Moon Cycle // PMS & Menstrual Cycle Support by Cattail apothecary
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A reproductive system tonic that helps relieve tension while addressing pain, cramping and headache symptoms. To provide relief and support during menstruation, take as needed.
Take a dropper or two daily for one week prior for easing symptoms of PMS.
Ingredients: brandy, organic crampbark, organic black cohosh, organic skullcap, organic yarrow, organic wood betony, organic red raspberry leaf, organic rose hips.
CRAMPBARK // Viburnum oculus // Anti-spasmodic, sedative, astringent. Uterine nervine, relaxes the muscles of the uterus. Used to relieve menstrual cramping as its relaxing effects are specific to the reproductive system.
SKULLCAP // Scutellaria laterifolia // Anxiolytic, antispasmodic, analgesic, hypotensive, nervine, trophorestorative. A soothing, relaxing and grounding nervine, assists with expelling nervous tension, releasing restless energy and restoring the nervous system. Also known as “blisswort.” Rapidly effective in relieving pre-menstrual tension.
BLACK COHOSH // Cimicifuga racemosa, syn. Actaea racemosa // Alterative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, anti-rheumatic. Powerful nervine and muscle relaxant and uterine tonic herb.
WOOD BETONY // Stachys officinalis // Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, bitter, carminative, digestive, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, relaxant, sedative, tonic. Feeds and strengthens the central nervous system. Gentle sedative action eases anxiety, tension, and headache. Centering and grounding.
RASPBERRY LEAF // Rubus spp. // Reproductive tonic, astringent, anti-inflammatory.The most famous and widely used female tonic herbs. Contains fragarine, an alkaloid that tones and nourishes the uterus and pelvic region. Rich source of vitamins and minerals.
YARROW // Achillea millefolium // Antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, astringent, vulnerary, styptic. Used to reduce excessive menstrual bleeding, for easing of cramps, and to stimulate delayed or absent cycles.
ROSE HIPS // Rosa canina // The fruit of the wild dog rose, very high in Vitamin C as well as a source of folate, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Also good for the circulatory system.
Restful Night // Sleep Support by Cattail Apothecary
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Help your mind and body release the tensions of the day to support a peaceful and restful night's sleep without grogginess.
Directions: Take a dropperful at bedtime or if you wake in the middle of the night. Take straight or in a small amount of water/tea. Increase dose to up to 3 dropperfuls if necessary.
Packaged in amber glass dropper bottles.
Ingredients: Brandy, valerian, German chamomile, catnip.
VALERIAN // Valeriana officinalis // Antispasmodic, sedative, anxiolytic, antidepressant, analgesic, hypotensive, nervine. Go-to herb for normalizing the nervous system, helping to soothe frayed nerves and tension and gently lift the spirits. It has been used for thousands of years as a relaxant, mild sedative, and effective sleep aid, especially useful when muscle tension is leading to or caused by anxiety and/or an inability to sleep.
CHAMOMILE // Matricaria recutita // Nervine, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, bitter, vulnerary, anti-microbial, antidepressant, anxiolytic.. Helpful for easing anxiety and tension, used to help combat restlessness and sleeplessness.
CATNIP // Nepeta cataria // Calmative, relaxant. While most well-known for causing hyperactivity in felines, it actually has the reverse effect in humans. It has been used for hundreds of years as a mild and safe sedative.
Daily Vitamin by Cattail Apothecary
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Herbal extract packed with herbs rich in vitamins and minerals. This is an excellent addition to the daily routine and simple way to get some extra vitamins and minerals. 100% organic blend of nettle, red raspberry leaf, dandelion, alfalfa, and rose hips provides a supplement of Vitamin A, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pyridoxine (B6), Cobalamin (B12), Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Rutin, Calcium, Chlorophyll, Chlorine , Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Silicon, Sodium.
Adults take 2 droppers daily. Take neat under the tongue or mix with small amount of water or tea.
NETTLE // Urtica dioica // High in chlorophyll, Vitamins A, C, minerals, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, and amino acids and improves liver and kidney function.
RASPBERRY LEAF // Rubus spp. // Contains Vitamins A, E, C and B complex, iron, phosphorus, potassium, niacin, magnesium, and manganese, also calcium in a form that is easily assimilable and is good for balancing hormones.
