Queen Mab’s Tonics

Specific ingredients will vary depending on what is growing well and abundantly each season. What follows is just an example of what herbs you might find in each tonic.

  • SEASONAL BITTERS: strengthens digestion and the absorption of nutrients.
  • Dandelion, Burdock,  Artichoke, Turmeric, Tulsi, Mugwort, Orange Peel, Ginger, Cardamon.
  • SEASONAL TONIC: nourishes, strengthens and balances.
  • Hawthorn, Golden Rod, Tulsi, Nettles, Red Clover, Violet, Oats, Rosemary, Amla.
  • SEASONAL VINEGAR: daily support for the immune system, digestion and more.
  • Herbs (according to season) & Honey in apple cider vinegar.
  • SEASONAL TEAS: gentle, tasty way to nourish, calm, uplift and strengthen.
  • Linden, Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Tulsi, Passion Flower, Hibiscus, Mint.
  • IMMUNE TONIC: support against coughs, colds & flus.
  • Echinacea, Tulsi, Chrysanthemum, Elder, Ginger, Turmeric, Thyme, Lemon Balm.
  • CALMING TONIC: supports relaxation – for children & animals too.
  • Tulsi, Oats, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Bacopa, Scullcap, Ashwaganda.
  • CHEERING TONIC: lifts the spirits.
  • Lemon Balm, Borage, Mimosa, Lavender, Tulsi, Rosemary, Linden
  • BRAIN TONIC: supports concentration, memory and clear-headedness. 
  • Tulsi, Gota Kola, Bacopa, Rosemary, Sage, Ashwaganda, Lemon Balm.
  • JOINT TONIC: nourishes joints, cartliage, tendons and reduces inflammation. 
  • Turmeric, Boswellia, Solomon’s Seal, Amla, Rose Hips, Teasel, Ginger, Golden Rod, Tulsi.
  • SLEEPING TONIC: supports a good night’s sleep.
  • Passion Flower, California Poppy, Linden, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Scullcap, Hops.
  • EYE TONIC: nourishes eyes, supports good vision.
  • Chrsanthemum, Dandelion Flowers, Elder Berry & Flowers, Lycium.
  • TUMMY TONIC: for bloating, gas, colic & digestive disturbances.
  • Chamomile, Fennel, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Catnip.
  • TEEN TONIC: support for hormonal changes in teens – skin, moods, etc.
  • Chaste Tree, Dandelion, Burdock, Sarsparilla, Turmeric, Blue Vervaine, Blessed Thistle.
  • WOMEN’S TONIC: for pms moodiness, anxiety and cramps.
  • Blue Vervaine, Mugwort, Scullcap, Motherwort, Vitex, Oats, Rosemary, Lemon Balm.
  • HEALTHY CHOLESTEROL TONIC: balances cholesterol, blood sugar & heart.
  • Dandelion, Artichoke, Hawthorn, Amla, Turmeric, Fenugreek, Tulsi, Ginger, American Ginseng.
  • ELDERBERRY CORDIAL: a tasty, nourishing cordial for the winter months.
  • Elderberry, Ginger, Tulsi.
  • SORE THROAT SPRAY: soothes and heals sore throats.
  • Echinacea, Sage, Thyme, Tulsi, Chrysanthemum.
  • DAILY PET HERBS: nourishing support for skin, joints, digestion in dogs and cats
  • Nettles, Kelp, Burdock, Red Clover,  Alfalfa, Turmeric, Rosehips, Calendula, Rosemary.
  • SKIN SPRAY: for clear, healthy skin.
  • Thyme, Calendula, Plantain, Chamomile, Tulsi, Witch Hazel, Elder Flower Water.
  • MOUTH RINSE: supports healthy gums and teeth.
  • Spilanthes, Myrrh, Sage, Thyme, Golden Rod, Cinnamon.

2 thoughts on “Queen Mab’s Tonics

  1. Hi Tish,
    I wanted to suggest when you list the ingredients, you might list the base too — I know several that I have are in a base of vodka. I’m not an alcoholic, but if someone was (and was on the wagon) and took one of the tonics not realizing this, it could be pretty detrimental potentially. I also wonder if it’s okay to give my kids — I don’t really want to expose their livers to alcohol at a young age (as alcoholism runs in the family, and early exposure multiplies the risk of becoming alcoholic). Is it possible to make them without the alcohol base (I’m guessing not, but wanted to ask).
    Thanks!
    Meg

  2. Good point Meg. You are right, most of the herbal tinctures are made in an alcohol base, usually vodka and sometimes brandy. I do have some herbs available in glycerine and there will always be some non-alcoholic alternative available each season. I understand your particular reasons for not wanting to give your kids any alcohol. For others, without these concerns, generally, the small amount of tincture used for children, added to water is not harmful.

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