Medicinal

Similar to our mushrooms we use only fans to dry all our Medicinals/Teas. This retains the color and taste of all the products. 
In addition we offer many other items seasonally upon demand and or in smaller quantities so please inquire.


Madrone Bark -Arbutus Menziesii

The beautiful papery red bark of this iconic Northwestern tree was an important medicine for many Native peoples in the northwest. It peels off the tree in gorgeous cinnamon like curls making it easy and sustainable to harvest. Traditionally a decoction  made from the bark was used topically for sores and small wounds, and a tannic, at times astringent tea was used to sooth an upset stomach, and to treat colds.  The flavor has been described as a combination of cinnamon, mushrooms and wood smoke.

 

Wild Ginger -Asarum Caudatum

Medicinally, wild ginger, with its glossy, heart-shapedleaves, can be used as a tea ortreat. The dried leaves beyond  tea make great additions to dashi or other broths and also for brining. Rhizomes can be treated the same way and have a stronger flavor with a slight bitterness, but also lend themselves well to sweating with aromatics using it similar to common ginger.

 

Nettle -Urtica Dioica

This amazing plant has been a foundation for good health in many societies throughout the ages. Some of the many, many health benefits include an extremely high iron and chlorophyll content. Nettles also contain high amounts of vitamins A, C, D, E, and K as well as riboflavin and thiamine.  Nettles are truly a gift, and nettle tea is one of the most useful products you can stock in your pantry. In additionuse as the base for excellent vegetarian stocks andas an dried herb in seasonings.


Rosehips -Rosa Nutkana and Sp.

Harvested from wild native Northwesterrn roses including Nootka, Bald Hip, and Woods Rose, the lovely scented rose hip, is the pomaceous fruit of the rose plant.   Typically red to orange they begin to form in spring, and ripen in early fall especially after the first frost.  Rose hips contain vitamins C, D and E, essential fatty acids and antioxidant flavonoids.

Particularly high in Vitamin C, with about 1700–2000 mg per 100 g in the dried product, it is one of the richest plant sources for Vitamin C. Use whole as a tea or in powdered form can also be used as a seasoning similar to sumac.

 

Elderflower -Sambucus Cerulea

We harvest only the flowers and fruit of this fragrant tree (the leaves and bark are potentially toxic) and dry them for use in teas and naturopathic medicine. Some the many uses of this fragrant flower include; to reduce fever, to boost the immune system, to soothe inflammation, and  to soothe the respiratory tract.  Its uses are varied from teas to brewing kombucha or in beers and tinctures. In addition it has long been traditionally used in cordials.

 

Elderberry -Sambucus Cerulea

The tiny black berries of this tree have been used medicinally for centuries, and are of the great true supper plants in the world. Its often used to fend off common cold viruses and many other ailments including inflammatory diseases, rheumatism, and diabetes. In dried form they are great used in baked goods similar to a currant or raisin, but also added to tea blends andrehydrated and used as a condiment.

Pinneapple Weed/Wild Chamomile -Matricaria Disoidea

This very commonplant found throughout North America makes for a great dried herb and tea. Harvested when young and just flowering the small flower heads when dried exude a similar fragrance to that of Chamomile. Used as a tonic or powdered as a tea or seasoning it has been used for fevers and gastrointestinal upset medically but lends itself well in the kitchen as well.

Strawberry Leaf -Fragaria virginiana

Dried wild strawberry leaf tea has many benefits and is one of the highest natural sources for vitamin C.  It is an important spring tonic with a mild and fruity flavor.  It is usually recommended for pregnant and nursing mothers.  Strawberry leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals plus ellagic acid, a highly touted cancer preventive.

 

TEAS

All our teas are herbal teas that do not contain caffeine.
Medicinal and restorative qualities can be attributed to each one.


Wild ginger/Wintergreen

This tea which has the predominant flavor from Wild Ginger leaves has the added kick of wintergreen. Wild wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) produces an aromatic compound commonly found in many flavorings.

 

Cat Mint/Dried nettle

This tea combines two wild plants both from the mint family, with nettles lending the bulk of the mix making for a nice herby quality with the catmint (Nepeta sp.)following attributing the intense mint flavor.

 

 

Pinneapple weed or wild Chamomile/madrone bark

Our most popular tea as traditional Chamomile drinkers will be even more enthralled with this wild version.  With similar floral notes combines with the madrone bark which provided great body and tannins and a more rounded blend.

 

Strawberry Leaf/Indian Plum/Rose Petal

This versatile tea exudes spring starting with the hints of cucumber found from Indian plum(Oemleria cerasiformis) and finishing with the sweet scent of wild strawberry. We add rose petals from Nootka rose to give the ending tea a beautiful hue and added mild rose scent.