LOCAL HERBAL MEDICINE

We offer locally-grown, hand-crafted:
  • Teas
  • Tinctures
  • Syrups
  • Elixers
  • Remedies for pregnancy & postpartum
  • Herbs for infants & kids

Part of our mission here at Milk & Honey Herbs is to offer the public quality and sustainable herbal medicine.  About 80% of the herbs used in our products are grown right here at Ripplemead Farm and are often processed into potent medicine the same day of harvest.  Any herbs we do not grow or wildcraft ourselves are carefully sourced from ethical, reputable suppliers and are always either certified organic or ethically wildcrafted. 

Any herb that we do not grow or ethically wild-craft ourselves is indicated with an asterisk*.  If you don’t see this symbol then we grew or harvested it ourselves!  To order products click {here}. (Shopping Cart coming soon!)

 ~Milk & Honey products also available at Next Barn Over CSA , All Things Local Cooperative Market~

Tinctures
Tinctures are a great choice for those with busy lifestyles.  They are highly concentrated, easy to take in a little bit of water and have a virtually limitless shelf-life.  Our tinctures are made with FRESH herbs (except for a select few which are noted as such), organic alcohol and well water. 
1 oz  $7.95
2 oz  $14.95
4 oz  $27.95

Ashwagandha Rt (Withania somnifera)- Energy tonic, nervous system relaxant, immune-enhancing

Bee Balm, Wild Lf & Fl (Monarda fistulosa)- Energizing remedy for cold and wet coughs, colds & flus, digestive complaints, candida

Black Cohosh Rt (Cimicifuga racemosa)- Strong musculoskeletal relaxant, useful during menopause

Black Walnut Hulls (Junglans nigra)- Anti-parasitic and anti-fungal for worms, parasites, candida, etc

*Blue Cohosh Rt (Caulophyllum thalictroides)- Useful during labor and childbirth. Low-Dose Botanical.

Blue Vervain  Lf & Fl (Verbena hastata)- Deeply calming nervine, aids digestion, supports the liver

Bugleweed Lf & Fl (Lycopus virginicus)- Hyperthyroid issues, cardiovascular tonic, mild nervine

Burdock Rt (Arcticum lappa)- Gently detoxifying, great for skin conditions (eczema, acne, psoriasis)

Catnip Lf & Fl (Cataria nepeta)- Helpful for digestive discomfort, calming, loved by children (and cats!)

California Poppy Lf, Rt & Fl (Eschscholzia californica)- Herbal pain-reliever, calming, sleep aid

Calendula Fl (Calendula officinalis)- Wound healer. Heals irritated tissue, gently detoxifies, anti-fungal

Cilantro Herb (Coriandrum sativum)- Detoxifying.  Helps remove accumulated heavy metals from the body.

Dandelion Rt (Taraxacum officinale)- Excellent liver support.  Promotes good digestion, nutrient absorption.

Dandelion Lf (Taracacum officinale)- Strong diuretic, gently cleansing, nutrative

Echinacea Rt & Fl (Echinacea purpurea)- Strong anti-microbual immune-enhancer. Colds, flus, infections.

Elder Flower (Sambucus nigra)- Anti-viral. Great for flus, especially with upper respiratory congestion

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)- Strong anti-viral. Useful for the flu and all viral infections.

*Ginger Rt (Zingiber officinalis) ~organically grown in Amherst, MA~ Helpful for digestive discomfort,   nausea, colds & flus, poor circulation, inflammation

Ground Ivy (Gleucomia hederacea)- Respiratory aid for spasming coughs, nice digestive herb, colds & flus

Hops Fl (Humulus lupulus)- Digestive bitter/ Digestive aid, strong sedative useful for sleep issues

Holy Basil/ Tulsi Lf & Fl (Ocimum sanctum)- Supports nervous system, immune system & endocrine system

Horsetail Herb (Equisetum arvense)- Builds-up weak skin, hair and nails

Lemon Balm Herb (Melissa officinalis)- Calms the mind, mild anti-depressant, anti-viral, hyperthyroid, digestive aid

Milky Oat Tops (Avena sativa)- Deeply nourishing to the nervous system, helps relieve stress and addiction

Motherwort Lf & Fl (Leonarus cardiaca)- Cardiovascular tonic, digestive/liver aid, hyperthyroid, women's health support

