View Honey-Infused 6-Mushroom Blend Quick View Ryan's Kelp Quick View Spruce Honey

  • Tea Blends | HealingSpirits

    Tea Blends All teas are made with Healing Spirits own certified organically grown, hand-picked and solar dried herbs. Below are Andrea's custom-blended teas specially formulated for all your needs. Sort by Quick View 1st Chakra Tea Blend Quick View 2nd Chakra Tea Blend Quick View 3rd Chakra Tea Blend Quick View 4th Chakra Tea Blend Quick View 5th Chakra Tea Blend Quick View 6th Chakra Tea Blend Quick View 7th Chakra Tea Blend Quick View Allergies-Be-Gone Tea Blend Quick View Anti-Inflammatory Tea Blend Quick View Back Support Tea Blend Quick View Brain Gain Tea Blend Quick View Chai Tea Blend Quick View Chocolate Reishi Immuni-Tea Blend Quick View Cold & Flu Tea Blend Quick View Energy Purification Tea Blend Quick View Essiac Tea Blend Quick View Grounding Tea Blend NEW Quick View Healthy Body Tea Blend Quick View Kidney Care Tea Blend Quick View Ladies Tea Blend Quick View Leaky Gut Tea Blend Quick View Liver Detox Tea Blend Quick View Lyme Tea Blend Quick View Nurturing your Liver Tea Blend Quick View Peaceful Sleep Tea Blend Quick View Radiant Aura Tea Blend Quick View Rose Heart Tea Blend Quick View Soothing Throat Care Tea Blend Quick View Spirit Communication Tea Blend Quick View Stress Release Tea Blend Quick View Sweet Lactation Tea Blend Quick View Vitality for Men Tea Blend

  • Tinctures | HealingSpirits

    1/1 Tinctures Healing Spirits’ and Sage Mountain's tinctures are carefully blended by hand and made in small batches following the time honored method of traditional herbalists. All of our tinctures are made from certified organically grown or ethically wildcrafted herbs. Over 95% of the herbs used in these formulas come from Healing Spirits Herb Farm. Sage Mountain Herb Products are skillfully formulated by ROSEMARY GLADSTAR (a practicing herbalist for over 30 years) and are her personal favorites which are produced by Healing Spirits Herb Farm. Healing Spirits tinctures are formulated by . ANDREA & MATTHIAS REISEN We offer a full line of single and compound herbal formulas. Compound tinctures consist of herbs that are pre-blended then tinctured in a formula together. We feel that tincturing the herbs together creates a more cohesive and synergistic formula. The herbs merge their properties in the process of maceration and synthesize one another’s actions. There is a catalytic effect from this merging and blending of energies. The whole becomes greater than the parts. Tinctures are very concentrated and “medicinal” tasting. We suggest mixing them with a small amount of water, tea, or juice to dilute the flavor. Suggested dosages: Maintenance: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon three times daily. Acute: 1/4 teaspoon every 1/2 hour or as needed. ​ Sizes available in 1 oz for $12 and 4 oz for $27 Sort by Quick View Tincture Dropper NEW Quick View 6-Mushroom Blend Tincture Quick View Alchornea Tincture CLEARANCE Quick View Alfalfa Tincture Quick View Allerg-Ease Tincture Quick View Andrographis Tincture CLEARANCE Quick View Angelica Root Tincture CLEARANCE Quick View Anise Hyssop Tincture Quick View Anti-Inflammatory Tincture Quick View Arthritis Aid Tincture Quick View Ashwagandha Tincture Quick View Aster Flower Tincture Quick View Astragalus Root Tincture Quick View Astragalus & Licorice Root Tincture Quick View B & B Tincture Quick View Back Spirits Tincture CLEARANCE Quick View Balloon Flower Tincture Quick View Barberry Root Tincture Quick View Bee Balm Tincture Quick View Bidens Tincture Quick View Bitters Tincture Quick View Black Amber Tincture Quick View Blackberry Root Tincture Quick View Black Cohosh Tincture Quick View Black Walnut Hulls Tincture Quick View Bladder Toner Tincture Quick View Blue Cohash Tincture Quick View Blue Vervain Tincture Quick View Boner Toner Tincture Quick View Bonset Tincture Quick View Bowel Cleansing & Strengthening Tincture Quick View Bronchial Aid Tincture Quick View Burdock Root Tincture Quick View Burdock Seed Tincture Quick View Calamus Root Tincture Quick View Calendula Tincture Quick View California Poppy Tincture Quick View Calm & Centering Tincture Quick View Catnip Tincture Quick View Cat's Claw Bark Tincture Quick View Chamomile Tincture Quick View Chaparral Tincture Quick View Chickweed Tincture Quick View Cleavers Tincture Quick View Cold & Flu Tincture Quick View Comfrey Leaf Tincture Quick View Comfrey Root Tincture Quick View Coptis Tincture Quick View Cordyceps Mushroom Tincture Quick View Cough Comfort Tincture Quick View Cramp-Away Tincture Quick View Cryptolepis Tincture Quick View Dandelion Leaf Tincture Quick View Dandelion (Total) Plant Tincture Quick View Dandelion Root Tincture CLEARANCE Quick View Devil's Claw Tincture Quick View Devil's Club Tincture Quick View Echinacea Total Tincture Quick View Elderberry Tincture Quick View Elderflower Tincture Load More

