How to be Wildly Healthy Guide
How to be Wildly Healthy
by herbalist Cara Saunders, owner of Bear Wallow Herbs
#1 Build Immune System
Shiitake Mushroom Tincture: Improves immune system’s infection fighting ability. Anti-viral.
Elderberry Tincture or Elderberry Glycerite: Destroys the ability of viruses to infect cells. Good source of bioflavonoids, Vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron, and potassium.
Turmeric Root Tincture: Improves intestinal flora. Protects against harmful bacteria.
First Immune Tincture: Combines top 3 herbs to build immunity: Shiitake Mushroom, Elderberry, and Turmeric.
Goldenrod Tincture: Strengthens immune system so you don’t overreact to environment (allergies). Diuretic. Gout. Bladder irritation. Kidney stones.
Calendula Tincture: Builds immunity. Improves lymphatic drainage from infection (swollen glands). Helps speed healing of wounds and bruises.
Cleavers Tincture: Lymph and blood cleanser. Diuretic. Swollen glands. Kidney stones. Skin issues.
Lymph Healthy Tincture: Calendula, Cleavers, and Red Clover Tinctures. Keeps lymph moving and healthy.
#2 Reduce Stress
Kava Kava Glycerite: Alleviates anxiety, tension, and stress. Muscle relaxer. Feel comfortable socially. Relax into sleep.
St. John’s Wort Tincture: Remedy for frustration, nervous agitation, feeling overwhelmed, anxiety, and depression. Helps you trust your instincts. Healing to nerves (from injury or chronic disease).
Lemon Balm Tincture or Lemon Balm Glycerite: Calms a nervous stomach. Relaxes anxiety, worry, tension, panic attacks, or depression. Puts you in a better mood. Helps you sleep.
Wild Milky Oat Tincture: Nourishes nervous system. Moves you out of “fight or flight” emergency mode. Calms nerves of people exhausted from chronic illness, fatigue, stress, depression, and during withdrawal from additions.
Spikenard Berry Tincture: Lightens emotions. Gives a boost of energy when fatigued. Eases physical signs of stress.
Stress Less Tincture: St. John’s Wort, Lemon Balm, Wild Milky Oat, and Spikenard Berry. These 4 herbs have great synergy and are an effective combination. Together they are more powerful than a single herb for stress relief.
Black Cohosh Tincture: Cooling sedative. Helps relax people who are nervous, tense, and sensitive.
Stinging Nettle Tincture: Nourishing, calming, and stress relieving. A non-stimulating healthy energy boost. Strengthens adrenals.
Ashwagandha Tincture: Tonic to nerves, adrenals, and thyroid. Reduces stress. Promotes energy, vitality and sexuality.
#3 Breathe Easy
Mullein Tincture: Tonic to the respiratory system. Clears out lung and sinus congestion, infections. Good for asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema.
Elderberry Tincture: Anti-viral. Support during cold, flu, fever, congestion, cough, or nausea. Makes you sweat and lowers fever.
Yerba Santa Tincture: Respiratory relief for sinus congestion and runny nose. Strengthens lungs and the entire respiratory system. Anti-microbial, expectorant, and is very soothing to a cough.
Yarrow Tincture: Stimulates sweating to break a fever. Colds, flu, upper respiratory congestion
Stinging Nettle Tincture: Strengthening. Relieves allergies. Antihistamine.
Goldenrod Tincture: Allergy symptoms. Sinus pain. Hay fever. Cat allergies.
Allergy Relief Tincture: Stinging Nettle, Dandelion Root, and Goldenrod. Good for prevention or during symptoms.
Black Cohosh Tincture: Expectorant.
Chickweed Tincture: Rids the lungs of phlegm and soothes sore throats. Decongests the lymph. Balances body’s fluids (bronchitis and pleurisy).
Lemon Balm Tincture or Glycerite: Anti-viral. Cold, flu, fever, aches and pains. Makes you sweat and lowers fever.
Oregon Grape Root Tincture: Anti-bacterial for Strep throat.
Red Clover Tincture: Expectorant. Used for whooping cough, bronchitis, dry or irritable coughs, laryngitis, swollen glands, mumps, and sinus drainage.
Blue Vervain Tincture: Prompts sweating and breaks a fever. Anti-spasmodic herb, used for coughs, colds, flu, and lung congestion.
#4 Get Enough Sleep
California Poppy Tincture: Calms anxiety, relaxes tension, relieves pain and headaches, and relaxes body. Safe in low doses for hyperactive or restless kids.
