One of my favorite formulas is The Fab Five for adrenal support. I had become run down and needed to support my adrenals in a healthy way. I used the Fab Five tincture and found it really started to balance my system and help me feel better. Awesome product!
Heather L. - Licensed Massage Therapist & Artist - Sedona, AZ
I want to thank you for your adrenal blend, The Fab Five. Compared to another siberian ginseng formula I have normally been attracted to taking, your formula is super tasty! Being able to take it as a glycerite gives me an appreciation for creating patient compliance. Yum!
Lisa Z. - Herbalist - Asheville, NC
"I was feeling tired and sleep deprived, unable to focus. I took a dropper full of Heidi's Herbal Happy Hour and shortly there after my body no longer felt tired and sleep deprived. I was also able to focus on the tasks that needed completing. Yeahhh, thank you Heidi for your wonderful elixir!!"
Carmelina S - Spiritual Advisor - Tucson, AZ
"Herbal Happy Hour is a guilt free way to a have a good time. It has gotten me through many days at work." Laura S-Housekeeping and Artist-Asheville, NC
"How can I thank you for this "invention"? When I tasted your recipe for a non-alcoholic Bloody Mary, substituting Herbal Happy Hour for the alcohol portion, I was amazed at the taste! It had great kick, just like the real thing and because it is non-alcoholic, no side affects, bonus for me as I am a cancer survivor and do not want to drink liquor often. People will be pleasantly surprised., Drinks using non-alcohol are a wonderful idea and if you have more, please contact me." Toby Z.- Secretary-Miami, FL
Heidi makes some really great herbal products. A few of my personal favorites are Tummy Timeand Herbal Happy Hour. I use the Tummy Time ginger drops for when I have nausea or road sickness, works immediately. Herbal Happy Hour is wonderful for an upbeat relaxation. High quality products made with love, check them out!
Heather L. - Massage Therapist & Artist – Sedona, AZ
Tranquil Strength is of full testimonial in its own name.Tranquil: free from disturbance; calm. Strength: the quality or state of being strong. I'm not sure how to go further than that as the benefits of this amazing potion from Heidi are indescribable. I began using it for support during some of the most challenging times of my life. I really didn’t know the potent healing of Tranquil Strength until after I made it through the challenges. I use Tranquil Strength now as a calming and balancing potion. I am able to really feel its benefits now that I don’t need it. I am never without it and I carry some with me at all time.
Laurel L. – Energy Medicine Practitioner & Owner of Origin Medicines – Sedona, AZ
"Thank you for the custom made Kidney and Bladder Stone formula "Free to Pee". Last year was the first time I ever had a kidney stone. The pain was so severe that I had to go to the ER. They gave me pain killers, and medicine to help pass the stone. After 3 weeks of pain and no stone passing, I had to have surgery to have it removed. The surgery was expensive and painful. I was in so much pain after the surgery that I could barely move for a week. One night fifteen months later, I was beginning to feel pain near my kidney that felt like it could be another kidney stone. I immediately took Free to Pee a few times a day with plenty of water. As soon as I took the formula my pain stopped, and I passed the stone withing 2 days! This time passing the stone was quick and painless. It honestly kind of tickled!"
John A - Customer Service Representative - Coral Springs, FL
"Some time ago I had an attack of kidney stones. I was in intensive pain for 14 days. After two trips to the ER and a lot of suffering, I visited Heidi and was given a Kidney and Bladder Stone tincture "Free to Pee" and a mixture of herbs that she called her Kidney Stone Tea. After using both, I passed the stone within a couple of hours. At that time I thought that it may have been the tea and tincture that helped me pass the stone, or it may have just worked its way out on it's own. But, about a month later, I was once again struck by another attack that felt as bad as the first attack. I immediately used the tincture and the tea. Within a couple of hours I passed the stone. I sincerely believe that Heidi's Kidney and Bladder Stone tincture "Free to Pee" and Kidney Stone Tea saved me a lot of suffering. Thanks Heidi!"