  • Our Story | HealingSpirits

    Our Story Our 30 acre farm is located in the hamlet of Wallace, near Avoca, in the beautiful Finger Lakes of western New York. The farm is a dream come true for us as it has woods, a wonderful year-round trout stream, and is home to heron, fishers, weasels, hawks, deer, bear, coyotes and a multitude of other creatures. The resident bees are happy to pollinate our organically certified herbs and provide us with great tasting honey and beautiful beeswax. ​ Our goal has always been to live a simple, gentle, fun-filled life on the land, raising a family in harmony with all of creation. We have been blessed to be caretakers of this land since 1982, raising our five children here, and now two of our grandchildren live here with their Mom and Uncle Bill. We believe by working the land organically and biodynamically, being in rhythm with the land, we are able to harvest the very finest quality, high energy medicinal herbs. With these herbs we make teas, tinctures (extracts), salves, creams, infused oils, liniment and flower essences. We take care of the land and the land takes care of us. ​ The plant world offers us an abundant array of gifts allowing us to take ownership of our own healing. These gifts don’t just apply to our physical selves however, the healing energy of plants also affects our emotional, mental, and spiritual selves. Plants have been used for centuries to enhance spirituality and our awareness of our connection to all life. Used properly herbs can become cherished travel companions as you walk your sacred path. All of our herbs are certified organically grown and ethically wild-crafted by us. All herbs are hand-picked, solar dried, and hand-processed here on the farm, which makes our product of the highest quality.

