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Our ingredients are   WILD    and  often    untamed,  but what could be more natural than that?

Carefully  selected   and harvested  natural, organic  and  WildCrafted herbals  take away nothing from the environment and leave nothing behind, they are always earth and animal friendly!

Our products use full strength liquid herbal extracts with flower essences for emotional balance.     Like any food or plant some people may be sensitive or allergic to a particular ingridient.    There is alcohol in our herbal extracts because there is an enhanced potency with alochol.   If you prefer your herbal tinctures in Apple Cider Vinegar or water we can accomodate you, however their potency will be somewhat weaker.   

Herbal Tincture dosages that we use:

The suggested use is three times a day, just squirt the amount desired into the mouth or mix with soft foods such as yogourt, cottage cheese or liquids.     Experiment to please you or your pooch.

Small: ( up to 14 lbs) 5 drops,  Medium: (15-34 lbs) 10 drops,    Large  (35-84 lbs) 15 drops   

X-large (85 -125 lbs 20 drops, Giant (125+ lbs) 20 drops,  Horses or larger animals 30 drops

Child 2-15 drops,  Teen 15-30 drops, Adult 30-50 drops, Large Adult 50-60 drops  


 We use a variety of herbs, pure essential oils,  some fragrance oils  & botanicals depending on their particular properties.   Herbal usage originated from the ancient Chinese, Greek and Roman civilizations and were passed down through Elizabethan English to the earliest settlers in the New World.    Most plants historically categorized as herbs contain some substance in the root, leaf, bark or flower that at one time had been used, and continues to be used medicinally in most parts of the world.

Essential oils are the all-natural aromatic extracts from a variety of aromatic plant material including grasses, leaves, buds, seeds, roots, flowers, needles, twigs, peels of fruit and bark.    Essential oils are used in aromatherapy, are extremely concentrated, and very fragrant.  

The methods used to extract pure essential oils are time consuming, expensive, and require a high degree of expertise.   It takes more than 220 pounds of rose petals to produce only 4 or 5 teaspoonfuls of rose essential oil.   Our Essential oils are 100% pure oils, using only natural plant essential oils unless indicated otherwise.   The specific oils selected are for their particul benefits or aroma.  

Essential oils have an immediate impact on our sense of smell.  Only natural botanical essential oils can cause various neurochemicals to be released in the brain which can affect the body, mind and spirit.   Before we're consciously aware that we are in contact  with an aroma, Essential Oils reach the control centers in our brain.  Our subconscious receives the message and almost immediately reacts to it.  

 Floral Essential Oils are often calming or sensual.     Our Essential oil blends can help awaken your  creativity to experiement with the various oil properties and witness  the ebb and flow of your moods, emotions and circumstances. 

Just a few drops  on you, or anyone around you can make an incredible difference in your reaction to your surroundings.    We use them as air freshners in the home, office, on pillows, carpets, on bedding, clothing, in diffusers, in the bath, in the kitchen.... and in the car.     You might be surprised to see that some of your furry friends prefer one scent over another and respond nicely to it by showing an indication for wanting to be near it or lining up for their coat spritz, while others will just crinkle their snouts at the thought of that aroma.....try another to find one that they will like or combine them.

Just a drop or two on their bedding makes for a tranquil night's sleep.    We carry a select line of the most popular Essential oils and will expand as demand warrants.   There are excellent Aromatherapy Recipe Books available to give you ideas on how to combine aromas

Please be patient with us, our primary objective is Rottweiler Rescue, our secondary goal is to generate income from THIS business to help support them.  Please keep that in mind when selecting your natural care products.  Our web page support/design falls at the bottom of all other lists and only after we sleep & eat!

Herbal Properties

This list represents many of the more common herbs with their recognized properties. Naturally we make no claims that anything or anyone can heal you..

Frequently natural plants and herbs work quicker, cost less and are more effective in balancing your body, however since natural things can't receive patents by pharmaceutical companies they lack profit potential. Pharmaceutical companies look for effective herbs, then isolate one of the chemical ingredients, synthesize it, patent it and make 10,000 % 30,000% +/- profit per capsule, at your expense.

The problem with synthesizing a plant and isolating just one component is that nature designed the plant with hundreds of components intended to work together. As an example, Garlic has 719 chemical properties, powerfully and synergistically working together. Pharmaceuticals & other “against life” (antibiotics) medications quickly suppress symptoms which isn't the same as curing. The holistic viewpoint believes that many symptoms need to run their course to help the body rid itself of toxins and that suppressing symptoms will push the dis-ease deeper only to re-emerge as something else at another time.

We're still trying to decide if mere arrogance or simple greed that would motivate a company to isolate just one of those chemicals, synthesize it, and market it as beneficial and to make, what we consider to be unconscionable profits. Wouldn't that be like taking ONE ingredient and trying to make a cake? 

Agrimony ( Agrimonia eupatoria) Helps to relieve common diarrhea, sooth inflamed mucus membranes of mouth & throat. Helps restless animals when used as part of a floral remedy

Alfalfa leaf ~ ( Medicago sativa) Alfalfa is a powerful healing herb with a growing reputation as a cancer preventative... Full of vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, chlorophyll, beta carotene, calcium. Alfalfa has laxative, diuretic, detoxing and antiseptic effects, improves liver function, tones the kidneys and cleans the blood. May be helpful in the treatment of urinary tract infections, bladder,kidney, and prostrate disorders, bone and joint disorders digestive problems, skin disorders and ulcers. Helps with allergies menopause, endometriosis, arthritis, morning sickness, peptic ulcers, stomach conditions, thins the blood improves the appetite and aids in the assimilation of protein, calcium & other nutrients.  Alfalfa  roots can be up to 130 feet!    Alfalfa is very balanced and helps promote's no wonder dogs LOVE to eat "recycled alfalfa"  they KNOW what's good for them!   Our's is fresh, not "recycled"

Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Aloe has a rich history and is even mentioned in the Bible.  Although Aloe Vera is a member of the Lily family, it is very-cactus like in its characteristics.   Aloe vera is used in creams and lotions.  It’s a well known healing and soothing agent for damaged, dry skin.  It is soothing and healing for burns, skin irritations, a powerful anti-inflammatory, good for upset stomaches, aches and pains and raw open wounds.   Easy to grow without much effort and can reward you with little tiny Aloe Babies

Apricot Kernel Oil  (Armeniaca vulgaris)  Apricot Kernel is a light,  rich oil which is especially good for sensitive skin, as well as for sensitive skin that is inflammed or dry.   It can be used alone or in massage and is used quite often in lip balms and creams.   It is particularly helpful for dehydrated, delicate, mature or sensitive skin. It has a high vitamin A content   Substantial research has been done with the longevity associated with the Hunza of northern Pakistan who are said to eat a lot of Apricot kernel.

Arnica (Arnica montana) - For External Use only!
Helps with swelling, pain and bruising, neuromuscular tones as in arthritis. It has anti-inflammatory and pain-killing properties when used externally. Typically used to treat bruises, sprains and swellings & has antiseptic, pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.. Cautions: should not be used internally, nor on open wounds, unless the medicine is in a commercially prepared form.

Arrowroot Powder (Maranta Arundinacea) An excellent drying power that can help prevent “wet” conditions such as athlete's foot, diaper rash. Native use to stop bleeding and heal wounds.

Ashwaganda (Withania somnifera) Anti-tumor, anti-Inflammatory, reduces inflammation in Rheumatoid arthritis. Helps send cancer and tumors into regression. Plant's high in steroid content has shown more potent action than hydrocortisone in animal and human arthritis. Good for sports injuries, anxiety, hallucinations, agitation, schizophrenia, learning enhancement and memory retention have also been dramatically improved. Widely used in Ayurvedic medicine, also known as Indian Ginseng, helps improve the response to stress, possibly via an action on the adrenal glands, and also has anti-inflammatory and sedative effects. Used to treat nervous exhaustion, insomnia and malnutrition. It may also be useful in cases of impotence or infertility due to nervous exhaustion, in convalescence, and in debility associated with chronic inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and Crohn's disease  

Asthma Weed (Chamaesyce hirta) Asthma weed acts on the bronchi of the lungs, causing them to relax and making it easier to breathe. Uses: As it's name suggests, asthma weed is used to treat asthma. It can also be used to treat hay fever and upper respiratory tract catarrh

Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) Excellent immune system builder and strengthener, helps replenishes bone marrow. Anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, acts as a diuretic, dilates blood vessels to promote better circulation and lower blood pressure., cleans blood and helps to expels toxins, pus/ & benefits the adrenal system. . One of the best known herbs used in Chinese medicine, strengthens the digestion and stimulates the immune system. Helps balance cardiac arrhythmia, protects against viral infections. Beneficial in convalescence and to aid in cancer treatment and chemotherapy recovery.. Cautions: should not be used in acute infections or fevers.

Avocado Oil, (Persea americana, Persea gratissima)  ~  Avocado  from the pulp of the Avocado fruit is a highly therapeutic exotic oil.  Avocado oil is very penetrating and imports nutrients to the skin while softening and nourishing, it helps restore dry, dehydrated, and mature skin.  It is a rich, heavy oil that is best blended with other carrier oils.  Skin problems, especially eczema and psoriasis, respond to its high content of vitamins A and E   This is a highly therapeutic oil which is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, vitamins D and E, protein, pantothenic acid, and fatty acids  Avocado oil is said to help with skin cell regeneration and is quickly absorbed into the skin

Beeswax ~  Beeswax truly enjoys the sweet smell of honey and adds many wonderful properties to various bodycare products.   Beeswax makes a harder bar of soap and is also used in creams, lotions, lip balms and candle making.  There is a long traditional use of Beeswax and it's health benefits.

Bee Balm ( Monarda fistulosa ) Widely available, maybe in your backyard? Not tasty like most mints, aids in digestive upsets, excellent antibacterial, anti inflammatory, anti fungal, urinary or kidney infections

Bee Pollen Used to increase stamina and endurance. Considered a whole food and a rich source of protein, vitamins, enzymes and carbohydrates, offers strong immune system support, helps speed healing and aids in digestion. Helps with allergies, as a pain reliever and to prevent cancer.

Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) Strengthens capillaries, stabilizes collagen, reduces blood clotting, lowers blood sugar, improves night vision, relaxes smooth muscle and helps to prevent and cure ulcers. It also has antioxidant action and is beneficial for eye conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration, blood vessel problems such as varicose veins, and ulcers. Helps treat fragile capillaries. Capillary fragility can cause fluid or blood to leak into the tissues, causing hemorrhage, bruises, varicose veins, poor night vision, leg cramping, coldness. stroke, heart attack, or blindness. Helps increase blood flow.

Black Walnut Hull (Julans Nigra) (TOXIC TO HORSES )
Considered one of the safest and best wormers, often combined with Cloves Expels parasites, gentle laxative, high in magnesium . For intestinal flora imbalances, it tones the GI tract. As an anti-fungal, it may help in yeast infections & candida.. Has been successfully used to treat HEARTWORM Positive dogs. Helpful as a natural heartworm preventative

 Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) Offers hormone balancing properties, encourages estrogen production. As a anti-spasmodic, it works on ovarian neuralgia, thyroid balancer, Hormone balancing properties. If pet looses some hair, after being spayed Native favorite for many gynological problems with estrogen like activity. Also beneficial for Tinnitus.

Bladderwack  Used for Cancer, Glandular Insufficiency helped, increases glandular activity.

Blessed Thistle (Cnicus Benedictus) Beneficial as a blood Purifier, general tonic for lungs, liver, kidneys, heart. Recently used for HIV, and in various tumor reductions. Blessed Thistle Tincture is said to have great power in the purification and circulation of the blood. Helps strengthen body, brain, heart, stomach, liver, lungs and kidney. Beneficial as a preservative against disease. Blessed Thistle is also beneficial for those suffering from hepatitis, inflammation of the liver, or cirrhosis of the liver, and is also recommended for animals exposed to smokers in the family and other pollutants in the workplace environment.. Caution: not to be used with ulcers or when pregnant

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) Effective against oral bacteria , plaque reducing, peridontal disease, gingivitis, warts and used in various cancer formulas. Very powerful and should be used with your practitioner 

Blue Flag ( Iris versicolor) A powerful liver & intestinal stimulant, helps with blood toxicity, increases metabolism & assimilation of foods. . Also used to treat skin complaints such as psoriasis and eczema, possibly via its cleansing effects on the liver. Beneficial in treatment of headache and migraine associated with digestive problems and low blood sugar Cautions: The root can cause nausea and vomiting. Small doses should be used.

Borage Seed Oil  ~  is clear and slightly thick with very little odor.   It contains an abundance of gamma linoleic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid that the body uses to manufacture prostaglandins–hormone like substances that balance and regulate cellular activity.   Borage can help reduce the aging process of the skin and reverse damage from ultraviolet rays.  This oil is used to treat PMS, endometriosis, and menopausal discomforts, as well as for psoriasis and eczema.

