Thoughtfully Made Herbal Medicine

Made by nature and developed by Laura Metz, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. Laura created these time-honored essential herbal remedies to assist her patients at her practice; Vista Acupuncture located in Buena Vista, Colorado. Earth Apothecary carries hundreds of high quality herbs, which are thoughtfully prepared in small batches. They are 100% all natural, free of any chemicals, perfumes or additives. The Feel the Relief Store offers Laura's line of Tinctures, Pain Relief products and Body Care.  Enjoy trying all of these natural remedies.  

 
Altitude Adapt
Tincture: Altitude Adapt
15.00
  • Turmeric root: promotes circulation, clears inflammation, and reduces pain.
  • Osha root: aides in healthy respiratory system, "Colorado Cough Herb."
  • Ashwaganda, Eleuthero, Schisandra berries: "adaptogenic" herbs aide the body's ability to stress such as high altitude. 
  • Naturally helps the body adapt to the stress of high altitude conditions.
  • 2 ounces.

Ingredients: Osha root, Tumeric root, Ashwaganda, Eleuthero, Schisandra berries, local (Buena Vista, CO) honey, 50% grain alcohol, and water. Net Weight 2 ounces.

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Tincture: Digestive Bitters
15.00
  • Gentiana root: improves gastrointestinal problems.
  • Tangerine peel: relieves indigestion and reduces cholesterol.
  • Cinnamon bark: assists digestion.Dandelion root: Promotes Liver function.
  • Hawthorne berry: promotes a healthy heart and assists with diarrhea.Reduces gas, bloating, and upset stomach by promotion healthy digestion.
  • 2 ounces. 

Ingredients: Gentiana root, Tangerine peel, Cinnamon bark, Ginger root, Dandelion root, Hawthorne berry, local Honey (Buena Vista, CO), grain alcohol, and water.

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Tincture: Hawaiian Kava Kava
15.00
  • Ideal for Stress & Anxiety. Relaxing for the nervous system.
  • Treats sleep problems.Naturally treats ADHD.
  • 2 ounces.

Ingredients: Hawaiian Kava Kava, local honey (Buena Vista, CO), water, and grain alcohol. 

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Tincture: Hormone Balancing
15.00
  • Dang Gui root – Laura’s favorite female herb.White Peony root – Traditional Chinese herb to nourish the blood.
  • Wild Yam – Traditional Western herb to promote female health.
  • Vitex berries – also known as “Chaste Tree Berries”, used in many cultures for hormone balance.
  • Gou Qi berries – nourishing and moistening to the body.Cinnamon – gently moves blood to promote healthy circulation.
  • Mutan cortex – Traditional Chinese herb to clear heat from the body.
  • 2 ounces.

Ingredients: Dang Gui, White Peony, Wild Yam, Vitex, Gou Qi berries, Cinnamon, Mu Dan, water, 50% grain alcohol and local Honey (Buena Vista, CO).

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Tincture: Osha Root Glycerine
15.00
  • Grown in the mountains south and west of Buena Vista.
  • Used regularly it will help maintain a healthy respiratory system.
  • 2 ounces.

Ingredients: Vegetable glycerine, Osha root, Tangerine peel, Cinnamon twig, local honey, water, & grain alcohol.

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Tinctures: Fresh Tumeric Root
15.00
  • Local Fresh Extract.
  • Naturally treats inflammation.
  • Has analgesic properties.
  • 2 ounces.

Ingredients: Fresh Turmeric root, local honey (Buena Vista, CO), water and grain alcohol. 

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Pain Relief: Colorado Cough Medicine
14.00
  • Naturally stops cough and soothes a dry throat.  
  • Ginger root treats cold, flu and chills.
  • Elder Berry boosts immune system and offers healing for cold, coughs and viral infections.  
  • Wild cherry bark treats colds and suppresses coughs.Take 1 tablespoon every 4 hours to sooth a sore throat and dry cough.  
  • 4 ounces.

Ingredients: Osha root, Elder berries, Wild cherry bark, Cinnamon bark, Tangerine peel, Ginger root, Brandy, Honey, Water and 50% Grain alcohol.  

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Pain Relief: Curcumin Relief
26.00
  • Turmeric, Boswella, and Corydalis are the strongest pain relieving herbs in Chinese matiera medica.
  • Nattokinase is a naturally occurring enzyme produces from fermented soy that eats away at inflammation and promotes healthy heart function and circulation.
  • Use instead of an aspirin a day.
  • Suggested use 3 capsules, 2 times daily.
  • 120 Capsules.

Ingredients:  300 mg of Curcumin, 75 mg of Boswella, 75 mg of Corydalis, 3 mg of Nattokinas. 

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Salve: Arnica
15.00
  • Decreases bruising, relieves pain, and promotes circulation.  
  • Apply generously to achy/sore joints, muscles and bruises.  
  • 2 ounces.

Ingredients: Organic Olive oil infused with wild crafted Arnica flowers and leaves, and local (Buena Vista, CO) beeswax.

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Salve: Calendula
15.00
  • Promotes healing of skin by nourishing tissues, stops itching.
  • Anti-microbial (prevents infection).
  • Apply generously to cuts, or scrapes.
  • 2 ounces.

Ingredients: Organic Olive oil infused with locally harvested Calendula petals, lanolin, and local (Buena Vista, CO) beeswax.

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Salve: Healing Salve
15.00
  • Apply to heal chapped skin.Ideal for Achy - sore muscles.
  • Peppermint and Juniper offers soothing cooling relief.
  • Rosemary is known for antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities that make it beneficial in efforts to eliminate eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne.
  • Camomile has very good antiseptic and antibiotic properties which do not let biotic infections develop, which are those infections due to biotic factors such as bacteria and fungi. It also eliminate infections that are already present. 
  • 2 ounces.

Ingredients: Almond oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, local beeswax (Buena Vista, CO), and Essential oils of Peppermint, Rosemary, Juniper, Camomile and Lavender.  

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About Laura Metz

Laura is a state licensed acupuncturist and a nationally board certified diplomat of acupuncture through NCCAOM. She earned a Bachelor of Science at Colorado Christian University in 2002, and a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2007. 

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In addition to acupuncture, Laura is experienced in herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, tui na, shiatsu, acupressure, and nutritional counseling. With over 12 years experience in the healthcare field, she is a caring healer and passionate teacher.  

Besides offering Earth Apothecary herbal medicines on our Feel the Relief Store website Laura will be contributing to our blog from time to time.  Enjoy!

Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient and vital holistic system of health and healing, based on the notion of harmony and balance, and employing the ideas of moderation and prevention. It emphasizes diet and prevention and using acupuncture, herbal medicine massage and exercise; and focuses on stimulating the body’s natural curative powers.
— The Free Dictionary
Body Care: Lemongrass & Ginger Chapstick
6.00
  • Heals and nurtures dry chapped lips.

  • Apply generously as needed.  
  • 1/2 ounce. 

Ingredients: Almond oil, Cocoa butter,  local (Buena Vista, CO ) beeswax, and essential oils.  

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Body Care: Rosewater Face Cream
29.95
  • Rejuvenates your face to feel as soft as a rose petal.  
  • Apply to clean skin day and night.  
  • Jamie's favorite Colorado Face Cream.
  • 2 ounces.

Ingredients: Rosewater, Aloe Vera, almond oil, Coconut oil, Joboba oil, and beeswax. 

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Body Care: Soothing Bath Salts
10.00
  • Soothing scrub to release dead skin and invigorate ones soul.
  • 2 ounces 

Ingredients: Dead sea salt, Epson Salt, Almond oil, and Essential oils of Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary and Juniper.  

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