Simples (Single Plant Tinctures) M-O

Simples (Single Plant Tinctures) M-O

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Simples are tinctures (alcohol extracts) that are of one plant. Many people prefer simples to formulas (multiple plants in one bottle), as they can help determine which plant works best for you, one at a time. We at Haven make a lot of different simples in order to make our formulas. We now are offering simples in 1 or 4 oz. sizes to you of ones we regularly have in stock.

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 also helps improve circulatory and nervous system functioning. The mucilaginous properties make it particularly helpful for damage to the myelin sheath which covers and protects nerve fibers. Oatstraw is a full body tonic which strengthens your immunity and builds energy.

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.