Apothecary

 

There are many preparations in my apothecary to choose from.  I make all of my medicine. Whenever possible I use organically grown herbs from local farms. For those not grown, I harvest from stands I’ve tended for multiple years, always taking into consideration the long term care and biodiversity of the land.

 

 

 

Below is a list of herbs in my apothecary.

Labels mean:

fresh – tinctured with grain alcohol at 1:2 80-95%
dry – tinctured with grain alcohol at 1:5 50-65%
fluid extract refers to a double extraction with high alcohol and water, each wash extracting a different constituency. these are concentrated at 1:1.
oil – extracted in organic olive oil and used topically
honey – extracted in organic unprocessed wildflower honey

TINCTURE SIMPLES

Achillea millefolium – Yarrow – fresh
Aconitum columbium – Aconite – fresh
Actea rubra – baneberry – fresh
Ambrosia ambroisides – Ambrosia – fresh
Anemone occidentals – windflower/anemone – fresh
Anemopsis californica – Yerba Mansa – fresh and dry
Angelica sinensis – Don Quai – dry
Anthemis nobilis – Roman Chamomile – fresh
Aralia californica – California spikenard berry – fresh
Arctostaphylos – Manzanita – dry
Arnica cordifolia – Arnica – fresh liniment
Artemisia tridentata – sagebrush – oil
Asarum – Wild Ginger – fresh
Asclepias tuberosa — Pleurisy Root – dry
Astragalus membranaceus – Astragalus – dry and fluid extract
Avena sativa – Milky Oat seed – fresh
Balsamorhiza sagitata – Balsalm Root – fresh and honey
Betula lenta – Black Birch bark – fresh and honey
Bursera microphylla – Elephant tree – fresh
Calendula officinalis – Calendula – dry and oil
Cardamomum – cardamom – dry
Castela emoryi – Chaparro Amargosa – fresh
Caulophyllum thalictroides – Blue Cohosh – fresh
Ceanothus americanus – Red Root – dry
Cimicifuga racemes – Black Cohosh – dry
Cinnamomum – Cinnamon – dry and fluid extract
Clematis ligustifolium – Virgin’s bower – fresh
Cordyceps sinensis – Cordyceps mushroom – dry
Corydalis Aureus – Golden Smoke – fresh
Crataegus sp – Hawthorn berry and Hawthorn leaf and flower – fresh and dry and cordial
Curcuma – Turmeric – fresh
Cynara – Artichoke – fresh
Dicentra formosa – Bleeding Heart – fresh
Dioscorea villosa – Wild Yam – fresh and dry
Dipsacus – Teaseal – fresh
Echinacea angustifolia – Echinacea – dry MPS or fluid extract
Eleutherooccus senticosus – Siberian Ginseng – dry and fluid extract
Encelia farinosa – Brittlebush – fresh
Epipactis gigantic – stream orchid – fresh
Eriodictyon californica – Yerba Santa – fresh and honey
Eshscholzia californica – California Poppy – fresh
Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus – fresh
Eupatrium perfoliatum – Boneset – dry
Foeniculum – Fennel – dry and fluid extract
Fouquieria splendens – Ocotillo – fresh
Garrya fremontii – Silk Tassle – fresh
Glycyrrhiza glabra – Licorice – dry and fluid extract
Grindelia – Grindelia – fresh and honey
Hamamelis virginiana – Witch Hazel – fresh
Hypericum perfoliatum – St Johns Wort – fresh and oil
Hyptis emoryi – Desert Lavender – dry and oil
Inula helenium – Elecampane – dry
Iris versicolor – Iris- dry
Larrea – Chaparral – fresh
Lavandula officinalis- Lavender – fresh
Leonorus cardiaca- Motherwort – fresh
Ligusticum canadensis – Osha/Boar’shead – fresh and honey
Lomatium dissectum – Lomatium – dry
Lycopus – Bugleweed – dry
Mahonia nervosa – Oregon Grape – fresh and dry
Matricaria – Chamomile – dry and fresh
Melissa offficinalis – Lemon Balm – fresh
Menyanthes – Bogbean – dry
Monarda – Bee Balm – fresh
Myristica – Nutmeg – dry
Nuphar – Yellow Pond Lily – fresh
Ocimum sanctum – Holy Basil – fresh and dry
Oplopanax horridum – Devil’s Club – fresh
Paeonia brownii – Peony – fresh
Passiflora incarnata – Passionflower – fresh
Peganum harmala – Syrian Rue – dry
Pedicularis densiflora, P. canadensis, P. racemosa, P. groenlandica – Pedicularis – fresh
Phytolacca – Poke root – fresh
Polygonatum – Solomon’s Seal – fresh
Populus balsamifera – Balsam poplar – fresh, oil, and honey
Rheum – Rhubarb – dry
Rhodiola rosea – Rhodiola – dry
Rosmarinus officinalis – Rosemary – fresh
Rumex crispus – Yellow Dock – fresh
Sambucus nigra – Eder berry and flower – honey, syrup, and fresh
Sanguinaria – Bloodroot – fresh
Sassafras albidum – Sassafras – honey
Scutellaria lateriflora – Skullcap – dry
Scrophularia – Figwort – fresh
Silybum marianum – Milk Thistle – dry and fluid extract
Stachys – Hedge Nettle – fresh
Symphytum officinalis – Comfrey – dry and oil
Taraxacum officinalis – Dandelion – fresh and dry
Thuja plicata – Western Red Cedar – fresh and oil
Usnea sp – fluid extract
Verbena hastata – Blue Vervain – dry
Viburnum opulus – Cramp Bark – dry
Viburnum prunifolium – Black Haw – dry
Vitex agnus-castus – Chaste Tree – dry
Withania somnifera – Ashwagandha – dry and fluid extract
Xanthoxylum – Prickly Ash – dry
Xanthorrhyza – Yellow Root – fresh
Zingiber – Ginger – fresh

HONEYS

sassafras
spicebush
balsalm root
yerba santa
pedicularis
anemone
grindelia
black birch

COMPOUNDS

throat spray
nasal spray
Haydens Viburnum compound
Nerve Tonic
Neutralizing Cordial
Muscle balm