The Forager's Path - School of Botanical Studies

Herb Store

Welcome to the Herb Market at The Forager’s Path. Here we offer an ever-changing collection of our favorite, tried and true preparations that have been helpful for many folks over the years. Check back often as the supply of any one item is limited and others are offered as they become seasonally available. These products are hand crafted in small batches. They are the results of my 24 years experience in wild crafting, teaching, herb making and clinical work. All plant material has either been personally wild crafted by me (the ultimate in quality control) or organically grown by herb farmers I know and trust. These products represent both the science and art of herbal crafting. Quality is emphasized over quantity. Offerings like these are not found in the big box or chain health food stores.

[Note: There is a $10 per order shipping and handling charge. Click here for our Ordering Policies.]


SKIN CARE

Buttery Body Cream 4 oz – $12
Extremely nourishing, healing and silky smooth. A tactile and aromatic delight. Can be used anytime but most effective applied just after a shower when the skin is still damp.
Contains: Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Filtered Water, Aloe Gel, Almond Oil, Flowers of Calendula officinalis & Rosa damascena, Beeswax, Borax, Essential Oils of Helichrysum & Carrot Seed

Rose Calendula Lotion 4 oz – $12
Possibly the finest lotion you have ever used for facial and body skin care. Simply compare the ingredient list for this lotion with your current product. Because of the purity of this lotion and the lack of synthetic preservatives, it is best to use this product within 3 months of purchase. Alternatively, the main container may be refrigerated and a small amount kept out for daily use.
Contains: Filtered Water, Avocado Oil, Almond Oil, Damascus Rose Blooms, Calendula Flowers. Aloe Vera Gel, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Essential Oils of Helichrysum & Carrot Seed


ELIXIRS

A creative twist on the traditional tincture. Still very potent but the flavor is vastly improved. Anyone who thinks herbal medicine must taste bad to be good… try these. They don’t last long around the house as most people find any excuse to imbibe.

Mike’s Cough Elixir 8 oz – $18
This is a tried and true formula that has received rave reviews from 200+ clients and students over the years. Use as needed for lung support the winter cold and flu season.
Contains: Root of Ligusticum porterii, Leaf of Verbascum thapsus, Root of Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Bark of Prunus serotina, Flagstaff Wildflower Honey, Ethanol, Filtered Water

Monarda Elixir SOLD OUT
Monarda is one of our local secrets. It has never caught on in the retail herb market yet it is diverse in its uses, effective and tastes delicious. Its aromatic spiciness makes it useful for breaking up congestion in the sinus and lungs. The same aromatic oils act as a carminative digestive aid. It has traditionally been used for immune support during the winter and for bladder health. From the Ayurvedic view, it increases digestive agni and reduces Kapha.
Contains: Fresh Blossoms and Leaves of Monarda fistula var. menthafolia, Ethanol, Filtered Water, Flagstaff Wildflower Honey
More info on Monarda is available here.

Elderberry Elixir 2 oz – $15 4 oz – $24
One of our classic herbal remedies during the winter flu season, this formula combines traditional elderberry potency with the opening aromatics of clove and a touch of sweetness from our local honey. As delicious as it is effective!
Contains: Berries of Sambucus nigra, Filtered Water, Ethanol, Local Flagstaff Honey, Flower of Syzygium aromaticum

2 oz – $15

4 oz – $24

Tulsi Elixir 2 oz – $15 4 oz – $24
The Holy Basil plant has a long tradition as a rasayana in the Ayurvedic tradition and is known as an adaptogen in the West. From the Indian perspective, it has a light, warming, drying effect on the body. Its list of benefits is long. Some of the primary actions are to reduce congestion in the lungs, increase digestive capacity and strengthen the body’s ability to deal with stress.
Contains: Leaves of Ocimum sanctum (a blend of Rama & Krishna Tulsi), Filtered Water, Ethanol, Local Flagstaff Honey, Flower of Syzygium aromaticum

