Simples (Single Plant Tinctures) P-R
Simples are tinctures (alcohol and water extracts) that are of one single plant. Many people prefer simples to formulas (multiple plant extracts 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.
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.