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Bear Wallow Herbs

Hello, my name is Cara Saunders, the creator of Bear Wallow Herbs.

I became an herbalist to combine all of my unique talents for the purpose of helping people heal and inspiring people to develop a connection to nature. My journey to become an herbalist started in 1999 after I completed a B. S. in Forestry. I wondered if there wasn't more to forests than just the (commercially valuable) trees. So I started observing plants and learning from experienced herbalists including Lise Wolff and Matthew Wood in Minnesota. In 2003, I was a full-time student at the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine. I continue to learn as I interact with the plants on a daily basis.
In December 2007, Bear Wallow Herbs was awarded a technology grant from the eBay Foundation and I was named a Microenterprise Entrepreneur of the Year in Siskiyou County. In 2008, Bear Wallow Herbs was featured on the CBS program Eye on the Bay when Cara Saunders taught a workshop at Alemany Farm in San Francisco as part of the Green Festival.

Bear Wallow Herbs is currently based in Mount Shasta, California. The water used for Bear Wallow Herbs' extracts comes from the headwaters of the Sacramento River, gathered where the water comes out of the earth in the Mt. Shasta City Park. The herbs are organically grown in our Mount Shasta herb garden or sustainably wild harvested in the local natural areas. If you are interested in taking a deep dive into learning the process of how to make herbal medicine, Bear Wallow Herbs offers a work-trade apprenticeship to give you hands-on experience working with plants.

If you are traveling through Mount Shasta you can pick up some Bear Wallow Herbs' products at Sereni-tea, 319 N. Mount Shasta Blvd. Sereni-tea is open Monday thru Saturday: Noon to 5pm Sunday: Noon to 4pm".

Posted Jun. 6, 2016 at 7:39 AM

Cara Saunders has been studying herbs for years. Her interest developed as she finished up her Bachelor of Science degree in natural resources, environmental science, and forestry. While living in Minnesota, Saunders took herbalism classes when she had a chance on the weekends, and when Saunders moved to Siskiyou County in 2003, she continued her herbal education by attending the Blue Otter School of Herbal Medicine located in Fort Jones. One of Saunders’ course assignments was to make an herbal medicine first aid kit; this assignment advanced into Saunders herbalism business called Bear Wallow Herbs. [read more]

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What's Going On At Bear Wallow Herbs…..

  • I really like finding the one right herb for the unique person and the specific situation, that's why I usually bottle each herb separately, but these 4 herbs work so well together that I'm making an exception. Stress Less is a synergistic combination of Lemon Balm leaves, California Spikenard berries, Wild Oats, and Saint John's Wort leaves and flowers. So many of us encounter stress in our modern life and not all of these stressors require the boost of adrenaline that our bodies automatically produce. Besides stress hormones, the "fight or flight" reaction also dilates our pupils, increases our heart rate and blood pressure, and diverts blood away from our digestion into our muscles. Whether we are in immediate physical danger or if we are experiencing the emotional stress of grief, guilt, or fear, our bodies react the same way. This reaction is useful if we need to leap out of harm's way, but chronic stress can cause serious health problems for our immune system, heart, bones, digestion, sexual function, and can accelerate aging. I created the Stress Less tincture with the intention to help repair a nervous system that has been weakened by stress, lighten emotions, improve mood, increase energy, relieve fatigue, and provide the support needed to help you trust your instincts.

  • 4 Herbs for Allergy Prevention
    Enjoy nature without allergy symptoms!
    Goldenrod, Nettle, Yerba Santa, and Elderberry are a winning combination when it comes to allergy prevention. These four herbs have a synergistic effect when taken together. They build your immune system, cleanse and alkalize the blood, prevent or relieve sinus congestion, sore throat, runny nose, itchy eyes, and coughs. These nutritive herbs provide you with a boost of Vitamin C, iron, potassium, and calcium.

First Immune Tincture

First Immune Tincture

Starting from $13.00

Shiitake Mushroom Tincture

Shiitake Mushroom Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Elderberry Tincture

Elderberry Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Tumeric Root Tincture

Tumeric Root Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Sleep Well Tincture

Sleep Well Tincture

Starting from $13.00

California Poppy Tincture

California Poppy Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Wild Lettuce Tincture

Wild Lettuce Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Blue Vervain Tincture

Blue Vervain Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Strong Bones Tincture

Strong Bones Tincture

Starting from $13.00

Wild (Milky) Oat Tincture

Wild (Milky) Oat Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Horsetail Tincture

Horsetail Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Stinging Nettle Tincture

Stinging Nettle Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Stress Less Tincture

Stress Less Tincture

Starting from $13.00

St. John\'s Wort Tincture

St. John's Wort Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Lemon Balm Tincture