Mugwort Lf (Artemesia vulgaris)- Topical analgesic, circulatory stimulant, liver aid, promotes vivid dreams

Oregano Lf (Origanum vulgare)- Strong anti-microbial effective for colds, flus and infections. Anti-fungal

Partridge Berry Lf (Mitchella repens)- Women's reproductive support. Useful in a mothers cordial

Peppermint Lf (Mentha piperita)- Helpful for digestive discomfort, nausea, gas. Stimulating and uplifting

Queen Anne’s Lace Green Seed Heads (Daucus carota)- Women's reproductive support

Rosemary Lf (Rosmarinus officinalis)- Circulatory stimulant, digestive aid, anti-microbial, promotes hair growth

St Johnswort Lf & Fl (Hypericum perforatum)- Mild anti-depressant, helpful for nervousness, indecision

Sage Lf (Salvia officinalis)- Longevity tonic, cold and flu remedy (anti-microbial), digestive aid, helps with  night sweats

Skullcap Lf & Fl (Scutellaria officinalis)- Excellent for relieving stress, anxiety, musculo-skeletal pain, sleep issues, addiction. Nervous system tonic

Sweet Annie (Artemesia annua)- Excellent anti-parasitic and anti-fungal for worms, parasites, candida, etc

Sweet Fern (Comptonia peregrina)- Strong astringent and lymphatic, blood-purifier useful for skin issues, sluggish digestion and low immunity

*Turmeric Rt (Curcuma longa) ~fresh, organically-grown~ Strong anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, protects and supports the liver, detoxifying

Thyme Lf (Thymus vulgarus)- Anti-microbial excellent for colds, flus and respiratory infections. Anti-fungal

Valerian Rt (Valeriana officinalis)- Herbal sedative and musculo-skeletal relaxant.  Excellent sleep aid

Wormwood Lf & Fl (Artemesia absinthum)- Powerful anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, digestive bitter. Protective

Yarrow Lf & Fl (Achillea millefolium)- Women's reproductive support. Strong anti-microbial and disinfectant for infections, colds & flus. Topical for bleeding, scrapes, bruises, bites & stings

Yellow Dock Rt (Rumex crispus)- Increases iron in the blood. Blood-cleansing- useful for skin issues, poor digestion, constipation

Formulated Tinctures

Made with our fresh, homegrown and locally gathered herbs and organic alcohol, these tinctures are of the finest quality and are formulated by an experienced Community Herbalist.

1 oz   $8.95
2 oz   $16.95
4 oz   $31.95

  • ~Inner Smile~ Turmeric*, St Johnswort, Dandelion Rt, Blue Vervain, Fennel*
            Supports the liver.  Promotes optimal digestion, nutrient absorption, metabolism, and balances uneven emotions. 1 tsp 3x/day with a small amt of water.

 

  • ~Stress Less~  Lemon Balm, St Johnswort, Skullcap, Blue Vervain, Milky Oat Tops, Lavender
            Calms & nourishes the nervous system.  For stress, anxiety, tension.  1 tsp up to 5x/day as needed with a small amt of water

  • ~Sleep Deep~ Valerian, California Poppy, Hops, Ashwagandha
    Promotes deep, restful sleep.  Non habit-forming.  1 tsp up to 5x/evening as needed with a small amount of water

      

  • ~Gentle Detox~ Burdock Sd, Sweetfern, Red Clover, Calendula, Yellow Dock, Cilantro
            Detoxification & Cleansing, Skin Issues (eczema, psoriasis, acne), Sluggish metabolism and digestion, Low Immunity . 1 tsp 3x/day in small amt of water.

 

  • ~Allergy & Sinus Relief~ Elderflower, Goldenrod, Sage, Ginger*, Thyme, Cayenne
            Hayfever & Seasonal allergies. Itchy eyes, Sinus congestion, Ear aches & infections. 1 tsp up to 5x/day as needed in small amount of water.

 

  • ~Cold & Flu Support~ Yarrow, Bee Balm, Elderberry, Thyme, Ginger*, Holy Basil
            Take at onset of cold or flu & throughout to lessen duration and intensity of symptoms.  Anti-Bacterial.  Anti-Viral. 1 tsp up to 6x/day with small amount of water.

 

  • ~Revive & Restore~ Ashwagandha, Eleuthro (Siberian Ginseng)*, Milky Oat Tops, Damiana*
            Enhances energy reserves, mood, memory, sleep & immunity.  Best if taken long-term (2-3 months). 1 tsp 3x/day with small amt of water.

