Please send all mail orders to:
The Herb Hill Annex, 71 Ferris Lane,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 485-ALOE (2563)

Would you like to spend a day with me enjoying the beauty of Herb Hill?
We’ll explore the woods and meadows, meet plants in their natural habitats, talk about their uses, enjoy a picnic lunch together, and put our feet in the stream to cool off. The cost per person is $35.00, from 11AM to 5PM. Call me at (845) 485-2563, to arrange a mutually convenient time for your summer visit. Herb Hill will be closed from August 5th to September 5 th, 2013. Have a happy and healthy year and may the plants be with you!

Gretchen Gould, Proprietor

Jennifer Parsons, Assistant

Products for Winter’s Woes

Calendula - A simple (one herb) salve, gentle enough for a baby’s skin, can be used by
adults, too. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Chest Rub – Warms and soothes. Rub liberally into the chest, throat, and neck areas. Cover for warmth. Contains: Comfrey leaf, Mullein flower, Lobelia, Peppermint, Tansy, Coltsfoot, Celandine, Pine, and essential oils. 1OZ jar $5.99

Foot Warmer – warms the extremities. Contains: St. John’s Wort, Capsicum, Ginger, Goldenrod, Kava Kava, Ox-Eye Daisy & essential oils. 1OZ jar $5.99

Mullein Oil 1 OZ dropper bottle $4.99

Quick Wit - Gretchen rubs a little Quick Wit on her temples when she gives an herbal talk and has to remember all those botanical names. Contains: Ginkgo, Capsicum, Ginger Root, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Wild Thyme and 4 essential oils. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Sniff Snuff – put a little around the inside of a stuffy nostril. Contains: Peppermint, Bayberry, Pine, and Menthol Crystals plus essential oils. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Temple Rub - Contains: Feverfew, Rosemary, Spearmint, and essential oil of peppermint. 1OZ jar $5.99

Especially for Women and Babies

Baby Bottom Balm – Some customers like it as a hand balm, as well. Use as needed. Contains: Plantain leaf, Calendula, Jewel Weed, Yarrow, and Wild Thyme.
1OZ jar $5.99

Breast Cream - is a formula suggested by Lata, the owner of Flower Power, one of our Herb Hill distributors in New York City. Lata’s customers love it so much we sometimes have trouble keeping her supplied. Contains: Violet leaf, Dandelion flower, Plantain leaf, Red Clover, Distilled Water, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Aloe Gel, Vitamin E, Beeswax, Borax, and Violet fragrance oil. 1 OZ jar $6.99

Calm Balm - This lovely balm is one of Gretchen’s favorites. She rubs it on before bedtime to help bring on a relaxing sleep. She applies it liberally to inner arms, breasts, and abdomen. The more one uses, the greater the effect. Contains: Chamomile flowers, Chickweed, Dandelion, Lemon Balm, Motherwort, Mugwort, RedClover, Squawvine, Wild Lettuce, and essential oils. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Chamomile – can help soothe a cranky baby. Rub a little salve on baby’s back or tummy. ¼ OZ jar $2.99 1 OZ jar $9.99

Crème de la Crotch - A formula based on suggestions from one of our steady customers, this salve may be used by women in the vaginal area or men in the jock strap area. Use as needed. Contains: Black Walnut, Calendula, Chamomile, Dandelion, Echinacea, Jewel Weed, Yarrow, Goldenseal powder, and Tea Tree Oil. 1 OZ jar $5.99

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Useful Simples

We can make a simple salve out of any herb available here at Herb Hill. Simples still sell for $4.99 per ounce. Some of our favorite simples are:

Black Cohosh - The leaf salve is useful for nerve pain. Can be mixed with wintergreen for muscle pain as well. Just ask us. A new offering in 2013.
Blue Vervain - A relaxing rub to help you sleep, and maybe “rev up” the libido.
Capsicum - Hot pepper oil contains capsaicin. We use only organically grown hot peppers to make our oil here at Herb Hill.
Dandelion – Dandelion is soothing to the skin, especially breast tissue.
Motherwort - With a little vanilla scent added it’s a luscious rub for anxiety.
Plantain – Plantain is a favorite all-purpose salve for bites, stings, etc.
Self-Heal – One customer finds self-heal is effective for just about everything of a surface nature that needs attention. Self-Heal is astringent in nature.
Yarrow – Healing and astringent, it’s good for cuts and other booboos on people and animals. Gretchen used to heal her goldfish scrapes with yarrow salve.

