Botanical Name: Houttuynia cordata
Part used: Fresh aerial parts
Ingredients: Fresh Houttuynia aerial parts in organic Non-GMO Vegetable Glycerin
Percentage of organic non-GMO glycerin used: 65-75%
Ratio plant to menstruum: 1:3
Safety considerations: Not to use in deficient cold syndrome. If you are using pharmaceuticals, please consult with your health care provider before taking herbs.
About: (Chinese Name: Yu Xing Cao) Houttuynia, aka Chameleon plant, is a creeping herbaceous perennial native to East Asia. It has been used as a condiment, with a lemony taste, (though the leaves are fishy-smelling) in Asian cuisine. Easy to grow, this plant spreads by its rhizomes and is considered somewhat invasive. Used as a ground cover, Houttuynia does prefer moist soil, and thrives in full sun to part shade. The fresh herb is more effective than the dried. Houttuynia has been used traditionally to treat various types of infections and inflammation. It is a pungent, cold and dry herb that has decongesting, detoxifying, and astringing qualities.
Recommended Dosage: 30-60 drops OR 1/4 - 1/2 tsp, 2-4 times per day in juice or water. Children under 12 take half the adult dosage. *Please note our recommended dosage may differ from other sources.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
"Offering hope in a bottle with our
Herbal Extracts, Flower Essences & Body Care
products since 1995."
Love and Blessings from the Forest,
Kate & Don
The window of time for gathering Scots Pine Pollen is a brief week in Spring when our Woodland Essence team cheerfully picks the pollen-filled strobiles one at a time!
Echinacea purpurea is a native plant that grows in high grass prairie and open wooded areas as far east as New York and Pennsylvania. Echinacea angustifolia is a native of the western sandy prairie.
The plant Jewelweed can be crushed and applied to skin that has been in touch with poison ivy to either prevent or treat a poison-ivy rash.
Reishi mushrooms are one of the oldest medicinal mushrooms, referred to as “the mushroom of immortality” for the health benefits it bestows.