Shoots and Roots Bitter Capsule - Descriptions and Key

Astragalus (Astragalus propinquus Schischkin) - The root is a sweet tonic herb that stimulates the immune system and many organs of the body, whilst lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels. It is particularly suited to young, physically active people, increasing stamina and endurance and improving resistance to the cold.

Gobo burdock (Arctium lappa L.)

Mixed Calendula (Calendula officinalis L.) - Annual, requiring only 40 to 50 days to flower. Native to southern Europe. Sometimes known as "Calendulove," these bright flowers cheer one up from late spring on to frost. The flowers are the antiseptic and healing agents, one of the top 10 healing herbs in Western Herbalism.

German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L.) – Annual used to treat various digestive disorders, nervous tension and irritability and is also used externally to treat skin problems

Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench) - non-specific immune-system stimulant, laxative, infection prevention.

Elecampane (Inula helenium L.) - Herbaceous perennial. Native to southern and central Europe and hardy to all temperate zones. Harvest the octopus- like roots in the fall of the second year’s growth. Cough and lung remedy when made into tincture or tea.

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis L.)- Self-seeding overwintering annual or biennial. Native to Europe and North America. The seed is high in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an intermediate in the synthesis of prostaglandins. Some women report alleviation of PMS by eating the plant and the seeds.

Brown flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) - Annual. Native to temperate Europe and Asia. Linseed has a long history of medicinal use, its main effects being as a laxative and expectorant that soothes irritated tissues, controls coughing and relieves pain

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis L.) - Herbaceous perennial. Native to the Mediterranean, Russia, Syria, Iran and Turkestan, hardy to 20 degrees F, sometimes colder. Assists in controlling high blood pressure, migraines, hysteria, melancholia, goiter, hyperthyroidism and Grave’s disease.

Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis L.) - Herbaceous perennial native to Europe. A premier healing agent, marshmallow root is nutritious, soothing to the digestion, stimulating to the immune system and helps prevent and repair ulcerations of the gastric mucosa and duodenum.

Official motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca L.) - Short-lived and self-seeding herbaceous perennial, native to Europe and Asia. Motherwort treats tachycardia, palpitations and associated hysteria. Dark green dye plant.

Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica L.) - Herbaceous perennial. Native to temperate climates world-wide. Official variety, rich in trace minerals, potassium and the blood-like molecule known as chlorophyll.

Cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) - high capsaicin content, cayenne peppers are also a very good source of vitamin A

Sage (Salvia officinalis L.) - Woody perennial. Sage makes an antibacterial mouthwash or gargle for sore throat, indespensable spice.

Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum L.) - Tulsi is considered a very holy plant. “Where the breeze blows through Tulsi plants, it makes the surrounding areas pure." Kapoor is a richly mounding basil with a very bright fragrance.

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis L.) - Herbaceous perennial. Native to Europe and temperate Asia. Hardy to -20 degrees F. Probably the strongest herbal cerebral sedative, the plant makes one go to sleep.

Wood Betony (Stachys officinalis (L.) Trevis.) - Herbaceous perennial hardy to -20 degrees F and easy in the temperate garden. Native to Europe and Russia. Delicious as tea or tincture for treating pain, addiction, traumatic injury.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium L.) - Native to the coast of Oregon and California. Particularly valuable for treating wounds, stopping the flow of blood, treating colds, fevers, kidney diseases, menstrual pain, etc.

All seeds are open-pollinated, GMO-free and public domain. Supplied by Horizon Herbs LLC in Williams, Oregon.