Simples (Single Plant Tinctures) M-O
This listing are for plants with a common name starting with M-O. 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.)
Magnolia bark (Magnolia officinalis): is a traditional Chinese medicine used since 100 A.D. to support the body and nurture wellbeing and to treat a plethora of ailments. has been used to treat menstrual cramps, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating and gas, nausea, and indigestion. The bark is also an ingredient in formulas used for treating coughs and asthma.
Mint (Mentha...): We at Haven use a variety of locally sourced mints, all of which are medicinally interchangeable. Sometimes there is Peppermint, Spearmint, Chocolate Mint, etc. Mint has long been viewed as an excellent way to ease an upset stomach, calming the digestive tract and alleviating indigestion, gas, and cramps. Studies indicate it could improve brain function, too.
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca): Motherwort is used for heart conditions, including heart failure, irregular heartbeat, fast heartbeat, and heart symptoms due to anxiety. It is also used for the absence of menstrual periods, intestinal gas (flatulence), and over-active thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
Mulberry, White (Morus alba): This plant has a long history of medicinal use in China and Europe. The traditional Chinese medical text book, the Huang Di Ba Shi Yi Nan Jing, written in the late Han dynasty, is the first to formally document the way that white mulberry benefits human health. And now, in recent times, white mulberry fruit is again attracting interest as a natural therapy for high cholesterol, weight loss and diabetes prevention.
Mullein (Verbascum): is used for cough, whooping cough, tuberculosis, bronchitis, hoarseness, pneumonia, earaches, colds, chills, flu, swine flu, fever, allergies, tonsillitis, and sore throat. ... Mullein is applied to the skin for wounds, burns, hemorrhoids, bruises, frostbite, and skin infections (cellulitis).
Nettle, Stinging (Urtica dioica): This highly nutritious plant is rife with chemicals that reduce inflammation and pain associated with inflammation, according to studies. Many men have experienced enlarged prostate relief from this plant. It is also studied as an antihistamine herb for seasonal allergies and reducing high blood pressure. It also has chemicals that mimic insulin in the body, helping to reduce blood sugar.
Oatstraw (Avena sativa): Oatstraw helps improve circulatory and nervous system functioning. Oatstraw is a full body tonic which strengthens your immunity, offers lots of needed minerals, and builds energy.
Oats, Milky (Avena sativa): Milky Oats are a supreme nervine tonic. Traditionally used for nervous system disorders and for calming, this can be taken as a tonic which is good for the whole body. This tincture is more expensive, as a fresh milky supply must be obtained in a narrow window of the year. The mucilaginous properties make it particularly helpful for damage to the myelin sheath which covers and protects nerve fibers.
Olive leaf (Olea europaea): Myriad studies show it contains powerful antiviral constituents (and it has been studied in treating herpes). Researchers believe olive leaf extract can have positive effects on atherosclerosis, or narrowing of the arteries, which is the highest risk factor for heart disease. A review of olive leaf extract and type 2 diabetes found that it can help improve insulin secretion in cells. Animal studies have shown that olive leaf extract may reduce hyperglycemia, reduce hyperinsulinemia (too much insulin in the blood), reduce blood glucose, plasma malondialdehyde, and other signs of oxidative stress (an imbalance of free radicals that can harm the body), reduce cholesterol, decrease serum glucose, and can increase serum insulin.
Osha root (Ligusticum porteri): The root is historically considered an immune booster and aid for coughs, pneumonia, colds, bronchitis, and the flu. It's also used to relieve indigestion, lung diseases, body aches, and sore throats. It has antiviral and antibacterial actions in the body. It is also highly endangered. Getting an ethical sustainable supply means a higher price tag and only 1 oz available at a time for this wonderful plant.
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.