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Monterey Bay Spice Company

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Squawvine Herb Powder

Squawvine Herb Powder

[ 1561 ]
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per 1/4 Pound
Quantity:  
$28.00 
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per Pound
Quantity:  
$70.00 

Squawvine is a non-climbing, spreading vine in the madder family that is also known as Deer Berry and Winter Clover.

While the dried leaf is typically used in tea blends, the powdered herb is used to make infused oils, tinctures and salves.

kosher certificate information

a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound4.5
originunited states
active compoundsSaponins, Tannins, Glycosides
plant part usedaerial parts
processingpowder

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a dark, cool place.
appearance & aromaFine powder with a mild scent.

c.
uses

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cosmeticInfuse in oil for use in salves, ointments and creams. May also be applied as a moist poultice.
culinaryPrepare as a tincture. The powdered herb is also encapsulated as a dietary supplement.

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d.
flavor profile

powdered
squawvine herb

The berries lend a mild wintergreen-like flavor but, overall, the taste is astringent.

e.
formulas & recipes

powdered
squawvine herb

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f.
what else you should know

powdered
squawvine herb

Squawvine is a creeping shrubby plant that occurs naturally throughout the moist woodlands of eastern North America. While the vine-like foliage behaves like a groundcover beneath forest leaf litter, the fruits are visited by foxes and grouse, which inspired the alternate names partridge berry and running fox. The name squawvine refers to the plant’s frequent use by Native American women.

While the leaf is usually prepared as tea, the powdered herb, which includes both leaf and fruit, is typically tinctured. Sometimes squawvine is tinctured with other herbs with astringent qualities, such as myrrh. The powdered herb may also be encapsulated as a dietary supplement.



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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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