Down to Earth Formula

Each of these three plants share in common earthy, grounding, and cooling energetic effects when taken internally as a medicine. These energies are reflected in the perceived bitter taste that these plants have in common. Interestingly, these plants also share a pattern of growth that can be seen in their flowers that point down to Earth. This is as an energetic signature woven into the matrix of nature that can be studied, and, by applying the doctrine of signatures, may help one to understand, more fully, how plants are traditionally used as medicines. Using the imagination, or intuitive faculty, it’s possible to suggest that this downward bearing energetic signature can be related to the lower organs of the body, such as the stomach, bowels, liver, and so forth. Also of importance would be to attribute these medicines with the intrinsic value of lowering intensity, or promoting relief, from general ailments that affect the physical body.

Arizona Black Walnut Leaf (Juglans major)
Wildcrafted Ingredient.

Arizona Black Walnut is a native tree of the greater American Southwest and Mexico. Similar species of Black Walnut are found growing in the wild throughout North America. All of these share similar plant constituents that are known to promote relief from mild digestive irritability, as well as promote relief from muscle cramps or physical tension. 

Taste is bitter and mildly sweet.  Energies are drying and cooling.

Black Walnut has traditionally been used in the following ways, to:

  • promote relief from mild digestive irritability (laxative)
  • promote relief from muscle cramps or physical tension (anti-spasmodic)
  • promote relief from general inflammation (anti-inflammatory)
  • and, strengthen, tighten, or tone the body tissues (astringent).


Hops Flower and Leaf (Hopulus lupulus)
Wildcrafted Ingredient.

Hops is a native plant to the American Southwest, as well as to Eurasia, and has been cultivated for thousands of years throughout the world for making beer. Hops is a vining plant that produces downward bearing conical shaped seed pods called strobiles. This type of growth reflects its’ earthy, or grounding, energetic effect when consumed as a medicine. The constituents in Hops are known to promote relief from mild digestive irritability, as well as promote relief from muscle cramps or physical tension. The Hops in this formula, has been sustainably gathered from wild stands that have thrived in New Mexico since time immemorial.

Tastes are aromatic and bitter.  Energies are drying, and both warming, initially, as well as cooling (post-digestive effect).

Hops has traditionally been used in the following ways, to:

  • promote relief from mild digestive irritability (laxative)
  • promote relief from muscle cramps or physical tension (anti-spasmodic)
  • promote relief from general inflammation (anti-inflammatory)
  • promote relief from common aches or pain (analgesic)
  • and, encourage normal restfulness or sleep (sedative).


Silk Tassel Flower and Leaf (Garrya flavescens), Spagyric. (G. wrightii)
Wildcrafted Ingredients.

Silk Tassel is a native shrub to the American Southwest and Mexico. Similar varieties exist throughout North and Central America. This plant produces edible berries for wildlife and makes a very bitter tasting medicine. The constituents in Silk Tassel are known to promote relief from mild digestive irritability, as well as promote relief from muscle cramps or physical tension.

Taste is bitter.  Energy is cooling.

Silk Tassel has traditionally been used in the following ways, to:

  • promote relief from mild digestive irritability (laxative)
  • promote relief from muscle cramps or physical tension (anti-spasmodic)
  • and, promote relief from common aches or pain (analgesic).


CAUTIONS: Avoid during pregnancy, when using any prescription drug, and while driving or operating machinery. Low dose formula, not recommended for long-term use or for children.