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Tinctures

What is a tincture and how do I use it?

Tinctures are liquid extracts made from herbs. They are usually extracted in alcohol, but they can also be extracted in vegetable glycerine or apple cider vinegar. Tinctures are easy and convenient to use. Because they are taken directly under the tongue, they enter the bloodstream much more directly than by any other means, therefore the action in the body is usually quicker.

 

What is a "dropper full", and how much should I take?

Tinctures are usually taken by the dropper full. A dropper full is the amount of liquid that fills the glass tube of the dropper when the bulb on the dropper tip is squeezed and released. The liquid may fill the glass tube only a small portion of the way, but that is considered a “dropperful”. A dropper full equals approximately 30 drops. The blub of all dropper tops (the thing you squeeze), no matter how large the tincture bottle it comes with, is a standard size. The bulb is what determines how much liquid fills the tube, not the length of the tube itself.

To take a tincture, it is best to take the drops directly under the tongue. This gets the herb directly into the bloodstream. If necessary, it is acceptable to dilute the tincture in a small amount of water or juice to drink. It may be flavored with lemon or honey to disguise the taste. You may also put the dropper full of tincture into a cup of warm or hot water for an instant cup of herbal tea. Heat your water first, before adding the tincture liquid. Heating the tincture in a microwave may kill or weaken the herbs healthful benefits.

 

What is the shelf life of my tinctures and how should I store them?

Tinctures are extracted most often in alcohol because it is such a potent solvent. Some herbs simply will not release their medicinal qualities to a solvent that is less potent, such as water, apple cider vinegar or vegetable glycerine. It takes something stronger, and alcohol is perfect, as it also acts as an effective preservative. Alcohol-based tinctures have a virtually unlimited shelf life if stored in a cool, dark location.


Store your tinctures and all of your herbs in a cool, dark cupboard. You may carry and keep tinctures in a purse or briefcase, but be sure not to leave your tinctures in a hot area for long periods of time, such as in a car, as heat can negatively impact the quality of your herbal products.

 

Energize Me

  Benefit: Helps body adapt to environment, build and purify blood Ingredients: Lemon Balm, Yarrow, Ginkgo, Burdock root, Don Quai, Goldenseal, Eleuthero and grain alcohol. Directions:Take 2 to 3 dropperfuls in... Learn More

$15.00

Fibroids

Our special blend of herbs aid in the prevention of tumor proliferation and are used for balancing hormones and uterine fibroid. Fibroids specializes in helping conditions causing pain and reproductive disorders.... Learn More

$15.00

Freedom - Arthritis, Lumbago, Sciatica and Rheumatism

Our unique blend of stimulating, blood moving and anti-inflammatory herbs are equipped to aid recovery from fatigue after exertion and relieving the body of pain due to Arthritis, Lumbago, Sciatica and... Learn More

$15.00

Fresh - Blood Cleanser

Fresh blood cleanser supports cleansing the blood of its toxins and wastes that accumulates in the tissue. This tincture specializes in mending clogged lymphatics, helping with insomnia and reducing weight. Consists of natural... Learn More

$15.00

Heal - Cold and Flu

Our Heal tincture is blended to strengthen and support your natural resistance. It aids in killing cold virus, pain, decongestant, expectorant, and reducing inflammation. Soothes the throat and relieves cough,... Learn More

$15.00

Respiratory Relief

Ingredients:   Goldenseal(Hydrastis canadensis), Ginkgo(Ginkgo biloba), Lemon balm(Melissa officinalis),DongQuai(Angelicasinensis), Echinacea(Echinaceaangustifolia),Yarrow(Achilleamillefolium),Ginger(Zingiber officinale),Mullein leaf(Verbascum thapsus),Pau "D" Arco(Tabebuia impetiginosa) and Grain alcohol. Directions: Take 2 to 3 dropper fulls in 4 to 6 oz of water... Learn More

$15.00

Tickle - Cough Relief

Relax your cough with our cough relief tincture. Tickle aids in reducing inflammation in the respiratory tract and stimulates the immune system. It reduces pain by soothing and coating the sore... Learn More

$15.00

Tranquil Mind - Relaxing, Calming, and Sleep Aid

Slip in a blissful state with our sedative inducing deep sleep, calmative tincture. Our Tranquil Mind tranquilizes and aids in reducing nervousness, restlessness, and stress while strengthening the immune system.  USE CAUTION... Learn More

$15.00

Wealthy Women - Hormone and Menopause

Our Wealthy Women tincture aids in balancing hormones and relieving menopausal symptoms. Direction: Shake bottle well before using. Take 2 to 3 dropper fulls in 4 to 6oz of water... Learn More

$15.00

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