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1.  How do medicinal plants work?Long before pure chemicals were manufactured in labs, people used plants for medicine. Today, there are over 100 active ingredients derived from plants for use as drugs and medicines.  KuKista uses an alcohol based extraction process which takes every living part of the plant leaving nothing but the skeleton or the carcass to be filtered out, preserving the medicinal qualities of the plant to be used.2.  Are they safe?Today more and more people are becoming interested in natural healing using medicinal plants.  There is a general feeling among people today to know how to be self-sufficient and to care for their own general welfare.  Using medicinal plants is serious and should be done with wisdom and good judgment.  Most plants are extremely safe to use, but care must still be exercised because body chemistries can differ.  If in question, ALWAYS refer to an expert.3.  Why use natural healing plants in our modern world of medicine?Using natural supplements is getting more acceptable and more popular every day among our every day culture.  It seems to make sense to take advantage of everything that is good for the body.  Here at KuKista, we want to be a part of your overall whole body health team and give you access to our years of experience and our high quality healing herbs.4.  How will I know how much to take?If you are a beginner, start with a few drops.  This gives the body time to manage something new in your system and then move up to full dosages.  KuKista puts suggested dosages on every bottle.  If there is any kind of reaction stop immediately.  Don’t be discouraged and talk to an expert to find out what is the best way to get started again.5.  Can I make my own medicinal herbal extractions?Absolutely.  We have so much access to modern day information and online classes, podcasts and media.  KuKista’s roots come from a second generation 43 years of experience and beginnings and origination from Max Barlow, a BYU graduate of Botany, we use his original formulas and methods.6.  Where do I find information to help me know about healing plants?Again, free access to modern day information or logon to kukista.com and get started right there.7.  What do I need to start?You can start slow or go all in.  Here at KuKista, we are prepared to be a part of your whole body health team however fast or slow you want to jump in.  A great way to start

5 Powerhouse Herbs, Blended to Perfection for Protection ​During Extreme High-Risk Times Immunity Guard KuKista is proud to introduce Immunity Guard, a perfect blend of five powerhouse herbs blended into one great extract that is used to guard your immune system. 1 LDM - (Lomatium) a preventative against viral infections especially during high-risk periods. It inhibits growth and reproduction of viral organisms, rendering them inactive, thus enabling white blood cells to do their job and dump them to be filtered out of the body.2 Dandelion helps neutralize or prevent the negative effects of free radicals in your body. It provides strong protection against cellular damage and oxidative stress. Because of Dandelion’s ability to rid the body of free radicals and strong cell protection, it also then prevents the growth of dangerous cells.3 Red Roobios stops cell mutation and helps to fight against the free radicals. Red Roobios boosts the immune system and protects the body from viruses. Rooibos enhances cellular resistance to oxidative stress and provides protection against cell death.4 Astragalus helps the body fight off stress and disease. It prevents and protects cells against cell death, free radicals and oxidation. Astragalus essentially regulates the body’s immune responses.5 Venus Fly Trap stimulates and activates sluggish white blood cells. Stimulated, they fight infection and defend the body against foreign materials, recognize and defend against intruders, kills harmful bacteria and create antibodies to protect the body against exposure to bacteria and viruses. Venus Fly Trap possess an advanced type of immune system capable of distinguishing between harmful intruder organisms and its own materials. ​Want to have a quick chat? Feel free to reserve a TIME with our experts - Mary, Sharon or Lon. ​ DISCLAIMERThis information is to be used for educational purposes only and has been solely based on the historic and traditional use of herbs. This information has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration, nor has it gone through studies required before a particular product can be deemed truly beneficial or potentially dangerous. Part of KuKista’s roots come from an original group informally interested in knowing more about the healing properties of medicinal plants. Initially, a collective effort to compile information to share with each other was started without regards to sources or references. KuKista recognizes all information on our website to be “shared” information without the intention of plagiarism, acknowledgement to original authors and sources or copyright infringements. We have

We love both! Just like Vanilla extracts that are normally used in our kitchen for baking, tinctures are made using the same method from medicinal plants using alcohol. Healing plants are weighed out in proper amounts and soaked in alcohol ranging from 50 to 180 proof alcohol. This process extracts everything in the plant leaving only the actual structure of the plant to be filter out changing it from “spirits” to an herbal extract.​ Herbal tinctures are easy to use because you can start with as low as 1 drop and up your dosage to as much as needed. Tinctures and essential oils are like comparing oranges to apples. They are just two different products. Essential oils has a completely different extraction process called distillation. Distillation is the process of separating only the highly concentrated “essential oils” from a liquid mixture using selective boiling and condensation. As the distillation takes place, the steam generated dissipates leaving the heavier essential oils to be collected. Here at KuKista, our tinctures are still made in small batches, hand mixed and hand filtered for the very best quality and most effective healing extractions. Want to have a quick chat? Feel free to reserve a TIME with our experts - Mary, Sharon or Lon. ​ DISCLAIMERThis information is to be used for educational purposes only and has been solely based on the historic and traditional use of herbs. This information has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration, nor has it gone through studies required before a particular product can be deemed truly beneficial or potentially dangerous.

