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Single Herb Extracts, L-R

 
   
 

Licorice Extract, 2 oz.
Glycyrrhiza glabra

Licorice is a very popular herb with a long history of use as a medicinal plant. It is strongly anti-viral and is being used extensively in Japan for the treatment of viral hepatitis and in China for tuberculosis. In Ayurveda, it is used primarily as a lung tonic due to its demulcent effects. In moderation, licorice improves digestion and relieves ulcers as well as chronic bowel problems such as Crohn's disease. Licorice is an ingredient in many Chinese formulations where it supports harmony between the other herbs and minimizes the risk of allergic reactions. It is also an ingredient in the Hoxsey tonic which we produce under the name of Sundance Elixir.

Alcohol: 24-26%

Contents: Glycyrrhiza glabra root in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

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Maca Extract, 2 oz.
Lepidium meyenii

Maca is a cruciferous vegetable that is consumed mainly for its roots which are something like turnips or radishes. The roots are a staple of the Incan diet and regarded as a super food. Maca is renowned for its quick acting stamina boosting power. Herbalists consider the root to be a superb adaptogen. Maca grows in extremely high elevations and is cultivated without chemicals. It contains at least 55 phytonutrients, including hormonal precursors. It works predominantly on the adrenals and secondarily on the reproductive system. Many people use it to power up before long drives or enhance performance. It is non-addictive and helps to normalize pathogenic states. It is considered to be a nutrient for the entire endocrine system and has a high mineral count. Maca is contraindicated for individuals that have a history of estrogen positive cancer.

Alcohol: 40%

Contents: Lepidium meyenii root in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Gycerin.

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Manjistha Extract, 2 oz.
Rubia cordifolia

Manjista is the main blood cleansing herb in the Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia. What is unique about manjistha is that it supports deep detoxification without precipitating imbalance or undesirable side effects. It mainly supports blood cells and muscles, but the roots are astringent and can be used to stop dysentery. Manjistha helps to eliminate excess pitta and aids in the removal of toxins from the blood, liver, kidneys, and skin. It is the primary herb used in all blood purification formulas as well as preparations that improve the complexion. As a rasayana herb, it is interesting to note that even though it is detoxifying, it is also pacifying.

Alcohol: 34-36%

Contents: wildcrafted Rubia cordifolia roots in distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycerite.

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Milk Thistle, 2 oz.
Silybum marianum

Milk thistle is one of the most famous liver herbs. It is both hepatoprotective as well as effective in the treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the liver and gall bladder, including inflammation, swelling, and cirrhosis.

Alcohol: 85%

Contents: extract of Silybum marianum seeds in organic grain alcohol and distilled water.

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Mugwort Extract, 2 oz.
Artemisia vulgaris

This product has been added largely because of requests for herbs that promote lucid dreaming. There are, however, other uses, both shamanic and conventional. Though mugwort is anti-parasitic like many other artemisias, it is nearly always been considered to be a feminine herb. It is believed to be more effective at the full moon and when used in this way can help regulate cycles, especially girls just approaching puberty.

Alcohol: 45%

Contents: 1:5 extract of Artemisia vulgaris in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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Musta Extract, 2 oz.
Cyperus rotundus

Nut grass is one of the ingredients in Chyawanprash. It is a highly revered herb and is used in such a wide variety of situations that it is hard to pinpoint its role in rejuvenative therapy. First of all, the roots are considered to be effective against a wide range of abdominal and intestinal complaints, everything from menstrual discomfort to parasites. Secondly, they are anti-inflammatory and have an action on the brain that suppresses appetite, and this function works in tandem with a lipolytic effect that makes it easier to lose weight. Lastly, it has an effect on melanin that aids restoration of hair and skin color.

Alcohol: 59-61%

Contents: Cyperus rotundus rhizome in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

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Myrrh Extract, 2 oz.
Commiphora molmol

Myrrh gum has a long history of use as both a medicine and perfume as well as incense. It is aromatic but intensely bitter. It is used in Chinese medicine to move stagnant blood and is often used for problems associated with menstruation as well as uterine tumors. Its use in Ayurvedic medicine is similar, but it is processed differently. In Western medicine, myrrh is used both internally and externally as an antiseptic. It is used mainly for toothaches and gums in mouthwashes and for wound healing and sprains externally. Studies suggest that it helps to maintain correct blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It is often used in the treatment of arthritis.

Alcohol: 94-96%

Contents: extract of Commiphora molmol oleoresin in organic cane alcohol and distilled water.