Wild Lettuce Tincture: Makes falling asleep easy. Relaxes tension and stiff or tight muscles. Encourages positive thinking for people whose thoughts are habitually negative.
Blue Vervain Tincture: Relaxes and repairs nerves. Quiets mind chatter and anxiety. When mind is too busy to sleep.
Sleep Well Tincture: California Poppy, Wild Lettuce, and Blue Vervain Tinctures. Helps you fall asleep and stay asleep. Can take 1st dose an hour before bed, 2nd dose as getting into bed and a 3rd dose if you wake up in the night.
#5 Cool Inflammation and Strengthen Body
Horsetail Tincture: High silica content. Strengthens and regenerates connective tissue, hair, nails, and bones. Diuretic. Helps with urinary tract infections.
Wild Milky Oat Tincture: Builds healthy bones, hair, skin and nails.
Stinging Nettle Tincture: Diuretic. Strengthens uterus, kidneys, and adrenals. Good source of chlorophyll, calcium, phosphorus, Vit A, and Vit D. Arthritis, gout, skin disease, anemia. Alkalizes blood.
Strong Bones, Hair, Skin, and Nails Tincture: A combination of Horsetail, Wild Milky Oat, and Stinging Nettle Tinctures.
Turmeric Root Tincture: Best herbal anti-inflammatory. Cancer protective.
Teasel Root Tincture: Strengthens kidneys, bones, tendons, ligaments. Heals chronic lower back pain and joint stiffness. Lyme disease. Arthritis.
Chickweed Tincture: Cooling, lubricating, and anti-inflammatory. Helps the kidneys regulate water.
Cool the Flames Tincture: Turmeric Root, Teasel Root, and Chickweed Tinctures.
Black Cohosh Tincture: Anti-rheumatic. Soothing to muscles with rheumatoid pain and tension.
Chaparral Tincture: Arthritis, gout, kidney stones, bladder infection. Yarrow Tincture: Anti-inflammatory. Relieves pain from arthritis and rheumatism.
Arnica Massage Oil or Arnica Salve: Topical anti-inflammatory. Heals muscles and joints.
#6 Be Heart Healthy
Hawthorn Berry Tincture: Strengthens heart muscle. Improves circulation. Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. Reduces potential for chest pain, spasms, or shortness of breath. Opens your heart to love. Helps you learn to trust, let go of fears, and express emotions.
Yarrow Tincture: Balances blood circulation and blood pressure. Tones veins and improves vein elasticity.
Red Clover Tincture: Cleans, thins, and alkalizes blood.
Heart Healthy Tincture: Blend of Hawthorn Berry Tincture, Yarrow Tincture, and Red Clover Tincture.
Turmeric Root Tincture: Antioxidant. Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.
Lemon Balm Tincture or Glycerite: Strengthens heart. Lowers blood pressure. Nourishes nervous system. Eases heart palpitations. Vasodilator (widens blood vessels) in arms and legs.
Shiitake Mushroom Tincture: Lowers cholesterol and removes excess salt from body.
Black Cohosh Tincture: Improves vein circulation. Lowers blood pressure.
Cleavers Tincture: Lowers blood pressure.
Dandelion Root Tincture: Lowers cholesterol.
Goldenrod Tincture: High bioflavanoid content. Healing for varicose veins.
Wild Milky Oats Tincture: Nervous heart.
#7 Digest Healthy Food
Oregon Grape Root Tincture: Heals intestines. Relieves diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, infection, travelers' dysentery, food poisoning. Antibacterial for E-Coli, Salmonella, Staph, Shigellosis. Detox from drugs and alcohol. Supports healthy skin.
Yellow Dock Root Tincture: Provides iron and helps assimilate iron in food. Improves digestion and elimination. Removes heat from over-indulgence in sugar, stimulants, red meat, and alcohol. Promotes bile flow (jaundice, hepatitis, and swollen lymph). Remedy for irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, and Crohn's disease. Take internally for hemmorrhoids, inflamed joints, bladder or urinary tract infection. Removes toxins. Clears acne and skin issues.
Turmeric Root Tincture: Stimulates digestive enzymes. Improves intestinal flora. Promotes bile flow. Decongests and protects liver. Prevents formation of gas. Removes toxins and heavy metals. Diarrhea.
Digest Tincture: Combination of Oregon Grape Root Tincture, Yellow Dock Root Tincture, and Turmeric Root Tincture.
A wonderful remedy for healthy digestion! Take before each meal.
