PME HERBAL EXTRACTS
Red Belted Polypore (Fomitopsis pinicola) Mushroom Tincture - 1 oz
The Red Belted Polypore Mushroom or Red Belted Conk is a polypore mushroom that grows in old and second-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest. Closely related to the Reishi Ganoderma Polypore mushroom and other conks, Red Belts are similarly rich in beta glucans and branch polysaccharides. Studies have shown that these constituents may have powerful modulating effect on the immune system as well as many other beneficial health properties. Energetically cooling and bitter, and they may be used as bitters to support digestion. Gathered and prepared in the Medicine Way, our extraction is made from freshly dried Red Belts wildcrafted in Western Oregon.. This is a dual extraction, first tinctured with 100 proof vodka, strained off, then made into a strong decoction with purified water and mixed 50/50. i use this as a medicinal mushroom but also as a Spirit Medicine to calm the SHEN and connect with the forest within. Like Reishi, it can be added to your tea session to enhance relaxation and mitigate effects of caffeine.
Astragulus Extract Powder - 2 oz
12:1 Extract of Astragulus membranaceus.
Astragulus is well knowm in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an herb that may help boost lung and stomach Chi, and improve mmune function. We add 1/3 to 1/2 t of extract to hot water to make a tea, or as a addition to our Bio10 Medicinal Mushroom Blend. Can also be added to soups and stew for added benefit. Our astragulus extract powder is packaged in an 2 oz tin.
10 Bio Medicinal Mushroom Blend Powder - 2 oz
Our 10 Bio Medicinal Mushroom Blend Powder is a specially processed bio-available blend of ten organically grown medicinal mushrooms that includes
Turkey Tail, Maitake, Shitake, Chaga, Reishi, Lion's Mane, Cordyceps, Blazei, Agarikon, and Mesima (sang wang), We add 10-12 oz of boiling water to 1 t or bio-available mushroom podwer, cover and let steep for 4-5 minutes before drinking. It is a nice addition to raw cacao beverages, soups, broths, or in smoothies. This fine powder has a pleasant fungal taste with notes of chocolate from the cordyceps. Packaged in 2 oz tins
Wild Violet (Viola odorata) Tincture - 1 oz
This wild harvested Violet tincture is made from the flowers and aerial parts of this gentle, yet powerful aromatic plant. The occurence surrounding the picking of the herb for this tincture reminded me that even though it it is humble and sweet plant, its actions can be quite powerful. I want to name this batch, "A'int No Shrinking Violet". Made in the Wise Woman's Way with 100 Proof Vodka under the Full Moon from Violets picked in Central Oregon Coastal Range.
Devils Club (Oplopanax horridus) Tincture - 1 oz dropper
Our Devil's Club tincture is made from the inner bark of the stalk and root harvested in Fall 2020 from fresh plants in Western Oregon. Thought to have adaptogenic properties and used by Northwest First Nations People from Oregon to Alaska as a healing herb that has many applications. It is also a spiritual Medicine plant sacred to the shamans of this area. The plant stalk is covered with formidable spikes therefore thought to be a protective plant ally, and it is said to help one address fear. Ingredients: Vodka, Devils Club. Harvested and prepared in the Medicine Way with love and respect. I also make protective talisman necklaces from the inner stalk (see shamanic talisman page).
Restful Sleep Formula - 1 oz Tincture
Our proprietary Restful Sleep Formula is a relaxing compound of organic and wildcrafted tinctures. Ingredients: Fresh Skullcap, fresh Passionflower, fresh California Poppy flower and aerial parts, Hawthorn Berry, fresh Red Belted Conk Mushroom, Motherwort, fresh Pedicularis and fresh Bleeding Heart root, 100 proof vodka and purified water. Made in the Medicine Way with love and care.
Fresh St Joan's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Tincture - 1 oz
St Joan's Wort or St John's Wort comes into full bloom at the beginning of Summer. Traditionally associated with the Sun, and is said to be helpful for the Winter blues and has many other health benefits. It is one the main herbs in our Sipe of Sunshine tisane. The cheerful yellow flowers exude a red juice when crushed, as you will see in the alcohol extracted tincture. Our tincture is made from fresh flowers gathered on the Solstice in the Medicine way in Western Oregon.
Please consult your physician before taking Hypericum as it can cause photo senitivity and interact with certain medications.
HE SHOU WU EXTRACT POWDER 12:1 - 2 oz Tin
He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum) or cured Fo-Ti Root is one of the most revered tonic herbs in Chinese medicine for addressing the Jing or Primary Essence and is known in China as the “Elixir of Life” as it is thought to promote longevity. High in Antioxidants, Zinc and Iron. In TCM it is a Yin tonic said to Nourishes the Blood.May support kidneys and adrenals and Nourishes muscles, tendons and bones.
Suggested use: Add 1 cup of boilng water to one teaspoon of He Shou Wu extract and drink as tea.
RED RESHI EXTRACT POWDER 10:1 - 2 oz Tin
Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum) Extract Tea with 35% Polysaccharides.
Reishi Mushroom or Lingzhi (Spirit Plant, in Chinese) is considered a Superior Herb, or King Herb, in Chinese Medicine due to its extensive benefits to mind, body, and spirit. It is said to "nourish the heart and pacify the spirit", calm the mind and balance mood, promote cardiovascular health, strengthen the lungs, modulate the immune system, improve adrenal health, improve sleep, protect and detox the liver, stabilize blood sugar, protect against radiation, address allergies, asthma, arthritis and inflammation, improve oxygen ultilization, alkalize the system, improve memory, etc. Reishi is also noted for its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-tumor and anti-aging properties, as well as its apparent ability to reverse DNA damage and oxidative stress by inhibiting free radicals.*
For at least 4000 years, the Taoists have considered Lingzhi as an herb of immortality and especially revered it for its capacity to open up our inner sight, or third eye. There are many modern day studies that affirm what the ancients knew: Lingzhi expands the light of consciousness and helps us access deeper perception.
Our Red Reishi Tea Extract is not a reishi powder but a strong tea extract. (Save the many hours of decocting a reishi tea) Add hot water to 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon per cup and stir. Stir in raw honey if desired. This powder can also be added to smoothies, soups, etc. We find adding cups of reishi tea to our puerh tea sessions mitigates the effects of caffeine and enhances relaxation.