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All these herbs expand or alter consciousness in various ways. They have been used by shamans and spiritual leaders throughout the ages to transport the consciousness to levels of being not ordinarily experienced. Such experiences open the doors of the soul to new realms of being are tools of personal growth and spiritual advancement. These tinctures contain the energetic essences of the initiatic herbs and are intended for spiritual work in meditation.
Initiatic Herbs | Spagyric Formulas | Planetary Herbs
BRAHMI - Centella asiatica.
Ruled by Mercury. Gotu Kola is known as “Brahmi” in India, because of its popularity with Brahmans, or Hindu holy men. It is an excellent rejuvenative tonic and longevity herb, with an affinity for the nerves and brain, and is used to restore the nervous system after mental illness or physical disease. Like Ginkgo, it has been said to increase mental capacity, recall, and brain activity, but at the same time act as a sedative. This combination of qualities make it popular for meditation. Large doses or prolonged use can cause headaches or dizziness. Gotu Kola, despite the sound of its name, is not related to Cola nuts, and does not contain caffeine. Item #NTH24. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
BACOPA - Bacopa monniera (also known as Herpestis monniera).
Ruled by Mercury. Bacopa shares its Ayurvedic name, Brahmi, with the better-known Gotu Kola. Like Gotu Kola, Bacopa is a tonic to the brain, mind, and thought. In Ayurveda, Bacopa is considered a Rasayana, or long-term protective/rejuvenative, for the brain and nerve tissue and mental function. Bacopa is also used to improve the sharpness of the sense organs, increase learning speed and retention in children and adults, and to treat learning disorders and epilepsy. It strengthens the nervous system in a calming and centering way, and can be helpful for stress-induced anxiety, nervous tension, and insomnia. Research at a medical institute in India indicated that Bacopa heals the brain tissue by augmenting the protein the body uses to build new neurons to replace damaged ones. This action was also found to increase the efficiency of the transmission of nerve impulses in the brain. In other modern studies, Bacopa was found to increase protective antioxidants in the brain and nervous tissue, acting in a way comparable to Vitamin E. Item #NTH25. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
BLUE LOTUS - Nymphaea caerulez
The cycle of this sacred flower rising and submerging in the Nile is linked
with the rising and the setting of the sun. It was the most important flower
to the Egyptians and many drawings and temple columns featured this water
lily. The flower is symbolic of rebirth after death. Tutankhamen's innermost
gold coffin had blue water lily petals scattered over it. The Egyptians
believed their souls would come back to life like a blue lotus blooming. The
plant is used to deepen meditative states and trances.
Item #NTH27. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
Item #NTH27. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
DAMIANA - Turnera diffusa.
Ruled by Venus. A liqueur of Damiana, in a goddess-shaped bottle, is a traditional wedding gift in Mexico. Famous for its aphrodisiac and tonic properties, Damiana also helps the general health of the sexual organs, and is antiseptic to the urinary tract. Damiana is also very protective to the tissues of the reproductive organs, and used to heal "honeymoon cystitis", the pain and inflammation from frequent lovemaking. Damiana is stimulating and rejuvenating to the reproductive organs, as well as to the nervous system, especially increasing the tactile sensation of the skin. It is also used as a general women's tonic and is believed to increase fertility in both men and women. It can be over-stimulating to the nervous system, and is best taken in small, frequent doses, for finite periods of time. Item #NTH31. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
DEVIL'S CLUB -
Traditional use: immune stimulant, respiratory & general antibiotic, detoxification, metabolic tonic, adaptogen. A large, strong, well-armored spiny plant, Devil's Club is a bane to loggers but a true Northwestern tonic treasure. It is related to Eleuthero (Siberian) Ginseng, and shares many of its taste and healing qualities. As a tonic, Devil's Club is adaptogenic, helping the body deal with all types of stress and adversity. It is especially well-suited for people of stocky build with some combination of thyroid imbalance, tension and stress, high blood pressure, and blood sugar imbalance. In these types of people, Devil's club acts to smooth out the body's swings of response to stresses, helping the whole system to maintain more even and balanced metabolic function. Devil's club also has a history of use by Native Americans for adult-onset diabetes, and can be helpful to reduce sugar cravings and balance weight. Like other adaptogens, Devil's Club shows benefit in rheumatoid arthritis and related auto-immune disorders, and it is also a strong expectorant and respiratory stimulant, useful at the end stages of a cold or flu. #NTH100. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
GINKGO - Ginkgo biloba.
