We Want to Answer Your Questions About Alternative Treatments for Illness!

We are so happy you found your way to our website! This is the place to get advice about which Vitamins & Supplements may be effective for your health challenges, which Herbal Remedies we can put together for your specific condition and which foods or fruit and vegetable juices are especially good for what is affecting you in your life and body.

We are a family based business with knowledge ranging from throughout our lives healing people, attending Massage Therapy and Aura Balancing schools, talking with practitioners of Acupuncture, Reiki and other healing energetic modalities. We owned our own Health Food Store, grow our own food, raise our own chickens and ducks and attend our local Farmer’s Markets.

We believe in taking responsibility for your own health and are here to help you in that endeavor. There are so many Holistic Health Care practices to choose from. Let us share our knowledge and experience with you to help guide you to the best path for your most vibrant health.

Have you recently been diagnosed with a disease and want to cure it without the use of Western Medicine modalities?

We can’t wait to hear from you. Click >here< to contact us with your questions.



About Yarrow and Simple Botanicals Herbal Remedies

Welcome to YarrowHeals.com!  Because of the freshness of this website I would love for people to interact with me and ask questions and make comments so we can grow exponentially and reach more people. The more discussion I do the more I remember all that I know and can pass it on to anybody who finds it beneficial.

Now I’d like to tell you a bit about Yarrow and Simple Botanicals. Simple Botanicals was started by Catherine Mackenzie, my mom, who has been practicing and growing herbs her whole adult life. She needed something to use on her pets and family for their common ailments so she made her first batch of Wonder Balm salve and they loved it!! And it worked! We are so happy to be doing this together! She is a self-taught herbalist, curandera, healer and intuitive therapist throughout. Both of my parents are trained massage therapists who also founded the Evergreen School of Healing Arts where they were instructors when I was a young child. Later on my father became a Rolfer (deep tissue bodyworker) so I was involved in a connection with my body from childhood and always stuck with it, it just seemed RIGHT to eat well, breathe and commune with nature.

I moved down to New Mexico in 2001 after attending school at the Mesilla Valley School of Therapeutic Arts and earning my National Certification for Massage Therapy. There I studied physiology and was completely intrigued by the inner workings of the body. Thereafter, I attended school in Bisbee, Arizona where I graduated as a Certified Clinical Herbalist from The Southwest School of Botanical Medicine taught by Michael Moore, the well-known herbologist and his wife Donna Chesner, an extremely gifted and wonderful woman herself. After a brief employment at the Vitamin Cottage where I learned much more about specific supplements and their effects on the body I moved to Truth or Consequences and opened my own Health Food Store where my knowledge of bodies, health, supplements, juicing, herbs, raw food dieting and cleansing grew exponentially almost by the day.

Making the herbal remedies, growing the herbs when we had our farm and especially communing with the plants and helping people work toward better health are the rewards for me. My long term goal is to be a Naturopathic Physician but three children, a wonderful husband and one health food store later, I am offering my knowledge to you. We now have moved our office and workshop to my home in the lovely town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, where we continue to wild-craft almost all of our products. There is a large argument for the fact that herbs harvested closer to your home will work best for you. These plants are exposed to the same environmental toxins and energy frequencies as you are, making them more effective for locals (within 70 miles). As you know, most herbal remedies available do not come from your backyard and are still very effective but this is something to consider in treating yourself. We strongly suggest that if you can get the herbs locally, they will have an even more profound effect. We do order some herbs from very reputable companies when we need their physiologic effects but can’t grow them in this climate.

We have a full line of herbal tinctures, plus our cough syrup and of course, the Wonder Balm. Check out our product list to see all that we have to offer and please feel free to contact me with questions and requests. I will happily mix up a concoction just for you. This website will be most beneficial if you are interactive. I do best in discussion forum, so please do send your questions. It will help me get more information out to you and all of our other followers and clients! Thank you.

“The natural healing force within each of us is the

greatest force in getting well.”


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.


Please remember  that herbs can cause powerful physiological reactions/actions in your body.  Seek advice from your chosen health care provider before using herbal products, especially if you are ill, on medication, pregnant or nursing.