Burdock (Arctium lappa) Rich in Biotin, copper, insulin, iron, Vitamin B's, E & Zing.  Helps with various skin disorders and believed to purify the blood and stimulates the immune system.   Valued as a nutritive liver tonic, helps purify cleanse and build the blood.. It stimulates the secretion of digestive juices, especially bile. Used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, boils, acne and eczema. Also used to treat arthritis, rheumatism, inflammatory kidney bladder conditions and other metabolic disorders as a result of toxic waste build up. Helps remove pesticides & air pollutants.  Used for dandruff, dry skin, in PMS and as alternative in various cancer formulas

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)  Beneficial in treatment of ulcers, sunburns, as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal lymph cleaning and wound-healing. It is used in minor first aid situations as a skin wash to promote quick wound healing, burns, insect bites, skin lesions, cuts and abrasions. The oil is beneficial for ear infections, infected impacted anal glands, to stop bleeding, shock & bruising. Also excellent properties in skin & hair rinses.   Originally from Egypt where it was prized for it's healing abilities  of wounds and skin infections.   Calendula is gentle enough to use on the most sensitive skins, is non irritating and soothing.   Calendula is said to help regenerate your skin and has anti-inflammatory properties and is super to use to sooth chapped, dry skin

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) Believed to be an aphrodisiac, it does stimulate the nervous system, helps to prevent fainting, contains anti asthma compounds, has been used for heartburn, gallstones, laryngitis, emphysema & erectile issues as well as bad breath.

Carrot (Daucus Carota) Not the orange carrot but the botanical carrot, helps to slows the aging process, may help to prevent cataracts, beneficial to help lower high blood pressure, angina, liver problems, skin problems wrinkles. Often found in skin care products for mature or aging skin issues. Carrot seeds are rich in vitamin A and Beta Carotene, an antioxident said to revitalize, tone and promote healthy skin.   Used to treat eczema, rashes and to fight wrinkles.  Carrot seeds are excellent in soaps, masks, skin care products

Cascara Sagrada ( Rhamnus purshiana) Contains powerful natural laxative properties to help with chronic constipation. May need to be adjusted to help restore balance.    Used for parasitic infestations, as a laxitive and colon cleanser.  Contains calcium, manganese, Vitamin B's

Castor Oil ~  derived from the Castor bean and obtained by cold pressure, is rich in fatty acids and very moisturizing and lubricating to the skin in general. It acts as a humectant, attracting moisture to the skin.  Castor oil packs applied with warm flannel are believed effective for pain relief and to "draw out" cysts, boils and warts.  Ayurvedic medicine has long used castor oil for lumbago, sciatica and rheumatism.   Your grandmother may have used Castor oil therapeutically.  In the Canary Islands the oil is used to prevent sore nipples in nursing mothers and is also rubbed onto their scalps to prevent post natal hair loss  It’s also a well- known superfatting agent and well suited for shampoo bars and skin-care products.

Catnip ( Nepeta cataria) Helps to relieve dog gas and other stomach disorders and provide your cat with hours of intoxicating activities. Beneficial to use in nervous stomach disorders, beneficial for treating insomnia and to help prevent cataracts.

Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) An Amazonian herb considered useful as an anti-inflammatory, an immune system enhancer, it has found use in arthritis, cancer, allergies and systemic Candida, HIV and AIDS, while reducing side effects of chemotherapy; also increases circulation and inhibits formation of plaque and blood clots in the brain. Heart and arteries, lowers blood pressure. Beneficial as an anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor agent, used for diabetes and other respiratory & circulatory disorders. Also used to treat bowel disorders such as Crohn's disease, and colitis, arthritis and bursitis, and to support chemotherapy patients.  Cautions: Cat's claw should not be used during pregnancy.

Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) We consider this one of the most beneficial herbs, particular in a first aid kid. To be used as an emergency in a - heart attack, acts as a stimulant to immediately improve circulation, will only burn the mouth and not the throat. Contains powerful antioxidant effects, helps digestion, improves circulation, lowers cholesterol & blood fat levels.  Appliec topically is an excellent pain reliever for situations such as headaches, neuropathy, arthritis. Has been used for emphysema, backache, fever reduction, indigestion & shingles.  Even helps cold paws.  Cautions: High doses on an empty stomach can cause gut irritation and eventually ulcers in susceptible people.  We're used this on huge punctue wounds and it stops bleeding and prevents infection.  Taken for nausea, pleurisy, rheumatism.  Rich in vitamin A, many B's and C.

Celery Seed (Apium graveolens)  The wild version of the well known veg, celery seed has diuretic and antiseptic effects.  it also relieves smooth muscle spasms and may lower blood pressure.   Used to treat arthritis and urinary tract infections.  Caution:  Should not be used during pregnance or with kidney disease.

 Chamomile Flowers  (Matricaria Recutita) Popular as a tea and excellent as a skin or hair rinse. Helps stop nausea, clingy animals, good as a nervine to help unwind and relax.  Beneficial as an anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, aids digestion, relieves muscle spasm, is a relaxant and has wound-healing effects.  Treats a broad spectrum of conditions including asthma, hay fever, sinusitis, gastrointestinal disturbances, menstrual and menopausal problems, nervous tension, insomnia and tension and digestive headaches. Excellent as a cleanser & toner of the digestive tract; aids in calming the nerves; expels worms & parasites; improves the appetite & helps eliminate dandruff. Can also help to treat skin problems and conjunctivitis.
Chamomile has been used to sooth and soften the skin and provide relief for minor burns, sunburn and skin rashes.   Chamomile can help ease the itching and flaking of eczema and other skin irritations and reduces skin inflammation.   As a mild astringent it's excellent for deep cleaning of the pores.   Chamomile has long been used in shampoo products and in hair rinses.   It's a particularly relaxing herbal ingredient in teas.   We use a Chamomile tea bath to help sooth Rotties with aggravating skin conditions.   We also make a "gravy" out of Lavender, Chamomile, Rose Hips & Hibiscus Flowers and serve it over a natural dog food....this is very helpful for skin conditions.
  In rare cases, there may be an allergic reaction  

Chaparral (Larrea tridentata) Tones the liver and increases dietary fat metabolism; treats rheumatism, malignant growths, gingivitis, and radiation poisoning; pulls heavy metals out of the body. Aids in healing skin blemishes, acne, arthritis & allergies; promotes hair growth; acts as a natural antibiotic within the body with no side effects. Has strong anti fungal, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial properties. Also beneficial against tooth decay.

A truly bitter herb that helps to protect from harmful effects of radiation and sun exposure.  Good for skin disorders, purifies the blood, helps relieve pain, has very strong and documented benefits in protecting against the formation of tumors and cancer cells, improves kidney, lung & liver functions.   Check it out on Dr Duke's site

Chickweed (Stellaria media) Offers a tasty remedy, cool remedy for many upper digestive tract disorders, relieves esophageal irritations, helps expel fur balls, helps with minor skin burns & irritations, allergies, appetite, asthma, blood poisoning, boils, bronchitis, cancer, colon problems, cleansing, constipation, diabetes, hay fever, hemorrhoids, inflammation, rheumatism, skin problems, sore throats, swelling, tumors, ulcers. Helps control dietary fat metabolism, rich in B complex vitamins, iron, copper, calcium and zinc. It can be used externally to relieve itching, and has wound-healing and emollient properties. Treats itchy skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, boils, wounds and bruises

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) ~ A delicious spice that often entices pooches to eat their other herbs or tinctures when mixed with their favorite food. Helps wih nausea reduces fevers, prevents heartburn, eliminates body odor, is a warming herb that can help restore respiratory conditions.

 Cinnamon offers a warm, sweet, spicy scent that has been used for hundreds of years as one of the most sought after spices, more valuable than gold, during the 15th and 16th century.  Cinnamon is excellent for circulation and sore muscles, a powerful antiseptic, emotional stimulant, good for the libido.  In Aromatherapy thought to be an aphrodisiac as well as an anti-depressant.  Recent research indicates Cinnamon may be beneficial to diabetics, reduces drowsiness, irritability and some headaches.

Clove Bud  Syzgium aromaticum) ~ Wonderful warming qualities that can help ease the pain of arthritis, rheumatism and muscle aches.   Has been shown to reduce drowsiness, anxiety, irritability and increases circulation.   An excellent toothache remedy.

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) A rich history of use in a variety of upper respiratory conditions including, colds, whooping cough, asthma, coughs & pneumonia. Good for kennel cough or other dry coughs particularly when combined with Licorice (not the candy, but the herb) Frequently used in cough syrups.  Excellent for skin disorders, asthma, bronchials fevers, burns

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) Entire books could be dedicated to the wonders of Comfrey and it's rich traditions that cover a broad range of uses, everything from skin disorders, to cancers, to insect bites, to skin restoration, broken and fractured bones. Helpful for sprains and damaged tendons; it will stimulate respiratory organs and eliminates expectoration; helpful in arthritis, stomach problems, ulcerated tonsils, abscesses, and wounds; makes an excellent mouthwash for bleeding gums and also good for anaemia and diarrhea Known as Knit Bone, Comfrey enjoys an excellent reputation for being a QUICK wound healer, it's soothing and an excellent anti-inflammatory too. . With extended use, it may irritate the liver. Comfrey heals so quickly that it can actually seal the bacteria INTO the wound, so it's important to take preventative steps to ensure this doesn't happen. We spritz wounds with our Anti Viral Spritz first, then apply the Comfrey formulas. Comfrey is used to treat fractures, wounds, sprains, psoriasis and eczema. I nternally it has been used to treat gastrointestinal problems Helps internally and externally and speeds the healing of bruises, tissue and ligament tears, and broken bones non-unions. ..

This is one of the ingredients in UGLY Salve, and you can be sure your animal will want to eat it or lick it off himself or other animals, which is perfectly fine, it will help sooth his digestive tract.... .

Comfrey also rids the Bacteria of Streptococcus and Staphylococcus bacteria, heals urinary tract infections with blood in the urine, heals the lungs and respiratory problems, and itching. It is a nutrient, detoxifier, blood cleanser, infection/inflammation fighter.
Rich in Vitamin B12 so excellent for horses that need a boost. Also helps with carpal tunnel syndrome, dandruff, heartburn, & vaginitis.
Cautions: Comfrey contains compounds which have caused liver damage only IF given in larges doses for a long period in animals. Otherwise is safe and very effective for healing animals and humans. It's so effective am surprised it's not banned completel :>)

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)~ Offers a spicy, sweet unique fragrant aroma that can be helpful to relieve muscular aches and pains in rheumatism and arthritis, believed to clear the mind and freshen the intellect.  Helps to fight fatigue, nervous stress and lethargy.

Cocoa Butter ~ Our cocoa butters are pure, prime-pressed and food grade. Pressed cocoa butter is the fat which is obtained by hydraulic pressing of cocoa nib or cocoa mass (cocoa liquor) obtained from cocoa beans. It could be filtered or centrifuged. This is an all natural process and no solvents are used. It's better quality than regular cocoa butter.   Cocoa Butter is excellent in balms, lotions, creams, and soaps because of cocoa butter’s softening and skin-healing properties.  Cocoa butter has a  delightfully beautiful aroma of chocolate and is truly irresistable if you are a chocoholic.   Most lip balms and massage butters require cocoa butter for firmness.   Daily massages help prevent stretch marks from developing during pregnancy. 

Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera) ~  Coconut oil is obtained from copra, the dried "meat" of the coconut.   Distillers separate the copra from the hull of the coconut then it's  dried, crushed, and expressed to remove the oil.  This coconut becomes a liquid at 76 degrees and  is semi-liquid at room temperature.   So don't  be alarmed to see your products containing coconut oil change consistency and texture.   A percentage of coconut oil in cosmetics is moisturizing; too much of it can be drying.   Its saturated nature resists rancidity and makes a very hard soap, while at the same time producing a fluffy lather.   In fact, you can leave your lotion in a hot vehicle or warm in a pot of hot water if you want a liquid, it will refirm at room temperature.

Let your imagine transport you on an adventure in the Caribbean or South Pacific when you sniff this oil.   This is what coconut oil really and truly smells like!    It has the most intoxicating coconut fragrance one could ask for.  Its texture is a soft-solid with a creamy texture while at room temperature.  Use straight on the skin, as lip balm, to blend with other fixed oils and essential oils, in creams and lotions, for those who like to tan without any protection this is it, use as a sexual lubricant or all over body oil, massage into hair for a truly moisturizing treatment prior to shampooing.....  We find that our Rotties like to lick it off our hands and legs and love it massaged into their coats.

Couch Grass ( Agropyron repens) An aggressive North American Grass that dogs LOVE to eat and can seek out among other grasses in your pasture if they're given the opportunity. A dog NOSE best.....Dogs seek out this grass to help devour to the point of vomiting, we feel they are doing this as a digestive cleaning tool Rich in vitamins A & B & iron. Cough Grass helps sooth kidney stones, the bladder, helps with bronchitis and may provide nutrients for your animal if eaten.

