What sets this local brand apart? Their mission simply put, is to serve as vessels for sharing, with deep integrity, wild herbs and their innate healing gifts. Additionally, to assist in nurturing the health and vitality of our fellow man; thereby nature herself, through fostering a deeper awareness and connection to the natural world.
So what are tinctures exactly?
A tincture is a concentrated liquid herbal extract. It is typically made by soaking herbs and other plant parts in alcohol for weeks to extract the active constituents. Alcohol is considered an excellent solvent because it is food grade and can extract herbal constituents (such as resins and alkaloids) that are poorly soluble in water. After a period of weeks, the herbal mixture is strained and the herb parts are removed, leaving behind the concentrated liquid.
Tinctures can be made from a single plant or a combination of plants. Fresh or dried leaves, roots, bark, flowers, and berries may be used to make tinctures.
A tincture is typically an alcoholic extract of plant or animal material or solution of such, or of a low volatility substance. To qualify as an alcoholic tincture, the extract should have an ethanol percentage of at least 25–60%. Sometimes an alcohol concentration as high as 90% is used in such a tincture. Typically ingested a few drops at a time, placed under the tongue or with juice, tinctures deliver an immediately bioavailable concentrated substance, the body can immediately use and start feeling the affects in approximately 45 minutes.
Most studies show that wild herbs, particularly wild mushrooms, possess higher levels of their intrinsic healing properties than those that are cultivated. (This is not to say cultivated herbs are invaluable by any means, simply that those grown wild is preferable!)
Reishi, Turkey Tail and Lions Mane are commonly used in medicinal tinctures like Awildian Herbs.
Reishi for example is strictly a medicinal mushroom, not a culinary one, & reishi is woody, hard, and bitter. Like maitake and other related mushrooms species, reishi can improve immune function and inhibit the growth of some malignant tumors. It also shows significant anti-inflammatory effects, reduces allergic responsiveness, and protects the liver.
Reishi has long been one of the most prized herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine and been referred to as the ‘Herb of Spiritual Potency’ and as the ‘Mushroom of Immortality’. One of the most thoroughly studied adaptogenic herbs, reishi is regarded as a potent Macrophage and T-cell activator and immune system booster, to be highly adaptogenic, and offers full spectrum tonification for overall radiant health.* (We encourage you to peruse the wealth of information out there on reishi's profound benefits.)
Reishi is among the class of tonic medicinal mushrooms that are considered the most beneficial adaptogenic herbs in boosting the immune system, promoting longevity, and supplement all three treasures (Jing, Qi, Shen). Our research, observation and intuition lead us to believe it us of particular benefit in reinforcing Shen.
This Reishi grows in the sanctum of the forest, in the remote canyons of northern Arizona. It was accepted with loving intention & prayers, requesting that those who experience this tincture will deepen their connection to and awareness of our Mother Earth and their most authentic self.
All tree mushrooms by nature possess profound ancestral, terrestrial and celestial wisdom. The trees they grow on act as antennae, connected deeply into the earth with their root systems and their boughs extend up to the heavens, receiving an abundance of information for upwards of 100 years. The mushrooms receive this information as well as what they themselves witness in their lifetime, tucked away in the sanctity of the forests, far from the chaos of the "civilized world". To connect with them is to be given this wisdom, this gift.
Lion’s Mane: Mushroom health benefits can also come from this nontoxic medicinal and culinary mushroom, which is believed to stimulate nerve growth. It also may improve mild cognitive impairment. A Japanese study published in 2009 found that test scores of study participants who took Lion’s Mane in tablet form improved as over the course of the 16 weeks they took the pills but declined afterwards. The researchers concluded that Lion’s Mane mushrooms are effective in improving mild cognitive impairment.
Turkey Tail: Trametes Versicolor. “Turkey Tail”, NOT coming from any part of a turkey’s body.
A rising star in western holistic medicine, Turkey Tail has been studied in many types of cancer treatments as an immuno modulator & supporter of T-cell and macrophage production.
It is highly recommend, to watch this short video, where Paul Stamets (creator of “Host Defense” & leader in mycology research) shares his 84 year mother’s personal journey with stage four breast cancer.
Additionally, Turkey Tail is a medicinal mushroom with proven anticancer effects. Use extracts in liquid or capsule form.
Mushroom Intentions: A common question is, "What kind of intentions or prayers were offered during harvest and processing?"
We record details about each batch and share them here with you. Locate the heart code on your bottle and match it here to read more about the beautiful plant offering in your hand.
One of our top selling items is the WILD FEMININE TINCTURE BY AWILDIAN
Made with Wild Arizona Aspen Conk, Wild Arizona Nettle, Organic Cane Alcohol, & Spring Water.
Aspen Conk, phellinus tremulae, is a lesser known Polypore that is in a family of mushrooms that are regarded as adaptogenic, as Macrophage and T-cell activators and immune system boosters, and offer full spectrum tonification for overall radiant health.* In contrast to her masculine neighbor Red Belted Polypore who is saprophytic (growing on dead or dying trees and we feel is supportive of the divine masculine aspects) she is "parasitic" or symbiotic, growing on living Aspen, providing homes and food for specific species of gnats and sapsuckers and of course serve as one of nature’s cleanup crew by assisting older and dying trees return to organic soil. A death midwife so to speak
All tree growers by nature possess profound ancestral, terrestrial and celestial wisdom. The trees that the mushrooms grow on act as antennae, connected deeply into the earth with their root systems and their boughs extend up to the heavens, receiving an abundance of information for upwards of 100 years. The herbs receive this information as well as what they themselves witness in their lifetime, tucked away in the sanctity of the forests, far from the chaos of the "civilized world". To connect with them is to be given this wisdom, this gift.
Aspen Conk in particular supports the spiritual aspects of the Wild Divine Feminine: gentle, compassionate strength; raw sensuality and vulnerability; nurturing, patient grace and sweetness; fiercely wild passion and creativity.
This tincture blends Aspen Conk with a whole plant (seed, leaf, stalk, root) Nettle dual extract. Also referred to as stinging nettle, the plant contains anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, astringent, expectorant, galactagogue (milk producing), tonic, and diuretic properties and has long been valued as a medicinal and nutritional treasure. Nettle is high in silica, rich in chlorophyll, a good source of beta carotene, vitamins A, C, E, and calcium. This plant has been utilized for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, arthritis, eczema, gout and anemia. Today, many people use it to treat disorders of gastrointestinal tract, urinary problems, hemorrhage, skin and cardiac diseases and the flu. Paired with Aspen Conk, our research, observation and intuition lead us to believe this blend is of particular benefit in reinforcing all three treasures (Jing, Qi and Shen).*