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Solomons Seal Root

  • Astringent, demulcent and tonic. Solomon's Seal is given in pulmonary consumption and bleeding of the lungs. It is useful also in female complaints. It is a mucilaginous tonic, very healing and restorative, and is good in inflammations of the stomach and bowels, piles, and chronic dysentery.
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Solomon's Seal Root Slices

Organically Grown USA or Wild Crafted USA

This is a special order item made per order of Freshly harvested root then air dried. You will not receive fresh root unprocessed. We decided to go with slices this year instead of the usual cut and sifted.

Also Known As – Polygonatum biflorum and odoratum, Polygonatum, King Solomon’s Seal, American Solomon’s Seal, and Yu Zhu.

Origin - USA

Overview - The medicinal use of the root of the herb Solomon’s Seal (polygonatum biflorum or multiflorum) dates back over 3,500 years ago to the era of King Solomon. He was so impressed by the plant's diverse healing qualities that he proclaimed it a gift from God, and thus named it after himself. Its more “modern day” acknowledgement was by Dioscorides and Pliny in the 1st Century, A.D. Asian medicine considers it one of the ten top healing plants. Ancient Europeans and North American Indians considered it a medicinal “workhorse” of wide value. Today, there is increasing interest in the therapeutic values of the plant.

Medicinal Uses - Solomon's Seal's wide healing potential:

  • Rebuilds damaged cartilage & connecting tissue
  • Reduces inflammation and speeds healing of bruises, wounds and skin irritations
  • Hastens recovery from bone injuries (broken, stressed, osteoarthritis) and associated connective tissues, including arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Produces synovial fluid to reduce grinding in joints
  • Tightens or loosens (as needed) tendons, ligaments, joints & attachments associated with repetitive stress, injury & inflammation
  • Soothes gastrointestinal inflammation and injuries
  • Loosens mucous in lungs
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Treats and relieves women's issues

General Healing Properties of Solomon’s Seal Root

Sometimes it can be confusing which form of Solomon’s Seal to take: tincture, salve or tea. Below is a summary of the many properties of Solomon’s Seal. In parenthesis is listed one or more forms of the herb that best embody these characteristics – tincture, tea, or salve.

  • Mild Sedative – (tea, tincture) soothes and reduces nervousness, distress, excitement, or irritation. It can also ease pain or discomfort (for example, joint pain, menstrual cramps, or hot flashes) and have a strengthening, tonic effect. 
  • Vulnerary – (salve) heals open wounds and is useful in external applications, including poultices, salves, etc. 
  • Demulcent (tea (internal use) or salve (external use) a bland, mucilaginous herb, which is soothing, cooling, and moistening when applied to irritated, inflamed, or abraded tissue, especially mucus membranes, throat, lungs, and skin.
  • Tonic — (tincture and tea) restores normal functions by stimulating, invigorating, strengthening, and toning the kidneys, heart, and sexual organs, and soothing the digestive system. Also very beneficial for the skin.
  • Adaptogenic – (tincture and tea) helps the body to adapt to internal and environmental stresses by strengthening the immune system. Solomon’s Seal works synergistically and is highly effective when combined with other specific herbs such as agrimony, vervain, and many more.
  • Diuretic – (tea) mildly increases the secretion, flow, and expulsion of urine.
  • Expectorant – (tea) promotes the discharge of mucus and phlegm from the lungs and throat by means of spitting or coughing. (Sedative expectorants like Solomon’s Seal reduce irritation). 

Parts Used – Rhizomes

Precautions - Avoid when there is nervous stomach or other digestive disorders.

Preparation and Dosage - Solomon’s Seal, taken as a tea, soothes irritation in the digestive tract, lungs, throat, vagina, and uterus. On the other hand, the tincture is generally superior to the tea for treating sports and repetitive use injuries, and injuries involving tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints, attachments, cartilage, and bones. In fact, the tincture works to strengthen the entire muscular-skeletal system. However, Solomon’s Seal tincture is generally less effective than the tea in preserving the soothing demulcent quality discussed above. Use either the tea or tincture to speed recovery after surgery or the setting of a bone, to rebuild strength and well-being after a fever or the flu, or to aid in keeping a chiropractic adjustment in place.

The wildcrafted root of the herb Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum, multiflorum, odoratum, or siberian genus)) is historically known and used in tincture form (internally) salve (externally) or topical spray. However, when prepared as a tea (i.e. herbal infusion) Solomon’s Seal root has unique benefits, when compared to tincture or salve.