During the flu pandemic of 1917-1918, a special root was used by the Washoe Indian tribes near Carson City, Nevada.  Dr. E.T. Krebs Sr., a contracted physician assigned by the U.S. government, was surprised to find these Native American tribes free from respiratory illness and no deaths attributed from the “influenza bug.”  This was especially unbelievable because people were “dying like flies” throughout the entire region, the nation and the world.  Seeing the dried root hanging, Dr. Krebs was told it was “powerful medicine” and took the dried root to San Francisco and the “people just stopped dying.” Those Native Americans called the medicinal root “Dortza”, which meant “powerful medicine.”  They collected it during the year when the richest supply of oils were concentrated in the large underground roots.  Chopped and hung them to dry in their huts. LDM (Lomatium Dissectum v. Multifida) Extract is used both as a preventative against viral infections or  solely during high-risk periods.  It inhibits growth and reproduction of viral organisms, rendering them inactive, thus enabling white blood cells to do their job by dumping them to be filtered out of the body. Volatile oil factions in the root contain the antiviral/antibiotic properties along with powerful anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties.  LDM extract stops the growth of all viruses, bacteria and fungus in the body and eliminates the lethal micro-organisms without harming the ones necessary to good health. LDM is anti-viral and the dosage depends upon the strength or weakness of the body’s natural immune system. LDM is completely natural and non-toxic; therefore, the dosage may be safely increased until it takes effect. Adults: 3 to 10 drops, 3 to 5 times daily.   Start with a low dosage, increase with tolerance.  Keep dosage low for first 7 days, then increase as needed. Children: 3 to 4 drops, 4 to 6 times daily gradually increasing quantity and frequency. 1 to 2 drops for babies added to water or juice. NOTICE:  1 in 200 people get a one time harmless detox rash.  This is due to the body dumping high amounts of toxins and its inability to filter it through.  Stop LDM until rash has cleared and then begin again.  Always begin LDM in small doses. Buy LDM at KuKista.com or click on any LDM icon and it will link you directly to the buy button. Want to have a quick chat? Feel free to reserve a TIME with our experts - Mary, Sharon or Lon. ​ DISCLAIMERThis information is to be used for educational purposes only and has been solely based on the historic and traditional use of herbs.  This information has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration,

In a time of unsettled chaos, take time to TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS!  But how can you trust your own instincts with so much information being bombarded your way?  Ask yourself these 3 simple questions: 1. Am I paying attention to what my “instincts” are telling me? It’s easy to get yourself in a panic with so much immediate access to information from all over the world.  You’re smart. You can figure things out.  Most of all, pay attention.  You will know what is best for you and your circumstances. 2.  Am I afraid to trust my own “instincts?” NO!  Your instincts are the first place to trust.  It’s easy to use your other 5 senses for information, but your inner self is the one who always has your back.  Sometimes when there’s a lot of outside pressure and it seems like you are standing a lone with what you KNOW is best for you, it can make you start to second guess yourself.  Don’t be afraid and listen. 3.  What’s the next step? Courage.  Simple as that.  Have the courage to actually listen and trust what your instincts are telling you.  That means you may look silly to others or you are making decisions different than what the “crowds” are doing, however, in the long run, that courage will benefit YOU the most. ​How can KuKista help you? ​ Your health is in YOUR hands and KuKista can help the natural way.  We offer 48 beautiful herbal tinctures and believe in a “whole body” approach.  Shop our website and access our natural medicine cabinet for head to toe TOP health products. ​Want to have a quick chat? Feel free to reserve a TIME with our experts - Mary, Sharon or Lon. ​ DISCLAIMERThis information is to be used for educational purposes only and has been solely based on the historic and traditional use of herbs.  This information has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration, nor has it gone through studies required before a particular product can be deemed truly beneficial or potentially dangerous.

How to Extract the Healing Properties of Plants Tinctures are becoming more and more popular today.  In fact, the best way to get the most healing properties out of medicinal plants is in tincture form.  What does that mean?  Tincture is another name for “extract” and that means plants both dried and fresh are soaked in alcohol.  By soaking the herbs in alcohol it extracts everything from the plant which includes all medicinal properties. By taking tinctures, you get to control the dosage.  Usually, tinctures come in UV protected bottles with droppers.  That makes it easy to take only what you really need by adding or subtracting drops. Tinctures are quick and convenient.  They are easy to ingest, easy to travel and easy to store.  A few drops in water or juice or directly on the tongue takes only a second. Finally, tinctures are long lasting.  Using the alcohol extraction helps the healing properties of the plant to stay suspended in the alcohol.  According to the International School of Herbal Arts and Sciences, if stored properly, tinctures have a longer shelf life than tea or decoction extracts.​KuKista has over 44 years of extracting experience.  We understand that the weather, altitude and temperature are important for good extractions.  We have mastered the extraction process and still make small batches for the highest quality of medicinal tinctures. ​Want to have a quick chat? Feel free to reserve a TIME with our experts - Mary, Sharon or Lon. ​ DISCLAIMERThis information is to be used for educational purposes only and has been solely based on the historic and traditional use of herbs.  This information has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration, nor has it gone through studies required before a particular product can be deemed truly beneficial or potentially dangerous.