  • Terms of Service | HealingSpirits

    Terms of Service TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING OUR SITES AND OUR SERVICES, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF YOU, THE USER, CUSTOMER, OR PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMER TO READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE PROCEEDING TO USE THIS SITE. IF YOU DO NOT EXPRESSLY AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS OR USE OUR SITES OR OUR SERVICES. THIS TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT IS EFFECTIVE AS OF 11/19/2019. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS The following Terms of Service Agreement (the "TOS") is a legally binding agreement that shall govern the relationship with our users and others which may interact or interface with Healing Spirits Herb Farm, also known as HSHF, located at 61247 State Route 415, Avoca, New York 14809 and our subsidiaries and affiliates, in association with the use of the HSHF website, which includes Healing Spirits Herb Farm, (the "Site") and its Services, which shall be defined below. ​ DESCRIPTION OF WEBSITE SERVICES OFFERED The Site is an e-commerce website which has the following description: Selling herbs and herb products. Any and all visitors to our site shall be deemed as "users" of the herein contained Services provided for the purpose of this TOS. The user acknowledges and agrees that the Services provided and made available through our website and applications, which may include some mobile applications and that those applications may be made available on various social media networking sites and numerous other platforms and downloadable programs, are the sole property of Healing Spirits Herb Farm. At its discretion, Healing Spirits Herb Farm may offer additional website Services and/or products, or update, modify or revise any current content and Services, and this Agreement shall apply to any and all additional Services and/or products and any and all updated, modified or revised Services unless otherwise stipulated. Healing Spirits Herb Farm does hereby reserve the right to cancel and cease offering any of the aforementioned Services and/or products. You, as the end user acknowledge, accept and agree that Healing Spirits Herb Farm shall not be held liable for any such updates, modifications, revisions, suspensions or discontinuance of any of our Services and/or products. Your continued use of the Services provided, after such posting of any updates, changes, and/or modifications shall constitute your acceptance of such updates, changes and/or modifications, and as such, frequent review of this Agreement and any and all applicable terms and policies should be made by you to ensure you are aware of all terms and policies currently in effect. Should you not agree to the updated, revised or modified terms, you must stop using the provided Services forthwith. Furthermore, the user understands, acknowledges and agrees that the Services offered shall be provided "AS IS" and as such Healing Spirits Herb Farm shall not assume any responsibility or obligation for the timeliness, missed delivery, deletion and/or any failure to store user content, communication or personalization settings. Upon registration, you hereby acknowledge that by using Healing Spirits Herb Farm to send electronic communications, which would include, but are not limited to, email, searches, instant messages, uploading of files, photos and/or videos, you will be causing communications to be sent through our computer network. Therefore, through your use, and thus your agreement with this TOS, you are acknowledging that the use of this Service shall result in interstate transmissions. 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Furthermore, you state and pledge that you: a) are not on the list of prohibited individuals which may be identified on any government export exclusion report (http://www.bis.doc.gov/complianceandenforcement/liststocheck.htm) nor a member of any other government which may be part of an export-prohibited country identified in applicable export and import laws and regulations; ​ b) agree not to transfer any software, technology or any other technical data through the use of our network Services to any export-prohibited country; ​ c) agree not to use our website network Services for any military, nuclear, missile, chemical or biological weaponry end uses that would be a violation of the U.S. export laws; and ​ d) agree not to post, transfer nor upload any software, technology or any other technical data which would be in violation of the U.S. or other applicable export and/or import laws. 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This license shall be available so long as you are a member of Healing Spirits Herb Farm's sites and shall terminate at such time when you elect to discontinue your membership. c) For any other content submitted or made available for inclusion on the publicly accessible areas of Healing Spirits Herb Farm's sites, the continuous, binding and completely sublicensable license which is meant to permit to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and/or publicly display said content, whether in whole or in part, and the incorporation of any such Content into other works in any arrangement or medium current used or later developed. Those areas which may be deemed "publicly accessible" areas of Healing Spirits Herb Farm's sites are those such areas of our network properties which are meant to be available to the general public, and which would include message boards and groups that are openly available to users. However, those areas which are not open to the public, and thus available to members only, would include our mail system and instant messaging. CONTRIBUTIONS TO COMPANY WEBSITE Healing Spirits Herb Farm provides an area for our users to contribute feedback to our website. When you submit ideas, documents, suggestions and/or proposals ("Contributions") to our site, you acknowledge and agree that: a) your contributions do not contain any type of confidential or proprietary information; b) HSHF shall not be liable or under any obligation to ensure or maintain confidentiality, expressed or implied, related to any Contributions; c) HSHF shall be entitled to make use of and/or disclose any such Contributions in any such manner as they may see fit; d) the contributor's Contributions shall automatically become the sole property of HSHF; and e) HSHF is under no obligation to either compensate or provide any form of reimbursement in any manner or nature. 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  • Immune Boosting Packages | HealingSpirits

