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Supplements & Superfoods

It can be hard to sort though the ever-shifting sea of information out there when it comes to supplements. We only offer products that we've researched thoroughly, and that we believe complement a food-based, nutrient-dense approach to health. We don't believe in magic bullets, but we do believe in carefully crafted tonics and carefully sourced traditional fats and high quality probiotics.

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Taproot Medicine Trust Your Gut Bitters

$15.00

Give your gut a break with this powerful digestive tincture. Bitters formulas have been around throughout the globe for centuries, and for good reason. These potent plants help stimulate the creation of saliva and enzymes that support healthy digestion. Our gut is our “second brain” because so much of our wellness comes from our digestive system. Not to mention our intuition!

Ingredients: Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale), orange peel (Citrus x sinensis), schizandra berry (Schisandra chinensis), yellow dock root (Rumex crispus), artichoke leaf (Cynara cardunculus), marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis), gentian rhizome (Gentiana lutea)

FLAVOR NOTES: Bitter. Sour. Spicy. Smooth. Wakes you up!

1 oz glass bottle with spray top

Taproot Medicine Well-Being Syrup

$24.00

If you've been using the Strong Child syrup, don't worry, this is the same formula with one more herb (ginger!) and a bit more reishi. Wellness Syrup is a slightly updated formula that is potent enough for adults and safe for children. (Frieda, the syrup maker, thought about calling it "instead-of-insurance syrup", but it wouldn't fit on the label. ) This medicine is formulated for deep immune support and nutrient absorption. It's meant to be taken during seasonal shifts, at the onset of illness, and for people with compromised immune systems (sleep-deprived, very stressed, elderly, coming off antibiotics). It's alcohol free (honey-based), safe for children, and uber local with Sonoma County honey, elderberry and jujube. It also makes an excellent 'sick drink' combined with apple cider vinegar, hot water, and crushed garlic.

Ingredients: rosehip (Rosa spp.), elderberry (Sambucus nigra), milky oat tops (Avena sativa), jujube fruit (Ziziphus jujuba), reishi (Ganaderma lucidum), nettle leaf (Urtica dioica), orange peel, spirulina, ginger, nutritional yeast, cherry concentrate, honey, molasses, a touch o’ vinegar (as a preservative).

All herbs are certified organic or mindfully harvested.

Dosage: 2-4 years: ½-1 teaspoons daily, 4-6 years: 1-2 teaspoons daily, 6-12 years: 1 tablespoon daily. Remember, this is a safe, gentle formula, and the dosage is simply a suggestion. Feel free to experiment with how you offer this medicine as part of a meal.

Keep Refrigerated.

Terraflora Synbiotic

$54.00 +tax

Terraflora™ is a novel broad-spectrum synbiotic formulated with a combination of spore form probiotics, and advanced, food-based, ancient prebiotics designed for robust support of gastrointestinal health.

Terraflora’s innovative strain combination introduces Ribospore™ (Bacillus pumilus) and Bacillus megaterium EM144™, microorganisms scientifically proven to effectively produce highly bioavailable antioxidants and riboflavin, right at the site of absorption. Riboflavin is an essential nutrient for maintaining a healthy digestive tract.

Suggested Use: Take 1-2 capsules per day with or without food, or as recommended by your healthcare professional.

If you are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition, consult your healthcare practitioner before use.

Ingredients:

Probiotic Bio-Complex: 1 Billion Viable Cells per serving

Ribospore™ (Bacillus pumilus)
Bacillus megaterium EM144™
Bacillus subtilis
Bacillus clausii
Bacillus coagulans


Prebiotic Bio-Complex: 850mg per serving

Larch Arabinogalactan [Larix spp.], Reishi [Ganoderma lucidum] Extract (fruiting body), Wild-Harvested Chaga [Inonotus obliquus] Extract (fruiting body), Wild-Harvested Nova Scotian Bladderwrack [Fucus vesiculosus] Extract (thallus), Wild-Harvested Patagonian Wakame [Undaria pinnatifida] Extract (sporophyll), Humic Acids

Blum & Bru Immuni-Qi

$16.00

A powerful qi tonic supportive to the immune system.

Ingredients: Astragalus Root, Codonopsis Root, Reishi Mushroom, Poria Fungus, Shiitake Mushroom, Red Jujube, Date Fruit.

Instructions and recipes are included on the inside of the packet and are very straightforward: Simply combine the herbs in this packet with stock bones and vegetables, simmer slowly, and strain for a nutritive broth to fortify your favorite soup recipe. The herbs can be simmered as long as the bones are simmered.

