We are grateful that within our first year establishing our garden at California's most north western coastal area we have been able to grow and harvest some very beneficial herbs and teas. We are gently stepping into the local cottage industry. Our purpose to do so is to contribute to our beautiful Del Norte community as well as utilize the sales of our produce to support our wellness support groups and workshops.
This year we have been able to harvest: Mullein, Clary Sage, Yarrow and Sage.
We have dried them and infused them to offer their gifts and blessings. Also included in the teas and herbs are the dried blossoms of the plant. In addition, we have been very grateful to our pollinators this year and the support of the wild flowers and garden flowers have been tremendous to the garden. We offer them here for yours as well.
Your single choice of herb or tea is a gift from our garden with any donation over $50.00
Our Mullein Tea includes both leaves and flowers from our garden Mullein plants. It is well known that Mullein leaves help soothe the throat and helps reduce cough and influenza symptoms loosening mucus in the sinus and bronchial regions. Antioxidants in the plant also help to induce sleep ensuring good mental health. Drinking mullein tea also improves digestion and relieves digestive gas and cramps. $8.00
Our Yarrow Tea also includes both leaves and flowers from our garden Yarrow plants. A strong supporter of digestive issues i.e. ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome. The flavonoids and alkaloids in yarrow tea may alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Further studies have shown that Yarrow tea may help to reduce brain inflammation and spinal cord damage caused by viral infections as well as have anti-seizure affects. $8.00
Our Clary Sage Tea includes both blooms and leaves from our garden Clary Sage plants. It is known to improve vision and slow down the ocular aging process. Known as the "woman's helper" treating female reproductive complaints alleviating cramps, PMS to menopause. If there is estrogen deficiency Clary Sage helps to restore hormonal balance. Clary Sage has been known to treat high blood pressure, cholesterol, kidney disorders, and hemorrhoids Clary Sage can also be used for anxiety and depression. $8.00
Sage is very well known as a culinary herb but it has also been utilized as a tea. Sage as a tea is known to help menopausal symptoms, weight loss, detoxify the body, control diabetes, boost blood circulation, neutralize free radicals, relieve anxiety, boosts appetite, and helps aid in digestion. Sage tea has been beneficial in alleviating oral mucositis a side effect of chemotherapy when the lining of the mouth breaks down and forms mouth sores or ulcers.
*Yarrow is safe for most people. Yet some should use caution. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not ingest yarrow. People who are taking blood thinners should avoid yarrow because of its blood thinning effect. Furthermore, the herb should not be consumed 2 weeks before or after surgery. Also yarrow may cause a reaction to anyone allergic to ragweed or related plants.
*Clary Sage can heighten the effects of alcohol, so should not be combined with drinking. Use Clary Sage oil with caution during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester or when using on abdomen. It can cause uterine contractions that may be dangerous.
*It is suggested that Sage should not be consumed in excess. Do not take if taking blood pressure medications and medications that lower blood sugars. If known to experience epileptic seizures do not drink sage tea. Anyone with hormonal cancer conditions or with kidney or liver conditions should avoid using sage teas and oils.*
Your single choice of oil or infusion is a gift from our garden with any donation over $100.00
Mullein Oil Infusion
Only the lovely little yellow blossoms from our plants in the garden were used in this infusion. Our mullein blossoms were infused within organic olive oil.
Using a mullein oil infusion increases the mullein plant benefits for topical use. Massage on the chest for respiratory concerns, Mullein has been known to help relieve cough, congestion, bronchitis, and asthma, Mullein has also been used to reduce pain and inflammation and gout. Mullein oil has also been known to help relieve skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis and skin allergy symptoms. Mullein oil has historically been known to help ear infections and aches. .5 oz bottle $7.00, and 1 oz bottle $13.00.
Clary Sage Oil Infusion
Only the sweet lavender/lilac colored blossoms of our Clary Sage plants are in the oil infusion. We infused the blossoms with organic olive oil.
Using Clary Sage oil infusion is beneficial for topical needs. The use of the Clary Sage oil helps to reduce stress, and there has been studies that it reduces convulsions and spasms, offers antibacterial properties on wounds, is a natural antidepressant, alleviates menopausal symptoms, and also reduces menstrual cramps. .5 oz. bottle $7.00. and 1 oz bottle $13.00
Yarrow Oil Infusion
Only the tiny white flowers from our Yarrow plants were used in our oil infusion. The blossoms were infused with organic olive oil.
Using Yarrow oil infusion is beneficial for topical needs. Yarrow oil has been beneficial for circulation and good for those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Yarrow prevents accumulation of uric acid in the joints and muscles. Yarrow has been known to fight off infection and prevents wounds from turning septic. Yarrow also has a relaxing effect on nerves, intestines and respiratory system. Yarrow also has contraction and astringent properties for muscles and tissues as well as helps tighten gums strengthen hair and skin which can also diminish scars. Yarrow has been known also to help digestion, bronchial congestion and also with menstruation and menopause. Using as a topical massage oil in problem areas is best for infusion usage. .5 oz $7.00, and 1 oz (not pictured) $13.00
Your single flower packet choice is a gift from our garden with any donation over $25.00
Our plants have reached 12 ft. Huge flower heads that make a strong statement for the garden. Very sturdy trucks that also support beans and squash plants. They are great pollinator attractors. Hummingbirds love the sunflower pollen.. 100 seeds. Organically grown. $5.00
.Our calendulas help to repel insect pests and their roots benefit the soil by forming an active relationship with soil fungi. Calendula can be used in salads and teas as well as a skin medicinal. 50 seeds. Organically grown $5.00
Our marigolds are low maintenance, they’re fast growing, they repel pests, and provide us with bright, continuous color until the fall frost. They benefit our bees and pollinators and make good garden companions. 100 seeds. Organically grown. $5.00.
Our Calendula Salve is a gift from our garden,with any donation over $250.00
LUTEA's Calendula Salve
We produce our calendula salve using our very own calendula and marigold flowers grown by seed (that we continue to save) in our gardens. We dry the petals and infuse them with organic virgin olive oil for 6 weeks. We combine the infused oil with shea butter, organic bee's wax, vitamin e and helichrysum essential oil.
Calendula salve has been a balm for many gardeners who take on cuts, scrapes and bites in the day's work. Calendula is an ancient ancestor with no known origins, but used through the centuries to be a beneficial aide for many skin maladies.
Our salve has also been used as a lip balm and to soothe aches and pains.
2 oz tin. $25.00 Check out how to make the salve yourself at Crescent City's Champions for Change.