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Mental Alertness, Retention and Vitality!

Mental Alertness, Retention and Vitality

Vital Mind™

– An Anthroposophic Answer-

This formula has already immensely benefited numerous of our customers.

It contains:Vital Mind AM

  • Pure Wisconsin ginseng – highest world quality!
  • Salts and minerals derived from the ginseng root – to include the ashes of the root extract is a vital indication of Rudolf Steiner; it brings the sun forces into the root;
  • Special gemstone derived minerals specific to the consciousness processes;
  • A potent choline form – the substance is frequently missing from our diet.

The full concept for vitalizing your mind consists of taking this product in the AM while taking the accompanying formula Vital Mind PM in the evening (for increasing blood circulation to the nervous system and improving brain metabolism).

Let us know what you think!

 Click here to learn more and purchase Vital Mind AM or Vital Mind PM

Season’s Greetings, Easter Greetings!

Dear Colleagues, Dear Customers and Dear Friends,

Throughout the day we die a little and lose strength until we have to give all up and finally lie down, go to sleep, lose consciousness. We have to give up our most fundamental human qualities: no more speaking, no more standing upright, no more thinking. Other forces take over and help so that in the morning we can rise again, a “resurgence” takes place. We are restored to our full humanity again. Alas the process needs to be repeated.

Sunlight shining through trees

This process is similar to the tiredness that happens in the metabolism where every out-breath – the result of bodily breakdown processes that create CO2 – must be followed by an invigorating in-breath with its life bringing oxygen. This also has to be repeated. Are we doing this just “out of ourselves “ or are other elements at play here?

Isn’t it interesting that in an archetypal human day we breathe 25,920 times; that in a life time we (again archetypically) “resurge” 25,920 times and that these rhythms are coinciding with the return of the Sun to the same cosmic place it was before in 25,920 years.

We are never alone. The Earth could never live without the Sun. And what if just as the human being is not just a physical body, but has  spiritual qualities that help us to strive for higher ideals that help us to constantly resurrect (from the Latin, resurgere) something noble out of the most downtrodden situations of life, what if Nature had these higher Beings also – that repeatedly infuse us with the forces that we might be lacking at the beginning of the breath, at the beginning of the day, at the beginning of the year. What if the life giving Sun also had its Being that unites itself ever more with the Earth and its inhabitants.

This might explain why we pay so much attention at True Botanica to expose our tinctures to at least seven consecutive morning Suns. These are the impulse that we hope to have our remedies aligned with.

We wish you all the Best in this season of Resurgence of the Sun, after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. We benefit from this Sun, a particularly Powerful one. We benefit from all the remedies that can be made, and have been made at this time, for this time.

But this Sun also benefits from our celebrating it, inviting it in, acknowledging it, not resisting it, not staying in the dark, in the tired, lost in an out-breathing. Then these forces can become ultimately not just forces of resurgence, but forces of Resurrection.

Let’s take in this special Spring Time and marvel at how much more healthy we can then be, how much more effective our medicines and nutrients can work. They help us if we help them.

Dedicated to You,

The True Botanica Team

Benefits of Aurum Cream

Aurum Cream 

Anthroposophic medicine uses the connection between the heart, the sun and the sun forces expressed in gold (Latin = aurum) in order to: Aurum Cream

  • Strengthen the heart,
  • Fight heart anxiety,
  • Improve heart conditions,
  • Balance the forces of the nervous system (above the heart) and
  • Balance the forces of the metabolism (which lie below the heart).

Among others it has proven especially beneficial in its calming effects before going to sleep.

The cream is applied sparingly over the left side of the chest in the heart area.

The Aurum Cream contains potentized gold.

It does not contain parabens, petrolatum or other damaging additives.

Click here to learn more and purchase

True Botanica Website Security Measures

True Botanica Website Security Measures for the Heartbleed Bug

Heartbleed Bug Image

You may have already heard about the highly-publicized Heartbleed bug that has compromised the security of nearly 70% of all websites on the Internet, but we wanted to assure you we have taken the proper measures to ensure our website is safe and secure.

We have installed a patch to stop the Heartbleed bug. We do not store your credit card information on our website, but for extra security we do encourage you to change your password (recommended for all sites you log in to) if you have an account set up on the True Botanica store. To do this, visit www.truebotanica.com/store and log in to your account. You can then click the “my account information” blue bar link located on the left side of your screen and change your password (be sure to hit save).

The safety and security of your private information is of the utmost importance to us so please let us know if you have any questions.

