Herbal Remedies

Maya Herbal remedies

Centered Spirit offers various traditional Maya Herbal Remedies and supplemental health products, which include herbal tinctures-formulated by Dr. Rosita Arvigo.

Our staff will consult you on these items and herbal recommendations as it applies to your specific symptoms, and will help you with any preventative healthcare questions.

These medicinal plant formulas contain bio-active compounds which assist normal metabolic functions of the body, but are not intended as a substitute for a physician’s care.

Ninety-five percent of the medicinal plants contained in Centered Spirit’s tinctures are from rainforest areas in Belize that are scheduled for clearing. The remaining 5% are plants which grow abundantly through ought Belize.

“Saving Plants That Heal People”

Herbal tinctures are concentrated liquid extracts of the medicinal properties of herbs. The herbal concentrates are in alcohol because that process allows for the active principles of each plant to be efficiently extracted to a maximum percentage. Also, alcohol tinctures pass quickly through the stomach mucosa and into the blood stream.

Tinctures are superior to herbal teas because some important, compounds in the herbs are not water-soluble; the client is thus guaranteed the full strength of the fresh herbs, without the concern of spoilage. For their portability and simple administration, tinctures additionally have the advantage of greater convenience to the client. The following is a list of available tinctures.

Female Tonic – Ingredients: Man Vine, Billy Webb Bark, Wild, Yam, Skunk Root, China Root, Copalchi Bark, Ginger Root, Alcohol.

Indications: painful periods; irregular periods; dark, thick fluids during menses; presence of blood clots; lower back ache with menses; PMS ; enduration of uterine lining; hormonal migraines; menopause conditions; lack of menstruation. (Not to be taken during pregnancy)

Properties: Uterine lavage, cleanser of uterine membrane, removes accumulated endurated pathologic debris incompletely flushed by menstrual cycle. Provides hormonal pre-cursor of estrogen and progesterone to alleviate hormonal fluctuations of menopause or PMS.  Mild anti-spasmodic action.  Increases iron supply and full complement of minerals.


 Belly Be Good – Ingredients: Man Vine, Guinweo, Guaco, Alcohol.

Indications: gastritis; constipation; dyspepsia; lack of appetite; intestinal gas; colitis; heartburn; nervous stomach; stomach cramps.

Properties: Warms abdominal organs by increasing blood supply to digestive tract, thereby stimulating the production of digestive enzymes. Mild anti-spasmodic action to relax muscles of the stomach. Improves digestion.


Strong Back – Ingredients: Strong Back, Wild Yam, Man Vine, Alcohol.

Indications: muscular spasms, pain or strains; overwork soreness; sports injuries; asthma attack; stress; anxiety; back, neck shoulder or joint aches.

Properties: Anti-spasmodic, kidney tonic, anti-asthmatic, smooth muscle relaxant. Has a definite effect on muscle spasms by opening the potassium channels. Used for muscle sprains resulting from sports, excessive lifting, bruising and soreness.  Also used for uterine cramping and asthma.


Blood Tonic – Ingredients: China Root, Wild Yam, Alcohol.

Indications: anemia; toxic blood; rheumatism; arthritis; gout; inflammation; allergic reactions; fatigue and fibromyalgia.

Properties: Provides blood with iron in an easily assimilated, organic form; thus aiding hemoglobin production. Aids kidneys in detoxification. Eases pain of rheumatism and arthritis.


Flu Away/Cold Season – Ingredients: Jackass Bitters, Cayenne Pepper, Garlic, Alcohol.

Indications: Flu; colds; minor infections; sore throats; sinus congestion. To be taken at the first sign of a cold or flu.  Useful for fungal infections and parasites.

Properties: Anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-cholera.


Nerve Tonic – Ingredients: Man Vine, Alcohol.

Indications: nervousness; insomnia; anxiety; stress; stress related indigestion or gastritis.

Properties: anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic, anti-stress, anti-dyspeptic.


Detox Formula – Ingredients: Chicoloro, Jackass Bitters, Billy Webb Bark, Guaco, Alcohol.

Indications: toxemia; constipation; gastritis; indigestion; fatigue; intestinal gas; skin sores; infections; amoebas; parasites; sluggishness. To tonify organs and detoxify the blood, especially after a long sickness.

Properties: Mild purgative, detoxification of organs and blood, anti-parasitic, anti-amoebic.


Male Tonic – Ingredients: Balsam Bark, Corn Silk, Man Vine, Alcohol.

Indications: Impotency; difficulty maintaining erection; kidney or bladder infection, dysuria; gonorrhea; prostatitis. To cleanse the male prostate, increase virility, aid in impotence. Helps tone and flush the kidneys and bladder.

Properties: Anti-septic to urinary tracts of men. Removes mucous from kidney or bladder. Improves sexual performance and stamina. Relaxes prostate swelling. Promotes circulation to sexual organs.


Kidney Tonic – Ingredients: Balsam Bark, Corn Silk, Wild Yam, Alcohol.

Indications: burning during urination; excessive urinary output; lack of urine; kidney stones; low backache upon arising that gradually decreases with movement. For all urinary complaints, water retention and liver aliments.

Properties: Emolient, anti-septic, diuretic, lithagogue (agent to dispel calculi), anti-inflammatory, lymphatic support.


Sweet Blood – Ingredients: Billy Webb Bark, Alcohol.

Indications: Type 2 diabetes (helps maintain blood sugar levels); dry cough and low appetite; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Properties: anti-diabetic (type 2 only), anti-fatigue, anti-viral.


Immune Boost – Ingredients: Billy Webb Bark, Jackass Bitters, John Charles, Alcohol.

Indications: recent exposure to viral conditions; exhaustion; onset of acute illness; infections; purulent sores.

Properties: anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-septic. Stimulates immune cell production.


Traveler’s Tonic – Ingredients: Jackass Bitters, Guava Leaf, Alcohol.

Indications: traveler’s diarrhea, amoebas, intestinal parasites, stomach upsets, salmonella, spoiled food poisonings.

Properties: anti-microbial, anti-diarrhea, anti- salmonella, anti-malarial, anti-amoebic, anti-parasitic.