Stimulating mental sharpness and presence with herbs that deeply nourish the brain and nervous system function, this blend is supportive of greater clarity, focus, and attention. With brahmi to stimulate, rejuvenate, and energize, as well as sharpen the brain's capacity to store information and boost production of serotonin and dopamine: two neurotransmitters (the chemical and electrical signals nerves use to communicate) that lead to reduced anxiety and a sense of peace; gotu kola to increase neural density and support greater connectivity in our brains and thus a greater capacity of memory, learning, and imagination; and rosemary to support healthy brain function, improve memory, and support clarity and focus, as well as bring more oxygen into the body, feeding our brains and blood.
Brahmi*, gotu kola*, + rosemary* infused into organic vodka + raw, local mountain honey
*All plants grown with love and organic practices in Earth Tide Botanicals' mountainside California garden.
These herbs are most effective taken tonically, meaning every day over a period of time. Take a quarter to a half dropper full on your tongue or in tea or water. If you are interested in using this tincture for dream work, take just a few drops before bed.
Night Heron Farm founders Alena and Danny lovingly tend to, nurture, and grow every medicinal herb in their blends on their beyond-organic land set atop the slopes of a gentle mountain two miles inland from the southern California coast. Their garden is nourished by the coastal fog that rolls in and out of the canyon, surrounded by high and dry ridgelines, but held in the dense embrace of a healthy oak woodland.
They utilize more-than-organic practices, honoring the biodiversity of the forest they call home: working to build their soil with rich compost, minimal tilling, and cover crops to reduce their water needs and honor the reality of drought in southern California.
Danny (who draws all the tiny paintings on the tincture labels) grew up in the mountains nearby and spent many years as a working artist before becoming interested in growing medicinal plants. Alena grew up in the deciduous jungles of the Southeast and has spent the last decade as an organic farmer and native plant gardener. They met during an apprenticeship at a medicinal herb farm and have been growing and making medicine together ever since.