Rubs That Comfort and Soothe

Bursa Balm – Contains: Ginger root, Burdock root, Wormwood, Mullein flower, Rue, St. John’s Wort and essential oils. Use as needed. Pregnant women should avoid products with Rue. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Flim Flam Jam – is a favorite rub of customers who use it on muscles or joints. May be too stimulating for some people to use at night. Contains: St. John’s Wort, Wild Marjoram, Sweet Clover (Melilot), Mullein flower, Capsicum, and four essential oils.
1 OZ jar $5.99

Meadowsweet – Can be used every four hours. Salicylic Acid (Aspirin) was first synthesized from meadowsweet in 1835. ¼ OZ jar $2.99 1 OZ jar $9.99

Kava Kava Compound – Kava Kava is used as a relaxer in the Fiji Islands. Apply
as needed or every four hours. Contains: Dried Kava root, St. John’s Wort, Meadowsweet and Rue. (See warning above for products with Rue.) 1 OZ jar $5.99

Soothe ’N Comfort – soothes and comforts without essential oils. Contains: Meadowsweet, Wild Lettuce, Mullein flower, St. John’s Wort, Chamomile, Comfrey, and Aloe Gel. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Super Spread – A souped-up version of Flim Flam Jam. Use as needed or every four hours. Contains: Meadowsweet, Wild Lettuce, St. John’s Wort, Peppermint, Capsicum, Dandelion, Wormwood, Sweet Clover (Melilot) Rue, Black Walnut, Ginger, Wild Marjoram, and essential oils. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Workout Wonder – was formulated for a gym teacher who overdid his work-outs Contains: Black Walnut hulls, Comfrey leaf, Ginger root, St. John’s Wort flower, Dandelion flower, Peppermint leaf, Wormwood, and essential oils. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Products for Problems that "Bug" You in Spring and Summer

Animal Tick Flee – This recipe from Lady Barbara Hall contains Distilled Water, Rose Geranium Oil, Citronella, and Bay Leaf tincture in a 4 OZ mister bottle. Spray your pet liberally under and over before entering tick-infested areas. 4 OZ bottle $5.99

Bug Bite Balm – Use as needed for insect bites (in case you forgot to apply your Buzz Off and Fly Away.) Contains: Viper’s Bugloss, Plantain, Echinacea, Agrimony, Chickweed, Jewel Weed, Ox-Eye Daisy, Peppermint, Meadowsweet, and essential oils.
1 OZ jar $5.99

Buzz Off – works hard to discourage mosquitoes. Cover exposed skin with a generous coating. Contains: Juniper, Mugwort, Scented Geranium, Ox-Eye Daisy, Pokeweed, Rosemary, Southernwood, Tansy, and essential oils. Caution: As a general rule, pregnant women should avoid products which contain rue or tansy. However, small amounts of this product, used externally should not be harmful. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Fly Away – Gretchen uses it to keep annoying flies, including black flies, at bay while picking on Herb Hill. Contains: Black Walnut, Echinacea, Juniper, Mugwort, Plantain, Rue, Tansy, Yarrow, Yellow Dock, and Citronella. Caution: As above. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Jewel Weed – Try the salve wherever there’s an itch! As oil, it is available in a dropper bottle for use on the scalp. Salve is too gooey! 1 OZ jar or dropper bottle $4.99

Jewel Weed is also available as a wash in witch hazel. 2 OZ squeeze bottle $4.99

St. John’s Wort – Everyone’s favorite simple is very versatile. Gretchen uses it as a sun block, or to cool her skin. Traditionally, herbalists use it for tight muscles, or for viral or nerve-related outbreaks of the skin 1 OZ jar $5.99

Sting Ease – can be used for bee and wasp stings (along with applied ice, if available) This product should be kept handy whenever stings are a possibility. An ocean swimmer, Gretchen uses it on jellyfish stings, which are relieved within a few minutes of application. Contains: Yellow Dock, Calendula, Echinacea, Lemon Balm, Plantain, Peppermint, and essential oils. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Tick Flee – is designed to discourage deer ticks. It contains Palmarosa oil, as well as Black Walnut, Echinacea, Juniper, Scented Geranium, Ox-Eye Daisy, Rue, Tansy, and essential oils. Coat exposed skin lightly, especially around ankles and other openings.
Use as needed. Pregnant women see caution listed under Buzz Off. 1OZ jar $5.99

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Salves for Skin Problems

Burdock Root – In her book, Healing Wise, Susun Weed suggests using Burdock root for “inflamed, reddened, or heated skin conditions. The effectiveness is increased if Burdock root tincture or tea is taken concurrently.” 1 OZ jar $4.99

Calendula – A salve gentle enough for baby’s skin. Can be used by adults, as well, for dry skin, or other problems. Apply as needed. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Calendula Plus – contains several herbs traditionally used for skin problems. Use as needed. Contains: Calendula, Chickweed, Jewel Weed, Peppermint, Yellow Dock, Agrimony, and Vitamin E. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Chick Epoxy – can be tried on red or itchy places, wherever they may be. Chickweed is traditionally used for its cooling properties. Contains: Oat flour, (Avena) Chickweed, Lemon Balm, Meadowsweet, Jewel Weed, St. John’s Wort, Red Clover, Black Walnut, Calendula, and Cocoa Butter. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Chickweed – is a traditional skin cooler and healer. 1 OZ jar $4.99

