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About Nicole’s Spagyric Herbal Tinctures (Extracts) and Salves

About Nicole’s Spagyric Herbal Tinctures (Extracts) and Salves

Feb 19, 2018 | Apothecary, Herbal Remedies

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that I may earn a small commission from, at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I use or have used myself. All opinions expressed here are my own.

My unique line of Nicole’s Apothecary salves and tinctures* are non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and made from completely wild-harvested and/or organic herbs. All of my products are created in small batches to ensure the highest quality and efficacy.

These healing salves and medicinal extracts are extremely potent and last up to 3 years. All herbal tinctures/elixirs are extracted in alcohol unless otherwise specified.  The dosage I use personally is usually 1 dropper full per day for wellness and 3 droppers full per day for acute illness for one week to 10 days.

Following is a complete list and product/use descriptions of the products I offer in the apothecary. You’ll also find links directly back to each product in my online Apothecary where you can purchase what you need. We also offer Herbal Bundles for your specific needs.

Herbal Blend Tinctures:

Anxiety and Stress Tincture: A blend of Lemon Balm, and the following three adaptogenic herbs: Reishi Mushroom, Lion’s Mane Mushroom, and Ashwagandha. Customer and research-supported uses include: Anti-Anxiety, Anti-Depression, Mood Enhancement, and Stress Relief. An apothecary best seller (and one I use daily), my Anxiety and Stress Tincture is available here.

Bronchial Blend (Lungwort Lichen & Mullein): This blended tincture is how I personally soothe and treat bronchitis. It is a combination of Lungwort Lichen & Mullein. I use a dropperful 3x/day for a week to 10 days until all symptoms are gone. Excellent for respiratory conditions, lungwort lichen and mullein are both expectorants and emollients (soothing). Lungwort Lichen is a strong anti-bacterial and is frequently used as a natural remedy for bronchitis and laryngitis. Many people report curing acute bronchitis with this herbal lichen. Mullein is excellent for asthma, COPD, coughs, congestion, and inflammation of the respiratory tract. I usually couple this with Yerba Santa Tincture when I have congestion. They can both be found individually and in my Allergy & Asthma Support Bundle and in my Winter Defense Bundle

Balanced Gut Tincture: A blend of Reishi Mushroom, Plantain, Slippery Elm, Marshmallow, Turkey Tail Mushroom, and Lion’s Mane Mushroom. This formulation is an easy way to help assist in the repair of the intestinal tract in order to restore the healthy function of the gut. Balanced (Leaky) Gut tincture is available here and as part of my Warrior Bundle. Learn more about Leaky Gut in this article.

Eastern Blend Tincture: A blend of Chinese Skullcap, Japanese Honeysuckle, Japanese Knotweed, and Cordyceps Mushroom. This is known as an excellent antiviral, and used for respiratory support, inflammation, and for insomnia. Customer-reported and research-supported uses include: respiratory complaints, cancer, colds and flu, digestive ailments, inflammation, insomnia, viruses, urinary tract health, Lyme disease, and liver health.

Nicole taking tincture

Lichen and Mushroom Extracts

Cordyceps militaris Mushroom Tincture: Cordyceps is said to improve athletic performance, is used for kidney & liver disorders and for male sexual issues. It is high in antioxidants and animal studies have shown improved brain function, improved sexual function, and anti-aging effects. Cordyceps has been shown to have neuro-protective effects and to reduce neuronal cell death. It is used to shrink tumors, specifically in lung and skin cancers, and for diabetes it shows an anti-hyperglycemic effect. It has immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties and has also been shown to be anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-protozoal, and to combat fatigue. It is also part of my Mushroom FOURtress, in my Brain Bundle, in my Heart & Blood Sugar Support Bundle, and in my Allergy & Asthma Support Bundle

Lion’s Mane: Lion’s mane mushroom, also known as Hericium erinaceus, is known to boost mental functioning and stimulate Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). Studies show great potential for myelination and regeneration of nerves. I take this along with the Turkey Tail, Cordyceps, and Reishi Mushroom Tinctures daily as my Mushroom FOURtress. Lion’s mane has been used for people with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and those with dementia or Alzheimer’s in their family history. May also help with depression and anxiety. It is also an anti-oxidant and an anti-inflammatory, including a positive effect on gut inflammation. More research is needed but lion’s mane mushrooms have been shown to lower the risk of ulcers, heart disease, cancer and diabetes in animals. Lion’s Mane tincture is available here and as part of my Brain Bundle, in my Mushroom Trio, in my Mushroom FOURtress, and in my Warrior Bundle

