What is Herbal Medicine?
Where do the plants come from that SL Herbs uses to make medicine?
How do I know what herbs/products are best for me?
While most of our products are self-explanatory, it is still recommended to schedule an “acute consultation” to discuss specific details about what you are looking for and what would be best for your health. Schedule a consult here.
Can I order specific herbal formulas or bulk herbs?
Yes! SL Herbs carries bulk herbs for sale as well as individual tinctures. Please see current list of in-stock herbs HERE. You can always email/or fill out the contact us form with the specific herbs you are looking for or to order.
What is Mayan Abdominal Massage?
What is the difference between a tea, a tisane, an infusion and a brew?
Nothing! They are all used interchangeably and are water extracts of the plant. Boil water first then pour over plant material to steep, strain and drink. For dense plant parts such as roots, barks, dried berries, boil the water with the plant materials, it’s called a “decoction”.
What is a Tincture? Extract? Glyceride?
They are all extracts of the plant, usually more convenient to take and stronger, more concentrated medicine. Alcohol or glycerin is used to pull the medicine (constituents) from the plant material. They are taken by the drops or dropperfuls, and usually take a few times a day.
What are salves?
Oil based extracts usually for topical applications, or culinary uses, salves are made solid by adding beeswax, great for first aid and for musculoskeletal pains, strains, and bruises.
What is a Syrup? Elixir?
These are another way to make and take herbs as medicine. They are used a lot in children’s remedies and cold/cough remedies, they taste good, and are easy to get down.