DANDELION // Taraxacum officinale //A very rich source of beta-carotene which we convert into Vitamin A, also rich in Vitamin C, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus. Has a stimulating effect on the kidneys, encouraging proper elimination of uric acid, thus clearing out metabolic wastes.
ALFALFA // Medicago sativa // One of the richest sources of easily-assimilated proteins, vitamins, and minerals available, aids in the assimilation of other plant elements.
ROSE HIPS // Rosa canina // Very high in Vitamin C as well as a good source of folate, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Also good for the circulatory system.
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Queen Mab, "she is the fairies' midwife, and she comes. In shape no bigger than an agate stone", mischievous yet benevolent, she springs to life in the words of Mercutio in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Use this oil to assist in lucid dreaming or astral work, or use it to ward against nightmares and night terrors to promote a restful sleep.
Organic olive and apricot kernel oils infused with organic lavender, mugwort, mullein leaf and flowers, star anise and clove buds plus essential oils of lavender and clove.
Directions: Shake well then apply to temples and pressure/pulse point such as the back of the neck or wrists, with intention. Packaged in 10ml amber glass with stainless steel roller ball.
MUGWORT // Artemisia vulgaris L. // Nervine. Carries a rich, magical folklore tradition in both Europe and Asia, with its use for protection from evil spirits, disease, and bad luck and is often used to awaken intuition and to evoke vivid dreams
LAVENDER // Lavandula spp. // Nervine, antispasmodic, circulatory stimulant, antibacterial. Relaxes tension and eases anxiety and interacts with the sleep-wake cycle to induce sleep, support better quality of sleep
CLOVE // Syzygium aromaticum //Drives away negativity, purifies and protects.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
White Willow Tincture by Cattail Apothecary
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Salix alba: Dubbed "Nature's Aspirin" or "Herbal Aspirin" due to its salicin content. Salicin is the natural constituent that commercial aspirin ( acetylsalicylic acid), was designed to mimic. Since salicin converts to salicylic acid in the body over a period of time, it does work slower but the effects reportedly last longer and there are less complaints of gastrointestinal problems. Traditionally used as an all-purpose pain reliever and anti-inflammatory: headache, joint pain, muscle pain, etc. White willow bark is approved by the German Commission E in supporting joint health, as well as for alleviating occasional headaches in healthy individuals. Do not use if allergic to aspirin or other salicylate-containing drugs.
Packaged in 1 oz amber glass bottle with dropper top.
Elderberry Spice by Cattail Apothecary
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Tincture of elderberry tincture, cinnamon, clove and star anise. An immune system booster that is also a great ally when dealing with cough, upper respiratory infections, and fever. Spice combination of clove, cinnamon and star anise added for their expectorant and analgesic actions. A must-have support tonic for cold and flu.
Packaged in a 1 oz amber glass bottle with dropper.
Directions: Can be used as a preventative boost (a dropperful daily) or to support recovery (up to 4x/daily.) Can be taken straight, diluted with water, added to your favorite tea or mixed with honey to create a syrup.
ELDER BERRY // Sambucus nigra // Diuretic, antiviral, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immune stimulant . Elder is often referred to as “the medicine chest for the country people”, alluding to its wide-ranging actions and ready availability. An exceptional ally during colds, flu, and respiratory infections. The go-to herb at the initial signs of cold or flu.
CLOVE // Syzygium aromaticum // Antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, analgesic. Contains phenols such as carvacrol and thymol which are highly antifungal in nature. Helps ease pain and antiseptic qualities help fight infection. Constituent eugenol is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can have a numbing effect. Can soothe and relax the inner lining of the intestines, great for upset stomach.
ANISE // Illicium verum // Carminative, expectorant, antispasmodic, antiseptic. Major source of the chemical compound shikimic acid, a primary precursor in the pharmaceutical synthesis of anti-influenza drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu).
Wake Up Call // Caffeine Under Eye Roll On Oil by Cattail Apothecary
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ROLL ON OIL VERSION - VEGAN FRIENDLY Matcha powder and guayusa leaf provide a kicked up caffeine and antioxidant boost for your skin! You may be asking "what the heck is guayusa" since it's not the most common ingredient, but dang is it cool.
