Our Herbs

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Klip Dagga is an erect, loosely branched annual with strongly angled stems (square in the cross section) and the leaves are smooth, triangular and in pairs opposite each other. Flowers are in rounded, spiny clusters that encircle the stems so that it looks like the stems are growing right through the middle of the clusters. It has become naturalized in subtropical and tropical areas all over the world and is often found along roadsides and in abandoned fields where it can grow up to 3m tall. Klip Dagga has long been used in Africa for fevers, colds, asthma, and malaria. It is a good heart tonic and has anti-inflammatory properties used for relieving pain and inflammation in joints. When smoked the herb can induce dream states and exuberance.

Klip Dagga (Leonotis nepetifolia) & Egyptian Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea)

An Egyptian water lily that has been used for thousands of years in the Egyptian culture as a sacred symbol and used to induce psycho-active awareness of dream states. t’s a small, round, blue, flowering species that floats atop lakes or other bodies of water. The flower buds rise to the surface over a period of two to three days and when ready, they open in the morning around and close in the early afternoon. It is used as a nerve relaxant or stimulant depending on what your body needs. It has been used as an aphrodisiac and has mood-lifting, euphoric properties.

Egyptian Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea)

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This deciduous shrub grows in temperate climates and is native to Europe and Asia. It has woody stems with thorns, pale green leaves, white flowers, and edible red berries. The leaves are used medicinally, and the fruit is widely used throughout the world as food. Raspberry Leaf has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years and has astringent and stimulant properties making it popular for many ailments. The most common being a uterine tonic for female reproductive health, but it has also been used for sore throats, menstrual problems, vitamin C deficiency, diuretic, and blood cleansing. Mainly used as a tea medicinally and should not be used during pregnancy or during breastfeeding. 

Raspberry Leaf

(Rubus idaeus)

An Egyptian water lily that has been used for thousands of years in the Egyptian culture as a sacred symbol and used to induce psycho-active awareness of dream states. It is a small, round, blue, flowering species that floats atop lakes or other bodies of water. The flower buds rise to the surface over a period of two to three days and when ready, they open in the morning and close in the early afternoon. It is used as a nerve relaxant or stimulant depending on what your body needs. It has been used as an aphrodisiac and has mood-lifting, euphoric properties.

Egyptian Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea)

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This deciduous shrub grows in temperate climates and is native to Europe and Asia. It has woody stems with thorns, pale green leaves, white flowers, and edible red berries. The leaves are used medicinally, and the fruit is widely used throughout the world as food. Raspberry Leaf has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years and has astringent and stimulant properties making it popular for many ailments. The most common being a uterine tonic for female reproductive health, but it has also been used for sore throats, menstrual problems, vitamin C deficiency, diuretic, and blood cleansing. Mainly used as a tea medicinally and should not be used during pregnancy or during breastfeeding. 

Raspberry Leaf

(Rubus idaeus)

An aromatic branched perennial shrub that has angular grooved green leaves with white bottoms and red brown stems. It has yellow to red brown flower heads during the months of July - September. An old-time traveler's remedy during the medieval times for protecting from fatigue and sunstroke. It has been used for insect bites and sometimes as a culinary herb. It aids with a healthy menstruation flow and female reproductive health tonic. Helps with disrupted sleep and for nights when you have trouble getting back to bed. Helps to recall, enhance the resolution, and complexity of dreams.

Mugwort

(Artemisia vulgaris)

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Native to the Mediterranean Sea and Ethiopia this plant has grey green sulfur smelling leaves and flower spikes that grow 6 feet tall and bloom bright yellow flowers. This herb is great as a vulnerary for cuts, scrapes, and treating wounds. It is a diuretic and best known for supporting respiratory symptoms of cough, asthma, and bronchitis by clearing congestion as a mild expectorant, decreasing inflammation of the airways, and soothes mucus membranes.

Mullien

(Verbascum thapsus)

An annual aromatic herb native to the Mediterranean countries. Calendula bears many petaled orange or yellow flowering heads two to three inches in diameter. Also known as marigold or gold bloom and often grown in gardens and the flowers are used medicinally throughout Europe and Latin America. Calendula is a great herb for the gut and skin by reducing inflammation and soothing the skin. It is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-parasitic, and pain killing agents have made it great for minor topical infections and irritations. It is used widely throughout Europe for skin, mucous membrane, and gastritis disorders.

Calendula

(Calendula officinalis)

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