Wise Woman Herbals
About Our Products
WHY TRADITIONAL WHOLE PLANT EXTRACTS ARE SUPERIOR TO EXTRACTING SINGLE ISOLATED CONSTITUENTS
The debate continues whether isolating a single active ingredient in a laboratory to attain specific levels of a single chemical constituent over utilizing the plant constituents as found in nature will achieve a superior therapeutic affect.
Repeatedly, isolated constituents without their essential cofactors often prove not to have the desired therapeutic affect. Consider the consequences of disrupting the energetic quality of the plant. Altered plant products are often difficult to distinguish from the ''drugs'' that botanical supplement users have tried to avoid in the first place.
At Wise Woman Herbals®, we believe in using only the highest quality plants and preserving their energetic integrity in the form of a whole plant extract. This enables us to provide our customers with an botanical product as close to its true nature as possible.
Extracts made from vibrant, life-supporting plants will yield superior results.
BOTANICAL OILS AND BOTANICAL OIL COMPOUNDS
Wise Woman Herbals oils are made by soaking our extraordinary herbs in the finest organic extra virgin olive oil for an extended period before pressing and filtering. As with all of our products, our botanical oils are made by a completely chemically free process.
Elixirs are very concentrated teas that are preserved with a small amount of organic alcohol. We make small batches to ensure freshness and use our liquid extracts to preserve the elixir rather than the standard method of simply adding straight alcohol. The result is a more concentrated elixir.
The finest dried herbs are selected and encapsulated in gluten-free vegetarian capsules by a process free of lubricants or additives. We use organic, ethically wildcrafted herbs, or best quality herbs.
ESSENTIAL OILS AND ESSENTIAL OIL COMPOUNDS
Our essential oils are aromatic plant essences that have been extracted from the herb by a chemical-free distillation process.
Our glycerites are made to the same exacting standards as our liquid extracts. Our time-intensive process results in a very concentrated non-alcohol extract in a base of pure certified kosher vegetable glycerine with minimal amounts of potassium sorbate and essential oil as natural preservatives. Alcohol and chemicals are not used in this extraction process.
Our glycerite compounds are special proprietary blends made to the same exacting standards as our single glycerites, and are renowned for their vitality and efficacy.
We offer nearly 200 single-plant extracts in a base of organic cane alcohol and mountain spring water. Our individually tailored extraction process acknowledges the unique attributes of each herb throughout our multiple maceration process and contributes to the exceptional quality.
LIQUID EXTRACT COMPOUNDS
Our liquid extract compounds are special proprietary blends made to the same exacting standards as our single liquid extracts, and are renowned for their vitality and efficacy.
Our salves are made in a base of organic extra virgin olive oil and beeswax to achieve a smooth consistency for easy application.
Our solid extracts are alcohol free in a base of certified kosher vegetable glycerine and some contain honey. The hydroalcoholic extraction of the whole plant is followed by vacuum distillation to remove the alcohol. No chemicals or high temperatures are used in the extraction process. This results in a high-quality product.
We begin with a solid extract, which is then blended with a plant concentrate and glycerine. This brings it to a syrupy consistency.
Our teas are very fresh and are made several times per year using the highest quality organic and wildcrafted herbs. Several of our teas were formulated by renowned herbalist Jillian Stansbury, ND and are designated 'A Stansbury Premium Blend'.
Our vinegar extracts are made with organic apple cider vinegar.