Fresh schisandra berries and peach fruit, leaf, twig, bark and pit combine in this bittersweet tonic. Adaptogenic, gently astringent, and grounding. For swimming through the river of world grief and keeping your skin intact. For feeling all the feelings and sipping just a little distance, perspective, and vision in the midst of the swirl. Try in bubbly water, or over some vanilla or coffee ice cream.*
Whether it's lung gunk, heavy food, that cold that just won't quit, or hands that won't get warm this tonic will help keep you going all winter long. (You can take it summer too!)*
One of my favorite places to be is the aspen grove when the pedicularis starts to bloom. Lying back, the soft ground holds me. The air is starting to get warm, but the breeze is still crisp. I look up through the filtered light of the aspen leaves turning, and pick a pedicularis leaf, chew slowly, breath deeply.
Aspen, pedicularis and corydalis all grow here together. The skullcap just a little ways down the hill along the river banks.
Try this elixir for aches and pains, tight muscles, menstrual cramps, all the tweaks and twitches and creaks.
1/2 to 1 tsp as needed. A lovely deep bitter cherry flavor. Try with whiskey for a tasty old fashioned.*
A local take on an Italian classic. Three artemisias blend their bitter notes, but don't overpower. Lovage, aromatic and pungent adds a slight musk, and the cardamom brings some warmth. Try a small sip 10 to 15 minutes before eating to set up the order of your digestion, get the juices flowing, or as you would bitters in the mixed drink of your choice.*
A local take on a 600 year old French and German classic. Full of lemon balm and cinnamon flavor. A sipping tonic and topical toilet water. Sip and splash as desired.*
A berry-filled sour elixir. Lovely when substituted for the lime or lemon juice in mixed drinks (think margarita, whiskey sour). A blend of centering and grounding herbs to bring you into your body. One of mimosas's common names is tree of collective happiness, and in my experience it lives up to it's name.*
Do your joints feel dry and creaky? Try this tonic daily to help bring a litltle more lubrication, a little less inflammation. Sip this birch flavored syrup, or add to sparkling water for a root-beer like drink.
A gentle, red sipping elixir for the physical and emotional heart, blood and circulatory system. Made with fresh pomegranate juice, no other added sweeteners.*