Globe Artichoke

Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus- Globe Artichoke

The Botanical name for Globe Artichoke: Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus

Parts of Globe used for Wild Dispensary tonics: The leaves

What is Globe used for? May help improve digestive health and liver health, lower blood sugar, and lower bad cholesterol.

Globe contains cynarin which is the active constituent that stimulates the production of bile and the flow of bile into our digestive system. Bile helps to bind and excrete fats, so it is helpful for those needing to support their cholesterol levels.

Globe also works as an antioxidant and has an anti-inflammatory action. It can help with supporting efficient waste elimination - so great for both skin and hormonal conditions. It can also help with those feelings of discomfort from foods that don’t agree with you or from overeating; it can reduce cramping, bloating, nausea, fat intolerance and excess wind.

Wild Dispensary Products with Globe Artichoke: Liver Bitters



Calendula officinalis- Calendula

The Botanical name for Calendula: Calendula officinalis

Parts of Calendula used for Wild Dispensary tonics: Flowers

What does Calendula act as? Anti-inflammatory, vulnerary, antifungal, lymphatic, astringent, antiviral, antimicrobial, cholagogue (bitter), emmenagogue, antispasmodic.

What is Calendula used for? Skin issues including inflammation, infection, bruising, cuts, ulcers, slow healing wounds, minor burns, scalds, oily skin and eczema.

Calendula helps our major detoxification pathwaysCalendula is anti-inflammatory and supports our lymphatic system to move out waste. It is also mildly bitter which helps to activate our bitter taste receptors throughout our body, plus support waste clearance for clearer skin (in particular for those that suffer from acne or cystic acne). 

 Wild Dispensary Products with Calendaula: Liver Bitters


Matricaria chamomilla-  German Chamomile

The Botanical name for Chamomile: Matricaria chamomilla (German Chamomile)

Parts of Chamomile used for Wild Dispensary tonics:  Flowers

What does Calendula act as? Anti-inflammatory, mild sedative, carminative, vulnerary

What is Calendula used for? Inflammation, food sensitivities, Gastro issues, teething, colic, burns, and wounds.

One of the safest plants, long history of traditional use. Used for restlessness, irritability, sensitivity. Used for teething children, digestion issues – indigestion, bloating, gastritis, diarrhoea, motion sickness, ease intestinal spasms, anxious and nervous stomaches

Chamomile can be used for wound healing, great for dermatitis, ulcerations, irritated skin, sunburn.

Helpful for immunity as well can be helpful for allergies and hay fever.

 Wild Dispensary Products with Chamomile: Rest and Calm and Rest and Calm Kids



Urtica dioica- Nettle


The Botanical name for Nettle: Urtica dioica

Parts of Nettle used for Wild Dispensary tonics: Leaves, seeds, roots

What does Nettle act as? Alterative, antihistamine, anti inflammatory, astringent, circulatory stimulant, diuretic, nutritive, anti-allergy

What is Nettle used for? Nettle can be used arthritis, osteoarthritis, rhematic pain, liver support, prostate issues, urinary tract infections, kidney support. Inflammatory skin conditions – eczema, dermatitis, hives. Nettle is high in minerals and vitamins so it can help with adding a ‘boost’ to diets. Nettle can also nourish the body as it supports the body in times of extra demand – can also help with anaemia and nutrient depletion.

 Wild Dispensary Products with Nettle: Daily Boost Tonic



Salvia officinalis- Sage

The Botanical name for Sage: Salvia officinalis

Parts of Nettle used for Wild Dispensary tonics: Leaves

What does Sage act as? antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic (respiratory, gastrointestinal), antispasmodic, antiviral, aromatic, astringent, carminative

What is Sage used for? Strong antimicrobial abilities. Sage helps to defend inflamed mucous membranes and immunity. Simple sage gargle can help with throat protection, and help with pain, healing. Used for tonsillitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, stomatitis, gum disease. Can also be used for hormone balancing specifically menopause – helps reduce night sweats.

Sage helps reduce secretions – sweat, salivia, runny nose, loose stools. Also stimulates your liver and digestive system

Wild Dispensary Products with Sage: Defence Throat Spray


Curcuma longa- Turmeric

The Botanical name for Turmeric: Curcuma longa

Parts of Tumeric used for Wild Dispensary tonics: Roots

What does Tumeric act as? Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-microbial

What is Tumeric used for? Use for inflammation support. Turmeric is a well-researched functional food with its active constituent being curcumin. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

 Wild Dispensary Products with Turmeric: Anti-Flam Tonic and Firecider


Elettaria cardamomum- Cardamom

The Botanical name for Cardamom: Elettaria cardamomum

Parts of Cardamom used for Wild Dispensary tonics:  Seeds

What does Cardamom act as? Anti microbial, supports oral health, liver supportive, supports digestive issues.

What is Cardamom used for? Used for liver supportive, digestive complaints – upset stomach, excessive consumption of fatty foods.

 Wild Dispensary Products with Cardamom: Liver Bitters

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