    Healing Spirits Immune-Boosting Packages with antiviral and immune-boosting herbs to keep you healthy and well. ​ Introducing two new packages from Healing Spirits with a special blend of herbs used for generations to naturally assist your body into strengthening your immune system and help fight viral illness. HS Immune-Boosting Package $100.00 Calming and supportive of all systems in the body to help boost immune system for prevention of viral illness. ​ Package Contains: Healthy Body Tea 2 oz. Oats, Calendula, Horsetail, Meadowsweet, Cleavers and Chickweed. The tea is beneficial for your nervous system, lymph system, and aches and pains. Drink 4 cups a day. Cordyceps Mushrooms 8 oz. For the immune system. Take 1 tablespoon 1 to 2 times a day. Strong Immune Tincture 4 oz. Take ¼ teaspoon 3 times a day, unless you are feeling poorly, then take 6 times a day. Japanese Knotweed Tincture 4 oz. Take ¼ teaspoon 3 times a day, unless you are feeling poorly, then take 6 times a day. Propolis Throat Spray. Use 3 times a day. Mugwort Oil 1 oz. Rub on your lungs and place a hot water bottle (not included) over top once a day. ***These packages are designed to boost your immune system (to help prevent) and treat viral symptoms with herbal remedies that have been used for centuries. We do not claim to be able to cure the coronavirus.*** *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. ​ HS Deluxe Immune-Boosting Package $145.00 ​ Helpful to boost immune system and treat symptoms of virus including fever. ​ Package Contains: Calm and Centering Tincture 4 oz. Supportive to the nervous system. Take ¼ teaspoon 3 times a day or as needed. Reishi Mushroom Tincture 4 oz. Supportive to the immune system. Take ¼ teaspoon 3 times a day, or 6 times a day if needed. Cordyceps Mushroom Tincture 4 oz. Supportive to the immune system. Take ¼ teaspoon 3 times a day, or 6 times if needed. Cold & Flu Tincture 4 oz. Good for helping to break a fever. Take ¼ teaspoon every hour if you have a fever. Strong Immune Tincture 4 oz. Helpful to support your immune system. Take ¼ teaspoon 3 to 6 times a day. Propolis Throat Spray. Use 3 times a day. ***These packages are designed to boost your immune system (to help prevent) and treat viral symptoms with herbal remedies that have been used for centuries. We do not claim to be able to cure the coronavirus.*** ​ *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. BUY HS DELUXE IMMUNE-BOOSTING PACKAGE NOW BUY HS IMMUNE-BOOSTING PACKAGE NOW Reisen Family and Friends What we are doing on the farm to keep healthy in these interesting times. Breathe Deeply, Laugh Often! We are all taking a teaspoon of raw honey when we go out. This helps to protect the throat, which leads to the lungs. We also spray the throat with a propolis throat spray. We gargle with salt water whenever we come back from being out and around people. Wash our hands with soap and water all the time. Wash down areas with soap and water. We take 6-mushroom powdered full-spectrum mushrooms everyday. Cooking with lots of garlic, onions, peppers, horseradish. Drink fire cider vinegar. Eat good food - no junk or soda, lots of greens, organic eggs, meat, etc. Breathe deeply. Drink herbal teas, add honey and lemon. We take long walks around the farm and in the woods. Laugh a lot, wonderful for the immune system. Don’t touch your face! I talk with my hands, this is difficult for me, but I am learning!!! We are all getting lots of sleep, I love sleep. Breathe deeply, Laugh. Doing yoga at home. I prefer to be in a group but for now doing this at home. Matthew Wood suggests warm Mugwort Oil on your chest. I did this this morning and it was so very nice. ​ ​ ​ ​ Here is a great link with more information on ways to help protect and treat you and your family. https://www.threespringsfarmvt.com/single-post/2020/01/29/Coronavirus-Elderberry ​

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  • Packages | HealingSpirits

    Packages Sort by Quick View Adults Only Package Quick View Castor Oil Pack Quick View Dream Enhancement Package Quick View Father's Day Package Quick View Headache Relief Package Quick View HS Deluxe Immune-Boosting Package Quick View HS Immune-Boosting Package Quick View Lyme Care Package Quick View Mother's Day Package Quick View Pet Care Package Quick View Pretty Legs Package Quick View Rose Heart Package Quick View Vitality for Men Package