Nervous Exhaustion

Nervous Exhaustion?

We have been very successful with our
Recovery Tonic.
It contains the root of the Winter Cherry

(also known as Withania, Ashwaganda, Indian Ginseng) 

Helpful in:

  • Recovery Tonic Nervous Exhaustion;
  • Tonic for all ages: from young athletes to the elderly;
  • Recovering from illnesses;
  • Increases resistance to cold stress;
  • Supports the adrenal gland to keep the cortisol level stable;

Our formula has the unique feature of including not just the root extract, but also the native salts of the root;  additional potentized minerals strengthening the adrenal glad; and Bioperine to further improve absoroption.

Click here to learn more and purchase.

True Alerts – Spring Allergy Alert

New over the counter (OTC) remedies (and some herbals) to help you in the Spring.

The spring time allergy season is upon us again.

Even though it was a winter for the history books, with long bitter cold periods, the suffering may still be considerable due to the accumulated moisture, etc.

There are a few spring allergy suggestions that we might make.Histaminum hydrochloricum 30X

  1. Allium cepa 8X –
    for runny nose and watery, itchy eyes (similar to the symptoms you might get when cutting onions)
  2. Arsenicum metallicum 6X –
    if the discharges are accompanied by a burning sensation
  3. Berberis vulgaris 6X –
    if you suffer of swollen, congested nasal passages (especially in the presence of polyps).
  4. Histaminum hydrochloricum 30X –
    lessens the allergic reaction in general and could be combined with any other remedy.
  5. Mercurius 30X –
    whenever there is a lot of mucous production, cough, copious runny nose, etc.

Also: herbal supplements!

In terms of natural ingredients it is surprising how effective the frankincense spice could be!

It is also known as boswellia, and its most active ingredient is the so called AKBA.

Probably breathing in the vapors of frankincense at the altar alone will not do the trick, but properly prepared and taken as a nutritional supplement, it could be a godsend.

Here is some of the evidence that it may help. Research, on both animals and in humans, has shown that boswellia extracts, taken frequently throughout the day, improved the frequency and severity of all those physiological functions that ultimately lead to the well known allergic symptoms: boswellia lowered eosinophilic counts, reduced mast cell degranulation, lessened shortness of breath, and increased pulmonary function, such as an increase in FEV 1 and FVC.

It goes without saying that the organism as a whole can be helped by lowering dairy, gluten and spice intake.

A very interesting attempt can also be made with a new suggestion that we would like to make: drink daily for the duration of the season a sugar free lemonade with quince added!

Lemon and QuinceIt is not just the additional vitamin C that will help, but rather specifically the living forces that are manifested in those fruits: the hard leathery rind and the sour taste indicate that very profound structural forces are inherent in these plants. They counteract the dispersing gesture of the allergy.

Let us know how these suggestions worked for you.

Have a great Spring season!

Your True Botanica Team

True Botanica March Updates

In case you missed any of the exciting March announcements, updates or sales, here’s a quick recap to catch you up to speed:

Spreading out globules

Globule vs. Liquid – What’s the difference?

You may have noticed we now offer our new OTC Homeopathic/Anthroposophic products in both globule and liquid form. Both are tested to have “Verified” Potencies. So while each has its own advantage, there aren’t any disadvantages.

Products You Should Know – Allium Cepa 8X

For temporary relief to allergic symptoms in the eyes, nose and respiratory tract – especially when you experience symptoms similar to what you would experience when cutting an onion: red, watery, itchy eyes, a runny nose or a raspy cough – consider taking first the Allium Cepa 8X or later the 30X if additional dose is requird.Assorted Onions

Note the new 8X potency. Our potentized products are special, among other reasons, since we verify that our potencies are active! No one else does that!

Click here to learn more about Allium Cepa 8X.

Now On Sale – Chamomile Forte CreamChamomile Forte Cream

Our Chamomile Forte Cream is now on sale for a 10% discounted price! Click here to order (for professional, wholesale pricing, please give us a call at 800-315-8783 extension 8).

Limited Time Offer – While Supplies Last

Foot Creamv2

Our Refreshing Foot Cream is still on Sale for 10% off!! Be sure to order yours now, while supplies last. 

Click here to order (for professional, wholesale pricing, please give us a call at 800-315-8783 extension 8).

Don’t Forget to Stay Connected with These Resources

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Clinical Resources – Paulina Medical Clinic website
Anthroposophy, Research, Education & Events – True Botanica Foundation website