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Kerstin Sp.- Lyons
My name is Kerstin. I am from Germany. I live in the United States since 2002.
My name is Kerstin. I am from Germany. I live in the United States since 2002.

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My online store ( will be closed from May 1, 2017 until May 31,2017

I will NOT be able to process any orders during this time. Please keep this in mind and place your orders ahead to make sure you are not running out of herbal products.

If you order now starting April 1, 2017 until April 30, 2017 enjoy a discount of 20%.

Please use discount code VAC2017 during checkout and a discount of 20% will be applied to your entire order.

20% off everything using coupon code VAC2017

Note: This coupon is not valid with other coupons, special offers or custom quotes. All coupons are available for in-stock items only. No rain-checks on out-of-stock items. Promotion starts April 1, 2017 and ends April 30, 2017 at midnight.

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Dried spinach powder is an amazingly versatile ingredient that everyone should keep handy! It allows you to incorporate green goodness in an instant. Although Spinach is usually thought of as a food product, it can also be used medicinally and for its nutritional properties. It is excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, builds red blood cells, boosts the immune system, provides energy, and contains chlorophyll.

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An allergy is the response of the body's immune system to a normally harmless substance, such as pollen, food, or house dust mite. The body has an automatic reaction to what it sees as a threat, and while in most people these substances pose no problem, in those with allergies the immune system identifies them as a threat and produces an inappropriate response to them. Your body thinks that it is being attacked and then goes on the offensive. In the process, inflammation occurs which causes histamines to be released.

An allergy can cause anything from a runny nose, or itchy eyes and mouth, to skin rash and gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal discomfort (‘tummy ache’) vomitting, breathing problems or a drop in blood pressure.

Certain herbs aid with the onset of allergy symptoms. They help prevent and relieve allergic responses by stimulating the liver, the immune system, and adding herbal anti-inflammatories to the system. These herbs can be used as a preventative and to help lessen the symptoms of allergies.

Here are just a few to name:

Nettle leaf's fine hairs cause a burning sensation from release of histamine when they contact your skin. It is this histamine reaction acting as a hormone to reduce your body's inflammatory response that makes nettle a helpful treatment for allergies.

Oregon Grape Root describes its affinity to act on the mucous membranes of the eyes, sinuses, nose and throat by decreasing inflammation, swelling, itching and mucous production. It also contains a key ingredient called berberine which is anti-microbial therefore killing bacterial, viral and fungal infections which can develop alongside seasonal allergies. Skin conditions such as allergic rashes are also soothed by Oregon grape's attention. The berberine slows abnormal cell growth in the skin and reduces inflammation which, in turn, relieves itching. Both topical or internal treatment with this herb is appropriate.

Yarrow is an antiseptic, anti-fungal, astringent, styptic, pain reliever, anti-inflammatory and stimulating diaphoretic. It has allergic compounds which are helpful in treating the congestion associated with colds and allergies, mucus problems and other pulmonary system disorders.

Having allergies very often is a sign that the liver has toxins built up in it. Dandelion root stimulates bile production. The increased bile production helps to clean the liver because it flushes out the toxins.

A primary herb for digestive health, Calendula is especially helpful when someone has been struggling with food allergies and food sensitivities. Calendula will seal the permeations known as "leaky gut" while also acting as a mild liver cooler and cleanser and excellent lymphatic herb. The liver and lymph invariably get congested as a side effect of food allergies. The immune system will benefit from Calendula as it contains immunomodulating polysaccharides as well.

As Chickweed is a very rich source of nutrients that are necessary for balancing the metabolic functions of the body, its intake lessens mucus buildup. It is beneficial in the treatment of various respiratory diseases like bronchitis, chronic cough, cold, asthma and allergy symptoms. For a chest cough or an allergy reaction, Chickweed is said to soothe the internally inflamed chest area. Chickweed purifies the blood and detoxify the body, is useful for inflammation, abscesses, and allergies as it speeds up the healing process.

Allergy Relief Tincture contains these herbs.