 

  • ~Dental Dreams~ California Poppy, St Johnswort, Sage
    Alleviates pain and inflammation from recent dental work.  1-2 tsp with a small amount of water every ½ hour until pain subsides.

 

Herbal Salves & Body Care

Our salves are medicinal, healing balms made with fresh herbs organically grown on our farm, pure beeswax and extra virgin olive oil.

Salves
2 oz  $7.95
4 oz  $14.95

~Heal All Salve~ Fresh & Locally-grown Calendula, Comfrey Lf, Chickweed, Plantain & Violet Lf & Fl, Blue Chamomile essential oil, Extra virgin olive oil, Pure beeswax
        All purpose salve.  Cuts, scrapes, skin irritations.  Clean area, apply liberally as needed.

~Bumps & Bruises~ Fresh & Locally-grown St Johnswort, Yarrow, Arnica & Elder Lf, Lavender essential oil, Extra virgin olive oil, Grapeseed oil, Pure beeswax
        Apply liberally for sore muscles. Bruises & minor injuries.

~Calendula Salve~ Fresh & Locally-grown Calendula Flowers, Extra virgin olive oil, Pure beeswax
         Soothing to hot, irritated skin.  Anti-fungal & Anti-bacterial.  Apply liberally as needed

~Warming Chest Rub~ Fresh & Local Sage, White Pine & Bee Balm, Eucalyptus essential oil, Extra virgin olive oil, Pure beeswax
         Apply liberally and as needed for deep, wet cough and lung congestion.  Great for kids.

~Calendula-Rose Facial Scrub & Mask~ Organic Milky Oat Tops, Calendula Fl, Rose Petals. French Green Clay, Vitamin E Oil, and Ylang Ylang essential oil......10 oz  $8 
         Luscious mix that can be used either as a leave-on mask or scrub. Revitalizes and rejuvinates the skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth and pampered.

 ***See also Full Belly Balm

Elixers

Delicious herbal essences made fresh on our farm.
1/2 oz   $6.95

~Wild Rose Elixer~ Fresh Wild Rose Blossoms, Pure vegetable glycerin, Well water
         Heart Tonic.  Opens the heat.  Sadness & Grief.  10 drops as needed.

Herbal Syrups

Old-fashioned remedies that work…and are delicious too!
4 oz   $12.95

~Elderberry Syrup~ Fresh & locally-grown elderberries, Local & organic peaches, Local raw honey, Brandy, Well water
            Supreme immune tonic.  Take throughout winter months to enhance immunity.  Excellent for colds & flus as well.  Anti-Viral.   Preventative- 1 tsp 3x/day with water.  Acute- 1 tbsp up to 6x/day with water.

Sprays

~Poison Ivy & Itch Relief~ Fresh & Local Chickweed, Jewelweed & Mugwort, Pure witch hazel........1 oz $6.95
        For itching & irritation associated with insect bites, rashes & poison ivy.  Great for kids!

~Sage & Honey Throat Spray~ Fresh & Local Sage & Peppermint, Myrrh*, Organic Grape Alcohol, Local Raw Honey......1 oz $8.95
        For sore throats & irritations.  Colds &  Flus.  Anti-microbial. Apply liberally as needed. Shake well.           
***See also Sitz Bath Spray
Teas

2 oz   $7.95
4 oz   $14.95
8 oz   $27.95

~Chaga  Chai*~  Chaga mushroom, Cardamom, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Black Pepper
            A delicious take on the traditional chai.  Stimulates and aids digestions, extremely anti-oxidant and cancer preventative. 

~Shatavari Chai*~  Shatavari, Cardamom, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Black Pepper
            A nourishing version of traditional chai.  Stimulates and aids digestion.  Also supports adrenal function and rejuvenates and restores the body, especially for women!

***See also 3 Sisters Tea, Nursing Mother Tea, Mindful Mama Tea

For Kids

1 oz  $7.95

~Toddler Tamer~ Catnip, Chamomile, Wild Rose Petals, Pure Vegetable Glycerin, Well Water
         
Helpful for those “toddler moments”.  A calming, soothing and relaxing remedy that will pass the taste-test too!  Great as a relaxing evening tonic as well.

