"Balsam Root" leaf and flower tincture, Balsamorhiza sagittata. Wildcrafted from healthy robust plants at high elevation in the forested mountains of south-central Washington, during full flowering. Mostly flowers with a few of the greenest leaves, and tinctured within an hour of harvesting. Balsam root has properties similar to echinacea, but is a milder and more versatile immune support. A type of wild sunflower, all parts of the plant are edible. Expert herbalists generally agree that there is no need to stop taking balsam root to prevent it from losing effectiveness (the way echinacea does if used continually). The flavor is pleasant compared with many immune enhancers, with a hint of pine, making this an excellent choice for use in tonics for children.