Victoria's Trusted Herbal Store
for over 30 Years
Self-Heal Herbs has been providing quality herbs, supplements, well-researched proven advice and much more to the Victoria community since 1976. The high quality and freshness of our herbs and our hands-on approach with our clientèle has been the secret to our success. As we start a new year and a new phase in our history, we are more committed than ever to being a trusted source for all your herbal and health needs.
Knowledgeable Staff & Advice
While you may know that you want to live a healthy, natural lifestyle, you may not know how or where to begin. This is where our knowledgeable staff comes in; we are always on hand to answer your questions, provide personal consultations, and help you educate yourself with our extensive collection of books you can purchase or consult on-site. It is our dedication to share the wisdom of our cumulative experience, our personal touch, and our dedication to superior service that have earned us the trust of a loyal client base and we look forward to helping even more people discover how essential oils, minerals and other natural products can enhance their lifestyle.
Mail Order Available
Place your order by phone or email and we will be happy to ship your healing herbals anywhere across North America. Here at Self Heal, we don't believe you should be penalized for living outside of Victoria and in turn we charge no handling/packaging fees. All you pay is the price of the products and the lowest shipping charges we can find.
Plant of the Month: Elecampane
With a rich history of use and vast presence within folklore, Elecampane holds quite the presence within the herbal community. Both the roots and rhizome of this handsomely impressive perennial are used for a number of different ailments, from chest infections to intestinal worms.
Elecampane is considered an antispasmodic, stimulating expectorant, diaphoretic (induces sweating), antiseptic, stomachic, anticatarrhal and mild anthelmintic (antipasasitic). With it's great affinity for the lungs, this beauty acts as both a bronchial dilator (increases the size of one's breathing passages) and an expectorant (aids in the removal of mucous from the lungs).
Historically, Elecampane was a front runner in the treatment of Tuberculosis and remains to this day commonly used for a number of lung related conditions (asthma, whooping cough, croup, pneumonia...).
Due to it's warming , aromatic, and slightly bitter nature, Elecampane is often taken to soothe stomach/intestinal cramping, bloating and generally stagnant digestion. In the past it was also utilized for it's diuretic properties in the treatment of dropsy (congestive heart failure).
Gaia's Garden Medicinal Remedies
We are proud and excited to introduce you to the medicinal remedies of Gaia's Garden. With products for the whole family, Gaia's Garden medicinals are lovingly crafted right here in Victoria, BC. We currently carry the following products:
Pau d'Arco Salve - Ideal for fungal infections, skin irritation, bug bites and dry skin.
Yarrow Salve- A great blood remedy used for cuts, burns, varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
Arthritis Pain Relief Salve- For the relief of the aches and pains associated with arthritis. Sacred Breast Lymphatic Massage Oil- To disperse lymphatic stagnation in the breast tissue and promote over-all tissue health.
Wise Woman Spray- A calming and hormone balancing blend for the wise woman in all of us. Aromatherapy Sleep Spray- Drift off to sleep to the soothing scents of lavender, sweet orange, hops, patchouli, yarrow and German chamomile.
Chakra Sprays- Let these beautiful and powerful scents guide you through your sacred work.
Faerie Magic "Monster Spray"- A sweet blend for children who wake up with nightmares...Let them be empowered and spray those monsters away!!
Tummy Relieve- This soothing blend calms and comforts little tummies having troubles.
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