Bulk Stillingia Root Cut & Sifted, Wild Crafted

Stillingia sylvatica

Stillingia is a North American plant in the spurge family also known as Queen's Delight, Yaw Root, Silver Leaf, Tooth Leaf and Cockup Hat. While the historical significance of some of these common names eludes modern etymologists, it is known that the plant was frequently used by Native Americans and likely introduced the herb to European settlers.

The dried herb is used to make teas, as well as oil infusions, salves, ointments and creams for topical use.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound
originunited states
active compoundsDiterpene esters, Volatile oil, Resin, Alkaloids, Fixed oil, Tannins
plant part usedroot
sustainabilitywild crafted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry cabinet or pantry.
appearance & aromaFibrous and woody.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil or decoct to make salves, ointments and other topical formulations.
culinaryPrepare as tea. Stillingia root may also be tinctured.
safetyDo not use during pregnancy. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may result if taken in high doses.

flavor profile

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Bitter and acrid. Flavor is enhanced when combined with other herbs, flowers and fruit peels.

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

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Stillingia root, also known as Queen's root, is an herb in the spurge family that is native to the Pacific Islands, Latin America and the southern United States. The herb was known to Native Americans as a restorative herb that was particularly useful to address respiratory dysfunction. It was later adopted by the Eclectic physicians of the early 20th century as an alterative.

The bitter principles of Stillingia root lend a tart, acrid flavor, but also provide astringent properties when applied topically. Infusions and liquid extracts of the root are used to stimulate lymphatic function to help counter various skin conditions, such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.

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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:  Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.

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