2 oz – $15

4 oz – $24

Ashwagandha Elixir 2 oz – $15 4 oz – $24
This well known adaptogen has a long tradition of increasing the vital energy of the body, strengthening the reproductive system and nourishing a run down nervous system. One of the most revered plants in the Ayurvedic tradition. Most effective if used daily over several weeks.
Contains: Root of Withania somnifera, Filtered Water, Ethanol, Local Flagstaff Honey, Seeds of Elettaria cardamomum

2 oz – $15

4 oz – $24

Schizandra Elixir 2 oz – $15 4 oz -$24
A classic adaptogen from the Chinese tradition, schizandra is well known for its five flavors which give it a balanced energy. It is especially helpful for supporting the Water element of the Kidneys, increasing the vital energy and providing a calming energy during sleep and stressful times.
Contains: Berries of Schizandra chinensis, Filtered Water, Ethanol, Local Flagstaff Honey, Root of Zingiber officinalis, Root of Glycyrrhiza uralensis, Flower of Syzygium aromaticum

2 oz – $15

4 oz -$24


SALVES

Pine Resin Salve 2 oz jar – $10
The resin is from Pinus edulis, our local piñon pine tree. It was hand gathered from a stand of trees at 5800’, at the end of a dirt road, far removed from traffic and any human development. Pine resin salve has a warming, stimulating energy and has traditionally been used as a lip balm and topically for many types of skin irritations. For many folks, the scent alone is uplifting and therapeutic. This is the traditional original formula.
Contains: Resin of Pinus edulis, Almond oil, Beeswax

Pine Resin Calendula Salve 2 oz jar – $12
Our traditional pine salve formula with the added skin healing properties of calendula flowers and helichrysum essential oil. This is pine salve deluxe! Besides its therapeutic effectiveness, it is a visual and aromatic delight.
Contains: Resin of Pinus edulis, Flowers of Calendula officinalis, Almond Oil, Beeswax, Helichrysum Essential Oil

Comfrey – Calendula Salve 2 oz – $10
A wonderfully effective salve for a wide variety of skin conditions; it excels as a lip balm on our many trips into the rugged desert environment of the Grand Canyon. Comfrey leaves contain allantoin which helps regenerate skin growth and is especially helpful for surface abrasion such as road rash. Calendula is one of the premiere skin herbs in the western materia medica and has a wide range of therapeutic effects when used topically.
Contains: Leaves of Symphytum officinalis, Flowers of Calendula officinalis, Almond Oil, Beeswax, Helichrysum Essential Oil

Anti-Itch Salve 2 oz – $10
This salve has been used with great success for temporary relief from poison ivy, mosquito bites, eczema, cold sores and other skin irritations that make you want to scratch. It is most effective when a small amount is applied by the fingertip and dabbed onto specific bumps and red, itchy areas. It is not meant to be rubbed over large areas of the body.
Contains: Almond Oil, Flowers of Calendula officinalis, Beeswax, Essential Oils of Rosemary, Geranium, Tea Tree, Lavender


AYURVEDIC BLENDS

Ghee 8 oz – $15
Ghee is also known as clarified butter and is one of the most revered foods/medicines in the Ayurvedic tradition. Its cooling and moistening energy makes it ideal for Pitta and Vatta. Our ghee is made the traditional Indian way, in small handmade batches, using cultured butter from grass-fed cows.

The following spice blends have been created to assist with healthy digestion according to traditional Ayurvedic views. They are not meant as a cure all or to cover up an improper diet or unhealthy lifestyle. They are most effective when combined with the larger picture of Ayurvedic living and eating. Ayurveda teaches the beginning of all imbalances begins in the digestive system. Using these spices to support healthy digestion is an excellent way to promote long term health.

