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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 - 



50 ml glass dropper bottle

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

1 bottle - Adult use will last approx. 2 weeks - Use at onset of symptoms for 2 to 4 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. 

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Anti-herpetic virus activity of the carnivorous botanical, Sarracenia purpurea / Purple Pitcher Plant - Link -



Native American Ethnobotany - Authors Daniel E Moerman Publication date1998 /10 Volume 879 Publisher Timber Press - Link -


ALSO AVAILABLE -- OUR Farmed LEMON BALM  Extract -  Lemon Balm is noted for the strong role it plays with relieving the varicella-zoster virus & poxvirus family of shingles, chicken pox, molluscum contagiosum, monkeypox - herpes simplex 1 & 2. Viral Poxvirus infections typically result in the formation of blistering lesions, skin eruptions - skin nodules or disseminated rash of the skin - the skin is an extention of the central nervous system - a viral shingles or varciella infection often involves a burning type nerve pain with often itchy oozing spreading lesions that can lead to scarring. These viral infections often happen when the immune system is weak and/or has been traumatized. Poxviruses are brick or oval-shaped viruses with large double-stranded DNA genomes. Poxviruses exist throughout the world and cause disease in humans and many other types of animals.


Our Farmed Lemon Balm TEAwith anti varciella poxvirus benefits. 

Purple Pitcher Plant Extract ~ 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.

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