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) While popular as a drink, offers excellent properties to benefit the urinary system Used to treat urinary tract infections and as a long term preventive for kidney stones.

Damiana leaf (Turnera diffusa) Rich history to help rebalance the female libidinal system, when chocolate doesn't work...contains Chlorophyl, volatile oils, resins, sugars and helps to relieve headaches and acts on the intestinal track.

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) The most common pest in your garden is one that we treasure....How contrary an herbalists view, this is a very beneficial herb, not a noxious weed. This fresh whole plant is an electrolyte balancer, and the best diuretic because it doesn't deplete potassium, and is good for kidney inflammations. Has blood cleansing effects and is an excellent kidney and liver tonic.   A rich source of chlorophyll, biotin, calcium, choline, fats, gum, insulin, iron, linolenic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, proteins. vitamins and minerals, including potassium.  The root is used to improve digestion as it stimulates the flow of digestive juices, including bile from the liver and gallbladder.  Used to treat liver conditions, arthritis, skin infections, prevent osteoporosis, bladder infections, pneumonia, tonsilitis and improve liver function. Rich in iron, calcium and other vitamins & minerals it's excellent for anoemia Horses will eat freely if you allow them, so will other animals... Also good in salads when young and fresh.    Makes an excellent cleanser for the bloodstream and liver.  Used as a diuretic, improves pancreatic, spleen, stomach & kidney function and helps with cramps, fluid retention, breast tumors, age spots and MUCH more.  Now will you please stop killing this beneficial herb?  Of course you can't spray it with deadly poisons if  your animals or YOU  expect to include it in your salad or make a nice tea.

Dead Sea Mud ~ is a natural extract from the Dead Sea which contains a high percentage of magnesium, potassium, bromine and other important minerals and trace elements...all natural substances.  Dead Sea Mud supports the metabolism and revitalizes the natural functions of cells . It has anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic effects.  Worldwide, in some  premier Spas,  this mud is used as a supporting cure for skin and rheumatic diseases . It is also recommended as an overall regenerative and beautification mask. Dead Sea Mud has long been advocated for its healing benefits for those with psoriasis.  While not true "medical therapy", many psoriasis patients claim that the use of mineral mud helps soften their skin and diminish the presence of scaling.  Great for the scalp, too! If you wish to use Dead Sea Mud on the face, please try out on a very small area of facial skin

Dead Sea Salts ~ The therapeutic effects of bathing in the Dead Sea were well known even in times of antiquity. Its waters are unique compared to other seas and lakes, first and foremost due to the high concentration of salts reaching 27% compared to 3% in ordinary sea water. It is believed that the therapeutic properties of the Dead Sea are due to a large extent to the presence of magnesium, potassium and calcium chlorides and a comparatively high concentration of bromides. These special chemical compositions and special climatic conditions help make the Dead Sea an ideal spot for the curing of rheumatic and certain skin diseases. Dead Sea Salts are a mixture of bath salts which contain the important salts of the Dead Sea. The mixture is obtained by natural evaporation and crystallization of Dead Sea salts from the brines. This process enriches the therapeutically valuable potassium and magnesium salts, while retaining all the other mineral elements of the Dead Sea. The bath salts contain no additives. Here we will mention some publications or reports persons with certain medical conditions may be interested in reading: "Dead Sea Balmeotherapy in Osteoarthritis", "On the Therapy of Rheumatic Illnesses with Medical Bathing Salts from the Dead Sea", and "Salt from the Promised Land Helps Psoriasis Patients". The physical appearance of true Dead Sea Salt ranges from off-white to light brown in color.

Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) A good first approach for rheumatoid and osteoarthritis as an anti-inflammatory and acts to decrease blood fats, cholesterol and uric acid levels; also good for gout and adrenal cortical problems. Has strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Treats liver and gallbladder disorders and very effective for arthritic symptoms.

Dong GuI ( Angelica sinensis ) Known as an effective reproductive hormone balancer Dong Quai has a reputation as a very valuable remedy for women as it contains compounds which can regulate female hormone action. Also lowers blood pressure, increases blood flow to the brain and other parts of the body, and has also been shown to have mild tranquillizing and pain- relieving effects   Helps stop hot flashes and symptoms associated with PMS and menopause.

Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, E angustifolia, E. pallida) A powerful natural herbal antibiotic on the level of penicillin, only with more natural chemical compounds that work together to combat invaders.  It is an infection fighter active against strep bacteria, abscesses, boils, a blood cleanser, helps with snake bites & poisonous insects, and a glandular and lymphatic system cleanser.  Use it particularly for respiration infections and any disease above the waist.   Use only when really needed and for a maximum of 2 weeks and at the first sign of a dis-ease. . A blood purifier stimulates white blood cell count at an area of infection; its anti-viral, antibacterial, and anti-biotic properties stimulate quick tissue repair.  Good for colds, flu's, infections and fevers. antibiotic immune strengthener. It stimulates the immune system, helps in tissue healing and has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-cancer effects. Also used to help alleviate the side effects of chemo and in wound healing and arthritis  Even modern medicine is trying to jump on the natural train and uses Echinacea.    Considered  a bitter herb used for colic, colds, flu, infections, snake and insect bites, has antibiotic, antiviral and antiinflammatory properties.   Great for the immune system.  Contains fatty acids, protein, sulfur, sucrose, vitamins, copper and's a keeper!  There seems to be some controversy whether Echinacea is good for a cold or flu.  Echinacea is to enhance the immune system so you won't get a cold or the flu.  Once you have it, Echinacea will not stop it.  Build your immune system all year long.

 ELlderberry (Sambucus Nigra) Elder flowers have diuretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-catarrhal actions. They raise body temperature, causing sweating which is useful in stimulating the immune system. The bark and berries have laxative, diuretic and anti-inflammatory actions. : Elder is mainly used to treat colds, flu, dry coughs, sinusitis and catarrh and in hair & skin preparations..

Ephedra (Ephedra Sinica) Another herb that receives incorrect bad press. Recent banned reversed as being unconstitutional. Deaths attributed to Ephedra were the pharmaceutical synthesized version of pseudoephedrine frequently found in non banned cold medications without prescription. Ephedra has thousands of years of safe and highly effective use in respiratory conditions such as asthma, headaches, migraines and to prevent fainting.

Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus globulus )   One of the main ingredients in any vapor rub.  An oil that has been used for healing and cleaning for hundreds of years.  Coming from a very fast growing evergreen tree, the oil is extracted from the leaves.  Excellent for bronchitis, coughs, fevers, head aches, rheumatism, sinus congestin, sore throats, general body aches and pains.  The rich aroma helps to renew a tired spirit and have a general calming effect on your whole body.  We have used in in heavy flea areas around bedding to repel fleas, and also in our flea remedies and Bug spritzes.

Evening Primrose Oil, (  Oenothera Biennis)  ~  is a pale yellow oil with a pleasant, light and nutty taste and fragrance.  . Extremely helpful in treating menstrual and pre-menstrual problems, eczema and psoriasis.  It’s useful in treating allergic skin problems;   Its healing action results from its high content of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid that is vital to cell and body functions and not produced by the body itself.  If your skin resembles an old leathery saddle, you may benefit from including Evening Primrose Oil in your daily treatments.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea Europaea ) ~  Really, is there any other kind?   Take a close look on the olive oil products you find on the shelves, we're shocked to see that many contain Rape Seed Oil (Canola Oil) Which is one of the most harmful oils manufactured by chemical interestes.  Yes, Extra Virgin is more expensive but well worth it.

Extra virgin olive oil is extracted from olives by mechanical or other methods which do not modify its basic properties. This results in a completely natural product which maintains the taste plus chemical and biological characteristics of the olive. Once the flesh of the olives are pressed, the resulting oil is centrifuged and filtered for clarity.  The first potion of oil is known as virgin oil and the oil obtained at the very beginning of this pressing is known as extra virgin oil or first pressing. The fruits yield about 18-20% oil and it is relatively expensive. Olive oil has traditionally been taken with lemon juice in 5ml doses to treat gallstones.  There are indications that olive oil lowers the blood pressure more than other highly publicized polyunsaturated oils. It appears that olive oil lowers the amount of LDL cholesterol in the body and perhaps high cholesterol levels may be reduced more by ingesting olive oil than by following a fatless diet. Olive oil is recommended as part of a diabetic diet. Extra virgin olive oil is nutritious and easy to digest.     A true delight is crusty French bread dipped in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, on my gosh, close to Heaven!

Eyebright (Euphrasia rostokoviana) Has anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory and astringent actions. It is the main herb for protecting and maintaining the health of the eye. Acts as an internal medicine for the constitutional tendency to eye weakness. Helps tol remove cysts caused by chronic conjunctivitis. 

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Helps to expel gas, relieve stomach cramping and intestinal colic & stimulates. Digestion. It is also mildly calming to coughs and colds causing amenorrhea. It will increase lactation in nursing mothers. Fennel has anti-inflammatory and diuretic effects. Can be used to treat respiratory infections and digestive problems such as gas and bloating. It can be used externally as a gargle and as an eyewash to treat eye infections.     A sweet herb that promotes healthy function of the spleen, liver, kidneys and help clear the lungs.

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) Well known for treatment of migraines, acts as a anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic by opposing prostaglandin action. It may also help arthritis in acute inflammatory stages Feverfew, a member of the sunflower family , has been used medicinally for centuries. It inhibits the manufacture of substances which promote inflammation Feverfew prevents migraine attacks, treats rheumatoid arthritis, is good for painful feline conditions, arthritic joints and as a general anti inflammatory.

This is truly an amazing herb and one that the  Big Pharma Boyz are trying to mimic by patenting a single chemical ingredient....not nearly as good as the entire herb as nature intended.   This stops pain, relieves headaches, arthritis, indigestion, colds, fever and muscle tension.  Helps to remove worms  We offer it in several products, including Jesse Jan'es Osteo Care

Flax (Linum usitatissimum) Exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acids and omega 3, considered essential for development ofa healthy heart, liver, brain and immune systems. Highly valued for its fiber and oil, flax has been cultivated for thousands of years. Research indicates that Flax seed oil will repress Tumor growths when taken in a 1:4 ratio with yogourt or cottage cheese. Beneficial for angina, constipation, endometriosis, psoriasis and to help maintain a healthy skin and coat.

Frankencense (Boswellia Carteri) Helps to shrinks inflamed tissue, beneficial for arthritis & other inflammatory disorders, spinal arthritis, helps with hip dysplasia. Also an excellent essential oil, frequently combined with Myrrh....we call it the heavenly duo.

Galangal Root (Alpinia officinarum) Strong antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, 10 cancer preventative chemicals and a good agent against insects 

Garlic (Allium sativum) With over 700 natural chemical compounds it's easy to see how truly powerful garlic is, as a natural antibiotic against bacteria, viruses, to help fight aging, colds and flu, allergies, bronchitis, burns, cardiac arrhythmia,diabetes, herpes virus, headaches, Lyme disease, Raynauds disease, sinusitis, sore throats yeast infections and just about any type of external or internal parasite and intestinal parasites. Used medicinally for 5000 years, garlic has many well-researched effects. It is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. Excellent mixed with olive oil and Mullein as an ear oil. It boosts immune function, helps digestion and has also been shown to have anti-cancer effects. Garlic also reduces cholesterol, blood pressure, blood clotting, and limits free radical damage to blood fats. Excellent in cooking and our Rotts ADORE it.Aside from culinary uses, garlic is most often used to treat high cholesterol and blood pressure. It is also used to treat infections and digestive and respiratory problems. Is extremely effective in dissolving and cleansing cholesterol from the blood stream; it stimulates the digestive tract; it kills worms, parasites and harmful bacteria; it normalizes blood pressure and reduces fever, gas & cramps; it used by athletes for increasing physical strength & energy. Can easily be added fresh to meals. And is also an effective natural insecticide and pesticide for your garden. One of the most valuable medicinal herbs.

 Known as Russian Penicillian, an excellent natural antibiotic with hundreds of natural chemical properties.   Testimonials on garlic go back to Biblical times and are in the ancient works of the Hebrews, Greeks, Babylonians, Romans and Egyptians.   Garlic has powerful antifungal agents  and is excellent for many uses.  

Gentian Root (Gentiana lutea) Used for centuries as a 'bitter' tonic, to improve digestion by stimulating the flow of digestive juices including saliva and bile, and helps stimulate gut movement. Gentian improves appetite and is used to stimulate digestive activity. Also used to treat digestive complaints such as dyspepsia, gastritis, diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, earache, hypothyroidism and ulcers

Geranium/ Pelargonium graveolens~Geranium oil does not smell like the flower you may be accustomed to.  Geranium has a mild, soothing effect that is said to help stimulate cell regeneration and to treat skin inflammation.  Good for almost any type of skin and to help balance between oily and dry skin.  It has a fresh, sweet, rosy floral scent that has uplifting properties that are beneficial to balance the mind and body, emotions, to relieve stress, depression and help with mood swings.  Recent TCM studies indicate that Geranium may be beneficial to the heart and circulatory system.