  1. Monika said:

    I Love Simple Botanicals! The tinctures that I have bought have worked wonders. Thank you for bringing your natural remedies into my life!

  2. Antonio said:

    Nice blog, Yarrow

  3. Donna said:

    Simple Botanicals is one of those terrific small herbal companies providing products of consistent and impeccable quality. Bravo!

  4. Malia said:

    Way to go Yarrow! It is great that you are getting the word out about your wonderful products!!

  5. Caitlin said:

    Love, love, love your stuff – it is amazing! Hope all is well! Sending lots of love to the fam!

  6. nolina said:


    What a wonderful blog! It is nice reading about our local plants. I feel honored to know such a healer. I will think of you this summer when we are harvesting our organic calendula here at the farm.

    Love n Sparkles to all 🙂

  7. Caitlin said:

    Simple Botanicals is the absolute BEST! The tinctures and Wonder Balm are beyond compare. They have fixed all kinds of ailments! I can’t thank Yarrow and Catherine enough! Great products filled with love!

  8. Jessica said:

    My family (including the feline and canine bodies) have long loved the Wonder Balm and use your tinctures in both preventative and restorative applications. My kids are the (un-vaccinated and non-antibiotic using) embodiment of holistic health – with most of our medicine cabinet full of Simple Botanicals products and other supplements or products you have suggested! We love the new website and look forward to continued advice and information from you about our health and wellness! Thank you for your wealth of knowledge and your genuine passion to impart your understandings of human physiology and healing to us!!

    • simplebotanicals said:

      Thank you Jessica. My children are also the unvaccinated and anti-biotic free embodiment of holistic health. I love giving advice on integrative and alternative therapies to the usual Western Medicine approach. The use of anti-biotics in our society has become completely out of hand. They are extremely overused and now unfortunately required for so many of the standard american activities, like school, for example. The doctors are bribed with money and the teachers are ill informed about the potential benefits of immunizations that people who choose not to participate are ostracized and sometimes are refused service based on their holistic health decisions. I just listened to a webinar last week that educated me to the use of MSG in some of the vaccinations that are required for our infants. The research showed that MSG can forever ruin the switch in our bodies that tells us that we are full, making it impossible for these children to feel satiated and leading to the rise in obesity and most sad, leaving a human being with the inability to feel complete. There was a huge push toward humans eating what we were meant to eat; produce that grows out of the ground that does not have any poison sprayed on it. It is time for the human race to wake up and take responsibility for their own health. We can not trust the big companies to impart the information that is really important about food and our health any longer. It is riddled with lies and deceit based on the big companies making more money. Studies are fudged and lies are spread to make it hard to know what is right but I think we are coming to a time when light will be shed on the seriousness of where we are headed if we let these people continue to make our choices for us. Light & love to all those who are even curious about integrative medicine and the wonders that the earth gives us with out the use of constant technology where it is not needed.

  9. Susan said:

    love the new website, Yarrow. lots of great information in a beautiful and easy-to-access format. good for you! hope your message of health and healing reaches many more people.

  10. Cheyenne said:

    Yarrow has a passion for health and healing, as many do. The fact that she has the focus, tenacity, reverence and raw talent to embody in the way that she does is what makes her a true facilitator for healing. She is an educator and a motivator. We are blessed with you, Yarrow.
    Shine On!
    All Blessings,

  11. Jeannette said:

    Hi Yarrow, I just came across your website while looking for an herb tincture. (Nice site, BTW!) I’m a certified Emotion Code practitioner (work with people and animals to release trapped emotions painlessly) and also practice the Body Code…(for everything else 🙂

    I have a question: I use muscle-testing to find the imbalances in the body. I also self-test to find out what’s going on with my body and what it needs. Sometimes this can be a little tricky because self-testing can be more subjective. I’m 57. While testing for some newly developing arthritis in two of my fingers and a toe, yerba santa tincture came up as the solution for the imbalance. I haven’t found anything relating yerba santa with arthritis relief. I did find your info on licorice and yerba mansa, but the testing has let me know those are not the ones I need. Might you have any insight on this?