BLUM AND BRU BROTHS gathers and blends high quality tonic herbal combinations in accordance with long standing Chinese traditional recipes. Food can be a preventative and therapeutic remedy; when combined with certain herbs, our food can be transformed into potent healing brews. Most of the herbs they use are certified organic. The herbs that are not certified organic are lab tested for impurities and pesticide residues. This will be one 3 oz packet. Each packet is intended for making 3-6 quarts of broth.

Blum & Bru Myco-Allies

$18.00

A combo of 5 mushrooms known to have antiviral, antitumor, anticancer, and immune protecting properties, traditionally used to tonify the body, nourish the spirit, regenerate and protect the liver, and be calming and revitalizing. This blend will add a rich mushroom flavor to any soup stock.

Ingredients: Reishi,Turkey Tail, Maitake, Shitake and Cordyceps.

Instructions and recipes are included on the inside of the packet and are very straightforward: Simply combine the herbs in this packet with stock bones and vegetables, simmer slowly, and strain for a nutritive broth to fortify your favorite soup recipe. The herbs can be simmered as long as the bones are simmered. BLUM AND BRU BROTHS gathers and blends high quality tonic herbal combinations in accordance with long standing Chinese traditional recipes. Food can be a preventative and therapeutic remedy; when combined with certain herbs, our food can be transformed into potent healing brews. Most of the herbs they use are certified organic. The herbs that are not certified organic are lab tested for impurities and pesticide residues. This will be one 3 oz packet. Each packet is intended for making 3-6 quarts of broth.

Blum & Bru Pho Real

$16.00

A rich and fragrant Vietnamese beef broth with the warm aroma of cinnamon, cloves, and star anise. Warm and nourishing. Light and fresh. ingredients: Star Anise, Cardamom, Coriander, Ginger, Cinnamon, Onion, Clove & Fennel Instructions and recipes are included on the inside of the packet and are very straightforward: Simply combine the herbs in this packet with stock bones and vegetables, simmer slowly, and strain for a nutritive broth to fortify your favorite soup recipe. The herbs can be simmered as long as the bones are simmered. BLUM AND BRU BROTHS gathers and blends high quality tonic herbal combinations in accordance with long standing Chinese traditional recipes. Food can be a preventative and therapeutic remedy; when combined with certain herbs, our food can be transformed into potent healing brews. Most of the herbs they use are certified organic. The herbs that are not certified organic are lab tested for impurities and pesticide residues. This will be one 3 oz packet. Each packet is intended for making 3-6 quarts of broth.

Blum & Bru Quan Yin Mother

$16.00

This restorative formula includes traditional Chinese herbs that may revitalize the blood and spirit, and tonify kidney essence. Post-partum mothers & the elderly alike have both benefited by this nourishing blend.

Ingretients:

  • Peony Root – contain blood protecting agents such as paeoniflorin, catechin, galloylpaeoniflorin, & paeonol. Also contains a unique monoterpene glycoside called paeoniflorin and other phytochemicals.
  • Dang Gui Root – blood tonifier, blood mover, analgesic, anti-inflammatory
  • Astragalus Root – full of antioxidants, adaptogenic, immune booster, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine
  • Codonopsis Root – major blood and immune tonic. invigorates lung and spleen meridians
  • Dioscorea Root – hormone balancing, may be used instead of estrogen replacement therapy. Blood tonifier
  • Poria Fungus – In traditional Chinese medicine, it’s been used for loss of memory (amnesia), anxiety, restlessness, fatigue, tension, nervousness, dizziness, urination problems, fluid retention, sleep problems (insomnia), an enlarged spleen, stomach problems, diarrhea, tumors, and to control coughing
  • Goji Fruit – good source of Vitamin C, high in anti-oxidants
  • Red Jujube Date Fruit – offer several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C and potassium.
  • Lotus Seed – extremely good sources of magnesium, potassium, manganese, protein, and phosphorus
  • Schizandra Berry – used for preventing early aging and increasing lifespan, normalizing blood sugar and blood pressure, stimulating the immune system, and speeding recovery after surgery. It is also used for treating liver disease (hepatitis) and protecting the liver from poisons

BLUM AND BRU BROTHS gathers and blends high quality tonic herbal combinations in accordance with long standing Chinese traditional recipes. Food can be a preventative and therapeutic remedy; when combined with certain herbs, our food can be transformed into potent healing brews. Most of the herbs they use are certified organic. The herbs that are not certified organic are lab tested for impurities and pesticide residues. This will be one 3 oz packet. Each packet is intended for making 3-6 quarts of broth.