Ginger (Zingebar officinale ) ~ Ginger root has a heavy sweet aroma used by the Indians and Chinese for thousands of years.   Ginger offers excellent cleaning properties that can help with warding off infections and colds.  Most grandmothers know that ginger relieves nausea and motion sickness.  It warms the heart and opens up feelings and improves circulation.   Believed to be a sexual stimulant, sharpens the senses, improves memory and to help prevent irritability.  

Long term usage and large doses may cause stomach irritation or lead to ulcers Fortunately it takes very little Ginger to help most situations. Excellent for intestinal cramping, gas, indigestion; nausea, coughs, depression, fevers, bursitis, inflammations, preventing cataracts, migraines, strokes, heart disease, angina, arthritis, colds, fever, laryngitis, tendinitis, toothache, viral infections. . Aids in fighting colds, colitis, digestive disorders, t helps increase the secretion of saliva; excellent for the circulatory system and helps increase stamina .   Ginger acts as an antioxidant and has has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting and pain-killing properties. Beneficial effects on the heart.   Ginger has anti-ulcer activity and improves the function of the muscles in the gut while helping to relieve spasm.   Ginger is also valued for its warming properties and to help prevent tumor formations and to expel worms.

Ginkgo Leaf ( Ginkgo Biloba) ~ Don't forget to take this.....:<) Said to improve memory loss, brain function, depression, cerebral circulation, oxygenation and blood flow.  

Well established history of effective use as an Antioxidant, brain tonic, balance circulation, treats headaches, sinusitis, tinnitus..  Helps in stabilizing cell membranes, reducing free radical damage, improving blood circulation and enhancing oxygen and glucose use . Ginkgo is particularly beneficial for brain, nerves and blood vessels. Used to treat senile conditions, including Alzheimer's, dementia, hardening of the arteries; thrombosis, depression, and allergies. It is also used as a treatment for oxygen deprivation . Reduces cardiovascular risks, including those associated with coronary heart disease, hypertension, hyper cholesterolemia, and diabetes. By maintaining blood flow to the retina, Ginkgo extracts inhibited deteriorating vision in the elderly . An adequate amount of extract may reverse damage from lengthy oxygen deprivation of the retina.    Don't forget your Ginkgo!  Did I already say that?

Gingseng (Panax QuinquefoliumPanax ginseng and Eleutherococcus senticosus)  All types of ginseng have a long history of use, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Ginseng helps the body's ability to cope with stress, improve energy metabolism, lower blood sugar, boost immunity, enhance liver function, fights depression and regulates cell growth. : The anti-fatigue and anti-stress properties are used to increase physical and mental performance. Also used to treat diabetes, to lower cholesterol, to enhance reproductive system function, to treat menopausal symptoms, to improve immunity, to prevent cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome and to combat side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.. CAUTION Ginseng should be avoided by people who have acute infections, high blood pressure or anxiety. Some people experience side effects with ginseng. These include high blood pressure, nervousness, insomnia, skin problems and diarrhea

Glucosamine Sulfate Well know for anti inflammatory properties, we use as part of a combination in our Jesse Jane Osteo care with over a dozen herbal ingredients that offer a highly effective blend..

Glycerin, Olea Europaea ~ An odorless, colorless, syrupy derivative of olive oil, glycerin has long been used as a benign solvent, lubricant, and  natural preservative.  It is  slightly sweet tasting, warming to the skin, and edible.  Glycerin is used as an ingredient in edible love oils as well as many lotions as a natural thickener.

Goat Milk ~ Goat Milk baths have been popular since ancient times.  Goat Milk is a natural cleanser and one of the finest moisturizers.  It has excellent softening and soothing properties and is very creamy in skin care products.   Rich in butterfat that helps to soften and moisturize the skin, Goat Milk contains caprylic acid which helps resore the natural PH balance to your skin while helping to absorb the moisturizing effects of goat milk.  Goat milk butterfat is super for your skin helping to soften and moisturize.   Folks who are sensitive to normal milk often find that they can tolerate Goat Milk, full of Vitamin A, several B vitamins, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6, B12, Alpha-hydrozy acids.

Golden Rod (Solidago virgaurea) Also known as woundwort effective in stopping bleeding. Beneficial as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and astringent actions. Used to treat kidney stones, urinary stones and infections, also catarrh and arthritis. Helps with bladder infections, yeast infections, reduces inflammation of respiratory system. Easy to grow in your garden 

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) Powerful tonic with reach history used to alleviate gastritis, ulceration, colitis, some hay fever symptoms. Goldenseal prevents bacteria from attaching to cells, stimulates the immune system, lowers fevers, is a strong antiseptic, fights bladder infections, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, pneumonia, sinusitis, tinnitus, helps heal wounds and combats yeast infections. Used as an anti-microbial, anti-parasiticreduces, inflammation of respiratory system and stimulates the liver, and has anti-cancer effects. Goldenseal is used to treat inflammatory digestive conditions such as gastritis, peptic ulcers and colitis. It is a liver cleanser and antiseptic, and is used for internal bleeding and bowel diseases (colitis etc). It lowers blood sugar and is a natural insulin. It heals the mucous membranes and is used externally for skin cancer. Usedas an elixir for animals with cancer, feline leukemia, feline infectious peritonitis, and tumors. Do not use goldenseal with hypoglycemic animals Also dilute with water and use as a antiseptic for wounds/infections irritations. Another ingredient in our Ugly Salve...super fast healing!

Not just for producing clean Urinary employment results...but that too....A bitter herb that helps strengthen the immune system, is an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial...great for colds, flu, inflammation, gum diseases, ulcers....good for the stomach, reduces blood pressure and stimulates the CNS...It's in our Ugly Salve and others.

Gotu Kola ( Centella asiatica) As a cerebral stimulant, it carries nutrients for transport to the brain and rejuvenates neural synapses to help with poor memory and sluggish brain activity. Toxic in large does; combines with skullcap and Oregon Grape and will improve skin quality and calm the central nervous system. Effective in anti-aging, Alzheimer's. arthritis, nervous system, works on the kidneys. Used medicinally for thousands of years and has a reputation for wound-healing, cellulite, cirrhosis of the liver, varicose veins and other blood vessel disorders, treating sores and burns, insomnia, stress and with sedative properties, and also improves mental function.

Gravel Root (Eupatorium purpureum) Also known as kidney weed, gravel root has beneficial effects on the kidney and urinary system. Very effective in preventing or eliminating urinary stones. Used to treat kidney and urinary infections, prostate inflammation, gout, anti=aging, helps reduce arthritic symptoms

Grapefruit Seed  (Citruis paradisi)~ A natural citrus antioxidant used to help extend shelf life in skin care products.  It's a natural antibacterial, antimicrobial and has other deodorzing properties that help oils from going rancid.

Grape seed - A powerful antioxidant herb found to reduce coughing, wheezing, weakness, mucous and recurring respiratory infections, promotes healthy cardiovascular system. Slows cancer cell growths.. Is 20 times stronger that Vit C and 50 times stronger than Vit E in neutralizing . Free Radical damage linked to over 60 major diseases. This is one of the main cancer herbs used successfully! Grape seed extract helps: Allergies; arthritis; asthma; blocked coronary arteries; poor circulation; high cholesterol; diabetes, glaucoma; headaches; hemorrhoids; joint inflammation; muscle spasms enlarged prostate; skin: brown spots, cellulite, eczema, itching, psoriasis, sagging, old surgical scars, spider veins and even wrinkles!.

Grapeseed Oil ( Vitis Vinifera ) ~  is an ecologically sound product that is made from the seeds of grapes after the wine is pressed.  Grapeseed oil is high in vitamin E and is 76% essential fatty acid, linoleic acid (also known as Omega 6). It is low in saturated fat, contains natural chlorophyll and valuable antioxidants (known as proanthocyninidins), and has a good shelf life.  Very rich in vitamins, minerals and linoleic acid.  It's a light and penetrating oil for massage.  It’s also used in lotions, balms, creams, and soap. The skin absorbs it easily; it has no perceptible odor.  Since it is slightly astringent, it tightens and tones the skin. Will not aggravate acne.  There is ample current research on this excellent product that is also an excellent cooking oil.    

A powerful antioxidant herb found to reduce coughing, wheezing, weakness, mucous and recurring respiratory infections, promotes healthy cardiovascular system. Slows cancer cell growths.. Is 20 times stronger that Vit C and 50 times stronger than Vit E in neutralizing . Free Radical damage linked to over 60 major diseases. This is one of the main cancer herbs used successfully! Grape seed extract helps: Allergies; arthritis; asthma; blocked coronary arteries; poor circulation; high cholesterol; diabetes, glaucoma; headaches; hemorrhoids; joint inflammation; muscle spasms enlarged prostate; skin: brown spots, cellulite, eczema, itching, psoriasis, sagging, old surgical scars, spider veins and even wrinkles!.

Greentea  ( Camella Sinensis) ~  Green tea is steamed, baked or pan heated to prevent oxidation and therby keeping the leaves green.  Green tea is rich in antioxidants and believed to help rejuvenate skin cells and remove toxins from your body.  It's a mild astringent that has been used for centuries to cleanse, tone and purify the skin.  Green tea can be used as a gentle exfoliant giving your skin a healthy glow!   

Helps protect the liver, prevents cataracts, tooth decay, slows aging, and used for treating various conditions including, arthritis, asthma, canker sores, diabetes, diarrhea, emphysema, relieving gas, gingivitis, graves disease, hemorrhoids, herpes virus, inflammatory bowel disease, motion sickness, stopping pain, healing sores and relieving sunburn..... When you add lemon to your ice tea you are helping to prevent colds and flu!

Grindelia (Grindelia squarrosa) Tonic effects on the lungs and kidneys, its stimulating action makes it useful as an expectorant to cough up obstinate catarrh. For the Urinary tract, it is mildly diuretic. Used as a skin cream as it forms a lacquer coating on the skin, cools and prevents spreading from itching Native remedy for skin irritations, poison ivy, kennel cough symptoms, asthma and helps lower blood pressure.

Hawthorne Berry (Crataegus laevigata)  Reputation as a Heart tonic that improves blood supply to the heart and improves strength of heart muscle contraction, lowers blood pressure and cholesterold levels, reduces angina attacks and cardiac arrhythmias. . This herb can be added to daily meals over a long period. Helps strengthen blood capillaries and connective tissue. Also used to treat atherosclerosis, high blood pressure and congestive heart failure,

Hazelnut Oil  ( Corylus Avellana ) ~  yield  a pale amber oil with a pleasant nutty aroma.  Its composition is similar to almond oil for which it’s often substituted.  This is the only fixed nut oil with an astringent quality, making it beneficial for use on oily skin.  It absorbs quickly and is useful as a base for oily or acne-prone skins.   It may be useful against thread veins and has been used internally in cases of urinary stones, kidney colic and tapeworms.

Hemp Seed Oil  ( Cannabis Sativa )  ~ Hemp has thousands of years history and tradition as a medicinal product and is probably the best Bio Fuel available and widly used in other countries as a petroleum alternative that is inexpensive, quick growing and of unlimited supply.   Sadly our protected interests in the US forbid the full exploration of this incredible herb.   This oil DOES NOT contain the chemical required for an induced high.

Hemp seed oil is possibly the richest source of polyunsaturated fats and essential fatty acids, comtaining both Omega 3 and Omega 6 and Gamma Linolenic Acid which make it naturally moisturizing.   Hemp Seed contains 50%- 60% Linoleic acids which provide superb moisturizing properties.

Hemp seeds produce a vegetable oil that is high in protein and can be used within a variety of foods and cosmetics.  The hemp seed oil we offer you is considered  "ultra natural", is minimally refined, and is obtained by cold, expeller-pressed method.  It has a characteristic vegetable odor with a  slight green color. The seeds from which this oil is obtained are not sterilized or fumigated. Hemp seed oil’s high linoleic and linolenic acid contents make it vulnerable to spoilage.   Alpha linolenic, linoleic and oleic acids––the essential fatty acids known as the omegas––make up 88% of the total fatty-acid content.   Its particularly moisturizing for dry, damaged skin and for eczema and psoriasis. Hemp seed oil penetrates the skin quickly and some describe it as a "dry" oil.   This oil requires cool, dark, oxygen-free storage conditions.    

For some fascinating TRUE history read about how Marijuana and of course Hemp were legal in the US until around 1933 and what the reason, the REAL reason it was an internet search with William Randolph Hearst & Marijuana.   You'll be surprised.

Hibiscus Flower (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Beneficial floral to help balance and stabilize emotions, anti-inflammatory, helps prevent obesity, offers good antiseptic, anti-tumor, anti-spasmodic properties, has 13 cancer prevention chemicals, strong fungicidal properties, is an excellent pesticide.

Honey ~ One of nature's most perfect foods, one of the premier humectants which means it traps and seals in moisure into your skin.  Honey is wonderfully soothing and softening to your skin.  Cleopatra was famous for her milk and honey baths, enjoying the acids that help your skin retain it's youthful appearance.   Honey is rich in important vitamins, minerals, amino acids and with a very high potassium content that make it almost impossible for bacteria to survive.

