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Single Herb Extracts, A-B


Artemisia Annua Extract, 2 oz.
Sweet Annie

Artemisia annua, also known as Sweet Annie, is a famous anti-malarial herb that contains an alkaloid, artemisinin, that has also shown remarkable cytotoxic properties. This herb is also available as an alcohol-free glycerite.

Alcohol: 55%

Contents: extract of fresh, organically grown Artemisia annua leaf in distilled water, organic alcohol, and pure vegetable glycerin.


Ashwagandha Extract, 2 oz.
Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha holds a premier place in the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia. It is both a rasayana herb, meaning one that aids the quality of life and longevity, as well as an adaptogen, an herb that improves our ability to cope with stress. This herb has a multitude of uses but to understand how research of prized Indian herbs is conducted, it is useful to consider how well an herb protects the patient from damaging changes when exposed to chemical, metallic, or radioactive hazards and how successfully the herb protects against free radicals. Ashwagandha is very high on the list of such valuable herbs, but it is most often used to improve male potency and endurance.

Alcohol: 49-51%

Contents: 1:2 extract of organic Withania somnifera in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.


Astragalus Extract, 2 oz.
Astragalus membranaceus

Astragalus is a member of the pea family and is a rich source of the polysaccharides needed for tissue regeneration. It is also a diuretic and immune enhancer. In addition, it nourishes bone marrow and improves adrenal cortical function. It is suitable for use by people using conventional treatments for cancer and AIDS.

Alcohol: 25%

Contents: extract of Astragalus membranaceus root in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.


Bacopa Extract, 2 oz.
Bacopa monnieri

Bacopa is an aquatic plant and the primary herb in many Ayurvedic formulas used to improve memory and/or concentration. Bacopa has traditionally been regarded as an aid to learning, retention, and clarity. It also has a reputation as the herb of choice for epileptic disorders and is one of the favored herbs for anxiety. Like many rasayana herbs, it is an antioxidant. It is also antiparasitic and improves gastrointestinal health, including ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. Bacopa is very safe. In Sri Lanka, it is administered to babies from about eight months of age to purify the blood and to clear parasites and eczema.

Alcohol: 39-41%

Contents: 1:1 extract of organically grown Bacopa monnieri in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.


Bael Fruit Extract, 2 oz.
Aegle marmelos

Aegle marmelos is known by many names: bael, bilva, Bengal quince, stone apple because of its rind which is woody and hard. The fruit takes almost a year to ripen and can range in size from about two inches to even a bit larger than a grapefruit. It is native to India but can be found in most of Asia. In the Rig Veda, the tree is said to be the home of Lakshimi. The tree itself is regarded as a goddess and is thus sacred to many Hindus, especially those worshipping Lord Shiva who is believed to live under the tree.

The tree has some unique properties and is said to be a climate purifier because it transforms chemical toxins and airborne gases into harmless substances.

Bael fruit is eaten fresh or dried and then rehydrated to make various exotic and refreshing beverages, jams, sweets, and sharbat-type ices. Perhaps, the best known recipe for bael fruit is bel murrabba, a sort of marmelade. Though rich in vitamins and minerals, the fruit should not be consumed in excess but rather as an occasional treat. Nearly all parts of the trees are also used medicinally and have benefits for the pancreas, digestion and elimination, and respiration.

Bael fruit is also a component of the famous dashmool recipe which has equal parts of ten different herbs. It is especially good for detoxifying the lower intestine.

Alcohol: 40%

Contents: 1:4 Extract of organically grown Aegle marmelos Fruit in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.


Baikal Skullcap, 2 oz.
Scutellaria baicalensis

Scutellaria baicalensis is one of the fifty fundamental herbs of traditional Chinese medicine and was one of the active components of the popular PC-SPES prostate formula that was withdrawn from the market in 2002 following reports of varying traces of pharmaceutical drugs in the formula. The New York University Medical Center reports, “Highly preliminary evidence suggests that baicalin can enhance the activity of antibiotics against antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria. Other highly preliminary evidence suggests that baicalin, wogonin, and baicalein may have anticancer, anti-inflammatory, liver-protective, anti-anxiety, and antihypertensive effects.”

Baikal Skullcap Root Baikal Skullcap, 4 pages

Alcohol: 30%

Contents: extract of Scutellaria baicalensis root in Distilled Water and Organic Grain Alcohol. This product is sulfur-free and chlorine-free.

Warning: Not for insulin dependent diabetics.


Bamboo Manna Extract, 2 oz.
Bambusa arundinacea

Sometimes called banslochan or tabashir, bamboo manna is a silica-rich substance found in the nodal joints of some rare species of female bamboo plants. Silica is necessary for the bones, connective tissue, and collagen and confers strength and flexibility. Bamboo is the richest known source of silica and is used medicinally in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine as a restorative herb, especially for the lungs. It is antipyretic, antispasmodic, and antiparalytic. Some consider it an aphrodisiac as well.

Alcohol: 24-26%

Contents: 1:4 extract of Bambusa arundinacea in Distilled Water and Organic Alcohol.


Bhringaraj Extract, 2 oz.
Eclipta alba

In the Ayurvedic medical system, bhringaraj is regarded as a rasayana or longevity herb. Though many people use this herb to stimulate hair growth and avoid graying, there are other anti-aging benefits associated with bhringaraj. The herb helps to reduce excess kapha and vata. In Siddha Medicine, the leaves are used with ghee to disgorge phlegm lodged in the tongue and tonsils, one of the preparations for serious rejuvenation. The leaf extract is a powerful liver tonic but mild enough for children to take for biliousness associated with intestinal parasites. As those familiar with Ayurvedic medicine would expect, a liver herb will tend to have a positive influence on the eyes and skin as well as the liver and blood.

