Introducing our Herbal Product Line

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Here at Hearthside Healing, Kate and I are often working with people who are in need of herbal support.  Herbs can play a profound role in helping improve mental and emotional wellbeing, and assist people at a core level who are going through health issues.  In our work as herbalists we decided we needed to offer herbs that have been specially formulated for our client’s needs.  Our philosophy of care centers around the need for nourishment.  Because of this we are offering a line of herbal products that are made with the highest quality organic and wildcrafted herbs.  We work in conjunction with a fabulous herbalist named Alexis Gandara who creates amazing herbal products that we also stock.

 

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What we noticed in the herbal world that what is often missing is a sense of magic, beauty and wildness in the product lines found in stores.  Somehow in the rush to make herbal products that are mass produced and fit right on shelves we have lost a sense of the intrinsic strength of herbs that are grown and foraged with love.  Because of that we take the time to really get to know our plants, where they are sourced and make each formula with love and attention.  That extra care goes a long way to making these herbal formulas special and different from most store bought brands.

 

Here is a small photo gallery of our work together…

 

 

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Kate near waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge near our house

Kate near waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge near our house

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Making Albizzia tincture

 

Jon out in the field with Devil's Club

Jon out in the field with Devil’s Club

 

Kate with Albizzia flower

Kate with Albizzia flower

Isabel helping make medicine

Isabel helping make medicine

Alexis with hawthorn blooms

Alexis with hawthorn blooms

 

 

Creating formulas

Creating formulas

 

Here are a few of our formulas that we are offering right now with the list expanding as we bring on new products.

 

 

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Peaceful Calm:  This tincture is made with organically grown kava, motherwort, passionflower and skullcap.  Traditionally these herbs have ben seen to have calming, relaxing and antispasmodic properties.  They synergistically blend to provide help those who are having difficulty with anxiety and sleep issues.  Each tincture comes in a 2 oz. bottle, made with organic cane alcohol and and can be purchased for 15$.  2-4 droppers per dose.

 

 

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Pain Relief: This tincture comes in a special formulation of organically grown herbs that have long been known to have pain relieving, antispasmodic and calming effects on the body.  Jamaican Dogwood, Devil’s Claw, Cramp Bark and California Poppy are all organically sourced.    Each tincture comes in a 2 oz. bottle, made with organic cane alcohol and and can be purchased for 15$.  2-4 droppers per dose.

 

 

 

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Bone Broth Herbs:  Regularly consuming bone broth with herbs is one of the best things you could do to improve your health and wellbeing.  Rich in collagen, bone broth is deeply helpful for improving digestion and assimilation.  Good digestion is the cornerstone of good health and vitality.  This formula of herbs is added to bone broth you make to supercharge it and make it a nutrient and mineral powerhouse.  Bone Broth Herbs includes a number of herbs.

Astragalus has long been known to improve immune function and strengthen vitality and digestive function.  Codonopsis is a traditional Chinese herb that has been called “Poor Man’s Ginseng” and is often part of formulas to improve stamina, energy levels, immune function and gently nourish the system.  Burdock is a traditional western root that has been called a metabolic tonic, helping to improve hepatic and digestive function and acting as a gentle nourishing herb.  Rosemary, sage and wildcrafted mugwort all have antimicrobial properties and help improve digestive and pulmonary function.   Nettles are supremely nutritious with high amounts of protein and iron.  Seaweeds are key in this formula as they bring additional mineral and protein content, are high in vitamin C and are especially known for being high in iodine, essential for thyroid and endocrine health.  Finally, locally wildcrafted Reishi (Ganoderma sp) has long been know for improving immune function, cardiovascular function, improving energy and stamina as well as hepatic function.  This is a wonderful formula for nourishing your health at a core level.  15 $ per bag.

Bone Broth Herbs directions:

Fill large pot with water (4-6 quarts) and add your bones, herbs and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.  Place on stove and bring to a boil and then allow to simmer for 12-24 hours.  Periodically add water to top off above the level of the bones if necessary.   Then strain off the liquid into small containers and place them in the freezer for making soup, stew, rice or congee.

 

 

 

IMG_3855 (1)Kate Kirkham is a licensed acupuncturist and Jon Keyes is a licensed professional counselor working own the Montavilla neighborhood of Portland Oregon.  Together they offer counseling, acupuncture and herbalism to help their clients strengthen and heal.   To contact them reach Kate at katekirkham@hearthsidehealing.com for acupuncture and jonkeyes@hearthsidehealing.com for counseling.  Jon also works long distance via Skype.

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  1. David Ruppel says:

    Hi Jon,

    I found you through Monica Cassini’s site, “Beyond Meds,” and have been a follower of hers now for over a year. I think she’s wonderful, brave, and brilliant, and like she, I consider myself a survivor of psychiatry, having been on psych drugs for approximately 3 decades, now off my last dose of Abilify for 11 and 1/2 months. (I regrettably signed into a state hospital in Syracuse, NY where I still live in 1986, answered truthfully about then injuring myself (bad move probably), had a prior diagnosis (which may have led me to it in the first place), and thus commenced the drugging regime. I’ve interacted with Monica directly by the way (she answered an email question I had). I’m on several “survivor” sites, including, “MadinAmerica,” (David13224, not very cryptic at that is it?).

    I proceeded with the “Will Hall Harm Reduction” 10% 2-3 week reduction of my last neuroleptic (Abilify), which was horrific (maybe too fast), starting around March, 2015, and unfortunately has left me with brain (issues) and an extremely compromised ANS. I’ve seen everyone (not bragging) from Peter Breggin to the Alternative to Meds Clinic in Sedona, AZ (not the best experiences thus far). This is a long and arduous process at best.
    I’ve worked with a Complex PTSD therapist who I like very much, but charges a huge amount of money for trauma retreats in Buffalo, NY, I also Zoom (HYPPA Skype) with her as well. I’ve also tried a “work therapy” ‘facility’ in Vermont, “Inner Fire,” with Beatrice Birch, but my sleep issues, and my expectations there weren’t met there either.

    Ok, several thousand dollars poorer, I’m not dead yet and Monica’s use of Herbs has me more than intrigued. I holistic lifestyle, exercise, and the use of supplements are thus far proving less than I hoped.

    I’d like to purchase your Peaceful Calm Tincture, but have a concern about the organic cane alcohol content; and I may be too sensitive; I’ve tried an Oat Straw Tincture prescribed by the Alternative to Meds Center. But, I may be ok now.

    I certainly can give you more of my history, and would like to work with you via Skype if you think you could be helpful.

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