Fungal Jumble – may be helpful for various skin conditions. Contains: Black Walnut hulls, Echinacea, Jewel Weed, and Tea Tree oil 1 OZ jar $5.99

Jewel Weed – salve is traditionally used for all kinds of skin itch. We also offer it as 1 OZ oil, and as a 2 OZ wash macerated in witch hazel. 1 OZ jar or 2 OZ wash $4.99

Red Clover - is traditionally used for skin problems. 1 OZ jar $4.99

First Aid Kits in a Jar

Anti X – is a very special formula created for Gretchen’s Aunt Dot. Ask us about it. Apply as needed. Contains: Agrimony, Bayberry, Calendula, Peppermint, Periwinkle, Plantain leaf, St. John’s Wort, Tansy, Yarrow, Yellow Dock, Aloe Gel, and Vitamin E.
1 OZ jar 5.99

Arnica Compound – Apply up to 4 times a day. Contains: Arnica, Capsicum, Meadowsweet, Valerian, Wild Lettuce, Comfrey, Ginger, Ox-Eye Daisy, St. John’s Wort, Horsetail, Black Walnut, Lobelia, and essential oils. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Bruise Liniment – should be used as a compress immediately, if possible, wherever the body receives a blow. Contains: Arnica flower, Comfrey, and Mugwort in Witch Hazel, St. John’s Wort tincture and essential oil. 2 OZ bottle $4.99

Comfrey Compound – a useful all-purpose salve. May be used as needed. Contains: Comfrey, Calendula, and St. John’s Wort. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Comfrey Leaf – has many traditional uses, especially for various injuries to the body. Its useful properties can be absorbed through the skin. 1 OZ jar $4.99

Earring Dip – is something Gretchen uses every day for dipping her earring posts and wires. Contains: Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, and essential oils. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Panacea – is Gretchen’s favorite all-purpose salve. Contains: Meadowsweet, Comfrey, Chamomile, Peppermint, Plantain, Wild Lettuce, Wild Thyme, Echinacea, Aloe Gel, and Vitamin E. Use as needed. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Preparation “P” - is a soothing salve for “rear end” problems. Contains: Plantain, Periwinkle, Yarrow, Black Walnut, and Wild Lettuce. Apply as needed. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Yarrow – A popular astringent herb with a variety of uses. Gretchen used to use it on her fish when they would fight each other in the tank and get “booboos”. 1 OZ jar $4.99

You’re So Vein – a popular salve for leg comfort. Contains: Meadowsweet, Horsetail, Yarrow, Peppermint, Ginger root, Ginkgo, Self-Heal, Black Walnut hulls, Calendula, Capsicum, Comfrey, and essential oils. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Herb Hill Skin Care Products

Important notice: When fresh plant oil is emulsified with water, the shelf life of the product is shortened accordingly. Use these creams up quickly. The amazing benefits of fresh plant creams make up for their short shelf life. Hint: Always open up your pores with a very hot washcloth before applying the creams to your wet face.

Cuti-Cure –helps keep nails and cuticles pretty. Contains: Horsetail, Knapweed, Viper’s Bugloss, Wild Thyme, Violet leaf, Blood root, Comfrey, Moneywort, Wheat Germ Oil, Vit. E, and essential and fragrance oils. 1 OZ jar $5.99

Lemon Zest Face Cream – a favorite of our customers. Contains: Lemon Balm, Calendula, Violet leaf, Chicory flower, Distilled Water, Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, Aloe Gel, Lanolin, Borax, and essential oil. 1 OZ jar $6.99

Dandelion Cream – This new product uses the emollient power of Dandelion flower, Sweet Clover, and Red Clover to nourish and soften the skin. Also contains: Wheat Germ Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, and Cocoa Butter, Distilled Water and Borax, as well as essential oil for a lovely orange fragrance. 1 OZ jar $6.99

Velvet Glove Dry Skin Cream – uses the emolliency and natural Vitamin A in Violet leaf to soften and protect dry skin. This cream leaves a coating, and therefore is not recommended for facial use. Contains: Violet leaf, Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Distilled Water, Beeswax, Aloe Gel, Lanolin, Vitamin E, Borax, and fragrance oil. 1 OZ jar $6.99

Tumeric/Goldenseal - Are you starting to resemble a toad here and there? You might want to ask us about this interesting skin helper. Contains: Red Clover, Burdock Root, Echinacea, Ginkgo, Moneywort, Ox-Eye Daisy, Peppermint, Purple Loosestrife, Self Heal, Tumeric, Goldenseal and Vitamin E. 1 OZ jar 5.99

