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All of the herbs, plant material, oils and other ingredients that we use in our products are sourced from local and regional suppliers who support ecological and environmental responsibility, both in the selection of ingredients from renewable and natural sources and in the preserving of those natural habitats from which they come. They support wild harvesting and organic farming methods without the use of pesticides and fertilizers. They are involved in recycling, in renewable energy programs, sustainable business practices and are involved in protecting and preserving the Earth. We believe that the good deeds they perform and the positive energy that they generate in their dedication to these practices flows through our products as well.


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Arnica -- is found from Europe to Siberia, in the Pyrnees and throughout Canada and the Northern US. Flowers grow in a rosette of leaves, ranging in color from yellow to orange, and are harvested in the summer. Arnica has been used in folk medicine for centuries for its ability to speed tissue healing and improve blood circulation. Used topically, it speeds healing of bruises and sprains. Its anti-inflammatory properties can reduce the pain and swelling from rheumatism. Its recognized sedative effects relax muscles and relieve pain related to over-exertion and sports-related injuries.

GINGER -- Native of southeast Asia, ginger is cultivated in Hawaii, India, China, the West Indies and other tropical regions. Ginger is a tender creeping perennial that produces a thick, aromatic tuberous rhizome. Ginger's history as a medicinal plant dates back over 3,000 years. It was well-known to the Greeks and Romans and used extensively by Chinese practitioners. Medicinally, ginger is used for its anti-inflammatory effects and is a "carrier herb"--one which enables other herbs to be more effective in the body. It is commonly used in the treatment of rheumatism, as a warming circulatory stimulant, for pain from bone injuries, muscle complaints caused by over-exertion, and in tendonitis.

COMFREY  -- Comfrey, also known as “knit bone,” is a perennial plant that commonly grows to about 3 1/2 feet tall. The leaves are hairy and roughly textured and can reach about 12 inches in length. It has white, pink or purple bell-shaped flowers. The roots spread out over an area of several square yards. The leaves, flowers and roots are harvested in the fall and used for their healing properties. These properties include astringent, antibiotic, emollient, regenerating, demulcent, nutritive. It is used to promote healing and is indicated for any rapid wound, sore, ulcer or bone healing and can be used both internally and externally. It has the highest mucilage content of any herb. The allantion found in comfrey increases cell proliferation, which accounts for its rapid healing properties. Taken internally, the allantion increases white blood cells, helping to establish immunity. Since ancient times, animals and humans have eaten the leaves of comfrey, which are rich in protein. Wet nurses during the Middle Ages applied a compress of Comfrey regularly to their cracked breasts. Nomads of the northern regions of Europe put comfrey leaves in their shoes to avoid blisters.

CALENDULA -- Calendula, also known as Pot Marigold or Garden Marigold, produces profuse blooms in shades of yellow and orange throughout the growing season. It is a half-hardy annual that grows from 1-3 feet tall. The flowers have multiple rows of notched petals (ray florets). It has antiseptic, antifungal, astringent, anti-inflammatory and contains wound-healing properties. Calendula effectively treats bruises, burns, sunburn, scalds, eczema, psoriasis, athlete’s foot, abrasions, chapped skin and slow-to heal sores, It soothes the pain of wounds, irritations and eruptive skin issues. It reduces the swelling of insect bites, bruises and varicose veins. Used as a poultice, it will treat shingles. It can be taken internally for fevers, ulcers and menstrual cramping. It is believed to stimulate the immune system in activating the body’s healing processes, and has traditionally been regarded as an anti-tumor agent. The Egyptians used calendula to rejuvenate the skin. In India, it is traditionally used for wedding garlands and used in religious ceremonies as well as medicinally. In Europe it was used in times past as a pot-herb in soups and stews.

CHAMOMILE -- Roman and German Chamomile, similar in properties, are perennial plants with white petals and domed yellow centers. Chamomile is best known for its cosmetic and medicinal uses. It can be used as a hair rinse and is popularly used as a skin herb, having soothing, emollient and protective actions. It has antispasmodic, antiallergenic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and relaxing properties. It is widely used externally for skin irritations, puffiness and swelling, as well as for wounds, diaper rash, sprains and arthritis. It is popularly used as a tea to soothe digestive upsets and as a relaxant. It’s distilled oil is valued for its pain-relieving, antiseptic and calming properties. The Egyptians worshipped it for its virtues and used it for malaria. The herbalist Culpepper recommended it for headaches, all types of menstrual issues, fever, jaundice and diarrhea.

DISCLAIMER This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, prescribe or diagnose any condition or disease. Its content is not to be considered complete and accuracy is not guaranteed. Always consult your healthcare provider before using any product.
 

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