Ruled by Mercury. Ginkgo trees are the oldest still-extant species of tree, and are extremely resistant to climactic changes, pollution, viruses, fungus, radiation, etc. Ginkgo brings those qualities to those who use it. It is used extensively in the Orient as an herb of longevity, extending the functional periods of one’s life, besides just the span. Studies indicate that Ginkgo reduces blood cell clumping and relaxes blood cells so that blood can flow more freely, reduces tendencies towards blood clots, and increases oxygen flow to the heart muscle. Ginkgo should not be used by anyone using other blood-thinning agents. It also appears to increase blood flow to the brain, and increase the body’s levels of acetylcholine, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which are vital brain neurotransmitters. For these reasons, Ginkgo is often used with great success for memory loss from various causes, as well as general lack of optimum brain function. It has been shown to greatly increase mental alertness, memory, and attention span, and is potentially useful in all cognitive disorders. Some recent research has found Gingko to be effective in correcting the loss of sexual desire that occurs as a result of the use of some anti-depressants, and it was especially helpful in women with such problems. Ginkgo’s anti-oxidant and free-radical scavenging effects are focused on the brain and central nervous system, and so it may help reduce damage there from aging, strokes, poisons, and brain-damaging drug use, especially cocaine. Some recent research has found Gingko to be effective in correcting the loss of sexual desire that occurs as a result of the use of some anti-depressants, and it was especially helpful in women with such problems. Bulk Fresh Herb also available. Item #NTH23. 5 ml. Retails for $20.00. Now only $25!
HOLY BASIL - Ocimum sanctum.
Ruled by Mercury. Known in English as Holy Basil, Tulsi is a beloved plant in gardens in India. It is planted around the entrance to temples and homes and used inside to ward off negativity and clear the air both physically and spiritually. Tulsi’s purifying influence helps the body remove wastes and excess phlegm, and it is considered spiritually purifying as well, giving the highest spiritual energy of Sattva and devotion. In astral travel or projection, Tulsi creates a purified sphere of protection, free from negative energies. Tulsi is also considered strengthening to the nervous system, and alchemically, it is not surprising that it contains natural Mercury. Note: this is not the common basil (Ocimum basilicum) used for cooking. Item #NTH22. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
HOPS - Humulus lupulus.
Ruled by Moon. Well-known as an ingredient in beer, with an equally long history as a healing herb as well. Hops contains strongly estrogenic compounds, also useful for regulating and balancing the menstrual cycle, and is widely used for Menopausal imbalances as well. Hops' other popular use is as a calmative and anti-stress herb, whether sewn into a dream pillow or taken internally. Hops gives most users a clear state of calm, useful for still meditation or to stop nervousness but still remain alert. Hops can also be used for dreamlike astral travel or lucid dreaming and meditation. Bulk Fresh Herb also available. Item #NTH13. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
KAVA KAVA - Piper methysticum.
Ruled by Moon. Traditionally used in Polynesia as a narcotic and euphoric, as well as a social sacrament for promoting friendly interpersonal interactions. Indeed, any important community function within the native groups of the area is marked by the ceremonial drinking of Kava preparations, especially in meetings where there is potential for negativity, such as treaties or reconciliation between enemy groups. Kava Kava can act to calm social nervousness and anxiety, while still promoting an outgoing and friendly nature, not overly sedated. Modern usage has shown Kava to be an effective antispasmodic, painkiller, and sedative, and it has also been found to be an excellent remedy for migraine headaches. It is also used for nervousness and insomnia, and for nerve, muscle, and skin problems where pain is involved. Historically, groups consuming Kava on a regular basis have few troubles with diseases of the sexual organs, and they claim that any outbreaks of sexual diseases are halted by the Kava before they damage the body. Bulk Fresh Herb also available. Item #NTH15. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
MACA - Lepidium meyenii.
Ruled by Moon. Maca grows high in the Andes of Peru, and is valued as a nutritive and specific tonic. It is very high in many vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins B, C, and E, and calcium, zinc, iron, iodine, and magnesium. It is also rich in sugars, carbohydrates, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. It is used to generally support the whole body, and specifically give more energy, mental clarity, and muscle tone. Recent studies have shown that Maca balances male and female hormones at a deep level, acting more as a food than a specific medicine. Animal and human studies have shown Maca to increase sexual frequency and duration by as much as 200%, as well as promoting fertility. Bulk Fresh Herb also available. Item #NTH16. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
MAGAZSUDHI - Celastrus paniculatus.
