My name is Beth Maiden. As a medical herbalist-in-training, I handcraft effective, high quality fresh herbal tinctures from herbs grown organically in my garden in Machynlleth, Wales.
The herbs I grow are those I find most useful; I do not offer anything here that I do not use myself. They are primarily 'nervines'; herbs that support the nervous system, soothing symptoms such as anxiety, stress, low mood, SAD and insomnia. Some help with PMT, menstrual and peri/menopausal challenges. Most are also effective digestive aids, supporting good function of the 'second brain', the gut, and the almighty liver. And almost all are tonics, promoting overall health and resilience.
Herbs are harvested at their medicinal peak, carefully sorted for quality, macerated immediately in just the right amount and strength of organic grain alcohol, left for just the right length of time, then filtered for clarity. Close attention and care is paid at every stage of growing, harvesting and crafting. Tincturing is a great passion of mine and I believe these extracts to be of far superior quality to those found in shops, capturing the essential medicine of plants I know intimately.
I have been making and perfecting these medicines for myself, friends and family for years, but as my garden grows, I am able to make some more widely available. This helps to fund my four-year, full-time training.