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  • Bear Root- Osha

    50$ Canadian100$ Canadian

    We are very excited to be able to offer Bear Root.  One of the most important Native traditional medicines.

    Bear Root or Osha Root is traditionally used in herbal medicine to treat symptoms of respiratory illnesses such as the common cold and bronchitis. Osha Root is also known to have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. Traditionally, Osha is taken as a tea, or eaten raw, or sometimes used as a smudge.  Osha is also VERY popular among Powwow singers cuz nothing soothes an over worked throat after a weekend singing better than Osha.  Singers will bite off a bit of root and stick it up under your lip and then just sucking/chewing on it will seriously ease a soar throat.  Our Osha is Native harvested in the Rocky Mountains.  In the picture with the pair of scissors the pile of root on left is 4 ounces and pile on right is 2 ounces.

  • Labrador Tea Leaves (Muskeg Tea)

    15$ Canadian

    Labrador tea aka muskeg tea Harvested in Northern Saskatchewan.

    Labrador Leaf tea is often drunk for pleasure. Helps heal faster from sickness. Externally it can be mixed with bear grease to soothe burns. Don’t boil the leaves, simply pour boiling water over the leaves, steep for 10 minutes.  Leaves can be reused up to 4 times!
  • Seneca (Snake) Root

    18$ Canadian72$ Canadian
    Seneca (snake) root Harvested in Manitoba.
    Nicknamed the “Lung medicine”
    This root is carried on long journeys to ensure health and safety. In Canada the root is used in many pharmaceutical cough syrups. You can chew small pieces of the root to soothe toothaches as well as a sore throat. The roots can be chewed, tinctured or made into a tea.
    Not to be used by pregnant women.    
  • St John’s Wort

    15$ Canadian

    St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a herb that has been used for centuries as a traditional remedy for various ailments. It contains several active compounds, including hypericin and hyperforin, which are believed to contribute to its medicinal properties.  It has been used to relieve depression and anxiety.  St. John’s Wort is also known for it’s analgesic (pain-relieving) properties and could potentially help alleviate neuropathic pain, such as that associated with nerve damage.

  • Devil’s Club Root Bark

    25$ Canadian

    Devils Club Root Bark is considered one of the most powerful and important of all medicinal plants.  It is most effective in treating phlegm related to colds, bronchitis, pneumonia and the newest kid in town, covid.  It has also been used to treat diabetes as it help regulate blood sugar levels.  This bark was harvest in early spring when it is at it’s most potent stage, just before the plant shoots out the buds.  We are offering this by the ounce.

  • British Columbia Harvested Mullein

    10$ Canadian

    Mullein Leaf is a plant we have always kept in our ‘medicine tool chest”.  Great for lungs and breathing ailments we have used it for year to relax the lungs during bouts of asthma.  Mullein was also our ‘go to’ during a recent bout with covid.  Mixed with a bit of lemon and honey we really really appreciated our mullein tea.  It is important to stain a mullein tea through a coffee filter or very fine tea strainer and the very fine hairs on a mullein leaf can irritate the throat when swallowed.

  • Osha (Bear Root) Honey Chew

    40$ Canadian

    NEW PRODUCT ALERT!! We are very excited to announce our Osha Root Honey Chew. (Osha is also called Bear Root). Amazing anti viral, great for sore throats…incredible for singers…this is an all around perfect winter virus buster. The chew is a paste and you put a raisin size bit in your mouth and suck or put up under your lip. Tastes like Bear root and honey… the texture is like an old fashion chew….but MUCH better for you!!

    Each tin is 60 g made up of 30g of Bear Root harvested in the Rockies and 30g organic honey. Y ou are going to love this and we will start making more!! lol…(tobacco free!!)

  • Large White Sage Sticks

    14$ Canadian

    White Sage is all about cleansing and purifying.  Need a good mood tune up? or house cleansing? reach for the Sage.  Before all ceremonies sage is used to clean the spirit and energy.  These sticks are huge 9″ long, made with big full leaves.  The cool part with using a stick is that you can light it and then simply stamp it out on a shell or piece of wood for the next time.  Nice and efficient.

  • Massive Cedar Sticks

    15$ Canadian

    Surprise!  These were included in the new delivery of Prairie Sage we just received from our harvester!!  Huge!!  12 Inches in length.  Cedar… gotta love it.

  • Marjolaine

    10$ Canadian

    This Plant was grown in our garden Last summer, Joywind harvested it and we dried it above our wood stove.  The flavour is similar to thyme. This plant is a nice addition to your night time wind down. It also has some digestive properties, for that reason, it is a nice ‘spice’ to add in meals. That’s how Joywind likes to incorporate it. You might already have it in your kitchen as part of your “herbes de Provence” spice mix

  • Yarrow

    15$ Canadian

    Use in Teas.. As part of your Night time routine.

  • Red Osier Dogwood (Willow)

    15$ Canadian

    The inner bark of the Red Osier Dogwood (sometimes called Red Willow but it is actually a Dogwood not a Willow) is used by many Nations as part of a smoking mixture.  It has a pain relieving effect and can be boiled for use as a pain relieving poultice to treat sores.  Red Osie has also been used as a tea to treat diarrhea, fevers and liver ailments.  This bark was harvest in late winter/early spring when it is at its most potent stage, just before the plant shoots out the buds.  We are offering this by the ounce.

  • 8″ Leather Hand Bag

    90$ Canadian

    Our 8″ Moose Leather Saddle Bag / Hand Bag / Purse or Medicine Bag.  Available with Fringe front flap or Moose Antler button closure. (when checking out please specify preferences)

    (Note, our 8″ hand drum will not fit in this hand bag.  Please select a 10″ hand bag for your 8″ hand drum.)

    The straps colours are made of 5.5oz moose and will vary depending on the colours available (to our discretion). Don’t worry, Joywind always makes sure that the straps and body of the bag are harmonious together.

  • Hardwood Hand Drum Stick

    15$ Canadian25$ Canadian
    These are the hand drum sticks that we include with all of our larger hand drums (12″ and larger).  We make them in house with a hardwood handle, moose leather drum head stuffed with raw sheep’s wool and tied off with sinew.  You know that age old community problem of your drum head flying off in the middle of a ceremony / performance… well, we have a secret, and guarantee that our heads will never fly off!!  lol  They vary in length, but average about 14″ to 15″ long.
    Now available in several colours!!