Mike F - Health Care Tech - Black Mountain, NC
The "Free to Pee" formula you gave me for my bladder infection really cleared it up, something the antibiotics I was prescribed did not do. I will definitely buy more from you. Thank you!
Cynthia W - Business owner - Asheville, NC
I've used so many of your awesome products! I highly recommend trusting Heidi's advice for whatever ails you! Stress Blister Balm, Love My Legs, Pain Away Message Oil or just a friendly voice to calm your nerves.
Joyce B. – Real Estate Broker – Hollywood, FL
YOU CREATE MAGIC. Rained here yesterday. First time in about 6 weeks. Lower back - horrible. Put on the new Achy Body Rub you sent me the other day for pain. Unbelievable. PAIN BE GONE it ought to be called. Feeling the menthol seep in and you must have something else that numbs the pain because I feel great!!!! Thanks to Community Herbals I may just have a pain-free holiday. Of course, going up to the 80s today won't hurt!!!!
Karla A. - Leesburg, FL - Retired
“Your St. John's Wort tincture was the strongest with the presence of the healing spirits (and, ultimately, the healing capability of the tincture itself!) of ANY St. John's Wort I have ever used. Never forget who all is there preparing those tinctures alongside you when you let them!!”
Danielle C. - Energy Healer - Asheville, NC
“During my recent surgery recovery time I had unusual swelling to the afflicted area. Steroids were proving ineffective in aiding my pain and swelling. Heidi sent me a Cleavers tincture to use for the swelling. Within 24 hours I noticed the swelling was starting to ease up a bit. I can honestly say that once I used Heidi's product the actual process of healing started taking place. I am a firm believer in quality herbal products and with Heidi's product there was no doubt in my mind that this was indeed a quality product."
Camille E.- Herbalist/President of the North Carolina Herb Association/ Executive Director of The Universal School of Natural Healing - Charlotte, NC
“The Usnea tincture has been wonderful for strengthening my immune system and shortening the length of colds and flu."
Kim E. - Full time parent - Asheville, NC
"I recently had reconstructive surgery on my foot for a bunion. My doctor's exact words were "You blow me away with how fast and easy you have healed.” She said I was healing faster than she had ever seen. I owe a major part of this to Heidi. Heidi was kind enough to tell me about the benefits of a lymphatic drainage massage. I conferred with all my doctors and they all whole heartily agreed. The massage with Heidi was amazing.
Before the surgery my doctor told me that I could possibly experience swelling and bruising all the way to the knee, which was totally normal. I am not one who likes surprises, so I asked her to explain everything that I could possibly expect. She said, "You will wish I had cut your foot off. Bone surgery is very painful.” All my friends that have also had the same or similar surgery said exactly the same thing. So I was now prepared.
I came out of surgery feeling no pain, flying high on pain pills. By that evening I did experience some burning sensations, but not to the extreme. My doctor told me not to let the pain get out of control, so I started the pain meds immediately after arriving home. For the first 12 hours one pain pill kept everything under control with no problems. Then for the next 12 hours, two pain pills had me pain free, except for a rare occasional muscle twinge. Of course, I got sick due to too much pain medication. The doctor then gave me anti-nausea meds.
Heidi called to check on me and I told her what was happening and she got right to work. First she brought me Tummy Time to help with the nausea. It totally worked! She checked to see what other medications I was taking and allergic to, making sure there were no drug-herb interactions. Then she brought me a tincture she called “Janice’s Speedy Recovery”. Truly amazing! It was made especially to help my foot heal.
My doctor had first told me recovery time would be 6 weeks of totally being off my feet then 6 weeks of rehab. After the 2nd week she told me not to get my hopes up, but if I continued to heal as well as I was, I could possibly start putting weight on my foot after 4 weeks.
When I went back for my 3rd week visit, the doctor was blow away. She was amazed at how little swelling there was, and almost no bruising. She said “I have never let anyone start walking before the 4th week.” But I was ready in only two weeks and 5 days. I was a little leery, but I tried. OMG! I stood up and had NO pain whatsoever. Even when the doctor moved my foot and toes! I felt tingling but no pain.