Herb Hill Lip Balms

Chamomile – This sweet-smelling balm contains only olive oil, chamomile flowers, and beeswax and may be used on the lips or pressure points. . ¼ OZ $2.99

Irish Cream Lip Cream – how yummy it is! Contains Chamomile, Comfrey, Plantain, Lemon Balm, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Wheat Germ Oil, Vitamin E, and Irish Cream flavoring. Extra protection for cold weather or anytime! ¼ OZ $2.99

Lemon Meringue Lip Balm – tastes like lemon pie. Contains: Lemon Balm, Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, Vit. E and essential oil. ¼ OZ $2.99

Cherry Cobbler Lip Balm – Colored only by Alkanet root, it also contains Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, and Cherry flavoring. ¼ OZ $2.99

Strawberry Shortcake Lip Balm – Colored by alkanet root, this red balm contains Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, and flavoring. ¼ OZ $2.99

Important Notice: Please consult a medical professional for a diagnosis of your problem before ordering Herb Hill products. We make no healing claims for our products other than to suggest traditional use and quote our personal experience.

Shipping Costs: Normally we ship by priority mail for quick delivery. However, to save our customers money we recommend first class $3.00 shipping for orders with only 1 or 2 products. For 6 products or less, priority shipping starts at $5.35. Over 2 lbs. cost will vary with the weight of the package and the destination.

A Personal Note
I formulated Anti-X for my Aunt Dot’s breast cancer back in 1993, so that was the salve I used myself in 2010 when I was healing from radiation treatments. How-ever, I made use of two other formula’s during that difficult time that I would like to recommend to my customers who might be going through similar treatments. When the burns were at their worst, I mixed up a combination of St. John’s Wort and Aloe Gel in a salve, which I found to be more cooling than Anti-X; and when the pain from those burns became an irritating problem, I fell back on my favorite pain-killing salve, Panacea. During the long healing period, Anti-X was my salve of choice. If anyone would like to talk to me about radiation burns, I can now speak from experience and would be happy to chat. My number is (845) 485-2563 (ALOE)

Unique Offerings From Herb Hill
Gretchen’s book Herbs From the Outside In - an Informative Guide to the External Application of Herbal Remedies is available in Xeroxed form for $40.00. Anyone interested? Call Gretchen at (845)485-2563.
Gretchen (AKA Jazzlady) offers her 2005 solo album engineered by her son, Noel Gould, called Lonely Afternoon. The album features Gretchen singing and playing beloved standard songs and can be purchased for $10. Lonely Afternoon can be heard on There’s a link from
Susun Weed’s 25th Anniversary CD, It’s Time (to be the Goddess Now) is also available through Herb Hill for $15. Gretchen provided the keyboard work for this unique CD. It features several talented musicians and nine herbalists singing vocal arrangements of Goddess Chants sung at the Wise Woman Center in Woodstock, NY.

Herbs that Chill You Out

Calm Balm - This lovely balm is Gretchen’s favorite rub to bring on a relaxing sleep. She applies it liberally to fatty tissue, of which she has plenty. The more one uses, the greater the effect. Contains: Chamomile flowers, Chickweed, Dandelion flower, Lemon Balm, Motherwort, Mugwort, Red Clover, Wild Lettuce, and Essential oils.
1 OZ jar $5.99

Chamomile – Ever since Mrs. Rabbit gave Peter chamomile tea after his encounter with Mr. MacGreggor, it has been a favorite calming agent. Now you can just rub it on pressure points instead of drinking it. ¼ OZ jar $2.99 1OZ jar $9.99

Golden Slumbers - With a name taken from an old lullaby, this combination of old reliable herbs helps the user relax before sleep sets in. Contains: Dandelion, Mullein, and Chamomile flowers. 1 OZ jar $5.99
Kava Kava Compound – Gretchen uses it whenever muscles tighten up. Use as needed or every four hours. Contains: Dried Kava root, St. John’s Wort, Meadowsweet and Rue. Pregnant women should avoid Rue. 1 OZ jar $ 5.99

Motherwort (with vanilla scent)– Gretchen uses Motherwort to relax before bedtime. Traditionally it’s used to calm new mothers. 1 OZ jar $4.99
Hops Compound – You could drink a beer and fall asleep, or simply rub on Hops Coumpound for the same effect. Contains: Hops, Chamomile, Valerian flower, Motherwort, and Red Clover. 1 OZ jar $5.99
Snooze Eze – Gretchen varies Calm Balm with Snooze Eze. Contains: Valerian flower, Chamomile flower, Blue Vervain, St. John’s Wort, Dandelion, Kava Kava Root, Lemon Balm, Motherwort, Red Clover, and essential oils. 1 OZ jar $5.99

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