Simples (Single Plant Tinctures) S-U

Simples (Single Plant Tinctures) S-U

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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 S-U. 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.)

Spilanthes (Toothache Plant) (Acmella oleracea): Spilanthes has antibacterial and antifungal properties making it an herb used for disinfecting wounds and curing ringworm infections. Spilanthes is also used as an antiparasitic and native remedy against malaria in the tropics. Like its common name suggests, it numbs pain topically- making it good for toothaches.

Stone Root (Collinsonia canadensis):
 Stone root is used to treat urinary tract problems including bladder pain and swelling (inflammation), stones in the kidney and elsewhere in the urinary tract, and excess uric acid in the urine. It is also used to increase urine flow to relieve water retention (edema).

Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua): 
Sweet Annie is also used for bacterial infections such as dysentery and tuberculosis; illnesses caused by worms, other parasites, and mites; fungal infections; and viral infections such as the common cold. It has been studied in recent times for its effectiveness against Lyme.

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris): 
Thyme is taken by mouth for bronchitis, whooping cough, sore throat, colic, arthritis, upset stomach, stomach pain (gastritis), diarrhea, bedwetting, a movement disorder in children (dyspraxia), intestinal gas (flatulence), parasitic worm infections, and skin disorders. In recent studies, it shows it kills more pathogens than bleach, leading it to be used in hand sanitizers and surface cleansers.

Usnea (Usnea): 
Usnea is a lichen (algae fungus combination) known as Old Man's Beard and it is known as an antimicrobial, antibacterial, vulnerary and antifungal. In Germany, Usnea is approved in the Commission E monographs and its preparations are used for mild inflammation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa. According to Paul Bergner, Author of Medical Herbalism. "The usnic acid in Usnea is effective against gram positive bacteria such as Streptococcus and Staphylococcus, making Usnea a valuable addition to herbal formulas for sore throats and skin infections. It is also effective against a bacterium that commonly causes pneumonia