It's actually a caffeinated holly relative grown in the Amazon. The leaves are dried and brewed like tea but have nearly as much caffeine as coffee and double the antioxidants of green tea.
The Benefits of Antioxidants and Caffeine in Skin Care: Antioxidants attack and eliminate free radicals which are responsible for causing the signs of premature skin aging: wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of elasticity. Dark circles can be caused by a variety of factors such as dehydration, allergies, lack of sleep or genetics.
While caffeine certainly cannot cure hereditary dark circles, its anti-inflammatory properties can reduce the puffiness and inflammation associated with dark circles as well as constricting blood vessels and reducing the accumulation of blood under your eyes which contribute to dark shadows and redness. Along with smoothing the puffiness, caffeine absorbed into the skin can tighten and firm, helping to lesson the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye. Made of sweet almond oil that has been infused with both guayusa leaf and matcha powder combined with argan oil, rosehip seed oil, and jojoba oil.
Essential oils of peppermint and cypress add a light energizing scent. See below for more information on the individual ingredients and components! A little goes a very LONG way! Swipe under eye from corner to corner. In necessary, gently pat oil to spread, do not rub. Allow time to absorb.
The oils are non-comedogenic, so they will not clog your pores. Be careful not to get in eye.
Packaged in 10 ml clear glass bottle with stainless steel roller ball.
MATCHA // Camellia sinensis // powdered green tea that is grown in Japan. high concentration of antioxidants. one study found that Matcha has 137 times the polyphenols, notably, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) than regular green tea.
GUAYUSA // Ilex guayusa // a potent source of antioxidants which help protect the body against the negative consequences of oxidative stress. an amazonian super-leaf naturally packed with caffeine and polyphenols, flavonoids, and saponins
ROSEHIP SEED OIL // Rosa canina // a skincare powerhouse extremely high in essential fatty acids and rich in vitamins and antioxidants, especially Vitamin C, Vitamin A (retinol), and linoleic and linolenic acids. evens skin tone and helps to correct dark spots and sun damage. absorbs quickly to help reduce appearance of scars and fine lines and improve complexion.
ARGAN OIL // Argania spinosa // penetrates deeply and helps skin retain moisture and restore the skin’s natural barrier against the environment. antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, promotes tissue and scar repair. 80% unsaturated fatty acids.
SWEET ALMOND OIL // Prunus dulcis // a mild, hypoallergenic oil rich in fatty acids, proteins and vitamins A and E. light in texture, easily penetrates deep into the skin. prevents blackheads and acne flare-ups. helps reduce fine lines and dark circles. an effective emollient for moisturizing both the skin and hair.
JOJOBA OIL // Simmondsia chinensis // liquid plant wax with absorption properties that are similar to our skins own sebum. seals in moisture and creates an effective barrier against external elements.
PEPPERMINT // Mentha × piperita // antispasmodic, carminative, bitter, antimicrobial, analgesic, diaphoretic, stimulant, nervine, anti-emetic // peppermint is both relaxing and stimulating to the nervous system. its relaxant action calms anxiety and relieves tension while as a stimulant it can be used to wake up in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up to recharge vital energy.
CYPRESS // Cupressus sempervirens // stimulates blood flow and restores good circulation
Holy Basil Tincture by Cattail Apothecary
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Ocimum tenuiflorum / Ocimum sanctum
This single herb tincture is prepared using leaves from the Krishna variety of Holy Basil, also known as Tulsi. Holy Basil is a member of the mint family and has been used for over 3,000 years.
As an adaptogen, Holy Basil helps combat stress and ease the "fight or flight" reactions our body has to stress factors. These reactions used to save our lives when "stress" was caused by predators, but are not as useful when our modern day "predators" come at us in the guise of an overloaded work schedule or an unpaid bill. Holy Basil assists the body in taming the mental, physical and emotional ramifications of this stress.
A nervine, it is initially stimulating, but then brings a calm and reassuring sense of solidity and groundedness that helps quiet the mind, collect distracted thoughts into focus, and give one a sense of resilience for the long haul. It can move blocked energy to dispel sluggishness as well as move and direct restless energy to ease hyperactivity and inability to concentrate.