First, it is important to clarify when the tea can offer superior benefits and when it is more advantageous to use Solomon’s Seal as a tincture or salve. In some cases, the tincture and tea are interchangeable. If for some reason you cannot consume alcohol-based tinctures, than by all means try the tea. It has a mild, slightly sweet, nutty taste and is cooling and moistening to the body.

Solomon’s Seal tea, in particular, makes the best use of the plant’s excellent demulcentqualities (also referred to as mucilaginous or muco-protective). Mucilage is a polysaccharide substance obtained from the roots or seeds of a plant. A mucilaginous or demulcent herb is viscous and gelatinous, and thus protective and soothing to the mucus membranes and other irritated or inflamed internal tissues of the body.

As a TEA, Solomon's Seal soothes irritation in the digestive tract, lungs, throat, vagina ,and uterus. It also aids in loosening up coughs This is because of its soothing demulcent and mucilaginous qualities.

As a TINCTURE  Solomon's Seal is generally superior to the tea for treating sports and repetitive use injuries, and injuries involving tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints, attachments, cartilage, and bones. In short, the tincture works to strengthen and regulate the entire muscular-skeletal system.

Use either the tea or tincture to speed recovery after surgery or the setting of a bone, to rebuild strength and well-being after a fever or the flu, or to aid in keeping a chiropractic adjustment in place.

TEA: IMPORTANT:  Use 1/2 teaspoon or less of loose Solomon’s Seal root per 6-10 oz of water. No tea bag or strainer is necessary because the root swells and sinks to the bottom of the cup for easy sipping

CAUTION: Many Internet websites suggest 1 tsp per cup. THIS IS NOT CORRECT — it may give you a headache or upset stomach. Trust us, we have thoroughly tested various amounts and our suggestion is the safest and most accurate. Slowly, our correct amount of 1/2 teaspoon is going around the Internet.

*NOTE: If you are also using one of our Solomon’s Seal Tinctures, it is best not to exceed three total servings of the tea and tincture per day .  (Example: 2 servings of tincture, 1 cup of tea. OR, 1 serving of tincture, 2 cups of tea).

In the event that you find, as others have, that you are too busy to drink more than one cup a day but would like to increase your tea intake, here is a suggestion. When you are experiencing a serious condition, for example deep chest congestion or a chronic cough, taking the tea two or even three times a day would definitely be indicated. You can brew three or four cups at a time, put it in bottle and sip it throughout the day. That way you may make faster improvement. It's no harder to brew three cups than to brew one cup. Re-warm as needed, but do not bring to a boil. 

HOT INFUSION: Solomon’s Seal has a mild, slightly sweet, nutty taste, so you will probably find it quite easy to drink. 

To make 1 cup of hot tea:
1)   Place 1/2 teaspoon of chopped/ground root in an empty cup
2)   Boil tea water, wait a minute or two before pouring it into your cup 
3)   Cover and steep for 7-10 minutes

You don’t need a tea ball or strainer because the root simply sinks to the bottom and swells up.
You can chew on the swollen root bits— it won't hurt you . 
You can drink two or three cups a day, as needed, but you may find that one cup per day is enough. 
Never drink more than three cups in a day.

COLD INFUSION: You will get even more benefit from the tea if you make a cold infusion.

More of the soothing, demulcent (mucilaginous) qualities are drawn out of the herb when it soaks overnight.
You can make a quart at a time, if you like.

To make one quart of cold tea:
1)    Place 2 teaspoons of Solomon’s Seal Root in a clean quart jar (1/2 tsp per cup)
2)   Fill with water and allow to sit overnight at room temperature. It will be ready to drink the next morning. 
3)   Store in the refrigerator to keep fresh
Sip throughout the day, or re-warm as needed, but do not bring to a boil. 
Don’t make more tea than you can drink in a day or two.

Special Order: This herb is a special order herb and will take approximately 7-10 for shipment unless it is in stock.

Disclaimer - These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with any herb or dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.


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  1. Excellent quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Oct 2015

    Received quickly. Packaged extremely well. Excellent quality. Got a cute bookmark to use for my books thanks!!

  2. Wonderful quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Feb 2015

    I ordered Solomons Seal, among other herbs, just wonderful customer service! Also was happily surprised the order got here sooner than I thought, and what a amazingly fragrant package to open! I am picky with quality and the quality is great! the Solomons Seal i.eg. is chunky and very clean. The "Wellness-Tea" is delicious and fragrant. Will definitively order again, Thank You so much!

  3. I'm very satisfied 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Feb 2015

    The order arrived yesterday, and I just want to drop a quick line to say thanks. Shipping was fast, packaging is well done, and everything smells good and fresh. I'm very satisfied, and look forward to doing business with you again in the future.

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