Blum & Bru Supreme Protector

$18.00

A protective, fortifying formula rich in vitamins & minerals & gently detoxifying to the liver.

Ingredients: Reishi Mushroom, Nettles Leaf, Astragalus Root, Kombu Seaweed, Shiitake Mushroom, Maitake Mushroom, Cilantro Leaf, Burdock Root, Kelp Seaweed 

Instructions and recipes are included on the inside of the packet and are very straightforward: Simply combine the herbs in this packet with stock bones and vegetables, simmer slowly, and strain for a nutritive broth to fortify your favorite soup recipe. The herbs can be simmered as long as the bones are simmered.

BLUM AND BRU BROTHS gathers and blends high quality tonic herbal combinations in accordance with long standing Chinese traditional recipes. Food can be a preventative and therapeutic remedy; when combined with certain herbs, our food can be transformed into potent healing brews. Most of the herbs they use are certified organic. The herbs that are not certified organic are lab tested for impurities and pesticide residues. This will be one 3 oz packet. Each packet is intended for making 3-6 quarts of broth.

Blum & Bru Udon Dashi (Japanese Baiyo-Eki)

$18.00

A traditional Japanese soup, this formula is supportive to the immune system, nourishing, and gently detoxifying.

Ingredients: Skipjack Mackarel “Bonito” flakes (smokey), Shiitake mushroom, Maitake mushroom, Wakame seaweed, Kombu seaweed and ginger.

Instructions and recipes are included on the inside of the packet and are very straightforward: Simply combine the herbs in this packet with stock bones and vegetables, simmer slowly, and strain for a nutritive broth to fortify your favorite soup recipe. The herbs can be simmered as long as the bones are simmered. BLUM AND BRU BROTHS gathers and blends high quality tonic herbal combinations in accordance with long standing Chinese traditional recipes. Food can be a preventative and therapeutic remedy; when combined with certain herbs, our food can be transformed into potent healing brews. Most of the herbs they use are certified organic. The herbs that are not certified organic are lab tested for impurities and pesticide residues. This will be one 3 oz packet. Each packet is intended for making 3-6 quarts of broth.

Blum & Bru Vital Nutritive

$18.00

A green nutritive tonic to replenish mineral reserves and gently detoxify the body.

Ingredients: Nettle leaf, Reishi Mushroom, Kombu Seaweed, Shiitake mushroom, Goji Berry, Chickweed, Alfalfa leaf, Turmeric root & Burdock root.

Instructions and recipes are included on the inside of the packet and are very straightforward: Simply combine the herbs in this packet with stock bones and vegetables, simmer slowly, and strain for a nutritive broth to fortify your favorite soup recipe. The herbs can be simmered as long as the bones are simmered. BLUM AND BRU BROTHS gathers and blends high quality tonic herbal combinations in accordance with long standing Chinese traditional recipes. Food can be a preventative and therapeutic remedy; when combined with certain herbs, our food can be transformed into potent healing brews. Most of the herbs they use are certified organic. The herbs that are not certified organic are lab tested for impurities and pesticide residues. This will be one 3 oz packet. Each packet is intended for making 3-6 quarts of broth.

Raw Honey Trio- Golden Gate Neighborhood

$20.00

This trio makes a great host gift for Holiday parties! Alice Rosenthal, beekeeper and rescuer, likes to think of honey as in Forest Gump's famous line, "Local honey is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you might get". The beauty and surprise behind local wildflower honey is - you just don't know what you're gonna get. But one thing for sure - they are all going to taste great and different from each other. Alice of Golden Gate Neighborhood Honey, maintains slightly over 100 hives in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The majority of maintained hives are from West Richmond, Upper Fruitvale, and North Oakland/South Berkeley. Most are wild honey that was harvested while rescuing and relocating honey bees in naturally occurring hives. The honey is processed differently when it is harvested from a wild environment. There are no frames to support the comb it must then be crushed (with hands) to liberate the honey. While harvesting the honey, small amounts of pollen and wax enter into the honey. Her efforts are helping our local bee populations happy and healthy.

Let's support her in keeping our local trees pollinated! These Jars are randomly picked form her many Wild harvests and make a great sampler of the huge varieties in flavor color and texture. The trios are random selections of three varieties: Hercules, Richmond Marina, El Sobrante, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Rockridge, Montclair, Fruitvale, Hayward, Claremont.