Reduced Shipping Rates! YAY! and Special Offer

Super Immune Booster -- stay strong and laugh at colds and flu! Already gotcha? Send it away fast with Super Immune Booster.

Super Immune Booster -- stay strong and laugh at colds and flu! Already gotcha? Send it away fast with Super Immune Booster.

Good news and a Special Offer

for online customers!

New rules have enabled CFB to cut our domestic AND international shipping costs almost IN HALF...and we are passing that savings on to our clients! This means that packages under 4 pounds will now only cost $8.25 instead of the previous $16.00. Woohoo! 

Mailing from the cloud forest in Boquete, Panama has its challenges. The rules change, often. For awhile, all boxed packages had to be completely covered in tape. Then, suddenly, NO tape was allowed, and packages had to be wrapped in plain brown paper (even if they weren't porn!) and GLUED shut. On another day, suddenly, all packages had to be brought unsealed for on site visual inspection. A week later you had to present a photocopy of your id.  It goes on and on. We only recently learned that mail from Boquete only gets sent out into the world on Mondays and Fridays!

Still the postal ladies are usually smiling, always helpful, and the mail does get delivered, if slowly.

If you are ordering from the US or Canada, please allow 3 full weeks for delivery from the time we respond to you order saying it has been shipped. You may be pleasantly surprised and it will arrive in less time. You will certainly be pleased now to know that your orders will cost 50% less to order.

Thank you.

Also, as our way of saying THANK YOU for your growing support of the Herbal Revolution (as our mentor, Franklin, Man of the Mountain, calls it):  order two or more tinctures during the month of October and we will include with your order a FREE half ounce of our popular and EFFECTIVE Super Immune Booster.

Just in  time to help you through the oncoming cold and flu season!

We look forward to hearing from you soon. And, as always, keep smiling and be well. 





Good News! New Reduced Shipping Rates! – Oct. Newsletter

Good news for all online customers!

New rules have enabled CFB to cut our international shipping costs almost IN HALF...and we are passing that savings on to our clients. This means that small packages under 4 pounds sent through the postal service to the US or Canada will now only cost $8.25 instead of the previous $16.00. Packages to Europe will cost $17.50.

To read more about shipping our products to you worldwide, about what a tincture is and how we make them and about our new book, Romancing the Bean: Chronicles of a Coffee Snob in Panama, check out our

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CFB now has Ashwagandha – The Indian Wonder Herb!



Winter Cherry or Indian Ginseng

  • Nurtures & strengthens the nervous system,
  • Reduces  anxiety and stress
  • Promotes calmness & a feeling of well-being
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory
  • Potent system tonic & aphrodisiac

 This herb is regarded as a 1st class adaptogenic tonic by one of the world's greatest herbal medical systems ( Ayurveda ), and compares favorably with the most renowned and effective herbal tonics -

  • ginseng (Panax ginseng) ,
  • astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) ,
  • dang qui (Angelica sinensis),
  • reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)

In the herbal tradition Ashwagandha's sharp and pungent principle, indicates a warming, strengthening action. It raises metabolism, stimulates digestion, clears mucus and improves circulation. Ashwagandha has been used medicinally for approx. 4,000 years and revered by generations of people for its ability to increase vitality, energy, endurance and stamina, promote longevity and strengthen the immune system without stimulating the body's reserves.

Cloud forest Botanicals now has this plant in a potent organic tincture form (both 1oz & 2oz sizes) Order here online or if you are in Boquete, Panama. Visit us at the Tuesday Market in Boquete.

Some PHYTO-Chemistry

Ashwagandha's extract derives its strength from a combination of various plant chemicaIs.  It has 12 alkaloids : Alkaloids have documented pharmacological effects and are used in many OTC medicines. Several sitoindosides which are helpful in reducing stress , also 35 withanolides and various other steroidal lactories which have been identified in the roots of Ashwagandha that make it effective as an aphrodisiac, sedative, narcotic, diuretic, debostruent and restorative. Other important compounds that are present in the roots are withancil (an acid), glycosides, dulcitol, and starch, glycine, tyrosine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, alanine and cysteine which are amino acids. Two main types of Withanolides (A and D) are found in the leaves of this shrub. Withanolides are found to exhibit measurable anti-inflammatory properties.

Medicine Way Trail Special Event – August 21

Come Bleed the Dragon!

Sangre de Drago tree - 8 years old

Sangre de Drago tree - 8 years old

Wednesday August 21. This week, at the full moon,  the conditions are ideal at Finca Luz in Bouqete to 'bleed' the Sangre de Drago trees. Learn with us (it's our first time!) the process of collecting the prized red resin of this indigenous rainforest tree.  Sangre de Drago's resin is a powerful wound healer and is used throughout Central and South America to heal serious internal digestive problems. Centuries of traditional indigenous use are now being supported by current US and European scientific studies.

Join us Wednesday, August 21 to engage your senses as you smell, touch and taste your way through an introduction to herbal healing. Discover the everyday application of alchemy as we open ourselves to the power of self-healing using elements found in Nature.

The Medicine Way Tour is open by advance reservation on Monday and Wednesday, 9:30 AM.  The cost is $30 per person and includes the educational tour and a sumptuous morning coffee hour on The Terrace of Finca Luz. Transportation can be provided from town by arrangement at no additional charge.

Contact us at or call 6636-8663 or 6527-5584.