~Tummy Troubles~ Catnip, Linden Fl, Spearmint, Fennel Sd*, Tulsi, Pure Vegetable Glycerin, Well Water
          Great for mild bellyaches and occasional stomach complaints…tasty too!

***See also…Elderberry Syrup, herbal salves, Wild Rose Elixir, 3 Sisters Tea, Poison Ivy & Itch Relief Spray, Sage & Honey Throat Spray***

 For Babes

~Gas Pass~ Catnip, Vegetable Glycerin, Well Water…1/2 oz  $6.95
         
A soothing and calming remedy that also helps little babes work troublesome gas out of their system! 

***See also Calendula Salve


 Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy & Post-Partum

Teas
2 oz  $7.95
4 oz  $14.95
8 oz  $27.95

~3 Sisters Tea*~ Organic Nettles, Raspberry Lf and Red Clover Blossom
         
Drink from second trimester on as an “herbal multi-vitamin” to support a strong and healthy pregnancy- full of iron, calcium, magnesium, B Vitamins and much more!  Also strengthens and tonifies the uterus.  Excellent nourishing tea for women in all stages of life ~maiden~mother~crone~.  Also, a highly nutritious tea to serve to kids.  3 tbsp: 1 quart water.  Steep at least 3 hours. Drink 1 quart/day.


~Nursing Mother’s Tea*~  Organic Shatavari, Raspberry Lf, Nettles and Fennel Sd
         
This mineral-rich tea stimulates and supports strong milk flow and is a nourishing daily tonic for mother.  It also gently tones the digestive system.  Best used if drank about 10 minutes before nursing.  1 tsp: 1cup water.


~Mindful Mama Tea*~ Organic Milky Oat Tops, Skullcap, Lemon Balm, Spearmint and Rose Petals
         
Safe during pregnancy (2nd trimester and on) and nursing, this nourishing blend gently calms and supports the nervous system, promoting a relaxed and balanced state of mind.  Also helps to prevent and treat mild postpartum “baby blues”.

 

Tinctures
1 oz  $8.95
2 oz  $16.95
4 oz  $31.95

~Pregnant Dreams~ Organic Skullcap, Passionflower & Milky Oat Tops, Organic Grain Alcohol, Well Water
            A remedy to aid with occasional sleeplessness during pregnancy.  Can also be taken in smaller doess throughout the day for mild stress and anxiety.  ½-1 tsp as needed in small amount of water, up to 4 tsp/day.

~After-Pain Relief~ Crampbark*, Motherwort, Valerian, Organic Grain Alcohol, Well Water

            Sometimes in the first 1-3 days after birth women, especially women who are not first time moms, experience some cramping as their uterine muscles contract as the uterus goes back to its pre-pregnancy size and placement.  This formula offers some relief from these cramps, often known as “after-pains.”  ½-1 tsp in a small amt of water up to 4 times/day.


Miscellany
~Sitz Bath*~  Yarrow Lf + Fl, Calendula Fl, White Oak Bark, Lavender Fl, Rosemary Lf ......8 oz (enough for 4 baths)  $24.95    
            Use postpartum to help aid healing, prevent infection, help restore perineal tone and heal minor tears and abrasions in the perineal area.   Sitz baths are also very helpful for the hemorrhoids and perineal pressure some women experience during pregnancy as well .  To use, make a strong infusion by steeping 4 cups of herb in 8 cups of water.  Let steep for at least 2 hours.  Strain.  Add the entire infusion to a small amount of bath water (enough to submerge perineal area) and soak for at least 15 minutes.  Its best to do 4-5 sitz baths the first week postpartum if possible.

~Sitz Bath Spray~ Yarrow Lf+Fl, Calendula Fl, White Oak Bark*, Lavender Fl, Rosemary Lf, Pure Witch Hazel Extract (alcohol free)......2 oz   $11.95
            A portable and convenient version of the traditional sitz bath made with our own farm-grown herbs.  Apply liberally to perineal area as needed!

~Full Belly Balm~ Calendula Fl, Gotu Kola*, Chickweed, Lavender Fl, Extra virgen olive oil, Cocoa butter, Pure Beeswax, Vitamin E Oil
2 oz $9.95
4 oz $17.95

            A luscious body butter to massage your beautiful belly. Softens tissue and helps prevent scarring and stretch marks.  Apply liberally as needed!


~The information on this site is not meant to diagnose or treat any illnesses, conditions or diseases and should not be used in place of medical advice~
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