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
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 pathways. Calendula 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
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.
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
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
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.
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