Hops (Humulus lupulus) Calmative food for insomnia, to stop seizures, promotes restful sleep, helps to control nervousness and nervous stomach problems. hops have sedative, soporific, diuretic and antibacterial effects. Helps to relieve muscle spasm and act to improve digestion. Used to treat insomnia, restlessness and nervous tension. The herb can also be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and dyspepsia. Particularly beneficial to help animals relax while enduring painful conditions, such as surgery recovery or injuries. should not be used in depression

Horehound ( Marrubium vulgare) Highly effective in upper respiratory conditions and to help sooth symptoms of laryngitis, hoarseness, sore throats, bronchitis. Also beneficial for cardiac arrhythmia.

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) Astringent and tonic to the circulatory system, helps to strengthen and tone the veins. It can be used externally and internally to treat vein problems, hemorrhoids and wrinkles.Cautions: Horse chestnut should not be used by those with kidney disease 

Horseradish Root (Armoracia rusticana) Delicious in cooking and an excellent means of working to clear out those sinuses. Very effective in treating allergies, sinuses. We use in our Wild Dog Cider to help sooth symptoms associated with the onset of colds and flu and to minimize your suffering.

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Horsetail likes wet areas and is a rush like plant with hollow joint stems. Very rich in silica and other minerals with diuretic and healing properties. Mainly used to treat urinary tract and prostate disorders, cystitis, kidney stones, incontinence. Also helpful to tone the bladder, for arthritis and applied externally to stop bleeding and help heal wounds. , silica, asthma and kidney disorders, strengthens tissues. . It also stops bleeding and tones the bladder, promotes the healing of broken bones and connective tissue. Horsetail builds the immune, glandular, and nervous systems, plus skin, coat, teeth, and nails. It helps in expelling parasites/worms and is a diuretic, anti aging properties, helps prevent osteoporosis, baldness, kidney stones, tendinitis. Very easily metabolized for tissue repair & speedy recovery from joint and bone injuries, including post surgical traumas, helps prevent bone degeneration, maintains a healthy skin, hair and coat, and reduces senility. Used in many hair and coat formulas or in salves to aid in tissue regeneration

Hyssop ( Hyssopus officinalis) Research shows that a compound in Hyssop inhibits HIV replication without toxicity to healthy cells. Used for respiratory disorders, effective as an anti-viral and anti-spasmodic for croupy coughs, bronchitis and asthma; will bring on sweating with dry skin and a fever; a relaxing nervine for petite mal seizures and anxiety states

Jojoba Oil  ( Simmondsia Chinensis ) ~  Jojoba is very similar in composition to human natural skin oils. It penetrates the skin rapidly to nourish it; also softens and moisturizes mature and dry skin.   Jojoba helps to heal inflamed skin conditions such as psoriasis or any form of dermatitis, and helps control acne and oily scalps.  Since it has antioxidant properties, it can keep other oils from going rancid.

Our jojoba is 100% pure, extracted from seeds produced by the jojoba plant which is expeller pressed, once.   No solvents are used during this process. Jojoba is sometimes called "jojoba oil" when it is actually an extract; it’s not an oil at all but a liquid wax ester. Our pure jojoba is pasteurized and then filtered to prevent bacteria growth.  Jojoba can be decolored and deodorized; ours is neither.  Our pure jojoba is a beautiful golden amber with its own aroma, which will vary slightly from one crop year to the next and does not contain fillers, stabilizers, enhancers or preservatives. It does contain the seed’s anti-oxidants, is non-allergenic and won’t stain linens or clothing.   It’s gentle enough for newborn babies; soothes and restores elasticity to any dry skin area.   It’s very good in cases of psoriasis, for massage and aromatherapy, scalp and hair care, and for hands and cuticles

Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis) An excellent astringent, diuretic and antimicrobial, helps lower blood sugar and strengthens the kidneys. Beneficial for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Native remedies including treating sore throats, dandruff, improving coat conditions, treat edema and arthritis, severe cases of cystitis and other urinary tract infections. Helps relieve itchy skin and other skin & coat disorders, also a warm tea rids 'flu' symptoms very quickly.

Kaolin Clay ~or China clay (white clay) is the mildest of all clays and is used in cosmetic masks and soaps for sensitive skin as well as dry skin.  Does not expand with increasing water content. White Kaolin clay is also used as a scent fixative. This is a fine, fluffy clay that has natural absorbency properties and is frequently found in powders, body packs, skin care products, and deodorants

Kelp  (Laminaria digitata) ~ Is super rich in vitamins A, B, E, D, K & C, carotenes and numerous minerals.  Kelp is also a rich source of iron, potassium, iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, silica & zinc.  kelp can help to detoxify your skin and is a soothing, moisturizing sea vegetable.  Kelp helps to remove impurities from the skin and restores elasticity, leaving the skin feeling softer and more supple.  Also said to be beneficial for treating some skin  disoders and easing rheumatism, arthritis and other aches and pains.  

Kukui Nut ( Aleurites Moluccana)  ~  Originally brought to Hawaii by the early Polynesian settlers, it's quickly absorbed into the skin.  Kukui nut oil is high in linoleic and linolenic essential fatty acids . Excellent for skin conditioning after sun exposure, as well as for acne, eczema, psoriasis, hemorrhoids, dry/wrinkled skin and offers good protection for outdoor sports.  It offers just the right amount of lubrication without leaving a greasy feeling. Excellent for chapped skin and may prevent scarring.   Like most Hawaiian nuts and oils it's excellent for lotions, on the hair and in various conditioners.

Lavender/ Lavendula officinalis~ Lavender oil is extracted from the flowering tops of the Lavender plant.  Shown to be beneficial as an anti-inflammatory, offering rejuvenating, anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti-septic properties.  Lavender is believed to stimulate the immune system which is your first line of defense against disease.  Lavender tones the skin and helps with acne, oily skin, burns, sunburn, wounds, eczema, psoriasis, insect bites, stings and is an insect repellent that we use in our recipes.  Lavender helps promote skin healing and can ease inflammation, it helps remove tension and offers soothing, calming and a balancing effect on the nerves.   It's been effective for headaches, insomnia and as a great relief for stress and general relaxation.   Lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be appliced directly to your skin without diluting.  A bit of a spray on your sheets or in your bedroom or office can create a very tranquil environment.

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) This lovely plant grows nicely in many gardens and is used like mint in ice teas and lemonaides. The essential oil-rich herb has a long history of use as a remedy for nervousness and depression. It has carminative, nervine, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressive, diaphoretic and anti-microbial effects. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, flatulence, allergies, migraine, shingles, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, herpes virus, and viral infections such as herpes

Lemongrass  ( Cymbopogon flexuosus)  ~ What smells fresher than lemon!   The scent of lemon has always been associated with cleanliness and freshness.  While Lemongrass Oil  sounds as if it is a citrus, it’s actually steam distilled from a grass harvested in Guatemala, but still offers that unique soothing, quality associated with being a sedative on the central nervous system. The scent of Lemongrass is soothing, stimulating and refreshing. 

Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) One of the most widely used herbs, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Licorice. has hormonal, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antibacterial and antiviral effects and has been shown to stimulate the immune system.   Used to treat inflammatory and allergic conditions, arthritis, baldness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, canker sores, coughs, colds, viral infections, depression, tooth decay, hepatitis, premenstrual syndrome, Addison's disease, gingivitis, gout, heartburn, HIV, liver disorders, Lyme disease, yeast infections, peptic ulcers and skin conditions. Licorice is included in detoxifications programs for the liver, kidney & spleen, stimulates adrenal gland. Also used to rebalance the hormonal system after spaying for symptoms that include skin allergies, hair loss, incontinence, hypoglycemia, adrenal balancing, constipation and intestinal healing, for the heart and circulatory system. Liquorice is used in cough formulas and to stimulate digestive enzymes.   Dogs love the taste. * Do not use with high blood pressure Cautions: Long-term use of Licorice can raise blood pressure. It should not be used during pregnancy or by anyone with high blood pressure, liver disease or kidney failure Not to be confused with the black or red sticks of twisted candy

 Studies show that licorice root stimulates the production of interferon, not to be used if you have HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.....check with your health care provider.  Beneficial for bronchitis, gastritis, stress, colds, nausea and inflammation.  Helps cleans the colon.  Rich in vitamins and provides a soothing effect to numerous products.

Linden Leaf & Flower (Tilia europaea) Antibacterial, anti carcinogenic, anti inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, 26 cancer prevention chemicals, protects against insects,

Lobelia  (Lobelia Inflata) ~ An excellent coug suppressant, helps reduce fevers and cold symptoms, good for sore throats, colic and asthma, angina pectoris.   

In moderate doses it will help relax the lungs and is effective as an anti-spasmodic for seizures, treats diabetes, good to prevent acne and as a cancer prevention.

Macadamia Nut Oil   ( Macadamia Integrifolia)  ~  There's just something about this nut that promotes exotic thoughts of the Islands, it's delicious to eat, covered in deep dark chocolate or straight.   The  tree is native to Australia. Also known as Queensland nut oil, this cold pressed oil is high in palmitoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid that acts as an antioxidant, preventing deterioration of cell membranes.  For mature skin it is hydrating and gentle. It is a skin lubricant and is easily absorbed by the skin, sometimes described as a "vanishing oil."   Helpful in cases of sunburn and wound healing. This oil has a long shelf life and good resistance to rancidity.  It also has a mild laxative action.  Macadamia nut oil contains about 80% monounsaturated fatty acids and a higher percentage of palmitoleic acid than other vegetable oils. Palmitoleic acid does not occur in any other plant

Mango Butter  ( Mangifera Indica)  ~  Mango butter is taken from the seed kernels of the fruit of the mango tree.  It is similar in texture to shea butter and is much softer than cocoa butter.   It has a very light yellow/mango color and only the faintest of fragrances, but truly comes alive with the right selection of essential oils and makes an excellent ingridient in balms, lotions and soaps. 

Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) Shown to posses strong Anti-cancer properties, particularly with the stomach, liver, leukemia, Aids. Hypertension, diabetes, and helps with lowering blood glucose. Often used in combinations of other mushrooms or formulas.

Marjoram leaf (Origanum Majorana) Performing 564 chemical activities, according to the database we use, Marjoram is excellent for indigestion, helps relieve allergy symptoms, beneficial for arthritis, has powerful antibacterial properties, a powerful cancer preventative, helps prevent and treat diabetes, protects liver, is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic and has very strong anti viral properties. One of the best ingredients to include in your cooking regime.

Marshmallow Root (Althena Officinalis) Not to be confused with the synthetic white puff balls that we roast over campfires. Marshmallow is know for it's soothing properties and as an agent for inflammation of the mouth, stomach. Effective in treating bronchitis, colds , flu, diabetes, cough, duodenal ulcers, catarrh and urinary tract infections, skin problems, sore throats, wounds, intestines, kidneys and bladder. Offers similar immune stimulant properties found in Echinacea. Helps to sooth gastrointestinal disorders, Marshmallow has a reputation as a very soothing, healing plant. It has demulcent, emollient, diuretic, anti-inflammatory and expectorant actions.

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) (not for CATS) Offers a good remedy for flu, fevers, and arthritis, meadowsweet contains an aspirin-type compound called salicylic acid. It has antiseptic, anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties that have been used to treat rheumatism, ulcers, diarrhea, kidney problems, tinnitus, and gastric acidity..

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) A European native and now grown in some parts of the US. Offers powerful liver-protecting & cleansing properties. It prevents damage and improves function. : Milk thistle is used to treat liver disease, including cirrhosis and hepatitis, also used to treat gallstones and psoriasis. This herb is a must for any animal that has been on Cortisones at any time, had vaccines, chemical wormers, chemotherapy, or given heartworm drugs or other toxic drugs that destroy the liver. Milk Thistle and Dandelion make a good & gentle liver cleanser, detoxifier, and repairer. *Use it for liver or kidney damage, hepatitis, jaundice, leptospirosis, and parvovirus recovery. It may be helpful in chronic skin disorders, tumors, and cancer. This is a major antioxidant and used in anti-aging formulas.

Mistletoe ( Viscum album) Has been used to improve heart circulation, congestive heart failure, to support and improve a weak heart, cardiomyopathy, constipation, dysmenorrhea, rheumatic pain, to prevent and treat various cancers, to detox the liver. Is a strong stimulant, diuretic, digestive with vasodilator and anti inflammatory properties.

Morin Extract (Morinda citrifolia) Helps shown to be helpful in all conditions relating to the kidney, arthritis, increases energy, against cancer & diabetes, can regenerate tissue cells and is a great tonic for the sick, those with cancer and or the elderly pets.. Similar to Noni juice.

Motherwort ( Leonurus cardiaca)  Particularly useful in women's disorders and in treating heart problems. Used to treat delayed, absent or painful periods, menopausal changes, in childbirth and for heart palpitations.

