Botanical Name: Stachys officinalis.
Part Used: Flowering tops.
About Wood Betony Tincture: Wood Betony is a beloved mint family plant of "old Europe" that is becoming increasingly visible today for the wide array of support it offers the digestive and nervous systems. There are many more signals moving from the gut to the brain than the other way around. Wood Betony has a unique ability to unite the nervous and digestive systems when there is a feeling of disconnectedness, ungroundedness, nervousness, and tension.
Wood Betony helps a person to ground, to drop in and establish presence in their body and a more conscious and meaningful connection with Earth. This beautiful, magenta flowering perennial revitalizes the solar plexus of the body, which lets the digestive and nervous systems know that it is safe to be here and to do their important jobs. This sense of security and ease supports healthy digestion, assimilation, and confidence as well as normal clarity of mind and cognitive strength. Wood Betony can help individuals see which foods are most nourishing to them when making healthy adjustments to one's diet.
Garden Notes: Hundreds of Wood Betony plants grace the entrance to our Sanctuary garden, bringing us joy in July and August when they are in full flower. Bees of all kinds appreciate these flowers, especially when there is an abundance of flowers for the bees to feed upon. Wood Betony reseeds abundantly and grows easily in full sun and partial shade.
Taste / Energetics: vanilla, aromatic, slightly sweet, slightly bitter, soothing, cooling, connecting, grounding.
Actions: gastrointestinal tonic, nervine, cerebrotonic, solar plexus tonic, bitter, astringent, carminative.
When to reach for it: When digestion is inhibited occasionally by activity of the mind or mood. To help build strength, confidence, and feelings of security in one's body. Premenstrual stress. Postpartum. To support a healthy mind in menopause or during any bodily transitions. When seeking support with the solar plexus; learning to trust one's intuition, connecting with one's will in a balanced way. Supports balanced digestion and mood.
Ingredients: Wood Betony (Stachys officinalis) flowering tops†, Spring Water, Grain Alcohol (alcohol 95% by volume, water)^.
Servings: 60 per 1oz bottle.
Serving Size: 10 drops (.5ml).
Suggested Use: Add 10-20 drops (.5-1ml) to 1 ounce of water 1-3 times/day or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Safety Considerations: None.
^Certified Organic, ^^Sustainably Cultivated, **Consciously Wildcrafted, †Biodynamic
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.