Catalpa Moon Tonic is formulated to nourish and support the heart’s functions and flourishing. Initially created as a seasonal summer tonic—extracted with the moon phase that coincides with the flowering of Chicago’s beautiful Catalpa trees (with their showy heart-shaped leaves)—we now consider this tonic one of our central daily tonics to encourage a life lived from the heart.
Using a combination of cardiotonic, adaptogenic, antioxidant herbs, Catalpa Moon Tonic nourishes the heart network. Hawthorn berry and Motherwort work synergistically as a cardiovascular tonic, with supporting herbs that work together to promote blood circulation, regular heartbeat, lower blood pressure, and a calm and open presence.
To use: as a daily tonic, take 1 dropper full 2-3 times per day
Hawthorn Berry* — Widely used as a general cardiac tonic, cardio trophorestorative, and for regulating blood pressure. Hawthorn is also a calming nervine to heal, open, and protect the energetic heart.
Motherwort* — A cardiotonic known for strengthening the heart. It is particularly indicated for heart palpitations or an irregular heartbeat because it acts as both an antispasmodic and nervine to relax the cardiac muscle and ease tension and anxiety.
Milky Oat Tops* — Deeply nourishing to the nervous system, Oats rich in silica, calcium, chromium and magnesium are a nutritive tonic to the nervous system, adrenals, and heart. They help to buffer the nerves from the stress and over-stimulation of daily life that can eventually lead to depression, low vitality and immunity.
Schisandra Berry* — This little berry, called the “Five Flavor Berry”, is known to work on all areas of the body as an adaptogen, producing a nonspecific defensive response to stress. Additionally supports endurance and mental performance with its adaptogenic, and tonifying effect.
Cayenne* — Ingestion of capsaicin, the primary active constituent in cayenne, is said to stimulate blood flow to the brain, digestive organs, and skin. We use a very small amount in this formula to obtain Cayenne’s circulatory abilities without introducing too much heat.
— extracted in grain alcohol and local spring water
Available in 2oz bottles