Stressed and looking to relax? Our shops carry a variety of herbs & tinctures with many health benefits including stress relief and relaxation! We love offering natural alternatives for those seeking a holistic approach to their stress management. Our organic liquid extracts from Wild Harvest can be ingested directly from the dropper or added to drinks and food. We’ll delve into the herbal tinctures used for anxiety, depression, relaxation, & sleep.
A popular remedy for relaxation & insomnia, valerian is a root that’s been used throughout various cultures for centuries. It releases GABA, which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that regulates nerve cells. This helps calm anxiety and, in large quantities, causes sedation. Valerian’s main acid also inhibits an enzyme that destroys GABA, making it an extra potent aid for sleep & mind/body relaxation. In our liquid extracts, we carry plain valerian, and a combination of valerian, hops, skullcap, & passionflower strictly recommended for sleep.
A distant relative of stinging nettles & cannabis, hops is a cone in the female hop flower that contains grains, which aids insomnia, promotes relaxation, relieves pain, & kills bacteria. Another component of this sleep blend, skullcap – a member of the mint family – is known for its antioxidant qualities & specifically helps reduce oxidative stress & disorders like anxiety, depression, Parkinson’s, & Alzheimers among other stress disorders. Skullcap can also reduce inflammation, bacterial, & viral growth. Passionflower is a gentle addition used to soothe anxiety, tremors, seizures, muscle tension, & menstrual cramps. For sleeplessness, we carry the 1oz mixed tincture, as well as a 1oz extract of passionflower for those seeking to rest & rejuvenate without the sedation. All of these herbs together create an incredibly potent mix designed to relieve insomnia! With an organic vegetable glycerin base, this 1oz blend has a bit of citrus extract, adding a crispness & extra antioxidants.
Another mint family member, lemon balm not only calms nervousness but also aids in digestion, heart & skin health, supports the immune system & liver, regulates blood sugar, & helps emotional irritation. Enhancing mental clarity, it’s a powerful antioxidant shown to improve memory, cognition, & alertness. In larger doses, it’s very effective for insomnia. You can take a couple drops of our 1oz liquid extract daily or add some to your tea for a light, citrus flavor!
We also carry St. John’s Wort, a potent herb commonly used for depression & emotional well-being. Combatting irritability & chronic fatigue, St. John’s Wort helps ease PMS symptoms. High in antioxidants & anti-inflammatory properties, it calms joint & muscle aches, enhances respiratory health, and lowers blood pressure & stress. Our 1oz extract contains sweet orange essential oil for added well-being.
Kava, a popular supplement in our shops, is known as a natural muscle relaxer and an anxiety & insomnia reliever. A root found in the South Pacific islands, it’s been used in ceremonies for centuries, and can also induce euphoria & uplift the mood. We carry kava root in a variety of forms: powders, capsules, wax, our 1oz liquid extract, & chocolate bars for our sweet tooth lovers!
We also offer ashwagandha in tincture & capsule form, which has been used since ancient times for a variety of health issues – especially stress & immune system support. A natural energy booster without being overstimulating, yet reduces anxiety/depression without grogginess. It also improves memory, stabilizes blood sugar, lowers cholesterol, helps reduce brain cell degeneration, enhances sexual potency in males & females, among other benefits. You can take a couple drops of the 1oz extract in the morning for an invigorating start to the day!
In addition to our 1oz pure extracts, we have 2oz mixed blends designed for stress relief & rest: Good Vibes, Saw Logs, & Namaste. A combination of lemon balm, ashwagandha, & St. John’s Wort, Good Vibes promotes emotional wellness, serenity, & alertness. For a rejuvenating night’s sleep, try Saw Logs, a combo of valerian root, passionflower, & skullcap. For something in between sedative & uplifting, try Namaste – which contains passionflower, lemon balm, skullcap, & oats milky tops. Oats milky tops gives extra relief for exhaustion and is very restorative for the nervous & endocrine systems. A lovely blend representing the serenity & peace of the greeting Namaste!
Though our products are all natural and derived from trusted sources, we always recommend consulting a physician before consuming. Come by either store location in Andersonville or Bucktown to connect and learn more about herbal healing! Or feel free to order online or shot us an email with an order at firstname.lastname@example.org.