Wild Coyotea

Herbal Alchemy Inspired by California

Herbal Alchemy, the Magic of Plants

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Artemis Brew on a picnic at Elysian Park!

Artemis Brew on a picnic at Elysian Park!

Here are some herbs we use in our blends  at Wild Coyotea. This is not meant to treat or diagnose any ailment, but to provide some more information on our products. 

Kava-kava is from the South Pacific islands, used ceremonially to make people feel euphoric, tranquil + sociable. Known to reduce anxiety, help depression, used as an anesthetic, to treat sleep problems, among other benefits.  Kava is banned from some countries because of potential harm to the liver and because it is such a strong medicine.  It is not recommended for pregnant women or children under twelve, and not recommended to be combined with alcohol. This is a serious plant!

Chamomile is good for soothing the stomach, known to be used as a sleep aide. Also NOT recommended for pregnant women as it may cause contractions.

Mugwort is also known for easing anxiety, stress, and insomnia.  Good for menstrual cramps + to regulate hormones during menopause. Also NOT recommended for pregnant women.

Lavender is good for insomnia, restlessness, to ease headaches, upset stomach and to stimulate the appetite. Ok for pregnant women in small doses. 

Raspberry leaf has many health benefits, specifically for women.  It eases menstrual cramps and is said to strengthen the uterus during pregnancy, making for easier childbirth.  

Kombucha brewed with chamomile, calendula + lavender. 

Kombucha brewed with chamomile, calendula + lavender. 

Hibiscus helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels, lowers blood pressure + is high in anti-oxidants (vitamin C), fighting free radicals that damage cells in our bodies.

Rose petals are known to be calming, to ease menstrual cramps + have a soothing effect on the stomach. Also contains vitamin C (anti-oxidant)

Rose hips are the fruit of the rose plant and contain high doses of vitamin C, which is good for the immune system. High in vitamin A, good for the skin. Also known as an anti-inflammatory. Gentle laxative, good for constipation.

Pau d’arco is a tree bark that has incredibly varied health benefits.  Lapachol, the active component of the inner bark of this tree is known to be an antibiotic, antifungal, antitumor, antiviral, digestive, diuretic, fungicidal, antidiabetic, analgesic, astringent and parasiticide. Pau d’arco is great for the immune system and to combat yeast in the body.  

St. John’s Wort is a known anti-depressant. Warning: Not to be used in combination with prescription Rx: MAOI, SSRI

Chicory root is good for digestion as it increases bile flow because of inulin, a soluble fiber, which is a powerful probiotic, aiding healthy flora in the digestive tract.  It is also good for liver detoxification, and has anti-fungal + anti-bacterial properties.  Chicory is also known to be a mild sedative.

Dandelion root also has many benefits related to the digestive system. Detoxifying to liver, gallbladder + kidneys. Anti-inflammatory properties may help reduce pain. Also an effective diuretic (increases urine output). Helps with fat digestion.

Ginger root is a super-herb.  Benefits include anti-inflammatory properties, helps with nausea and digestion, is warming to the body by increasing blood circulation.  Great for people with arthritic symptoms as swelling reduction lessens pain.  Ginger is also known to kill cancer cells.

Cinnamon is good for digestion, to fight bacterial and fungal infections, and to soothe muscle spasms and pain. Known to stabilize blood sugar and lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels.  

Pau d’arco is a tree bark that has incredibly varied health benefits.  Lapachol, the active component of the inner bark of this tree is known to be an antibiotic, antifungal, antitumor, antiviral, digestive, diuretic, fungicidal