  • Salves | HealingSpirits

    Salves All salves are made with cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, unprocessed beeswax and Healing Spirits own hand-picked, solar dried, certified organically grown or wild crafted herbs. Sort by Quick View All-Purpose Comfrey Salve Quick View Anti-Inflammatory Salve Quick View Bugs-Be-Gone Salve Quick View Chamomile Salve Quick View Cramp-Away Salve Quick View Extra-Strength Super Salve Quick View Feminine Lubricant Salve Quick View Foot-Care Salve Quick View Lavender Salve Quick View PainLess Salve Quick View Poke Root Salve Quick View Sizzling Hot Snake Oil Salve Quick View Solomon's Seal Salve Quick View St. John's Wort Salve Quick View Yarrow Salve

  • How to Store Dried Herbs | HealingSpirits

    How To Store Dry Herbs 1. Store in Airtight Containers. Oxygen will degrade herbs over time, so storing your dried herbs in airtight containers is best. Glass jars are the absolute best. Glass allows the herbs to breath, keeps excess air and moisture out, and maintains the integrity of the herb for the longest period of time. If the lid of the jar you are using has cardboard in the inner lid, remove it, as it invariably contains moisture. Avoid using plastic if possible, as it may leach chemicals into your herbs. I like to store my dried herbs in glass canning jars. I love that they come in all different sizes as some herbs I use a lot of and others I only use sparingly. 2. Keep Out of Direct Sunlight. While those rays of sunlight hitting your jars of herbs might look pretty, they are actually doing damage to the potency of the herbs. Heat and Light will destroy the essence of the herbs very quickly. For this reason, it’s best to store them out of direct sunlight. Keep them in a closed cabinet or make a curtain to cover them if need be. 3. Keep in a Cool and Dry Location. You want your herbs to stay cool and dry for maximum shelf life. Do not store them near a hot stove or in a steamy bathroom. We keep ours in a kitchen cabinet, not over the stove where there is extra heat and moisture, and where they are easy to see and remember to use. Remember the words – “cool, dark and dry.” 4. Be Sure to Label Purchase Date. Keeping track of how old your herbs are is an important habit to develop. Whenever you put a new herb on the shelf, label what it is and when it was harvested or purchased. Make sure to label your herbs with a name and date! I can tell you from experience that Lemon Balm and Mint tend to look a lot alike, as do many other herbs. If you don't want to play the 'taste it and try to guess what it is' game, then make sure you label them! Also, make sure herbs pass the smell test before using. Just open the container and give it a big sniff. If the herbs smell rancid, moldy or just ‘off’ don't use them. If they don't seem to smell at all then crush a leaf between your fingers. This will release the oils in the herbs and should renew the scent. As herbs age they lose their potency and you may need to use a little extra in your recipe to get the same effect or taste. How long will dried herbs last? There is no definitive answer - it depends. Color, they should retain the same color as when it was fresh with very little color variation. Smell, herbs have distinctive odors that are an effective means to determine quality. They should smell strongly, not necessarily “good.” If they have no smell, they should be tossed. Remember Valerian will not smell nice, but as long as it smells like “dirty socks” it is good to use. Taste, herbs should have a distinctive fresh flavor, not necessarily good, depending on the herb, rather on the “potency of the flavor.” Do they taste Fresh? Vital? Strong? Distinctive? Effect, herbs must work effectively. If your herbs are not working, suspect first its quality. The shelf-life of an herb is determined by how long it retains its quality of freshness. Here is a good list to follow when labeling: -Name -Botanical name -Harvest date (if known) -Purchase date (if applicable) -Organic/Wild-crafted. Having the highest quality herbs is something that all herbalists should strive for, and it isn’t hard if a little care is taken. Labels with names and dates take all the guesswork out of it, and you can get into a system of replenishing when the need arises. Make your herbal apothecary your space, treat it like a special place, and your dried herbs will last for quite a while. If you follow these tips for storing dried herbs, you will have the freshest herbs possible in your herbal apothecary! Back To Herbs