Vata Spice Blend 4 oz spice jar – $12 8 oz refill – $19
As Vata is the Air element, this blend will help with excess air in the colon and balance overall digestion. This powdered blend can be added to food as a seasoning or taken by itself – a pinch or two directly on the tongue to help prevent and relieve excess Vata in the digestive system
Contains: Seeds of Foeniculum vulgare, Rhizome of Curcuma longa, Seed of Cuminum cyminum, Root of Zingiber officinalis, Fruit of Piper nigrum, Seeds of Elettaria cardamomum, Seed of Trigonella foenum-graecum, Powdered Fruit of Mangifera indica, Raw Sugar, Sea Salt

4 oz spice jar – $12

8 oz refill – $19

Pitta Spice Blend 4 oz spice jar – $12 8 oz refill – $19
As Pitta is the Fire element, this blend will help with excess heat in the small intestine and balance overall digestion. This powdered blend can be added to food as a seasoning or taken by itself – a pinch or two directly on the tongue to help prevent and relieve excess Pitta in the digestive system
Contains: Seeds of Foeniculum vulgare, Seed of Coriandrum sativum, Seed of Cuminum cyminum, Rhizome of Curcuma longa, Powdered Fruit of Mangifera indica, Sea Salt, Raw Sugar

4 oz spice jar – $12

8 oz refill – $19

Kapha Spice Blend 4 oz spice jar – $12 8 oz refill – $19
As Kapha is the Water element, this blend will help with excess heaviness and dampness in the stomach and balance overall digestion. This powdered blend can be added to food as a seasoning or taken by itself – a pinch or two directly on the tongue to help prevent and relieve excess Kapha in the digestive system
Contains: Root of Zingiber officinalis, Fruit of Piper nigrum, Rhizome of Curcuma longa, Seed of Coriandrum sativum, Seed of Cuminum cyminum, Fruit of Capsicum annuum, Powdered Fruit of Mangifera indica, Sea Salt, Raw Sugar

4 oz spice jar – $12

8 oz refill – $19


HERBAL HONEY

Osha Honey 2 oz – $10
Osha is revered throughout the Mountain West for its immune supporting qualities during the winter cold & flu season. It’s traditional uses also include coughs and sore throats. Small chunks of the root have been steeped in local wildflower honey for 3+ months. A great way to take herbal medicine – can be added to hot tea or eaten as is. The root pieces remain mixed with the honey. They can be chewed and swallowed or discarded. A little goes a long way.
Contains: Root of Ligusticum porteri, Local Flagstaff Honey

Ginger Honey 2 oz – $10 4 oz – $14
Fresh organic ginger root is steeped in local Flagstaff Wildflower Honey for several months. The juice from the root is extracted into the honey, giving this product a delightful sweet and spicy flavor. The honey is pourable and has no remaining ginger pieces. This is delicious added to hot water as a digestive tea, spread on toast or drizzled over fresh fruit.
Contains: Fresh Organic Root of Zingiber officinale, Local Wildflower Honey

2 oz – $10

4 oz – $14

Monarda Honey 4 oz – $14
Fresh Monarda blossoms are steeped in our local wildflower honey for 5+ months. The whole flowers remain in the honey. This can be eaten by the spoonful, added to hot tea or spread on toast. The spiciness of Monarda mixes with the sweetness of the honey for a delightful taste sensation.

More info on Monarda is available here.

(Other herbal honeys will be offered on a seasonal basis)


DIGESTION

Digestive Bitters 2 oz – $15 4 oz – $24
Bitters have a long tradition of improving a wide range of digestive functions when taken shortly before a meal. In fact, many digestive issues people have are regarded as signs of a deficiency of bitters in the diet.
The most effective way to use this herbal formula is to take a dropper full of extract on the tongue about 15 minutes before eating. It is important to actually taste the bitter flavor in the mouth and not try to cover it up with sweets or other flavors.
This particular combination of herbs has been used successfully in my clinical work for 20+ years.
Contains: Root of Taraxacum officinalis, Leaf of Cynara scolymus, Root of Angelica archangelica, Rind of Citrus sinensis

2 oz – $15

4 oz – $24


VINEGAR

Cider del Fuego 4 oz – $10 8 oz – $18
This spicy formula supports the immune system and helps clear sinus and lung congestion. It is delicious as a drink on its own when mixed with a bit of water, used as a salad dressing or added to bean and egg dishes. A long time favorite of the herb community, first made popular by Rosemary Gladstar.
Contains: Apple Cider vinegar, Root of Armoracia rusticana, Zingiber officinale, Allium sativum, Allium cepa, Capsicum annuum, Flagstaff Honey

4 oz – $10

8 oz – $18

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