New Single Herb Tinctures Available

We are excited to offer several new single herb tinctures from this season’s garden and wildharvesting. Now available in our shop, Blue vervain (Verbena hastata), Wood Betony (Stachys officinalis), Brown’s Peony Root (Paeonia brownii) and another species of Pedicularis (Pedicularis racemosa).

Looking for an herb that you don’t see on our site? We have an extensive apothecary and may have what your looking for. Contact with special inquiries.

New Tinctures Now Available: Lung Power and Mountain Power Tonic

We are excited to offer two new Compound Herb Tinctures: Lung Power and Mountain Power Tonic!

Inspired by our local, 14,180 ft. volcano Mt. Shasta and the people who climb and ski it’s slopes, our Mountain Power Tonic was created to power and support mountain athletes in their high altitude endeavors. This tincture is formulated with adaptogenic, antioxidant and cardio-tonic herbs to enhance optimal performance in extreme conditions and support the acclimatization process. Although this formula was created with mountaineers and alpine enthusiasts in mind, it can be used by anybody seeking to improve their daily mental and physical energy and stamina.

Lung Power is a tonic blend of herbs formulated to strengthen the lungs and improve breathing capacity. Crafted with herbs to strengthen connective tissue in the lungs, open the airways and reduce inflammation. This formula can be used as a daily tonic for those with lung deficiency conditions, allergies and asthma, as well as a strengthening recuperative aid after bronchial illness and inflammation.

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3 New Compound Herbal Formulas are now available in our shopDeep Roots: Immune Support, Supreme Circulation and Viral Relief.

Deep Roots is a blend of immune supportive and adaptogenic medicinal roots; CA Spikenard, Ashwagandha, Licorice, Astragalus and Ginger. This tincture is formulated for deep immune support to be used on a long term basis. A tonic formula to boost and fortify immune, hepatic and adrenal function. Excellent for those who suffer with chronic compromised immunity, chronic illness, and depletion.

Supreme Circulation is a warming and gently stimulating blend of cardio-restorative and connective tissue tonic herbs; Hawthorne berries, Red root, Gotu-Kola, Calendula, Rosemary and Ginger. This formula can be used as a tonic to enhance the integrity and function of the cardiovascular system and to improve circulation.

Viral Relief is formulated with anti-viral, immune enhancing and nervine herbs; St. John’s Wort, Self Heal, Skullcap, Lemon Balm, Calendula, Lomatium root and Licorice root.  This tincture can be used at the onset of viral infection and outbreak to boost immune function, reduce the viral load, and severity of symptoms. Viral Relief can also be used during times of stress and compromised immunity.

Ashwagandha Tincture is also now available! Crafted from fresh roots grown in our gardens in Mount Shasta, CA. 

Ashwagandha or “Indian Ginseng” is a greatly revered herb in Ayurvedic tradition and has a variety of beneficial properties. Known for its adaptogenic, immune modulating and anti-inflammatory properties, this tincture can be used as a daily long term tonic to enhance and restore many bodily functions.

Herbal Remedies for 25 Common Complaints

A common request I get from many people interested in using natural, holistic remedies is what herbs should they have on hand to use for common, acute health complaints. One of the most powerful aspects of herbs is that when used correctly and appropriately they facilitate the body’s own organic healing, by nourishing and supporting the body’s processes back into balance and equilibrium. Often they are the most simple and effective choice for the daily health challenges we face. With more complex health problems or serious chronic issues, it is always best to work in conjunction with a health practitioner to establish a personalized herbal protocol. But for those who want to create an herbal medicine cabinet for common health issues they and their family face, such as a cold or minor first aid conditions, here is a brief guide to Wise Mountain Botanicals’ products to aid you.