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) This beautiful plant helps prevent erosion and restores ecological balance to the soil, known as Indian corn. Has been used to treat respiratory conditions, constipation, sore throats, asthma, bronchitis, nervous system disorders. Highly valued has a respiratory remedy, mullein has expectorant, demulcent, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, nervine, anti-spasmodic and astringent actions. Excellent for bronchitis. A bone, flesh and cartilage builder; aids in healing respiratory ailments, asthma, bronchitis, diarrhea, sinus congestion; soothing to any inflammation and relieves pain; acts to relieve spasms & clears the lungs. Bronchitis, colds, flu, cough, earache, emphysema, laryngitis.   Excellent for kennel cough and combined with garlic & olive oil.  This large common herb grows wild in many areas and is used for treating respiratory cases, asthma, swelling, hay fever or as a pain killer. 

Myrrh (Commiphora molmol) Myrrh has an ancient reputation as a cleansing agent and it has antiseptic, anti-fungal and astringent effects. It is often used in mouthwashes and to treat sore throats and infected gums. It can also be useful in the treatment of thrush, Candida albicans, and as infection) antiseptic, astringent, to sooth stomach disorders, coughs, asthma, colds & flu conditions.

Neem Leaf (Azadirachta indica) Highly beneficial to help sooth bites from Ticks, mites, fleas as an external wash. Also internally good for the immune system. Offers 336 natural chemicals with strong anti-allergy, anti-arthritic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-malarial and numerous anti tumor chemicals

Nettle (Urtica Dioica ) Its diuretic action flushes the urinary tract of accumulated waste and helps to replace lost electrolytes, being high in assimilation & on, high content of calcium & chlorophyll, rich in Vit C is excellent against anemia, fevers, colds, hay fever, and allergies, skin disorders, arthritis, urinary infections. Is a powerful Antihistamine, astringent and also used as a blood cleanser.

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) Helps fight acne, good to treat allergies, numerous cancer preventative chemicals, works well as an antidepressant, a strong anti-inflammatory, 27 antioxidant properties, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, offers dozens of anti-tumor chemicals, and has strong antiviral properties. Here you just thought it was used in Christmas cookie.

Oatstraw ( Avena sativa) Highly nutritious with significant protein, vitamins and minerals, including calcium, iron, zinc, copper and manganese, offers an effective nervous system tonic or for recovering, debilitated or againg animals. The leaves as well as the seeds of the oat plant are used medicinally. Oats has nervine tonic, is an anti-depressant, nutritive, demulcent and has numerous healing properties. : Oatstraw is used to treat debility, exhaustion, depression and stress. It is useful remedy in those who are convalescing from an illness or injury  

Olive Leaf (Olea europaea) Is an excellent carrier oil used in skin, coat & hair formulas as well as with various herbs for the ears. Extra virgin Olive oil is the first cold pressing and is very healthy, helps with circulation, preventing heart disease, fights bacteria, virus, fungi, colds, flu, and parasites, chronic sinusitis, gout and even wrinkles, Dogs learn to love it mixed with their foods.

Onion powder ( Allium cepa ) Another common but highly nutritious and beneficial plant that helps prevent cataracts, heart disease, effective in treating allergies, asthma, burns, colds,diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, HIV infection, inflammatory bowel disease, insect bites and stings, pneumonia, tuberculosis, varicose veins, yeast infections. Research does not indicate onions as being poisonous to dogs, but some dogs, like some people can have an adverse reaction. Most aren't interested in eating any, while others like a bite or two.

Oranges ~ Oranges provide a refreshing, potent scent that is excellent at invigorating the spirit and fighting fatigue by uplifting the senses.  Loaded with vitamin c that is necessary for many biological functions and excellent for your skin.  Oranges are an anti-oxidant and can reduce free radicals on your skin.  The oil can help tone your skin and diminish visibility of scars and other blemishes.

Oregano Leaf (Origanum vulgare) Beautiful to grow for your kitchen garden and beneficial to add to normal food, gives a delicious taste. Powerful as an antioxidant, helps treat arthritis, asthma, body odor, emphysema, glaucoma, high blood pressure, HIV, sinusitis, has 22 antibacterial chemicals, is an excellent anti-inflammatory, anti oxidant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, has numerous anti tumor properties, works well as a fungicide and is good as an expectorant.

Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)  Also known as mountain grape, this herb has beneficial effects on the liver and gallbladder and has a good reputation as a blood purifier. Useful as an antimicrobial, stimulates bile production and is anti parasitic. Used to treat skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. As it has laxative effects it is also used in constipation. Easy to grow and often grows wild. Cautions: Oregon grape root should not be used during pregnancy

Oxeye Daisy ( Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)  This prolific plant can hardly be stopped from growing just about everywhere and reaches 3' in height.. City people may consider it a weed, while herbalist consider it a beneficial herb with beauty and healing properties. Excellent as a diuretic, used as an insecticide to help repel fleas and stops bleeding. We have rubbed the leaves directly from the plant to help repel flies and have also rubbed the leaves directly on our horses.. 

Parsley leaf ( Petroselinum crispum ) One of the most commonly used culinary herbs, parsley also has medicinal uses due to its diuretic action. Used to treat urinary infections and stones and to improve digestion and treat flatulence. Parsley - is a nutrient, digestive tract tonic and diuretic. It is high in potassium, minerals, and vitamins. Use it for bladder and kidney infections, incontinence, and for the stomach and liver. Parsley is a blood cleanser, cancer preventive, immune builder, and a tonic for the blood vessels. It helps a mother dog or cat stop lactating and aids in afterbirth pains. Do not use it while pregnant or nursing. Excellent to aid in recovery from illness or surgery as a tonic or with kidney problems.

Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) Helps to relax, prevent seizures, widely used as a sedative, used in asthma combinations. Frequently found as a floral to help balance the emotions and in coat & hair rinses.. Also used to treat insomnia, Parkinsons disease and shingles

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)  ~ A seductive scent associated with the scent of love, bringing to mind the 60's.  The aroma of Patchouli will take the children of the 1960's on a trip down memory lane.  From Indonesia, this bushy herb has large fragrant furry leaves and white flowers with a bit of purple.  It is believed to be effective with inflamed or cracked skin due to its regenerative properties.  Patchouli has helped with Acne, skin allergies and eczema may also respond well.  It is a gentle oil and may be helpful with mature or aged skin. . The warmth and depth of its aroma make it comforting and relaxing, creating an amorous atmosphere.  Patchouli is known for its sensual, uplifting and stimulating properties.  You have be forewarned.

Pau D'Arco ( Tabebuia impetiginosa) The native Indians of Brazil use the bark of this tree for many ailments. It has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. Used to treat vaginal and intestinal yeast infections. It is also used to treat cancer , prevent tumors, as an immune builder, treating systemic and yeast infections, inhibits Candida enzymes from producing, and will increase red blood cell counts.  Is a powerful Antibiotic, tumor-inhibiting, virus-killing, antifungal and has antimalarial properties, has been used for asthma, psoriasis, colitis & various infections by building and supporting the immune system.  One of the primary cancer herbs, known by many other commonly used names, found in the South American forests.  A bitter herb  that is a powerful antibacterial agent, helps to cleanse the blood, coughs, warts and used in many different natural cancer  therapies.

Peppermint  ( Mentha piperata) ~ Offers a  minty, strong and fresh essential oil which has a cooling effect on the body which makes it ideal for use by sports people.   Peppermint's cooling power comes from the high percentage of menthol in it's leaves and preflowering tops.  Herbalists in ancient Greece and Rome used peppermint for nearly every ailment.  Peppermint can act as natural insect repellant and antibacterial agent, we offer it in our deodorants and insect, flea repellents..  It is believed to be a good treatment for many skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, inflammation, muscle aches and dandruff.  Peppermint offers properties that are uplifting, invigorating and a stimulating scent that  helps aid concentration and memory, and relieve mental fatigue, apathy, headaches, and depression.  Keep peppermint essential oil or a sliver of peppermint soap in your car when traveling, the scent of peppermint is excellent for motion sickness, headaches and nausea.  

Plantain Leaf (Plantago major) High in chlorophyll, excellent wound healer – helps to sooth mucous membranes, abrasions, rashes and insect bites. Internally stomach ulcers to dysentery and septicemic conditions of the blood, also used to stop bleeding and as an anti-inflammatory.

Pleurisy Root (Asclepias tuberosa) Good for dry coughs and congestion as it will remoisten the lungs making expectoration easier, increase sweating for cold, flu symptoms. Will relieve difficulty in breathing, bronchitis and pleurisy, hence the name.

Poke Root ( Phytolacca americana) Long history of use to help with allergies, arthritis, treat breast cancer, purify the blood, as a diuretic, bronchitis, catarrh, chronic rheumatism, constipation, edema, fever & obesity.  Use Externally:  for abscess, boil, fissures, mammary abscess, sore throat, sounds, tumors. Poke Root is a lymph drainer and stimulant that helps cleanse and support the immune system.   Consult your holistic therapist before using if unsure of your reaction. 

Psyllium seed ( Plantago ovata) Intestinal cleanser. Also helps with impacted anal glands along with homeopathic remedy for repair and healing and detox. Treats asthma, constipation and diarrhea, diverticulitis, helps with weight control, and inflammatory bowel disorders

Pumpkin Seed   ( Curubita maxima )~ High in vitamin A and beta carotene, an antioxidant that is excellent for your skin.  Pumpkin helps fight eczema and rough skin.  Enzymes in pumpkin help to exfoliate your skin leaving your skin softer and more smooth.  A delightful rich aroma and natural color are in body care products with pumpkin.  Dogs LOVE pumpkin.....

Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense) Detox, tumours, high in mineral, called a 'nutritive herb', mild sedative effects on children, good for any chronic disease state. Rich in compounds known as phytoestrogens, red clover has been used in the treatment of cancer.   Red clover is used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It is also useful in the treatment of whooping cough and bronchitis as it has expectorant and antispasmodic action 

Rehmannia glutinosa   Also known as Chinese Foxglove root, an excellent prepartion used for the Adrenal gland & skin conditions. Also used as a liver cleanser and restorative. Helps improve liver & spleen function, lowers serum glucose levels.

Reishi mushroom ( Ganoderma lucidum) Said to “mend the heart” by the Ming Dynasty texts. Offers considerable value in treating arrhythmia. Known as a heart tonic, like Hawthorn and Ginkgo, it improves blood flow to the heart, and reduces oxygen demand and helps ease chest pain of angina. Also used in various mushroom combinations to help with cancer.

Rhubarb Root ( Rheum officinale) Used to treat constipation, toothache and ulcers. Has numerous anti-inflammatory chemicals, is a good antioxidant and anti-spasmodic and more than a dozen chemicals that combat tumors.

Rose Clay  ~  is a pale reddish powder used in face masks and colored cosmetics. It derives its color from the iron oxide content.  Rose clay or pink clay is a mild clay which will gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin.  This clay is a pale reddish powder used in face masks and colored cosmetics. It derives its color from the iron oxide content.  Rose clay or pink clay is a mild clay which will gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin 

Rosehip Seed Oil ( Rosa mosqueta, rubignosa, rubirosa, canina)  ~Rosa mosqueta grows wild in the southern Andes (Chile) as well as many other parts of the world.  The amber seeds inside the hips contain an oil high in essential fatty acids, GLA, and vitamin C.  The cold-pressed oil contains between 30% and 40% gamma linoleic acid (GLA) which has valuable uses in treating skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis.  Can be used as a carrier oil with very small amounts of essential oils added, as a massage oil, or added to other vegetable/nut oils as part of a blend. This oil reduces scarring, heals burns, and softens scars and keloids. It can help diminish broken capillaries, but may also aggravate acne or blemished skin.  The application of rosa mosqueta oil produced rapid healing of the inflammation, darkening and dermatitis caused by radiation. This is the best antiaging oil to use in skin care.  Our rosehip oil is organically grown and is cold pressed.  The oil is a golden reddish color, due to the carotenoids in the hips, and, as it is produced from the fruits or berries of wild bushes. As with all natural products from plants, the color and aroma of this oil may change from batch to batch as is the case with any natural product unadulterated by chemicals.   

