A spicy, earthy oxymel (herbs extracted in apple cider vinegar and honey) for grounding our bodies in the web of life and nourishing the waters within. With burdock to move fluid and purify, with particular support for our liver, as well as deeply revitalize and rebuild (it thrives in the garden without any attention whatsoever, and is able to turn even poor and used-up soil into supple green leaves and pungent roots); stinging nettle leaf and seed to provide the abundance of essential vitamins and minerals that these green giants pack, as well as cleanse the blood and fortify and strengthen bones and blood; and lemon bergamot (aka monarda) to revitalize and shift energy and perspective.
Stinging nettle leaf + seed*, lemon bergamot* + burdock* infused into organic apple cider vinegar + raw, local mountain honey
*All plants grown with love and organic practices in Earth Tide Botanicals' mountainside California garden.
Shake firmly. Take half to a full dropper when needed.
With a name that honors the movements of the Earth's crust, which rolls in tides just like the ocean, connected to the pull of the moon, Earth Tide Botanicals 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.