Alcohol: 34-36%

Contents: Extract of aerial parts Eclipta alba in Distilled Water and Organic Alcohol.


Bibhitaki Extract, 2 oz.
Terminalia bellirica

Bibhitaki is a tropical fruit found throughout India. It is about the size of a large walnut and is primarily astringent in taste. Bibhitaki is one of the three fruits in the famous triphala formula and is the preferred herb for regulating kapha. This means it is used when there are kapha accumulations in the lungs, ears, sinuses, throat, liver, and urinary tract. It is astringent and therefore absorbs the excess moisture of kapha. It has some lesser known value for treating tropical conditions such as diarrhea, pulmonary eosinophilia, and allergic reactions, very likely parasitic in origin. It is also one of the herbs used in oral health, but it usually the shell that is made as a decoction and then used as an oral rinse.

Alcohol: 24-26%

Contents: Terminalia bellirica Fruit, distilled water, organic alcohol, and vegetable glycein.


Bilberry Extract, 2 oz.
Vaccinium myrtillus

Bilberry has been clinically shown to lower the risk of a number of diseases affecting the eyes, heart and cardiovascular system, blood sugar, and certain types of cancer, especially estrogen-sensitive cancers. It has antioxidant and eye protective properties.

Alcohol: 24-26%

Contents: Vaccinium myrtillus leaf & berry in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and pure vegetable glycerin.


Bilberry Glycerite, 2 oz.
Vaccinium myrtillus

Bilberry has been clinically shown to lower the risk of a number of diseases affecting the eyes, heart and cardiovascular system, blood sugar, and certain types of cancer, especially estrogen-sensitive cancers. It has antioxidant and eye protective properties.

Alcohol: none

Contents: Vaccinium myrtillus leaf & berry in distilled water and pure vegetable glycerin.


Bitter Melon Extract, 2 oz.
Momordica charantia

Bitter melon was introduced to America from Africa about 500 years ago. It has a rich history folkloric uses, but is prized today mainly for its effectiveness in managing blood sugar. Recent studies support its use by diabetics as well as certain cancer patients.

Alcohol: 39-41%

Contents: Momordica charantia fruit in distilled water and organic alcohol.


Black Cohosh Extract, 2 oz.
Cimicifuga racemosa

Black cohosh is a famous Native American gynecological herb, used chiefly to alleviate premenstrual tension and alleviate hot flashes associated with menopause. The most common use is as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.

Alcohol: 60%

Contents: 1.2 extract of Cimicifuga racemosa root in 59-61% organic cane alcohol, distilled water, and vegetable glycerin.


Black Cumin Extract, 2 oz.
Nigella sativa

Black cumin seeds have a long history of use as both a culinary and medicinal herb. The alcohol extract is different from the essential oil and cold pressed oils. It has been shown to have a protective effect on the kidneys and liver. The extract has also been effective in lowering blood pressure and alleviating asthma. Some in vivo laboratory tests with animals also suggest a cytotoxic effect.

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Alcohol: 69-71%

Contents: 1:5 extract of Nigella sativa seeds in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Pure Vegetable Glycerin.


Black Walnut, 2 oz.
Juglans nigra

The Cherokee used the nut as an anthelmintic, especially for tapeworms. Peter Holmes adds roundworms to the list. Black walnut has laxative properties but is well tolerated. It relieves lymphatic congestion, presumably mainly in patients with parasitic infections. It is also antifungal and has naturally occurring iodine in high enough amounts that it can also be used externally as an antiseptic.

Alcohol: 40%

Contents: fresh, organically grown Juglans nigra green hull extract in Distilled Water and Organic Grain Alcohol.


Boldo Extract, 2 oz.
Peumus boldo

Peumus boldo comes from the Chilean Andes and has a marvelous minty aroma. It is a stomachic and digestive aid, particularly beneficial for people with a tendency towards gall stone formation, especially when such conditions give rise to pain. It is also useful for genito-urinary inflammations. In South America, it is regarded as a cure for gonorrhea. Further north, it is considered useful for hepatic congestion and is often used by veterinarians for jaundice. It contains a chemical constituent very similar to chenopodium and is thus often used for intestinal parasites.

Alcohol: 60%

Contents: extract of Peumus boldo leaf in organic grain alcohol, distilled water, and pure vegetable glycerin.


Boswellia Serrata, 2 oz.

Research in Germany suggests that boswellia reduces edema in the brain. The herb is also an excellent parasiticide and should be considered for those who suspect brain parasites.

This product is made from the resin of an Indian frankincense.

Alcohol: 69-71%

Contents: Organically grown Shallaki resin in certified Organic Grain Alcohol.


Burdock Extract, 2 oz.
Arctium lappa

Burdock root is edible and often used in cuisine, mainly in Japan and Eastern Europe. It is very safe to consume and is often found in formulas where its primary action is that of a blood cleanser. It is a member of the thistle family which provides us with a number of famous detoxifying herbs, including milk thistle and artichokes. Research has shown excellent results with many kinds of tumors as well as infections. The root also also demonstrated a prebiotic effect in promoting the growth of healthy bacteria.


Contents: Arctium lappa root in distilled water, organic cane alcohol, and pure vegetable glycerin.



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