Rosemary ( Rosmarinus Officinalis) Another beneficial garden and culinary herb that is highly effective as an insect repellent, with strong antimicrobial properties. Used as an antidepressant, tonic, stimulant and to help relieve gas.   Effective against seizures, a well known relaxant, improve circulation to the head, and helps to normalize blood pressure and strengthen capillaries in the brain, relieves debility and depression associated with nervous disorder Smells good, taste good and is a great anti viral also.  An excellent essential oil offering a strong, minty, herbaceous scent.  The plant was considered sacred by the Romans, being used as a decoration for statues and paintings of the gods In ancient Greece statues were decorated with rosemary wreaths and students wore rosemary in their hair while studying--they believed it strengthened their memory.  This herb was dedicated to Apollo, the god of medicine. The Egyptians used the plant for incense in ritual cleansing and healing Rosemary essential oil helps oily or problem skin, eczema, relieves muscle aches, and is a great essential oil for hair care.   It is believed to have antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.  Rosemary is one of the best oils to stimulate hair growth, diminish hair loss and eradicate dandruff.   We offer Rosemary in our deodorants, herbal tinctures, and in shampoos and rinses. The invigorating fragrance of Rosemary wakes up the brain, stimulates mental activity, restores vitality, improves memory, and increases creativity and confidence. It provides support in stressful situations. Its fragrance is often used in the meditation process.   It helps with headaches, migraines, and mental fatigue  Rosemary essential oil aromatherapy should not be used when pregnant

Safflower Oil comes from the seeds of the Safflower.  Because of it's quick absorption into the skin it's a popular skin care ingredient.   Safflower has over a 70% linoleic acid content and therefore is an excellent moisturizer, and helps balance and restore the skin

St John's Wort ( Hypericum perforatum ) Is a major pain reliever for arthritis, rheumatism, helps heal wounds, burns and body injuries. Use it for nerve pain and severe nerve damage from trauma. Used in spinal injuries and slipped discs. Also a strong antispasmodic, anti-hemorrhage, heals the lungs, urinary track and reproductive organs.Depression, nerves, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties good in ear infections, externally helps nerve damage and inflammation along the spinal cord. St John's wort has a long history of use and has several actions including antidepressant, antiviral and antibacterial effects. Becoming increasingly popular as a treatment for mild to moderate depression, including menopausal depression. Research indicates it's as effective as any pharmaceutical for depression without any side effects. It can also be used to treat viral infections. Cautions: High doses may cause photosensitivity and gastrointestinal upset.  DO NOT USE - if patient is on Heart Drug Medication .

Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) Saw Palmetto is mainly used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy, a disorder in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged. It can also be used to treat urinary tract infections. Research indicates properties are enhanced when combined with Licorice and Pumpkin seeds. Research also indicates that excessive use of this herb may cause hypertension. 

Senna (Cassia acutifolia and C. angustifolia) Senna is well known for its laxative action. Used to treat constipation and hemorrhoids fissures which require soft stools.  Cautions: should not be used during pregnancy; lactation; or by those who have intestinal obstructions, inflammatory bowel disease or abdominal pain due to unknown causes. 

Shea Butter   ( Butyrospermum Parkii) ~  also called African Karité butter. This refined  soft butter is expressed from the pits of the fruit of the African butter tree.  It is smooth, creamy and white. Our shea butter is cold expeller pressed and carbon treated to remove the impurities. It is not solvent extracted, but mechanically extracted.  There are no impurities whatsoever. Shea is extremely moisturizing and gentle to the skin.  In soaps, it gives a very luxurious feel to the finished product.  In skin care products, Shea Butter helps with skin elasticity.

Skullcap ( Scutellaria Laterifloria)  Skullcap is used to treat anxiety as it's a calmative that acts on the nerves and nervous system. Used to repair nerves, seizures, insomnia, fear, migraine headaches, hypersensitivity, an excellent nervous system tonic.    More effective than quinine, and without harmful side effects Skullcap is also used for epilepsy, spinal problems, injuries, neuritis, twitching muscles, rheumatism, high blood pressure, stress, worry and restlessness. Helps reduce high blood pressure, helps heart conditions and disorders of the central nervous system such as palsy & hydrophobia. Included as one of our ingredients in R Calm, which can also be applied topically.  To our surprise there are animals who enjoy the herb extracted in alcohol, all enjoy the glycerin.

 Sheep Sorrel ( Rumex acetosella) ` A common Native remedy for many different cures, including blood cleansing and cancers.   Part of the 4 herb blend.

Shepherds Purse (Capsella bursa pastoris) Primarily used for urinary tract infections by increasing the volume of urine and offering a mild reduction of inflammation of the bladder and kidneys. Often used in arthritic conditions which are results of fluid retention, thus working to rid the body of excess urine & toxins. Also useful in treating Glaucoma, and with after birth disorders associated with postpartum bleeding and difficulty in placenta delivery. 

Shitake Mushroom (Lentinula edodes) Immune regulator, tumor inhibition, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, liver protector, lowering cholesterol

Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) An excellent food to use during convalescence. The powdered inner bark of the tree is used medicinally, very soothing to the digestive tract and also can be used externally. Used to treat inflammatory conditions of the digestive tract such as gastritis and esophagitis and ulcers. Also helpful applied externally to draw and soothe boils, abscesses and burns. It is a nutrient and food for very young, old or very weak or convalescing. It's soothing ability to coat and heal inflamed tissue both externally and internally. Additional uses include soothing bowels and kidneys, easing constipation, diarrhea, treating dysentery and colitis, and the entire digestive tract, useful when unable to eat due to stomach or intestine burns from Chemo Treatment. Useful externally for wounds, burns, rashes, abscesses, insect bites, internally for lungs, coughing, vomiting and for stomach or bowel cancers. Can be mixed with a bit of honey & water, goat's milk, raw egg. Can be fed with syringe if animal is unwilling to eat to help boost entire system.

  • Mix a teaspoon of powder with water to a runny paste, and syringe into side of mouth 2 - 3 x daily, until able to eat.

  • If able to eat - for dogs add 1/4 cup of paste to meals. 1 teaspoon of paste in meals for cats.  

Spearmint Leaf ( Mentha spicata)  Mints have traditionally been used to treat gallstones, also excellent for coughs and chest congestion, good for acne, helps with allergies, contains 33 natural antibacterial chemicals, also is an antihistamine, has strong anti-inflammatory properties, strong antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, offers 40+ anti tumor chemicals, and 35 cancer preventative chemicals, diuretic, expectorant, fungicide, protects the liver, insecticide.  Mice don't like it either!

Spirulina ( Anthrospira platensis) anti-depressant, helps control blood pressure, migraines, good diuretic and rich in various vitamins and minerals.  Recognized the world over as a valuable food  reurce, containing highly concentrated  Gamma linolenic acid, linoleic and arachidonic acids, high amounts of Vitamin B, high 60-70% protein.  Helps protect the immune system and stabilizes blood sugars.

Stearic Acid ~  Occurs naturally in butter acids, tallow, and other animal fats and oils.  A white waxy natural fatty acid, it is the major ingredient used in making bar soap and lubricants.  It gives pearliness to hand creams.  Ours is vegetable based, either from palm or coconut. It’s white and granulated

Sunflower Oil  ( Helianthus Annuus)  ~  has a light texture and is pleasant to use. It contains vitamins A, C, D, and E, a high linoleic acid content, and few saturated fatty acids.  This oil is easily absorbed and can be used on all skin types.  Its high vitamin E content makes it especially helpful for delicate and dry skin.  It has a protective effect on the skin and is healing when applied to leg ulcers, bruises and skin diseases.  Many soapmakers use sunflower oil as a less expensive alternative to olive oil.

Sweet Almond oil  (Prunus dulcis) ~ Native to Asia and the Mediterranean, the oil is obtained from the nut of the tree.   Sweet Almond oil is a favorite carrier oil for many essential oil aromatherapy blends, although it’s often used by itself for moisturizing skin.   The oil has no scent and is in many fragrance free products.  It's a great nutrient for softening and conditioning the skin and has been known to be especially suitable for eczema, itchy, dry and inflamed skin.  It’s very lubricating but not very penetrating. Since it contains glucosides, vitamins and minerals, it makes a fabulous massage oil. It’s widely used in lotions, lotion bars, balms and soap

Sweet Orange  ( Citrus sinesis),Sweet Orange is an excellent herb full of anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungicide properties.  An essential oil is believed to be uplifting, balancing and regenerative. Citrus oils stimulate the microcirculation of your skin so they are wonderful for dull skin Orange essential oil is a great skin tonic; it supports tissue regeneration and is stimulating and rejuvenating. Sweet Orange essential oil brightens and warms your mood, calms, encourages, clears the head, increases mental alertness, improves memory, and reduces stress and headaches Citrus oils in general are believed to stimulate positive energy and thus cause feelings of joy and happiness 

Tangerine  ( Citrus reticulata )essential oil has a sparkling, fresh, and lively fragrance Tangerine oil is believed to decrease stretch marks and help control acne. The sweet, comforting aroma of Tangerine helps ease tension, fear, sadness, irritability, and insomnia. This essential oil helps to cheer, inspire, and strengthen.

Tea Tree  ( Melaleuca alternifolia ) ~ You can experience the benefits of Tea Tree in our deodorants and insect repellents, it's excellent as an anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungicide. This essential oil has natural deodorant antiseptic, and healing properties. It refreshes, stimulates and deep cleans the skin. Centuries ago Australian Aborigines discovered that the oil from the leaves of the tea tree provided a natural cure for a wide variety of ailments. Since then, people around the world have come to recognize the value of this natural medicinal oil. Unique to Australia, oil from Tea Tree is one of the most researched and scientifically proven therapeutic oils known today. 

Thuja (Thuja occidentale)  Anti-fungal, it is effective in skin problems such as ringworm & other fungal infections, candidas, urinary tract infections as it retards bacterial growth. Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti tumor, antiseptic, anti ulcer, antiviral, cancer preventative. Short term use only as it may irritate the kidney.

Thyme Leaf (Thmus vulgaris) A culinary herb, thyme also has numerous medicinal uses. Excellent for gingivitis and other infections, good for coughs, helps sooth asthmatic bronchial spasms It has carminative, anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic,anti viral, expectorant and astringent effects. Used to treat sore throats, colds and coughs. I t is also useful in improving digestion and treating flatulence, anti aging, body odor, headache, sties..and mice HATE the smell and will move away from it when used in an essential oil blend.....A wonderful garden favorite, Thyme has anti-microbial properties and was used during WWI to help prevent infection in wounded soldiers.  Thyme has been recognized since antiquity for its cleansing, mildly astringent, healing, and soothing effects on the skin.    A poultice can be made from leaves to combat all forms of inflammation and infection.   We often incorporate Thyme into our spritzes.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) A member of the ginger family, turmeric is a commonly used curry spice. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, carminative and cholesterol-lowering effects. It is also beneficial for the digestive system. Turmeric is used to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease, cataracts, stroke and cancer.. Effective and used in treating, arthritis, athlete's foot, bursitis, carpal tunnel diabetes, fungal infections, gallstones, headache, lice, liver problems, pain, swelling, tendinitis, ulcers & worms. Also useful in inflammatory conditions. We've used it in combination with other herbs to make a special herbal curry that tastes good to animals and is an excellent way of getting a good mixture of herbs into your guys.

Turkey Rhubarb root ( Rheum palmatum) Antibacterial, antidiabetic, anticancer, excellent anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant, treats sinusitis, anti tumor and very strong as a natural pesticide. Used in the native and traditional cancer formulas. 

Uva Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva ursi) Used for many urinary tract bacterial infections,  Nephritis, cystitis, and urethritis, contains disinfecting properties, can also be used as an antilithic for bladder and kidney stones and cloudy urine . Uva ursi, which is also known as bearberry, grows in the northern United States and Europe. It has diuretic astringent and antiseptic properties. Urine must be alkaline for uva ursi to be effective. Cautions: Uva Ursi is toxic in high doses and should not be used in pregnancy or by anyone who has a kidney infection. 

Valerian ( Valeriana officinalis) Valium has been synthesized (profitized) from Valerian. Valerian is inexpensive by comparison, non addictive and without harmful side effects. Effective as an excellent relaxant, provides mild pain relief, works well as a nerve tonic, helps with hysteria, restlessness and emotional stress. Valerian, which has a long tradition of use as a sedative, is native to Europe and North America. It acts as a sedative and tranquillizer, relieves anxiety, lowers blood pressure, enhances the flow of bile and relaxes intestinal and other smooth muscles. Also used to treat insomnia. It decreases the time taken to go to sleep helps improves sleep quality and length, reduces wild dreams, reduces anxiety, hysteria, and pain, soothes the nervous system, and reduces high blood pressure. Valerian slows and strengthens the heart and calms palpitations. It is useful for muscle spasms, arthritic pain, and spinal injuries. It aids indigestion and gas. * Pets only need 3/4 drops of the liquid extract for relief of pain and discomfort! Used as one of the ingredients in R Calm, also effective topically. Really helps to take the edge off to get some sleep or relieve stress. Cautions: Valerian may cause morning sleepiness in some people. Rarely, some people may be stimulated by Valerian.

Vervain (Verbena officinalis) Highly valued by the druids, vervain has an ancient history of use. It has nervine tonic, sedative, anti-spasmodic, diaphoretic, hypotensive and hepatic actions. It also stimulates the flow of mother's milk. Used to treat nervous exhaustion, depression, liver and gallbladder disorders Cautions: Vervain should not be used in pregnancy

Vitamin E, T-50  ~  why purchase "natural ' products only to find them preserved with the same harsh chemicals in non natural products?  It doesn't make sense to us and so we use natural low-alpha mixed tocopherols or T-50.

