Simples (Single Plant Tinctures) P-R
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 P-R. 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.)
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata): Passion flower, aka May Pop, is used for anxiety, including anxiety before surgery. Some people take passion flower for insomnia, stress, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pain, and many other conditions. It's also used for dysmenorrhea, to get good sleep, to lower blood pressure, and as an anti-depressant.
Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium): Being the smallest member of the mint family, its action is carminative, diaphoretic, stimulant and emmenagogic, and is principally employed for the last-named property in disorders caused by sudden chill or cold.
It is also beneficial in cases of spasms, hysteria, flatulence and sickness, being very warming and grateful to the stomach. Not for use by pregnant women.
Prunella (Prunella Vulgaris): also known as Self Heal, this herb has been used for centuries to treat infections and other illnesses. Some studies show it may help fight inflammation, protect against cancer, prevent diabetes complications, and treat herpes.
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea): aka duckweed, In Chinese herbal medicine, purslane is used as a remedy for diarrhea, bacterial dysentery, fever and urinary tract infections, and sometimes for appendicitis. The Chinese also use the plant as an antidote for wasp stings and snake bites. Highly nutritive and full of antioxidants. It boosts insulin production and boosts the immune system through its high mineral content. Avoid if you're prone to kidney stones since purslane contains oxalate.
Raspberry leaf (Rubus ideus or strigosa): Red raspberry leaf has been used as medicine for centuries. Some people take red raspberry leaf for easing labor and delivery, for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders including diarrhea; for infection of the airways including flu, and for heart problems. Others infuse it to use as an eye wash.
Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea): Rhodiola is most commonly used for increasing energy, endurance, strength, and mental capacity. It is also used as a so-called "adaptogen" to help the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stress.
Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum): Known as the mushroom of immortality, Reishi mushroom is used for cancer, aging, boosting the immune system to prevent or treat infections, and for many other reasons, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. In combination with other herbs, reishi mushroom is used to treat prostate cancer.