By moving stuck energy in the energetic nervous system, holy basil ‘lifts’ the depression, uplifting the heart and allowing it to open to feel emotion and connection with others. Also traditionally used to relieve "mental fog", sharpen the mind, and boost memory.
Daily use is believed to help maintain balance of the body's chakras. Actions: adaptogen, antibacterial, alterative, antifungal, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antidepressant, emmenagogue, expectorant, galactogogue, immunomodulant, nervine, radioprotective, tonic, stimulant, anxiolytic.
Energetically cooling and drying.
Packaged in 1 oz amber glass bottle with dropper top.
Lemon Balm Tincture by Cattail Apothecary
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This popular member of the mint family was dubbed the "Elixir of Life" by the Swiss physician/alchemist/astrologer/"father of toxicology" Paracelsus. It is a cooling nervine with a deliciously mild lemony flavor. It has been used for centuries, even pre-dating the Middle Ages, as a nervous system tonic.
This is truly a balm for the body and spirit - soothing headache, anxiety, nervousness, depression, heartache, and grief - it brings light where there is darkness. Melissa has also been used to reduce hyperactivity and concentration issues, especially in children. Tannins and other polyphenols are thought to deter certain viruses, rendering them unable to infect the body and spread.
Lemon Balm is an excellent ally for stomach distress and digestive concerns, headache, anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, menstrual cramping, grief/heartache, seasonal effective disorder, and cold sores.
This single herb tincture has been prepared using a blend of alcohol and vegetable glycerin. Packaged in 1 oz amber glass bottle with dropper top.
Sore Throat Spray by Cattail Apothecary
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A combination of spilanthes, horehound, echinacea and peppermint to help ease sore throat pain and suppress coughing.
Spilanthes is also known as the “toothache plant”, “buzz buttons”, “tingflowers” and “electric daisies” and these names are found to be quite apt upon chewing on one of these strange looking flowers as they excite the nerves and create a very distinct tingling feeling! This buzzing and numbing feeling does translate into tincture form and when sprayed into the mouth it can help ease the pain and itch of a sore throat. Spilanthes also stimulates the salivary glands causing the mouth to water noticeably. This keeps the throat lubricated to cut down on coughing that can further irritate an already sore throat. Added to the mix is horehound, which can help break up phlegm, echinacea, for its antibacterial and antiviral properties and peppermint, for it cooling effect and delicious flavor.
DIRECTIONS: Spray directly into the back of the mouth, toward the throat, as needed.
Packaged in a 2 oz amber glass bottle with spray mister top.
INGREDIENTS: spilanthes**, echinacea**, horehound**, peppermint**, alcohol, non-GMO vegetable glycerin*, distilled water (**cultivated without the use of chemicals, *certified organic)
SPILANTHES // Acmella oleracea // Immunomodulator, antiviral, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, analgesic, vasorelaxant. Helps to numb pain and stimulate the salivary glands, aside from pain it can also be helpful with dry mouth, mouth sores and inflammation, or changes in taste sensations.
HOREHOUND // Marrubium vulgate //Expectorant, anti-inflammatory, digestive, vasodilator, diaphoretic, diuretic, anti-parasitic, tonic, vulnerary. Has been mentioned in conjunction with medicinal use dating at least back to the 1st century BC, where it appeared as a remedy for respiratory ailments, breaks up phlegm and relieves bronchial congestion.
ECHINACEA // Echinacea purpurea & E. augustifolia // Alterative, immune stimulant, immunomodulant, analgesic, antibacterial, antiviral, sialagogue. Probably the most well-known/frequently-used herbal supplement in the United States. Improves the white blood cells' ability to speed to and tackle infections (viral, fungal and bacterial) which can lead to faster recovery time.
PEPPERMINT // Mentha × piperita // Antispasmodic, carminative, bitter, antimicrobial, analgesic, diaphoretic, stimulant, nervine, anti-emetic. Cooling effect that helps stop itch, inhalation of the volatile oils in peppermint oil or tea helps relieve nasal congestion. Peppermint is a traditional treatment for fevers, colds, and flus due to its antimicrobial, diaphoretic, analgesic, anticongestant and antitussive actions.