    Also, I’ve been looking for the right herbal product to give my 13 year old australian shepherd to help dissolve the cataracts in his eyes and improve his hearing if it’s possible, but there’s nothing out there that contains these four ingredients together. It should contain eyebright, bilberry, yellow dock root and hordeum vulgare (barley–green, not dried or roasted). It needs to be taken orally. I’ve already changed his diet and give him good quality vitamins. Can you help?

    Thank you! I can see from this sight and your comments where your heart is. Kindred spirit! 😀

    • yarrow said:

      Hi Jeanette-
      Yerba Santa is for liquidy mucus build-up anywhere in the body but mostly the lungs, ear, nose & throat. You could look at this in the joints as a way that the body may be trying to rinse out the uric acid crystal build-up that causes arthritis in the first place. Perhaps it is increasing the inflammation by trying to flush. If muscle testing suggests it, I would definitely give it a try. Make sure to consume lots of water while taking it and maybe even add something like Chia seeds to help the body retain some moisture while you dry it out with the Yerba Santa.
      I have seen people have really good luck with Yucca capsules for arthritis and Elder Flower tincture also works nicely. Mucus is a protective mechanism of the body to protect our cells from acidity. Perhaps you are eating something that needs a lot of acid to break down (maybe you have a dairy or wheat sensitivity) or you need to alkalize. Raw vegetables are the best for this and 1/2 tsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar every morning upon rising and before bed in water for two to three weeks. White refined flour and sugar are the main culprits for throwing us into acidic imbalance.
      As far as the cataracts and the dog it is hard to know what to suggest. I have never used the last ingredient that you mentioned and don’t know where to get it. For humans, there are so many different causes of cataracts, sometimes they are even viral. I have heard that Camu powder with Vitamin C can be very useful and to put a drop of lemon juice twice a day into the eye for a few days also dissolves them. I think they may be an indication of toxic build-up in the liver which would explain the YellowDock. Other herbs that are good for the liver with different energetics are Chaparral, Ocotillo & Dandelion with Milk Thistle as a rebuilder. The best diet that I have found for a dog is; 1 handful lean ground beef-raw, 1 handful of rice if they are not sensitive to grains and 1 handful of grated apple, carrot & beet. If you do this for your dog for a week or two you will often notice increased health and energy within three days!
      Thank you so much for your comments and questions!

      • Jeannette said:

        Beautiful response! For myself, I already cut out wheat, milk products, cane sugar, caffeine, and meat over a year ago. However, you’re right about the acidity because my diet used to be full of those things for a very long time, so the arthritis is from the build-up and now my body wants me to use the yerba santa to eliminate it. It tests positive on using lots of water and chia seeds while using it. Thank you!

        I muscle-test to find out what my body and my dog’s wants/needs are every day, all day and have discovered some surprising things. Everyone’s body has different needs, as you know. Both of us go through cycles where we’ll need mostly raw food, and others where our bodies want mostly cooked food. Most of the time, however, it seems to be a combination of both and it also depends on the season. Like more raw in the hot months and more grains and cooked food in the colder months. An interesting thing here…I have bought good quality raw meat for my dog on a couple of occasions, but he wasn’t interested and looked at me with what looked like ‘what are you giving me?’ His body has never tested positive for raw meat for some reason, but raw nuts, especially walnuts, almond butter, and anything coconut! Plus carrots, apples, tangerines, dried apricots, peaches, mango, blueberries and acai, to name a few…A real omnivore, this one!

        I’m taking up too much room on your site here, but got a positive on what you said about the yellow dock for toxins in the liver, and a positive for using dandelion and milk thistle. Perfect! Thank you so much. You’ve been so helpful! Now I’m going to take a look at your store above 🙂

  12. Hello Yarrow ! The first thing is that I love your photo very much! It brings a refreshment feeling! The important thing is that I love what your are doing: making plants and growing herbs. It’s so amazing! Hey, could you show us some photos of your herbs? I guess they would be beautiful!

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