Herbal products at the Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier, VT & MADE TO ORDER.

Herbal products at the Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier, VT & MADE TO ORDER.
Summer Markets occur every Saturday May-October 9am-1pm in Downtown Montpelier, State St. & Elm St. Winter Markets occur twice monthy on the FIRST & THIRD wks each month, Dec-March. 10am-2pm. VT College. PLEASE CONTACT ME TO MAIL ORDER.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New office since September & additional webpage about services

I started a new webpage to highlight my services; consultations & teaching.  The best way to reach me about Bidens tincture is still by emailing heatherirvine@gmail.com. The procedure is the same.  For now this is the main place to find a product list though I will provide a more comprehensive list on the new site soon.  I expect to keep both pages up as this is how most of my distant and international customers have reached me. The two pages are linked. If you are local to Vermont, or live in the Boston area, or want a phone consultation I think you will find the other new page more informative.

Please email or me at heatherirvine@gmail.com with any questions & as always thank you for your interest!  You can also share the email: GivingTreeBotanicals@gmail.com if it is easier for you to remember, but generally I can respond more quickly to the email heatherirvine@gmail.com

Thanks Again!
Heather Irvine
Giving Tree Botanicals

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Few Herbal Extracts for Winter Health:

Astragalus is called an immune tonic herb.  The root is the part used of this Asian plant that is seldom grown in Vermont.  Traditional Chinese Medicine suggests using it as a preventive rather than in the throes of illness.  Popularity among alternative practitioners has led some VT herbalists to grow it here.
Black Cherry a native tree has a traditional and current use as a cough suppressant.  The inner bark, a very thin green layer called the cambium is the part used.  Usually herbalists get this when a branch breaks or a tree is limbed.   This is one of my personal favorites for a nagging cough that tickles, itches and keeps you from sleeping well.  We think that a compound in the cambium numbs the itchiness in ones throat temporarily allowing you to go longer without coughing.  This helps with sleep and healing.
Boneset is a common wild perennial plant.  There are many folk uses.  The one that is still well accepted among herbalists is as a comforting herb for someone experiencing a fever.  Herbal wisdom is that it makes a fever come to completion faster.  This is not a medical claim but it has a long history of use.
Chaga is a hard bodied mushroom that grows predominantly on birch trees. Herbalists have used this as a medicinal for ages and it has been gaining more mainstream popularity over the last 5-10 years.  Generally we call it an immune tonic with an affinity for the lungs.  There has been recent research on compounds in Chaga with good results. Some local individuals have reported positive outcomes of serious health conditions after using Chaga as part of a health improvement regimen.

Remember, these are just a few of the many herbs, in this case just the beginning of my alphabetical list.  Please stop by the Giving Tree Botanicals table if you are in Montpelier VT on a market day or contact me at: heatherirvine@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

BIDENS PILOSA tincture is available currently

There have been an overwhelming number of requests for Bidens pilosa tincture in the past year. This item is in stock now. Email me at: HeatherIrvine@gmail.com to arrange shipping. Prices are as follows: 1-oz $8.00 2-oz $15.00 4-oz $30.00. Thank you!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Welcome to Giving Trees Botanicals BlogSpot:

Collector of many things green, live, prickly, potent & medicinal. Purveyor of potent extracts of medicinal herbs made by an herbalist, by hand from fresh herbs grown organically or ethically wildcrafted.

-Tinctures are $8 per 1-ounce bottle, $15 per 2-ounce bottle and $30 per 4-ounce bottle.
-Other items vary in price.  Infused oils are close in price to above for most oils.
-Custom blended tinctures can be ordered by contacting me: HeatherIrvine@gmail.com.

Consultations are available. You must contact me to find out the available times per week.

For all other questions, email me. Once you email me we can get in touch in person or by telephone. Or you can find me at the Farmer's Market before the close of the market.

Heather Irvine