Reishi: I take this tincture daily as Reishi mushrooms are well known adaptogens, which help us deal with the negative effects of stress, addressing issues such as increased inflammation, depleted energy levels, damaged blood vessels, and various types of hormonal imbalances. Studies have repeatedly shown that Reishi mushrooms have antioxidant abilities that allow them to strengthen the body’s defenses against cancer, autoimmune diseases, heart disease, allergies, infections and more. Known to be excellent for stress, leaky gut, and chronic fatigue. Reishi Mushroom can also alleviate Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). Nicole uses this herbal remedy daily for MS. It is also indicated for Lupus, Myasthenia Gravis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Crohn’s, Inflammatory Bowel, Ulcerative Colitis, Guillain-Barre, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Vasculitis, and Celiac Disease. Reishi mushroom is known to improve symptoms of type II diabetes and to lower elevated blood sugar levels. People report improvement in symptoms of cardiovascular disease and improvement in heart function when taking reishi mushrooms regularly. It also seems to regulate irregular heartbeats and lower blood pressure. People also notice a drop in “Bad” LDL cholesterol and an increase in “Good” HDL cholesterol. It has been shown to have neuro-protective effects and is also known to help Leaky Gut, a common cause of inflammation and immune response. Reishi tincture is available here, in my Mushroom Trio, in my Mushroom FOURtress, in my Allergy & Asthma Support Bundle, in my Brain Bundle, in my Joint & Movement Bundle, in my Heart & Blood Sugar Support Bundle, and in my Warrior Bundle.

Turkey Tail: The turkey tail mushroom has been very well researched and proven to help fight cancer, especially when used in conjunction with other medicines. It also helps regulate the immune system and has been shown to be good against the cold and flu, HPV, Herpes, HIV and more. It also has been reported by many people to work for leaky gut, as turkey tail has prebiotics that aid the digestive system. Turkey tail tincture is available here, in my Mushroom Trio, in my Mushroom FOURtress, in my Heart & Blood Sugar Support Bundle, in my Joint & Movement Bundle, and in my Warrior Bundle.

Usnea Spray: This is my personal daily “go to” tincture when I’m traveling or in a crowd. Our entire family uses it to ward off illness, colds, and flu and for UTIs, staph infections and strep throat. It is antibiotic, antimicrobial, and antifungal. I spray this in my throat when I start to feel sick or as a preventative. Great for travel and for anyone working with kids, in hospitals, or for people around large crowds of people, especially during the unexpectedly difficult flu season. I carry this in my purse and spray it to prevent illness from taking hold. Usnea can also be found in my Travel Pack and in my Winter Defense Bundle.

Other Natural Individual Herbal Tinctures

Elderberry: Anti-viral. I use this for flu, colds, & viral infections. Taken early elderberry has been shown to reduce the chance of catching the flu. Taken after a flu infection, it has been demonstrated to slow the spread of the disease throughout the body and lessen the severity and duration of the virus.  I believe that elderberry is one of the best anti-virals out there and there has been much research supporting its effectiveness. I take this in my purse when I travel and use it at the first sign of illness. Elderberry tincture is available here and as part of my Travel Pack and my Winter Defense Bundle

Lemon Balm: This is a very calming herb and as such is frequently used for anxiety, mild depression, ADHD, digestion, colic and for PMS & cramping. Many people take this herbal tincture daily for ongoing support. This is a great one to take before bedtime to promote a restful sleep. It also is used against Candida, to slow Alzheimer’s progression, for heart arrhythmias, to help regulate the thyroid (Grave’s Disease), to help control blood sugar levels, and internally and externally for shingles, herpes and cold sores (put some Lemon Balm tincture on your cold sores and watch them disappear!). Lemon Balm tincture is available here, in my Brain Bundle, and in my Heart & Blood Sugar Support Bundle.

