You can find a wealth of organic herbs, spices, and teas in our bulk herb department; below are a few of our favorites. Always consult your practitioner before trying new herbs or supplements.
Chamomile, a member of the daisy family, is native to Europe and western Asia. German Chamomile is the most widely available variety and is prized for its calming properties. Often used to promote relaxation, Chamomile can be taken as a tea to support healthy sleep and to soothe digestion.
Stinging Nettle is a common wild plant in California. This nutritive green contains minerals, anti-inflammatory, and antihistamine like compounds. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, drinking nettle tea regularly may reduce the severity of symptoms and, in some, eliminate the allergy altogether. Regular use is key to Nettle’s efficacy, so we recommend beginning use in the early fall for support in the springtime. It has tiny stinging hairs, so you may not want to wildcraft your own. Good Earth serves up Nettle tea at the Cafe or dry in the Bulk Herbs section.
An herb dear to Ayurveda, Asparagus Racemosus, has a loose translation meaning “having one hundred husbands”. This mostly sweet tasting herb can be used for any female life stage and is also reported to increase male fertility. Shatavari is considered grounding and moisturizing. Found dried in bulk herbs, it is traditionally mixed into a glass of warm milk with honey, but can also be taken as a tea.
Red Raspberry Leaf
Raspberry bushes are native to North America. Although most well known for its delicious berries, raspberry leaves also have many beneficial properties. The leaf of the Red Raspberry is rich in Calcium, Iron, and Magnesium, and has been used for thousands of years to support women’s health. Red Raspberry is often used during pregnancy to ease nausea and morning sickness, and can also be helpful in soothing menstrual cramps. We recommend taking it as a tea.
Peppermint is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint and was first cultivated near London in 1750. Peppermint is now cultivated widely, particularly in the U.S. and Europe. Though primarily known for its flavoring properties, Peppermint can also be used to support healthy digestion and soothe indigestion and heartburn.