Joanne Alexander & Kathy Fisette
Our mission is to offer the finest full potency extracts made from the freshest, highest quality plants available.
Herbal medicine is as old as humankind and as widespread as the occurrence of communities. Herbal medicine is based on an intimate, practical knowledge of plants handed down for hundreds of generations while acknowledging the unique needs of individuals. While diet, exercise, and increased self-awareness form the foundation of health, fresh herbal therapy provides one of the key elements in the process of self-care.
We grow and wildcraft herbs in our bioregion and we source consciously wildcrafted plants from Hands On Organic or certified organic herbs from Pacific Botanicals.
Each phase of the production, from growing and selecting herbs, to the lengthy process of herbal extraction we do ourselves.
Our Compounds are synergistic combinations of herbs for a wide variety of common health concerns.
Liquid herbal extracts or tinctures are considered one of the most effective ways to take herbal supplements.
Unlike pills and capsules, liquid herbal extracts are immediately absorbed and assimilated into the bloodstream. Extracts are created by soaking herbs in a liquid menstruum of organic grain alcohol, water, kosher vegetable glycerin, or any combination of these.
This herb and menstruum mixture is mixed and turned for a minimum of two to four weeks and then pressed and filtered to leave a pure liquid herbal extract.
The quality and source of herbs used are of the highest importance. We have concentrated our efforts on obtaining fresh herbs picked at the optimum time for maximum potency.
We extract all of our herbs with gluten free, certified organic pharmaceutical grade grain alcohol.
A specific formula that has anti-depressant effect, strengthens the nervous system, and helps to maintain emotional stability.
St. Johnswort Hypericum perforatum fresh flowerbuds
The yellow flowerbuds of this wild weed have been shown to exert anti depressant effects comparable to standard anti depressant drugs. Tests show that St. Johnswort is capable of counteracting undesirable changes in brain chemistry that may lead to depression, but without the side effects associated with standard anti depressant drugs.
Gotu Kola Hydrocotyle asiatica leaf and stem
This low-growing vine, originally from India, is one of the most important rejuvenative herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. It has the effect of helping to awaken the crown chakra, balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain, and is an important revitalizer of the spirit.
Eleuthero Eleutherococus senticosus dried root
Eleuthero is an adaptogen that helps the body cope with the excessive demands and stress created by life-style and work. It increases stamina and mental alertness, thereby countering exhaustion, depression and general debility.
Maca Lepidium meyenii dried root
An ancient Andean food/medicine plant that grows at elevations over 14,000 feet. This turnip like root is an adaptogen that provides sustained physical energy, mental acuity and inhances the function of the immune system. It is a fertility enhancer and aphrodisiac for men and women. Maca is also a useful herb for longevity support and treatment for biochemical imbalances that contribute to depression.
Oats Avena sativa fresh milky seed
Oats is one of the best remedies for 'feeding' the nervous system, especially when under stress. It is considered a specific in cases of nervous debility and exhaustion when associated with depression.
Passion Flower Passiflora incarnata fresh vine
This exotic flowering vine is a gentle herbal tranquilizer, is beneficial for insomnia caused by depression, worry, overwork and tension headaches. Several pharmacological studies have confirmed its sedative and anti anxiety activity, especially in combination with other herbs.
Lavender Lavendula officinalis fresh flowers
This beautiful aromatic plant is a valuable anti depressant which also strengthens the nervous system and helps in cases of nervous debility and exhaustion.
~Actions and Indications~
This compound addresses depression that manifests as a result of life stresses, overwork, illness and hormone cycles. By counteracting undesirable changes in brain chemistry, providing adrenal support and strengthening the nervous system, this compound is appropriate for mild to moderate depression, for anxiety disorders, and emotional instability.
Take 40-60 drops in a little warm water three to four times per day between meals or as needed.
Note: As with synthetic antidepressants, a treatment period of from two to four weeks appears to be necessary to feel the antidepressant affects of St. Johnswort. The combination of herbs in the St. Johnswort Compound allows for more immediate effects to help ease anxiety.