Stinging Nettle: My #1 go-to for allergies (it stops them in their tracks for most people!) and as an anti-inflammatory. Commonly used in Germany as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, stinging nettle is thought to inhibit the cascade of inflammation. It has exceptional anti-inflammatory properties and is helpful for arthritis, gout pain, and eczema. Stinging Nettle tincture is available here, in my Allergy & Asthma Support Bundle and in my Joint & Movement Bundle

Yarrow Tincture: Yarrow is best known as a fever-reducer, as a powerful antibacterial, and for its ability to calm the Central Nervous System. Research has found that yarrow may also be helpful in lowering blood pressure, improving breathing, and in relaxing blood vessels. It demonstrates bronchodilatory effects, which is beneficial for people with asthma. Yarrow also soothes swelling in nasal glands and has a natural drying property, providing welcome relief for people suffering from allergies. It may be found here and in my Winter Defense Bundle

Yerba Santa: Alleviates mucus due to colds, sinus infections, etc. This will dry you up fast! In my experience, it acts as an expectorant, a decongestant, and a bronchial dilator. No more over-the-counter cough meds for me! Yerba Santa tincture is available here, in my Allergy & Asthma Support Bundle and in my Winter Defense Bundle.

Nicole Apelian using salve on hands

Nicole’s Herbal Salves

All-Purpose (First Aid) Salve: Nicole’s All-Purpose (First Aid) Salve is crafted for use on cuts, scrapes, minor wounds, chapped lips and noses, rashes, bites, stings, first degree burns, eczema, and bruising. This natural salve has ingredients known for pain relief, reducing swelling and bruising, stopping minor bleeding, and soothing diaper rash. It is also crafted to help with painful cracked hands, feet, and lips. We use it on our mosquito bites too. Try coating the inside of your nose with it when you travel to stave off viruses and bacteria. The salve has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. This All-Purpose Salve is my #1 selling salve for good reason! It can be found here, in my Travel Pack, in my Winter Defense Bundle, and in my Warrior Bundle

Joint & Movement (Arthritis) Salve: Just read the feedback on the product page and on my Facebook page and you’ll see that this salve has been declared a “miracle-worker” by many! People have reported that this helps alleviate not only arthritis but inflammation and pain due to issues such as carpal tunnel, nerve pain, tennis elbow, shoulder pain, knee pain, osteoarthritis, and other similar ailments. It also helps with sore muscles due to strains, sprains, and overuse, and for sore muscle pain due to fibromyalgia. Another Apothecary best-seller! It can be found here, as well as in my Joint & Movement Bundle.

Nicole’s Herbal Bundles (Bundle and Save!)

Allergy & Asthma Support Bundle

Bronchial Blend, Cordyceps, Reishi, Stinging Nettle & Yerba Santa

Brain Bundle:

Lemon Balm, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, &  Reishi Tinctures

Heart & Blood Sugar Support Bundle for Cardiovascular Support: 

Cordyceps, Lemon Balm, Reishi, & Turkey Tail  

Joint & Movement Bundle:

Reishi, Turkey Tail, Stinging Nettle, Balanced Gut Tincture and Joint & Movement Salve

Mushroom FourTress

Our Mushroom FOURtress includes the four adaptogenic mushrooms Nicole uses daily:

Cordyceps, Lion’s Mane, Reishi, and Turkey Tail

Mushroom Trio: Our Mushroom Trio includes three adaptogenic mushrooms:

Lion’s Mane, Reishi, and Turkey Tail 

Travel Pack: 

Elderberry, Usnea Spray, and All-Purpose Salve

Warrior Bundle: Interested in what Nicole uses every day? Try our Warrior Bundle for Nicole’s daily herbs. Includes 3 of the mushroom tinctures she takes daily as well as her Balanced Gut Tincture and her Travel Pack. 

Balanced Gut Tincture, Lion’s Mane, Reishi, Turkey Tail, Elderberry, Usnea Spray, & All-Purpose Salve

Wholesale Bundle:

One of each apothecary item – a great savings at our Wholesale Discount! Open to the public to stock you or your loved one’s medicine cabinet. 

16 items/bundle: 14 tinctures plus our 2 salves 

Winter Defense Bundle:

Bronchial Blend, Elderberry Tincture, Usnea Spray, Yarrow Tincture, Yerba Santa Tincture, & All-purpose Salve

Nicole Apelian

*Please note that the contents of this website are for informational purposes only, do not constitute medical advice and are not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. In the event of a medical emergency, call a doctor or 911 immediately. Reliance on any information provided by this website is solely at your own risk. Reported uses for these herbs are not FDA approved. Uses are from personal experience and the reported experiences of others who use herbs for medicinal purposes. Any studies cited were carried out and published by third parties unaffiliated with this site.

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