Mint Glycerite: Improves digestion. Soothing to stomach. Calms heartburn.
Detox Tincture is a blend of Dandelion Root, Chaparral, and Cleavers, all herbs to support your body's natural routes of elimination of toxins.
Dandelion Root Tincture or Glycerite: Liver and gall bladder cleanser. Helps process toxins and digest food. Mild laxative. Tones digestive muscles. Increases enzymes and beneficial bacteria.
Chaparral Tincture: Promotes sweating and improves the elimination of toxins from the liver and skin.
Cleavers Tincture: Lymph and blood cleanser. Diuretic.
Chickweed Tincture: Activates metabolism. Constipation, diarrhea, weak or inflamed stomach or bowels.
Blue Vervain Tincture: Improves fat digestion.
Catnip Tincture or Glycerite: Colic, flatulence, constipation, stomach ache, motion sickness, anxiety in stomach.
Lemon Balm Tincture or Glycerite: Gas. Indigestion. Heartburn. Nervous stomach. Knots in stomach. Headache from eating too much or food allergies.
Goldenrod Tincture: Reflux. Acid Stomach.
Shiitake Mushroom Tincture: Protects and heals liver. Hepatitis. Jaundice. Chronic fatigue.
Yarrow Tincture: Irritable bowel complaints, colic, and intestinal cramps.
#8 Sexual Health and Reproductive System
Easter Lily Tincture: Cleanses reproductive system. Healthy menstruation without PMS. Cysts (in ovaries, uterus, breasts, under skin). Emotional support to return to sexual innocence.
Blue Vervain Tincture: Balances body temperature (hot flashes). Liver cleanser. Processes out excess hormones. Moves blood. Supports healthy menstruation and menopause.
Black Cohosh Tincture: Supports healthy menstruation and menopause. Promotes menstrual flow if bleeding is slow and cycle is short (22-24 days). Stimulates release of estrogen through hypothalamus of brain (effective after hysterectomy). Reduces hot flashes associated with menopause.
Calendula Tincture: Helps bring on a late period and eases PMS with mood swings and food cravings.
Yarrow Tincture: Regulates menstrual cycle. Sluggish or delayed menstruation. Painful and heavy periods with cramps. Removes blood congestion. Supports healthy prostate function.
Dandelion Root Tincture: Lowers estrogen.
California Poppy Tincture: Anti-spasmodic. Calms menstrual cramps.
Catnip Tincture or Glycerite: Calms intestinal cramps and menstrual cramps.
Lemon Balm Tincture or Glycerite: Anti-viral for cold sores, genital or oral herpes. Balances menstrual cycle. Hot flashes with heart palpitation and night sweats. PMS from nervous tension. Emotional healing for sexual trauma. Feverfew Tincture: Headaches, migraines, PMS, heavy menstrual bleeding.
Chaparral Tincture: Anti-parasitic. Diluted as a douche for Trichomonas vaginalis.
Goldenrod Tincture: Strengthening to male and female sexual organs. Reduces irritation in prostate. Amenorrhea (absence of menstrual bleeding).
Horsetail Tincture: Uterine prolapse. Reduces inflammation or benign enlargement of the prostate.
Stinging Nettle Tincture: Increase excretion of uric acid. Reduces inflammation of prostate.
Oregon Grape Root Tincture: Vaginal yeast infections.
Queen Anne’s Lace Tincture: Regulates fertility. Thins uterine lining. Endometriosis. Thyroid tonic.
Red Clover Tincture: Contains phytoestrogens (genistein and daidzein). These isoflavones regulate estrogen binding and can protect the body from heart disease, cancer, and bone loss, especially after menopause with declining estrogen levels. Reduces hot flashes associated with menopause.
Shiitake Mushroom Tincture: Abnormal pap. HPV (human papilloma virus).
Motherwort Tincture: Relieves PMS and menopause symptoms. Adrenal and thyroid support. Heart tonic.
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Elderberry Tincture: Colds, flu, fever, cough, nausea, sore throat
Oregon Grape Tincture: Infection, diarrhea, constipation, gas, indigestion
California Poppy Tincture: Pain, anxiety, headache, insomnia.
Arnica Salve: Sore muscles, joints, sprains, strains, injuries
Plantain Salve: Bee sting, bug bites, rash, splinters, scrapes
St. John’s Wort Salve: Nerve pain or injury, burn, sunburn
Yarrow Salve: Bleeding, nose bleed, wound, dry or chapped skin