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Neem Extract, 2 oz.
Azadirachta indica

Neem is regarded as a potent detoxifier. It has antimicrobial and antifungal effects as well as blood sugar lowering properties. It is also antiparasitic, clearing both the larva and ova.

Alcohol: 44-46%

Contents: 1.5 extract of organically grown Azadirachta indica leaf in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

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Nettles Extract, 2 oz.
Urtica dioica

The most popular use today of stinging nettles is for detoxification. The action is based on stimulation of waste elimination by promoting increased production of urine. The leaves have a similar action on milk production. Nettles helps to build blood and thereby to alleviate symptoms of anemia.

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Contents: extract of fresh Urtica dioica leaf 1:2.5 in organic cane alcohol, distilled water, and vegetable glycerin.

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Notoginseng Extract, 2 oz.
Panax notoginseng

Notoginseng is an Asian panax ginseng that has been used extensively in Chinese medicine to treat nearly all types of blood disorders. It is the main ingredient in the famous Yunnan Baiyao formula that is used to stop bleeding, even from serious wounds. Contrary to some Internet accounts, it is not a pseudoginseng but a true panax ginseng. For best results, this herb should be taken for prolonged periods of time. When taken consistently for years, the benefits for the heart and circulatory system can be profound. This is an herb that can also be considered for convalescents.

Alcohol: 29-31%

Contents: 1:5 extract of Panax notoginseng root (Tienchi) in Distilled Water and Organic Alcohol.

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Oat Seed Extract, 2 oz.
Avena sativa

This extract is made from common oats, but it is often used by people who are resolved to quit smoking (or drinking). It is calming and has most of the same benefits as oatmeal except for the fiber. It lowers cholesterol, nourishes the nervous system, and makes withdrawal more bearable.

Alcohol: 30%

Contents: extract of milky seed of Avena sativa in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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Pau d'Arco Extract, 2 oz.
Tabebuia impetiginosa

Pau d'arco is one of the most well known South American herbs. It has a reputation for having anti-cancer, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. It is also used to purify the blood and regulate blood sugar. Like many herbs with ethnobotanical traditions strongly suggestive of antitumoral properties, pau d'arco seems to benefit some patients more than others. It is widely believed to work better with patients with elevated levels of Candida albicans.

The earliest modern studies of pau d'arco were published by Dr. Theodore Meyer who successfully used it to cure very advanced cancers, especially leukemia. Some of his findings were questioned by those who attempted to attribute all results to a single compound. As with most herbs, the whole herb often protects against toxicity of the strongest chemical constituent, in this case, lapachol. In clinical trials, low doses stimulate immunity whereas higher doses reduce inflammation often associated with stimulation. As might be expected of an herb with antifungal properties, it helps to reduce allergic reactions.

Alcohol: 40%

Contents: extract of Tabebuia_impetiginosa bark in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and pure vegetable glycerin.

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Red Clover Extract, 2 oz.`
Trifolium pratense

Traditionally, red clover has been used to address some of the side effects of menopause. The flowering tops contain isoflavones (mostly genistein and daidzein) which some studies suggest have an estrogenic effect, but others deny this. It is considered safe for use by breast cancer patients who are post-menopause but the jury is not in on pre-menopausal persons. It is often used by post-menopausal women to reduce the risk of bone loss (osteoporosis) because the herb is rich in calcium and magnesium as well as vitamin C and niacin. Red clover is a blood purifier and is the main ingredient in Sundance Elixir, our version of the Hoxsey Tonic. It is generally recommended for melanoma patients since studies indicate it inhibits B16 melanoma cells. It is also often used to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

Alcohol: 34-36%

Contents: extract of Trifolium pratense flowering tops in distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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Rhodiola Extract, 2 oz.
Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola is an Arctic plant that is famed for its ability to promote endurance. It is an adaptogen, meaning it protects the user from harmful consequences of exertion and/or exposure to pollutants and toxins. It is cardioprotective and nourishing to the brain and memory.

Alcohol: 25%

Contents: 1:5 extract of organically grown Rhodiola rosea root in distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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Rose Hips Extract, 2 oz.
Rosa canina

Rose hips come from the fruit of wild roses and are very high in vitamin C. Though this product was originally added because of its reputation for helping alcoholics to overcome addiction, studies in Scandinavia suggest that one of its major benefits is for osteoarthritis sufferers due it is anti-inflammatory properties. For the same reason, it is often recommended for colds and asthma.

Alcohol: 30%

Contents: Rosa canina fruit in organic alcohol, distilled water, and vegetable glycerin.

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