Simples (Single Plant Tinctures) G-I
This listing are for plants with a common name starting with G-I. We will list others alphabetically soon. All information on historical use per plant is for educational purposes only (the FDA makes us state this).
We pour simples on our scheduled production days as they are ordered, so depending on when you order, your total order may be delayed a few days. (You will be notified of any delay in shipment.)
Ginger root (Zingiber officinale): tested and confirmed antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, carminative (great for digestive issues), anti carcinogenic, and helpful to the cardiovascular system!
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba): Ginkgo has a long history of use in treating blood disorders and memory issues. It is best known today as way to potentially keep your memory sharp. Laboratory studies have shown that ginkgo improves blood circulation by opening up blood vessels and making blood less sticky. It is also an antioxidant. For those reasons, Ginkgo may improve vein and eye health. Although not all studies agree, it may help treat dementia (including Alzheimer disease) and intermittent claudication, or poor circulation in the legs. It may also protect memory in older adults.
Ginseng (Panax Ginseng): Long used to promote health, general body vigour, to prolong life and treat many ailments including depression, diabetes, fatigue, ageing, inflammations, internal degeneration, nausea, tumours, pulmonary problems, dyspepsia, vomiting, nervousness, stress, and ulcers. This is the adaptogen supreme!
Goat's Rue (Galega officinalis): Goat's rue is used along with conventional treatment for diabetes and as a diuretic. In combination with other herbs, Goat's Rue is used to stimulate the adrenal gland and pancreas; to protect the liver; for digestion problems; and to start the flow of breast milk.
Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea): Goldenrod is used to reduce pain and swelling (inflammation), as a diuretic to increase urine flow, and to stop muscle spasms. It is also used for gout, joint pain (rheumatism), arthritis, as well as eczema and other skin conditions.
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis): Goldenseal is anti-microbial, anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory and astringent when used locally (not internally for systemic issues). So it can help fight localized bacterial infections and fungal disorders. It is known as a remedy for eczema, ringworm, pruritis, earache and conjunctivitis. It is endangered, so we only use sustainably harvested Goldenseal.
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica): Also called Brahmi in Ayurveda, Gotu Kola is used to increase memory, concentration, and comprehension. In the Himalayas, yogis use Gotu Kola as an aid for meditation. Folklore tells us that daily ingestion of it keeps the mind fresh and promotes longevity and vitality. In addition to its effects on the brain, contemporary herbalists use it as a wound healer, diuretic, antioxidant, nerve tonic, and antibacterial remedy.
Gynostemma (Gynostemma pentaphyllum): Called Jiaogulan in TCM, is used for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and improving heart function. It is also used for strengthening the immune system, increasing stamina and endurance, increasing resistance to environmental stress (as an “adaptogen”), improving memory, and preventing hair loss.
Horseradish root (Armoracia rusticana): It is frequently prepared as a condiment, but the roots are also used as medicine. Horseradish is used for urinary tract infections, kidney stones, fluid retention, cough, bronchitis, achy joints (rheumatism), gallbladder disorders, sciatic nerve pain, gout, colic, and intestinal worms in children.
Hydrangea root (Hydrangea paniculata): Hydrangea is used for urinary tract problems such as infections of the bladder, urethra and prostate; enlarged prostate; and kidney stones. It is also used for hay fever.
Ironweed (Vernonia): Several Native American nations used Ironweed for medicinal purposes, making teas from leaves to treat female problems, including relief from childbirth pain, and as a blood building tonic. Root teas were used to treat loose teeth and for stomach ulcers and hemorrhaging.
We use real pronounceable ingredients that are ethically sourced and high quality for your product.
We work with local growers to source for our formulas. This supports the local economy, gives us the most potent plants, & reduces
reliance upon fossil fuels. We make products from herbs that will grow
here over herbs from the Amazon, China, or Africa. Oftentimes, those
trendy herbs are taken in an unsustainable way & local people do not have access to their native medicines any longer. Bioregional herbalism is where it's at!
How to Use
How to Use
Specifics for all products are in our FAQ!
Herbal remedies, supplements, and tonics are fundamentally different
from pharmaceuticals (and we like it that way). They are designed to
restore your body and its systems to homeostasis gently- working with
We post basic dosage guidelines, but keep in mind if you have more body mass or a faster metabolism than the average bear, you may need to take a larger dose than indicated. If there are hard-and-fast limitations on how often you can take the product, it will
be listed on the package. Most can be used up to six times daily
without problems (but we doubt that you would need to do that).
Remember, there are no "magic bullets" in life, and any product (herbal, pharmaceutical, or otherwise) claiming 100% success without knowing you, your constitution, and your lifestyle is lying and trying to get into
your wallet. Often, herbalists (and MDs) need to try several products
before we find the one that works for your unique biochemistry.
Feel free to email us if the product didn't quite do the job, we can
recommend another that could do the trick. We are blessed with many
plants that have the same action in the body- and often it's just a
matter of finding the right one for you.