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All orders with Purple Pitcher Plant that have been received will be shipping out JUNE 13 2022 .... Thank you, Kelly  


Purple pitcher plant / Sarracenia purpurea L. / S. purpurea  ~ has a long history of use as a traditional plant remedy across Canada and the continent of North America.  In Canada, the plant has long been recognized among aboriginal peoples as medicinal. During the 19th century, Purple pitcher plant served as a treatment for small pox originating from First Nation plant medicine.  The Cree peoples of Northern Québec refer to S. purpurea as “aygadash”, which translates to ‘frog’s socks’ in reference to the plant’s long slender pitchers and identify preparations from the leaves as beneficial in treating symptoms of in particular slow healing viral pox like skin infections and skin eruptions and skin infections related to diabetes.  Purple Pitcher Plant has proven valid anti viral lesion/pox benefits for reducing viral load - the viral spread and speeding healing + reducing or minimizing scarring of skin eruptions


"The antiviral properties of Sarracenia purpurea - Purple Pitcher plant was demonstrated in vitro (Arndt et al., 2012). The authors showed that the plant extract was not only active against smallpox, but also against other poxviruses, monkeypox virus, papovirus SV-40 and various herpes viruses, including papillomavirus and Epstein-Barr virus-associated carcinomas, usually by inhibiting the virus replication at the level of early transcription (Moore and Langland, 2018)"

AND - "Compelling descriptions of their effectiveness were recorded, such as ‘‘the greatest remedy known for the dreadful scourge’’ or “‘it seemed to arrest the development of the pustules, killing, as it were, the virus from within” (Clarke, 1996)" **




Therapy for Smallpox & Monkeypox & Orthopoxvirus infections.

This work describes + characterizes the antipoxvirus - monkeypox virus (MPXV) - activity associated with this botanical extract Purple pitcher plant / Sarracenia purpurea L. / S. purpurea - 

Source: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/A-HeLa-cells-were-mock-infected-or-infected-with-monkeypox-virus-MPXV-at-an-MOI10_fig4_221716266




50 ml glass dropper bottle

1:2 Ratio - 50% spirits - Local Purple Pitcher Plant 

1 bottle - Adult use will last approx. 2 weeks

Shelf Life in a dark cupboard minimum 5 to 10 years 



There are no known studies for use of Purple Pitcher Plant during pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Suitable for Use for Children age 5 +years to Adult 




Pitcher Plant Botanical: Sarracenia purpurea (LINN.) Family: N.O. Sarraceniaceae - A Modern Herbal | Pitcher Plant - Grieve M. A Modern Herbal, Revised edn. Surrey (UK): Merchant Book Company Ltd; 1931. 

Link - https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/p/pitche42.html#med


Anti-herpetic virus activity of the carnivorous botanical, Sarracenia purpurea / Purple Pitcher Plant - Link - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33144625/



Native American Ethnobotany - Authors Daniel E Moerman Publication date1998 /10 Volume 879 Publisher Timber Press - Link - https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=cnWb2SUAAAAJ&citation_for_view=cnWb2SUAAAAJ:2KloaMYe4IUC

Purple Pitcher Plant Tincture ~ Sarracenea purpurea L.

  • Purple pitcher plants are a native plant to Canada - they were once in abundance but remain now as hard to find ----they were a First Nation Remedy for small pox ... They were over harvested in the early 19th century due to dire need of a tool to ease the suffering of small pox.
    They can still be found in far northern central Ontario regions and Newfoundland + Labrador I am told - they grow slowly in mossy damp wetland areas + they stick out like a sore thumb due to their almost pre historic appearance and bright purple/pink + lime green hues.
    They are a carnivorous plant.
    They grow what are called pitchers that collect rain water + entice insects to become trapped which the plant then absorbs or digests as the critters decompose.
    Purple pitcher plant has been studied intensely and to date is found to be the only source of speedy relief for small pox spread + recovery by the process of interrupting viral replication...
    We are surrounded in plant allies.
    They have you convinced they're just invasive weeds to be ignored or eradicated.
    Think again.
    First Nation Peoples were kind enough to share their wisdom with our ancestors here in Canada.

  • References:
    PLOS ONE: In vitro Characterization of a Nineteenth Century Therapy for Smallpox: https://archive.ph/rMe9H

    Rediscovered Native American Remedy Kills Smallpox & Monkeypox : https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0032610

    Characterizing the Cytoprotective Activity of Sarracenia purpurea L, a Medicinal Plant that Inhibits Glucotoxicity in P12 Cells: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23216659/

    Smallpox Vaccine: Contraindications, Administration, and Adverse Reactions: (2003): https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p889.html