My doctor and I totally believe the combination of doing exactly what the she told me to do, which was stay in bed with foot elevated above heart level except to go to the bathroom, Heidi's massage, and Heidi's remedies is why I have healed so amazingly fast. My 12 week healing process has now been cut in half. The doctor immediately asked for Heidi's name and business card. She truly believes her patients can really benefit from Heidi's treatments. Heidi just made me a Speedy Recovery Salve for my incision. It will help speed the healing and prevent scarring. I thank God, my doctor, and my dear friend Heidi for helping me through this surgery. I could not have done it without them."
Janice B - Wildlife Rehabber - Asheville, NC
“Thank you for coming and sharing what you know with this community. The only thing I can think of, right now, is I wish you were able to go through more information on other plants. I think
everyone enjoyed the eating part of the class. My son said he would like to know more about grass and is it edible. Thanks again and have a good day!”
Laureen A-Wilkesboro, NC
“I wanted to say that I was impressed with your knowledge of herbs etc. and all the samples you had for us to examine. Compared to other teachers, your presentation was focused. Thank you!”
T Moore - Wilkesboro, NC
“Thank you so much for your informative class and the Power Point slides. I learned a lot and was impressed with the enthusiasm you showed from the subject material.”
Dwight M - Wilkesboro, NC
“Thank you Heidi, for presenting the class on Monday evening, and sending us the Power Point. I have been kicking myself since Monday evening, since I pulled up at least a couple of gallons of chickweed on Sunday that was starting to take over my Rhubarb bed. I'm still congested so it is time to go weed the second bed this time saving the plant to make some tea. Thank you for giving us your evening.”
Elizabeth T - Lenoir, NC
“Thank you for sending me the class presentation file. There is GREAT CONTENT there, and I know that my wife will really enjoy viewing it too as she has been keenly interested in herbs. I met a fellow who
made a sorbet from kudzu blossoms... he said that it was overly sweet. I'd like to try it for myself. I am truly honored that you wrote on my blog. Thank you. I hope that I can contact you in the future regarding edibles
and herbs. I just wanted you to know that I mentioned your name with a link to your "about" page in tomorrow morning's blog. I really enjoyed your class. Here is the link:
Ken - Wilkesboro, NC
“Thank you for your lecture. It was quite enlightening, and your soup was amazing! I hope that the chatter from a few of the members doesn't prevent you from wanting to journey back. What you are teaching is more important than most people have the ability to appreciate, nor will they ever understand the significance of natural medicine and what it has to offer our world, and how we could alter society for the better if all shared a deeper connection with the Earth and what our home has to offer us. Keep doing what you do. Maybe those enlightened and passionate ones can grow and help prolong our inevitable consequences from creeping up on us. I have always had a craving to know what more is out there, so I can break away from the "norms" of society to be more self-sufficient and rely less on what keeps us leeching off of our social operating system.”
Elise S - Wilkesboro, NC
“Thank you for the information and for sharing
your knowledge with me. I have always had a passion for herbs,
edible and medicinal. I think you did a great job and really
don’t think there is anything that you could've done to improve the
class. I really enjoyed getting to taste test the herbs. The only
thing that I didn't like about the class was the two ladies that sit on the
other side of the class and talked the whole time it was so disrespectful to
you and the rest of us. But what can ya do some people just don't take
others into account. I was wondering do you teach any of the other
classes that are offered? I knew you mentioned a little bit about
medicinal uses which I would love to learn more about. My grandmother was
one of those people that used the stinging nettle for arthritis but I never
knew that those people had a name. She truly believed in it and did it about
every 2 weeks around her knees and knuckles and toes. Even in the winter
she kept a pot of it in a sunny window. I have learned a lot about
the actual plants and what their uses are for but I am interested in how to
prepare those medicines and recipes Do you have any good sites or
recommend any good books with that kind of info? I would like to thank
you again for the other night I really enjoyed it."
