Soothie Suckers Immune Support Ice Pops
are based on a blend of Echinacea and Astragalus
(both used for immune support)
Preparations of this plant were widely used by the Plains Native Americans (Comanche and Sioux tribes) for wellness care. The European settlers learned about these indications from the Native Americans. Prior to World War II, Echinacea (which comes from the plant commonly known as purple coneflower) was one of the most widely used tonics in the United States and could be found in nearly every household. Herbalists, for centuries have turned to Echinacea to support the immune system and overall health and so do we.
One of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine, astragalus is commonly used to strengthen the immune system and boost metabolism. Check out our blog to learn more.
Pau d’ Arco (Taheebo)
Comes from the inner bark of the Red Lapacho tree in the Andes of South America. It has been used for centuries. Theodoro Meyer of the National University of Tucuman, Argentina was the first modern scientist to study Taheebo’s chemical composition. He found it contained XYLOIDIN ….and ……LASPACHOL — both noted for their excellent health support. Excerpts from The How to Herb Book
A valued herb used by the Greek Physician/Herbalist, Dioscorides, it is said that Mullein is the plant that Ulysses took with him on his legendary voyage. It has remained thus employed for more than 1,800 years. Mullein was also known to the Pennsylvania Dutch as Wolla Graut. The Amish eschewed the use of tobacco, but permitted Mullein leaves to be smoked for health support. To further support well being, boiling water was also poured over the fresh leaves and flowers and the steam was inhaled.
The origin of the name “thyme” is said to be from the Greek word thymus, which means “courage.” However, to the Greeks it had a dual meaning—“to fumigate.” Thyme, which has been widely grown in both Europe and the U.S., was grown originally in the Mediterranean region and was grown used in monasteries for culinary and supportive use. It came to North America with the first colonists, being used both as a food preservative and for health support. Thyme was one of the first herbs used as incense and was often mixed with equal parts of lavender, then sprinkled on the floors of churches in the Middle Ages to eliminate any unwanted odors.