Ruled by Mercury. The Ayurvedic name of this plant, Magzsudhi, means "brain clearer". In Ayurvedic medicine, Celastrus is used to improve the mental capabilities of developmentally disabled children. It is also useful as a tonic for the healthy brain, with many antioxidant properties. Celastrus is helpful with spiritual and meditative work that requires mental acuity and recall, such as Kabbalah, sacred geometry, or complex chanting. Celastrus is also helpful for meditations on the flow of consciousness and thought. Item #NTH21. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
MAGIC GRASS - Gynostemma pentaphyllum.
Ruled by Sun. Gynostemma’s common name in its native China translates as "Magic Grass", and it is highly revered as a tonic to all systems and bodily functions. It has a unique position as both a tonic and specific cure, and so is helpful in a wide variety of complaints. Its broad usefulness comes from its excellent adaptogenic properties, through which it helps the body to respond to many stresses and adverse conditions. It has been used to combat fatigue and low energy, increase oxygen efficiency and metabolism, improve digestion and appetite, and balance nervous system function. Its effects on the nervous system are especially interesting, as it can be calming or stimulating as needed. It can also work in both directions regarding weight, increasing or decreasing according to the direction of imbalance. The list of conditions it has been used to treat also includes sexual dysfunction, immune disorders, emotional imbalances, inflammations, cancer, blood sugar imbalances, and much more, and its very bitter taste suggests liver tonic properties as well. Item #NTH41. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
- Passiflora incarnata
Initiatic use: nervine, calmative, muscle relaxant, lowers blood pressure, opening & release. This is a very special Spagyric, created over the course of last summer as our Passionflower gave us her outrageous blooms, which we collected one by one and added to the extraction. When we finally had enough in the menstruum, we finished it off as an Alchymical Initiatic, and we are very pleased with the results. If you have never been around a Passionflower in person, you should make a point to visit one sometime. The incomparable flower that this plant creates is truly one of the weird marvels of Nature. Our Passion vine covers the front of our house, and is the most exuberant growing thing in the yard. It has pulled the numbers off our house and worked its way through the crack at the top of the door, reaching into the house over just one night. If you hold a finger against its tendrils for 10-15 minutes, they will close around your finger, and if you watch this vine long enough, you will see it move as it searches for something to grab. When it flowers, with dozens of blooms at once, the smell is intoxicating, like all the candy in the world combined and drenched in honey. This magical scent is the main flavour note of the Spagyric, tasting similar to Passion fruit, which comes from tropical Passion vines. Passionflower is a superior nervine and calmative, lowering blood pressure, relaxing muscles, and bringing ease and a calm openness. Our new Passionflower is not as directly sedative as the Essence we make from the whole plant, but the anti-tension and releasing effects are stronger. If you use Passionflower in a small dose before Yoga or Pranayama, you can feel it kick in from one breath to the next, as you suddenly melt deeper into the pose or your lungs expand greatly. In northeastern Brazil, where the Ayahuasca is brewed from Jurema/Mimosa species (instead of Chacruna/Psychotria), Passionflower is used as the MAO additive, rather than the Banisteriopsis vine. Passionflower is a shorter-acting MAO inhibitor, and brings its characteristic sense of ease and graceful opening to this type of journey, useful when psychological resistance or tension exists, or where fear or apprehension need to be worked through. #NTH101. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
SAFFRON - Crocus sativus.
Ruled by Sun. As costly as gold, Saffron has been highly valued since ancient times as one of the most sublime medicine/food substances in the world. In Ayurveda, Saffron is considered pure Sattva, the element of spirit and etheric energy, and it is held in high esteem as an aid to meditation, devotion, and spiritual development. This Vedic herb is considered a purifier of the Nadis, or subtle energy channels. Imbued with the pure, highest energy of Sattva, Saffron connects all the Chakras and pulls their energy upwards, opening the crown to connection with the divine. From this high energetic center, the spiritual traveler is freed to easily project consciousness outside of the self, while still maintaining coherence as all energy centers move as one. Saffron is also an excellent physical tonic to nearly all body systems, purifying and nourishing tissues and functions. Bulk Fresh Herb also available. Item #NTH44. 5 ml. Retails for $25.00. Now only $20!
Wormwood - Artemisia absinthium
Ruled by Mercury.
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