Tracy S - Wilkseboro, NC
"Interesting, useful, reliable information presented in an attention-holding session. My education (in nutrition and bio chemistry) and my experience (as a medical researcher and public health nutritionist) mandated my listening with a critical ear - but at the end of the session, I could say, "This was great!"
Susan M BS, MS, CNS, MACN - Roxboro, NC
“I enjoyed your class. You communicate on a personal level. So many people just
cannot do that. You clearly deliver a tone of equality, it is nice. The ginger
chews will become a part of my regular diet...what flavor! The sassy water was
just wonderful, what a refreshing beverage. This coming week I would like to purchase 2 vials of the Herbal Happy Hour. Before squirting some of it in my juice I was taking notes,
afterward not so much. I enjoyed the class and the general atmosphere. I’m not
sure what all goes on there, but I am interested in finding out. Thank you for
mentioning your class to me."
Eddy L-Asheville, NC
Heidi brings her enthusiasm for life to her
herbal practice. She really invests her time and soul with each
person to develop an herbal protocol that is right for the individual and their
lifestyle. Thanks, Heidi!
Allyson S - Mediation lawyer - Black Mountain, NC
"Heidi prepared a tincture just for me, to combat stress and
depression. The tincture eased my symptoms. Thank you, Heidi!"
Alice G - Project Manager - Asheville NC
“Through Heidi's intuition and thorough research, I have found her
products to be truly healing.”
Stephanie H. Clinical Herbalist and Educator - Candler, NC
“I am as confident in using Heidi's herbal products as if I had made them
myself. I know they have been consciously harvested with respect for the plant
and its environment, and made into medicines with reverence and love...and
without ingredients that I can't pronounce.”
Kirsten M - Admissions Coordinator - Black Mountain, NC
"I have used several of Heidi's calming tinctures, herbal teas, and
salves in the last year to address anxiety, insomnia and general life upheaval.
I have found all products to be of the highest integrity, effective, supportive
and therapeutic. Heidi is a thorough, knowledgeable and empathic herbalist with
a graciousness that will put you at ease instantly. I highly recommend her!"
Denise V - Mother of 4, Caregiver, Life Student, Canada
"Thanks for the herbs! I've been taking them for the last day
and combined with the acupuncture my episodes are already less frequent, less
intense and of shorter duration. Thank God. It's been a painful,
challenging few weeks. I feel better already, truly."
Andrew B - Music School Director - Sedona, AZ
"I was involved in a bad car accident in April 2009 and though the
airbag saved my life, it did fracture my sternum. For all to understand; I am
and always have been very thin so according to the doctor, this is why my
sternum fractured. I had never broken a major bone before so dealing with
the pain and healing process could have been much worse had it not been for the
knowledge and help of my sister Heidi.
First off, the day of my accident, the hospital did
x-rays and exams just to send me home with no pain meds and told me there were
NO broken bones and my lung function was fine. I have been a life-long
asthmatic and on medications that can severely hinder the healing process. I
went to get Arnica tablets that dissolve under the tongue to immediately help
with the bruising and muscle pain as my sister has always recommended.
After four days of pain, little sleep and breathing
issues, I returned to the doctor for them to tell me I had a 3mm fracture of my
sternum. They were concerned that I might develop pneumonia due to not being
able to take a deep breath. The doctors said it would take 6 months to a year
to fully heal. They went on to suggest chiropractic adjustments and pain
meds. I refused being that I had a broken bone. The meds masked some of
the pain. Unable to even lift my arm, or do the simple daily tasks of my normal
life was humbling of course. I was frustrated by the lack of information and
supposed expertise of the doctors.
My sister immediately sent me comfrey and
a tea bag with instructions. I soaked it in hot water as told and applied it
directly on the broken area 3-4 times a day. I couldn't believe how much it
helped until I went for my recheck appointments. I never even had a bruise.
At the 3 month marker, the doctor said he was amazed at
my healing progression and at 4 months I had returned to work. Though I still
had pain from not using the muscles for a while, it was great news. I have
always been cautious due to severe environmental allergies and thanks to my
sister made a full recovery with ease."
Mindy B - Sales Rep - Phoenix, AZ