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This month on sale - Foodgrade Diatomaceous Earth For Flea and Tick Control

Foodgrade Diatomaceous Earth is an all-natural flea, tick and parasite control remedy that works to dehydrate adult fleas. When applied to the animal's environment, as well as the animal itself, it is as effective as chemical alternatives. Diatomaceous Earth is the fossilized remains of a type of hard-shelled algae called diatoms. While Diatomaceous Earth is generally safe for humans and animals, it is lethal when it comes to insects. Its sharp edges cut into the waxy outer layer of fleas, ticks and other insects causing them to dehydrate and eventually die. DIATOMACEOUS EARTH FOR FLEA AND TICK CONTROL is also very effective against any type of worms, lice, mites and other pests.

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Check out my newest addition: Plantain Infused Herbal Oil

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There are many causes of knee pain. Throughout our lives, our knees bear the weight of our bodies. Consequently, knees can be prone to injury and disease. Age, injury and disease can all cause and contribute to temporary or chronic knee pain. Fortunately, there are several herbs that can be taken internally and/or applied externally to provide relief for knee and joint pain

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DETOX 4 HERB BODY CLEANSE (ESSIAC FORMULA) - A formula to fight cancer and other chronic disease conditions

Essiac or Essiac Tea is a blend of herbs used to make a tea or tincture that is believed to have cancer-treating properties. Originally used by Native American tribal medicine men, the recipe was rediscovered by a Canadian nurse, Rene Caisse, R.N. in 1922, as she was attending to a woman who had previously cured her breast cancer with an herbal remedy given to her by a North American Indian shaman in the 1890s.

The herbs used in this formula have significant therapeutic effects on the body, and when they are combined, there is a synergistic effect. This herbal formula normalizes body systems by purifying the blood, promotes cell repair, and is effective in assimilation/elimination. When used in conjunction with traditional treatment (i.e. physician), Essiac preparations can stimulate self-healing capabilities and assist the body to rid itself of cancer.

The formula consists of four herb - turkey rhubarb, slippery elm, sheep sorrel and burdock root. Each of these herbs has its own special abilities to aid our bodies. For example, burdock root increases liver function and insulin production, sheep sorrel is good for liver function as well and toning the heart, turkey rhubarb cleanses the bowels and slippery elm is great for wound healing and protecting the body from toxins that are released as the body heals itself. Herbalists believe that these four herbs, while being awesome individually, work together synergistically to reverse devastating disease conditions such as cancer and diabetes.

Essiac is perhaps the most popular of all alternative treatments for cancer. It is a simple and relatively inexpensive herbal treatment, usually taken as a specially brewed tea or tincture.

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Although there are hundreds of plants that contain inflammation reducing and pain fighting properties, a few really stand out. Many tinctures are just as good or better at easing pain as over-the-counter or even prescription drugs.
Here are four herbs that are particularly effective at fighting pain and reducing inflammation when taken in tincture form.
Valerian and Wild Lettuce are both relaxing herbs.
White willow bark and Capsicum are anti-inflammatory herbs.
Those 4 herbs are combined in one tincture - PAIN RELIEF TINCTURE

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Scullkap Tincture For Pets - Helps to reduce stress in your Pet

Herbs are excellent in calming nervous dogs suffering from anxiety.
Skullcap will calm your pet’s worries (think vet visits and thunderstorms) and help him get to sleep. Also Skullcap is effective for nervous tension and helps epileptic dogs.

Skullcap Herbal Calming Extract For Pets is this month (February) on sale at

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Vitex Agnus Castus, also called Chaste Tree or simply Vitex, is a timeless herbal remedy for women of any age. Vitex can help to balance progesterone and estrogen production by the ovaries throughout the menstrual cycle. It is well known for it abitility to inhibit the production of certain hormons which directly stimulates the production of estrogen in the ovaries. Vitex additionally adds to the progesterone increase and balances the dominating effects of estrogen.

Vitex takes time to work, and should be taken for at least a month. A 4-month course, up to a 6 or even 8-month course is recommended. It can take up to 2-3 menstrual cycles to see improvement and full benefit might not be seen until six months of use. It is best to dose Vitex in the morning to match the rhythm of the pituitary. Suggested dosage is about 30-60 drops 2 to 4 times a day. As always, start taking an herb in a low dose, and slowly increase to the full dose, over a week. This prevents the body from being too disturbed by any changes that the herb might be stimulating, and checks for individual sensitivities.

Vitex is extremely safe. It has none of the side-effects sometimes associated with the use of synthetic hormones as it works together with your body’s natural hormone production instead of overriding it.
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