In the words of Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food” and “Walking is man’s best medicine”. I want to emphasize that healing and optimal health begin with balanced nutrition and lifestyle choices. And we look to herbs as an adjunct support when necessary… (Note: this is in no way a definitive guide as there are many herbs that can be used  for the following complaints. )


Adrenal depletion:                                         Adrenal Vitality Tonic, CA Spikenard Berry

Allergies:                                                            Allergy Aid, Yerba Santa

Arthritis:                                                             Turmeric, Muscle and Joint Relief Salve

Burns:                                                                   Soothe and Heal Salve, Calendula Lavender Butter

Cardiovascular Support:                              Hawthorne Berry, Yarrow, Dandelion root

Cold and Flu:                                                     Cold and Flu Away, Elderberry

Compromised Immunity:                            Cold and Flu Away, Elderberry

Constipation:                                                    Digestive Bitters, Yellow Dock root,

Cough (Dry):                                                     Mullein, Yerba Santa

Cough (Productive):                                      Respiratory Rescue, Balsamroot

Digestive Upset:                                              Digestive Bitters, Oregon Grape root

Fever:                                                                  Cold and Flu Away, Yarrow

Headaches:                                                        Tranquility Tonic, California Poppy

Hemorrhoids:                                                   Love Your Lymph, Soothe and Heal Salve

Insomnia:                                                           California Poppy, Skullcap

Low Energy:                                                      Adrenal Vitality Tonic, California Spikenard Berry

Liver Support:                                                  Love Your Liver, Dandelion root

Lymphatic Congestion:                                 Love Your Lymph, Red Root

Menstrual Cramps:                                         Tranquility Tonic, Motherwort

Mild Depression:                                             Lose Those Blues, St. John’s Wort

Minor cuts, scrapes:                                       Herbal First Aid Salve, Calendula Lavender Butter

Minor Pain Relief:                                           California Poppy, Muscle and Joint Relief Salve

Skin Conditions:                                               Love Your Liver, Soothe and Heal Salve

Stress and Anxiety:                                         Tranquility Tonic, Skullcap

Upper Respiratory Infection:                     Sinus Relief, Oregon Grape root

Awe-inspiring Autumn SALE!

As the leaves and light change, the beauty of autumn is upon us. In honor and celebration of the fall season, select products to support your health and happiness are on sale.  Beat the fall blues and ward off colds and flu with our Compound Herbal Tinctures.  For the month of October receive 20% off Lose Those Blues and Cold and Flu Away Compound Tinctures.

Lose Those Blues is extremely effective for beating the fall and winter blues. It alleviates the negative affects of mild depression and S.A.D (seasonal affect disorder). These lovely herbs have absorbed light and energy all summer and deliver it in a concentrated dose via this formula. The adaptogenic properties of these herbs nourish the nervous system, reduce stress and enhance adrenal function. In addition, they are uplifting and energizing. Use Lose Those Blues to combat seasonal or mild depression or as an energizing and calming winter tonic.

Lose Those Blues contains: fresh wildcrafted St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), wild California Spikenard berries (Aralia californica), organic Gotu-Kola (Centella asiatica), organic Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), organic lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and organic grain alcohol.

Cold and Flu Away is a vital addition to your fall herbal medicine cabinet.  It reduces symptoms associated with the common cold and flu. It contains anti-viral, anti-bacterial, expectorant and immune stimulating herbs. This formula also reduces upper respiratory congestion. It can be taken at the first signs of compromised immunity, at the onset of cold and flu symptoms, or during acute infection.

Contains: Fresh wildcrafted Yarrow leaf and flower (Achillea millefolium), Elderflower (Sambucus mexicana), Elderberries (Sambucus mexicana), Oshala root (Ligusticum grayii), Oregon Grape root(Mahonia nervosa), and Yerba Santa leaf (Eriodictyon californicum) and organic grain alcohol.

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Wild Herbs of Spring 2013

Spring in Mount Shasta, CA has been filled with sunny days and some recent rains. The wild medicinal plants are growing fast and showing off many beautiful spring flowers. I have been busy collecting herbs to tincture, dry for tea and infuse into oil for salve. The most important harvest of this season has been of Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon californicum). Read More