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Making Herbal Medicine

1. Set the Mood
Before harvesting herbs for medicine, I always set the appropriate mood. I clear my mind and body of any stress, worries, or distractions. I open myself to learn from the plants. I express appreciation for the healing powers of the herbs.

2. Sustainable Harvest
The herbs I gather grow in places far from roads, traffic, and pollution. I am lucky to live in the mountains where the forest is healthy and the water is clean. I walk through the forest and meadows, observing the plants in their natural environment. To ensure a sustainable harvest, I do not take more than the plants can spare to maintain a healthy population. I plant herb seeds in my garden and in the forest, so the medicinal plants I harvest become more abundant each year.

3. Chop, Grind, Blend: Do It Fresh
After harvesting, there is no time for a break. The herbs need to be processed immediately since the best medicine is made while the plants are fresh, not dried. Roots are chopped, berries are blended, flowers and leaves are put through a grinder.

4. All Natural Ingredients
Time for a little math…the herbs are weighed, simple formulas are applied, and the ingredients are measured. Salves are made with certified organic first cold press olive oil and all natural beeswax. Tinctures are made with certified organic grape alcohol and clean mountain water.

5. Infusion & Extraction
Now we wait. Allow time for the medicinal properties to come into the olive oil or alcohol. Herbs in olive oil are set in the “hot house” for 1-2 weeks to become herb infused oils. Herbs set in alcohol for a about a month, or a complete cycle of the moon. Special river rocks and crystals are placed inside the jar to hold the herbs under the alcohol, and add their energy to the medicine.

6. Power Herb Press
A custom designed press is used to strain out the plant matter from the oil or alcohol. All natural muslin cloth catches fine particles and allows the clean liquid to flow out. The herb press uses a hydraulic jack, making the process so efficient that the plant matter comes out of the press nearly dry.

7. The Final Product
Herb infused oil becomes a salve with the addition of natural beeswax. The herb infused oil is warmed until the beeswax melts, it is then poured into the salve containers. As the oil cools, the salve hardens. The final tinctures are poured into amber glass bottles with dropper lids. Both salves and tinctures are labeled with the Bear Wallow Herbs logo and “how to use” directions.

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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."
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"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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