Lemon Balm Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Wild (Milky) Oat Tincture

Wild (Milky) Oat Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Tumeric Root Tincture

Tumeric Root Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Black Cohosh Tincture

Black Cohosh Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Teasel Root Tincture

Teasel Root Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Chickweed Tincture

Chickweed Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Lymph Health Tincture

Lymph Health Tincture

Starting from $13.00

Calendula Tincture

Calendula Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Cleavers Tincture

Cleavers Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Red Clover Tincture

Red Clover Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Detox Tincture

Detox Tincture

Starting from $13.00

Dandelion Root Tincture

Dandelion Root Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Dandelion Glycerite

Dandelion Glycerite

Starting from $8.00

Chaparral Tincture

Chaparral Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Digest Tincture

Digest Tincture

Starting from $13.00

Oregon Grape Tincture

Oregon Grape Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Yellow Dock Tincture

Yellow Dock Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Tumeric Root Tincture

Tumeric Root Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Heart Healthy Tincture

Heart Healthy Tincture

Starting from $13.00

Hawthorn Berry Tincture

Hawthorn Berry Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Yarrow Tincture

Yarrow Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Red Clover Tincture

Red Clover Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Allergy Relief Tincture

Allergy Relief Tincture

Starting from $13.00

Goldenrod Tincture

Goldenrod Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Stinging Nettle Tincture

Stinging Nettle Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Elderberry Tincture

Elderberry Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Easter Lily Tincture

Easter Lily Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Blue Vervain Tincture

Blue Vervain Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Black Cohosh Tincture

Black Cohosh Tincture

Starting from $12.00

Calendula Tincture

Calendula Tincture

Starting from $12.00

What Customers Are Saying

"Goldenrod Tincture has been a lifesaver for me! I have allergies all year long that include itchy watery eyes, coughing, and stuffy nose that eventually lead to sinus infections. Springtime is my favorite time of the year because of the great weather to be able to enjoy the great outdoors! Unfortunately, as soon as spring hits every year I am stuck inside trying to recover from my allergy symptoms. They are so bad that I have no desire to go outside of the house. I feel so lucky to have found Bear Wallow Herbs! As soon as I started taking Goldenrod Tincture I immediately noticed the difference. My eyes are not watering or itchy, I have not had a stuffy or runny nose for weeks now and I can sleep at night because I am not coughing. Right now, during the middle of spring is when my allergies are typically the worst, but they have been so under control and the only thing I have done differently is to take Goldenrod Tincture. Thank you so much!"
Vanessa Valiente-Raeder, Sacramento, CA

"I used to harvest my own Queen Anne's Lace, but I now live in a city where I cannot find a reliable harvest. In my research, Bear Wallow Herbs was recommended, and I am so happy I found this product for sale here. The Queen Anne's Lace tincture has been very convenient to take, compared with my old method of harvesting seeds and then chewing the hairy/sharp seeds with some honey and washing it all down with water. I am so impressed with the reliability of this tincture. By taking Queen Anne's Lace tincture, I help to protect myself from unwanted pregnancy in a way that is kind to myself, with no invasive or disruptive hormones or implants. A highly recommended product from a great company."
julie

"I twisted and sprained my ankle while walking outside on some river rocks. My ankle was bruised and swollen and I needed to use crutches. After massaging it daily with Arnica Salve, the swelling went down and the pain stopped. Soon I was able to walk on it again. It was an amazing recovery. Thank you Bear Wallow Herbs."
Linda Kerrick, Sawyers Bar, CA

"I love your Herbal Medicine First Aid Kit! It's very conveniently and thoughtfully packaged, so that I can keep everything together and handy, with the very readable, color coded info cards right there for reference when I need them. Most importantly,what I've used from the Kit really works. The Plantain Salve worked for some very pesky insect bites for which I had tried at least a half-dozen remedies, none of which had worked. I've been plagued by these bites, which itch, swell, and don't heal for ages. I noticed a difference right away with the Plantain Salve, the itching calmed down and stayed manageable, and the bites are finally healing. But my greatest amazement is the result I got from the Elderberry Tincture. I was definitely coming down with a very bad head cold. All the familiar dreaded nose and throat symptoms, and the feeling of just wanting to stay in bed were there. I remembered my Herbal Medicine First Aid Kit. I ran eagerly to get it and see what was recommended. I used the Elderberry Tincture. After a first night of real misery, I started feeling much better, and within 24 hours I had no cold symptoms! Gone, the virus driven away by the Elderberry Tincture before it could get established! Much to my relief! Best of all, your product inspires confidence. I feel I can trust your research, knowledge and the love and care you put into making the remedies. Thanks, and keep up the good healing." - Claudia Vidano, San Francisco, CA

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319 N. Mount Shasta Blvd.
Mount Shasta California, 96067

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