Tocopherols: A term used to describe the collection of all the tocopherols in Vitamin E that occur naturally in food. There are 4 types of tocopherols: d-alpha, d-beta, d-gamma and d-delta. Low d-alpha mixed tocopherols are often used to slow the onset of rancidity in fats & oils. Natural oxidants are isolated from vegetable oils and concentrated to contain a mixture of d-alpha (commonly known as Vitamin E), d-beta, d-gamma and d-delta tocopherols. T-50 is all natural, low d-alpha mixed tocopherols, has 500 mg total tocopherols, and is a brownish-red, clear, viscous oil. When you compare prices between the gel caps verses the Tocopherols pound per pound, Tocopherols is a whole lot cheaper to use, not to mention that you will be using all natural Vitamin E and not a synthetic. At proper usage levels T-50 doesn’t contribute odor, taste or color to the end product. Tocopherols are nature’s perfect antioxidant.

Walnut Oil, Juglans Regia ~  Very unsaturated, walnut oil presents good moisturizing, anti-aging, regenerative, emollient and toning properties. This oil is obtained from walnut kernels by cold expression and subsequent refining. Walnuts are unique among nuts because the essential fat they contain is primarily polyunsaturated (the source of omega-3 fatty acids.). Walnuts contain a host of other important vitamins and minerals. Walnut oil is a clear, grease less, penetrating oil, that is a rich source of fatty acids essential to maintaining the skin's cellular integrity. Walnut oil is not a cooking oil; high heat destroys its delicate flavor. Where it does shine is as an ingredient in a salad dressing or a fresh pasta sauce. It can be used in any cosmetic product as an active principal or as a carrier in the oily phase, without any proportion limitWhite Willow Bark (Salix Alba) White willow is one of the natural sources of aspirin and like that drug, it has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, t he original source of salicylates and with strong traditional reputation as an anti-rheumatic SAFE FOR DOGS & humans ONLY. Willow is used to treat fevers, arthritis and aches and pains of all kinds

Wild Cherry Bark (Prunus serotina)   A beautiful and readily available plant, also known as Choke Cherry by Natives. Anti cancer, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, strong anti tumor properties, protects the liver. Best known for the bark included in various natural cough suppressants. 

Wild Yam (Dioscorea Villosa )  Wild yam is now well known as the source of the chemical from which the female hormone progesterone is produced. It has anti-inflammatory, diuretic, anti-spasmodic effects and also stimulates the release of bile from the gall bladder. Used to treat pain and spasm, especially rheumatic and menstrual pain. It can also be used to treat urinary tract conditions. antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory on lower gut wall, possibly steroidal effect systemically.

Witch Hazel (hamamelis virginiana) Contents potent astringents useful for treating bruises, hemorrhoids, various skin problems, sunburn varicose veins, wrinkles. Also increases tone of skin's blood vessels enhancing blood supply to the damaged area. Commonly used in various skin prepartions.

Withania (Withania somnifera) Anti-tumor, anti-Inflammatory, reduces inflammation in Rheumatoid arthritis. Helps send cancer and tumors into regression. Plant's high in steroid content has shown more potent action than hydrocortisone in animal and human arthritis. Good for sports injuries, anxiety, hallucinations, agitation, schizophrenia, learning enhancement and memory retention have also been dramatically improved.  Widely used in Ayurvedic medicine, also known as Indian Ginseng or Ashwaganda, helps improve the response to stress, possibly via an action on the adrenal glands, and also has anti-inflammatory and sedative effects. Used to treat nervous exhaustion, insomnia and malnutrition. It may also be useful in cases of impotence or infertility due to nervous exhaustion, in convalescence, and in debility associated with chronic inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and Crohn's disease 

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) Common for hundreds of years as a natural wormer, with anti-fungal, anti-viral & anti-parasite properties. Also recently different strains of wormwood, primarily from China have been used successfully as part of natural cancer treatments and cures malaria, research from University of Washington is available online. Can be very harsh on the stomach, liver and kidney if used excessively, the FDA does not consider it safe for internal use. Should never be used when pregnant of if seizures are present. CAUTION * TOXIC to Horses.

Yarrow (Rumex crispus) Will stop passive internal bleeding, cleanses liver, and bladder. Used for fever and infectious disease; s cleanses the liver, kidney and bladder; heals the mucous membranes; stops diarrhea; heals the lungs and circulation; and balances the endocrine system. Chemical components close enough to insulin that yarrow may be a significant remedy for diabetes, proceed slowly and with expert help,  Externally, yarrow is an excellent antiseptic for wounds, rashes, and deep punctures - use as a poultice or compress

Yellow Dock (Ritumex Crispus)  Nutritive  & tonic, high in Iron and useful in treating anaemia; also nourishes the spleen and Liver, thus effective for jaundice, Lymphatic problems & skin eruptions such as boils, ulcers, wounds, cleansing blood. Mineral-rich plant, especially in iron. Excellent as a blood purifier and toning up the entire system.  Used with combination of other herbs to help make the blood a bitter deterrant to insects. `

Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis calfornica)  Good for rheumatoid arthritis, helps provide oxygen to the muscles, cystitis, stops bleeding gums, very similar to Goldenseal.

Ylang Ylang  ( Cananga odorata )  ~ An excellent essential oil that blends nicely with others for multiple fragrances.  Ylang Ylang, an essential oil with its exotic, sweet fragrance, is used in high-class perfumes.  In Indonesia the fresh Ylang Ylang flowers are placed on the bed of newlyweds and in the Malayan language Ylang Ylang means "flower of flowers."  It is described as balancing and is suited to dry, normal, oily, sensitive and combination skin types. The scent is soothing and relaxing, and its sweet aroma is usually irresistible and regarded by many as an aphrodisia

Yucca Root ( Yucca filamentosa) Is gaining increasing attention for its success in treating arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other degenerative bone and joint diseases.   It reduces pain and increases mobility by production of natural steroids in the body. Yucca also aids digestion and is a liver, blood, and digestive system detoxifier. Helpful for allergies, asthma, skin problems, body odor, and stress, arthritis. We use this in various salves and in our Jesse Jane Osteo Care, it's excellent combined with other herbs.




The below information and websites are offered for educational purposes and to help enable you to research herbs and their chemical properties.

This is, by far, one of the most impressive sites on herbs we've ever found.

Dr James Duke worked with the USDA and other govenmental agencies for more than 30 years and his Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases is an impressive result of that effort.   Please visit it, and learn about the richness of herbs:

" Toady I'm as busy as I ever was, working to save the Amazonian rain forest while trying to persuade anyone who will listen that hebal alternatives often work as well as or better than pharmaceuticals.   Join me in the Amazon, friends, and think green.   If we all give herbal medicines the chance they deserve, botanical medicine will spread like Kudzu and the world will be the better for it"   James A Duke, Ph.D

This is a career  US government Ethnobotanist, a wrold leading authority on the herbal healing traditions,  who must take particular delicious delight in  having been paid to research and publicize the benefits and rich healing properties of herbal medicine.   Enjoy and read his impressive data, we offer his books for sale in our Book Store at Happy Tails Rescue Association.

Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases

Herbalist's  Desk Reference:  HDR

Last And Least:  Dangerous  Herbs:

"If more people are going to "quacks" (alternative practitioners), even when they have to pay out of pocket, than are going to allopathic physicians, more often covered by HMOs or insurance, as seems to be the case starting this decade, why is it that there are several orders of magnitude more fatalities associated with allopaths than with quacks? "   Quote by Dr James Duke

Table of Fatalities

(Rounded no. of fatalities/no. people involved with procedure or medicine or herb)

Other estimates (food poisoning, murder, based on total population of 250 million.

Herbs 1/1,000,000 (JAD)    (that's a possible 1 in one million people)

Supplements 1/1,000,000 (JAD based on tryptophan)

Mushroom Poisonings 1/100,000 (JAD)

Food Poisoning 1/25,000 (CSPI)

NSAIDS 1/10,000 (CMR)

Murders 1/10,000 (WTOP)

Surgery in Hospital 1/10,000 (JAMA)

Car Crashes 1/5,000 (JAD)

Improper Taking of Medication 1/2,000 (JAD)

Angiograms 1/1,000 (JAD)

Medicine (even in hospital) 1/1,000 (JAMA)

Alcohol 1/500 (JAD)

Cigarettes 1/500 (JAD)

Medical Mishaps 1/250 (AARP)

Iatrogenic hospital infections 1/80 (JAD)

Bypass Operations 1/20 (JAD)

Calculation of fatality ratios by me(=-JAD):

27 died to tryptophan (assume 27,000,000 nutrient poppers=1 in a million).

Ca 2 herbal fatalities a year; assume conservatively only 2 million Americans(<1%; real figure could be closer to 25,000,000 {10% of Americans}) are taking herbs = 1 in a million

Mushroom Poisonings: Assumes twice as many among mushroom users as among herbal grazers, and assuming there are 5 times more of the latter. (JAD)

WTOP announced that there were more than 23,000 murders in 1992, which I rounded up to 25,000 over the population of 250,000,000

Center for Science in the Public Interest announced that 10,000 people died of food poisoning last year, 10,000/250,000,000 =1 in 25,000

Assumes car fatalities will run 50,000 (The rate has gone down of late) 50,000/250,000,000 = 5/25,000 = 1/5,000

Cigarettes 100,000 out of 50,000,000 smokers = 1 in 500

Alcohol* 100,000 out of 50,000,000 drinkers (25,000,000 problem drinkers) = 1 in 500

Angiograms 1,000-5,000/yr of 1,000,000 = 1 in 200 to 1 in 1,000

NSAIDS 10,000-20,000/yr assume 40% take =1 in 10,000 to 1 in 5,000

Bypass Operations 14,000-28,000 1 in 10 to 1 in 20

AARP newsletter 1992 1 in 250 to medical mistakes

JAMA 1987 1 in 1,000 entering hospital will die of medication.

  • CAVEAT: No herb nor synthetic drug, is dangerous, if properly used.  All herbs contain antiallergens and allergens, anticarcinogens and carcinogens, antimutagens and mutagens, antioxidants and prooxidant, antitoxins (antidotes) and toxins and thousands of other pro and con phytochemicals.

 There are probably safe, medicinal, toxic and lethal      doses for all chemicals, natural and synthetic. Your genes may well have memory of natural toxins which challenged your ancestors.   Your genes, though quick to learn, have no knowledge or memory of tomorrows synthetic drugs and poisons.

Dr Duke's Green Pharmacy:

Botanicals Generally Recognized As Safe:

American Botanical Council

American Botanical Council offers An Introduction to Potential Benefits of Herbs and Plants

This information is designed to give consumers an introduction to some of the more well-known benefits of some common herbs and plant products. The information presented here is intended for educational purposes only.  It is not intended as a substitute for the treatment, cure, diagnosis or mitigation of a disease or condition.  Persons with potentially serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

  • The  "laws"   in this country are geared toward protecting the profit margins of Pharmaceutical companies.   Medical Doctors are the only ones sanctioned with the ability to  "prescribe"   PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS approved by the FDA.   Efficacy apparently isn't  a concern since according to current studies Iatrogenic  deaths  (caused while under the care of a physician or hospital) are currently the LEADING cause of death in the united States.

"Modern Health Care System Is The Leading Cause Of Death"     Conservative estimates attribute more than 700,000 NEEDLESS,  yearly deaths to modern medicine, or about 6 JUMBO JETS full of people daily!  Check out the multi series articles regarding this health catastrophe!  copy and paste this link:


WARNING:  This syllabus is offered as an informational compilation, none of which is intended for diagnosis or treatment of disea se. As an ethnobotanist, James A. Duke does not diagnose or prescribe.  He has compiled folk remedies from throughout the world and has sought chemical data that might support their applications. Physicians and other licensed practitioners are urged to be open to new information on the effectiveness of herbs that may suggest that an herbal alternative may be as good as a synthetic pharmaceutical option. Neither the Univeristy of Maryland, the University of Maryland Foundation Inc., nor the author of this syllabus recommends self diagnosis, self medication or use of unproven folk remedies. Dr. Duke does encourage unbiased scientific analyses that will result in less costly, more efficacious, and/or safer medicines.

Happy Tails  Rescue Association compiles information from various data bases and opinions expressed are ours only and are not intended to treat or cure anything, but for educational purposes.  You are encouraged and agree to do your own due dilligent research.   We  too neither diagnose nor prescribe.   We must provide these  or similiar disclaimers for the benefit of our underworked, overpaid, over zealous Nannies or tyrants  who feel they know what's best for all of us and so we must guard  every little slip of the tongue lest we anger the "watchers."  

In the event that you choose to use this site's information or products for your own health, or for your animals', you are exercising your rights of informed consent and are ultimately responsible for the care and treatment for yourself and your animals.   The author and compiler of this site assumes no responsibility and will be held blameless for choices that you personally make.

Recipes using natural products are often mentioned and like any food source, some animals or people may have allergic reactions, sensitivities  or contraindication of their use with pharmaceutical products.  If you have any questions or concerns contact your professional of choice.








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