  • Herbs | HealingSpirits

    Herbs As we all know, Mother Nature can be testy and sometimes downright unkind to the growing patterns of certain plants. Please be patient with us as we keep up with the orders. Here is a partial list of herbs we have available to purchase online. There is also a list below of other herbs (fresh and dried) with prices we usually have at the farm. Please call or email for availability. ​ Herbs Available Online Storing Your Herbs Full Herb List Sort by Quick View Barberry (Dried) Quick View Bidens (Dried) Quick View Blackberry Root (Dried) Quick View Black Walnut Hulls (Dried) Quick View Boneset (Dried) Quick View Burdock Seed (Dried) Quick View Calendula (Dried) Quick View California Poppy (Dried) Quick View Chickweed (Dried) Quick View Coltsfoot (Dried) Quick View Comfrey Leaf (Dried) Quick View Comfrey Root (Dried) Quick View Corn Silk (Yellow) Quick View Cryptolepis (African) (Dried) Quick View Dandelion Leaf (Dried) Quick View Elderberries (Dried) Quick View Elderberries for Syrup Quick View Goldenrod (Dried) Quick View Greater Celandine Leaf & Root (Dried) Quick View Hops (Dried) Quick View Horsetail (Dried) Quick View Japanese Knotweed (Dried) Quick View Lamb's Quarters (Dried) Quick View Maple Bark (Dried) Quick View Meadowsweet (Dried) Quick View Mexican Marigold (Dried) Quick View Motherwort Leaf & Flower (Dried) Quick View Mugwort Leaf (Dried) Quick View Nettle Seed (Dried) Quick View Oats, Milky Head (Dried) Quick View Propolis (Dried) Quick View Red Raspberry Leaf (Dried) Quick View Rhubarb Root (Dried) Quick View Sage Leaf (Dried) Quick View Shepherd's Purse (Dried) Quick View Sweet Birch Bark (Dried) Quick View White Oak Bark (Dried) Quick View White Willow Bark (Dried) Quick View Wild Mint Blend (Dried) Back to Top Back to Top Our list of other herbs (fresh and dried) with prices we usually have at the farm. Please or for availability. call email ​ For instructions on how to store your dried herbs, click . here ​

  • Mists | HealingSpirits

    Mists Mists for home and body. Some can provide an invigorating pick me up at any time of the day, others are great for your "mellow" enhancing, clearing your space and skin. Sort by Quick View Abundance & Prosperity Mist Quick View Acne Mist Quick View Aftershave Mist Quick View Antiseptic & Antibacterial Mist Quick View Bug & Tick Spray Quick View Deodorant Mist Quick View Eucalyptus Mist Quick View Fun-Time Mist Quick View Lavender Mist Quick View Queen of Hungary's Water Mist Quick View Romance Mist Quick View Sage Smudge Mist Quick View Sleepy-Time Mist Quick View Thyroid Mist Quick View Varicose Veins Mist DISCONTINUING Quick View Yoga Mat Mist

  • FAQ | HealingSpirits

    faq Our tinctures are made in gluten-free and soy-free vodka, which enables an unlimited shelf life. : WHAT ARE OUR TINCTURES MADE IN? ​ : Our tinctures are made using the more traditional slow method in small 1 gallon batches that are shaken often to give you the highest quality product. OUR PROCESS We ship through the USPS and now UPS (whichever is more efficient). Please see our page for more details. Healing Spirits is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or slow packages. We will do everything we can to help you locate your package, but we ask that you check with your local post office first. SHIPPING: SHIPPING & RETURNS PLEASE NOTE - For international orders, once your package leaves the United States, we have no control over tracking or delivery issues, including delayed deliveries. ​ A free herbal gift of OUR CHOICE given with web orders of $60 or more (not including shipping). FREE HERBAL GIFTS: ​ FREE IHA BOOK: A free International Herb Association Book of the Year of OUR CHOICE given with web orders of $300 or more (not including shipping). We try to recycle everything we can, including packaging. Your order may arrive in a re-purposed box from a different item. If you are expecting an order from us, please check all in-coming packages. PACKAGING: ​ ​ ALL SALES ARE FINAL ~ WE CANNOT ACCEPT RETURNS DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE PRODUCTS WE OFFER. RETURNS: ​ Please note there will be a 30% restocking fee for cancelled orders. RESTOCKING FEE:

Herbal Orders

As we all know mother nature can be testy and sometimes downright unkind to the growing patterns of certain plants. Because of this, available herbs are listed on our herbs page. If you are looking for other herbs, you can inquire by phone or email. Please be patient with us as we keep up with the orders.

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