Tinctures 101: Your Guide to Our Most Potent Herbal Remedies

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Herbal tinctures are liquid herbal extracts that provide a more effective herbal solution than capsules or powders because this form best preserves the active elements, assures potency and allows the herbs to enter the bloodstream faster.

Our herbal tinctures were created by our founder and Master herbalist, Barbara Close. Each tincture is made from organic and sustainably-sourced botanicals from around the globe and incorporate the ancient healing traditions of Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and American Folk Medicine.

Our tinctures contain a blend of 4-7 herbs that are chopped and steeped in vegetable glycerin and certified organic cane alcohol for 4-6 weeks. After steeping, the herbs are strained out and preserved in the sugar and alcohol base.

The herbs in our tinctures are targeted to specific concerns to make it easier to choose the right one for you. Plus, tinctures are easy to use, you simply add a few dropperfuls to water, juice or tea.

Here's a breakdown of our tinctures and when to use them:

Combat Colds
As soon as you feel a cold coming on, start using Echinacea Immune Tincture. Add 2 dropperfuls to water, juice or tea through the day until your cold subsides. Even if you don't catch the cold in time, this tincture will still help you through the process.

Natural Immune Boost
Do lack of energy and poor immune health have you singing the winter blues? Try taking 2 dropperfuls of Reishi Immune Tincture daily for 6 weeks, then stop for 2 weeks. This process will help strengthen your immunity and restore energy.

Hangover Helper
If you're planning on drinking during a night out, support your liver health by adding 2 dropperfuls of Milk Thistle Cleansing Tincture to water or tea before your first drink, when you get home and the next morning when you wake up.

Catch Some ZZZs
A good night's sleep is one of the best wellness practices. If you have trouble sleeping, try this ritual with Passionflower Sleep Tincture. Take 1 dropperful with water an hour before bed and again right before bedtime. Keep another dropperful in a glass of water by your bed in case you wake up in the middle of the night and need help getting back to sleep.

Get Up and Glow
If you notice that your skin is lacking its usual luster, add 2 dropperfuls of Burdock Healthy Skin Tincture to water or tea morning and night for 6 weeks, then stop for 2 weeks to help reveal your natural radiance.

Your New Remedy for PMS
Bad PMS or crampy periods can knock you off you’re a-game. Try taking 2 dropperfuls of Dong Quai Menstrual Health Tincture a day. This tincture is filled with herbs to help support menstrual health.

Muscles a Sore Subject?
Support muscle & joint health with Turmeric Muscle & Joint Tincture. If you have been overexerting yourself during daily workouts, try taking 1 dropperful a few times a day for two weeks and see how you feel. If you notice an improvement, begin taking this tincture twice a day. 

De-stress in a Sip
Help your body combat the toxic effects of stress with Oats Stress Relief Tincture. Take this tincture like you would a booster for best results. Add 2 dropperfuls to water, juice or tea for 6 weeks, stop for 2 weeks, and then start again.

Clean Caffeine
Get a cleaner form of energy with Green Coffee Energy Tincture. Take 2 dropperfuls of this tincture as a substitute for your morning cup of coffee.

Help Your Headache
If you are prone to headaches or migraines, try adding 1 dropperful of Feverfew Head Comfort Tincture to water or tea one to two times a day. If you notice an improvement, continue to take this tincture once or twice a day.

Get that Cough Off Your Chest
Chronic colds and coughs can wreak havoc during the winter. Take Nettle Respiratory Tincture preventatively to help tone your respiratory system. Add 2 dropperfuls to water or tea for 6 weeks then stop for 2 weeks.

If you’re in the New York area, schedule an herbal consultation at Naturopathica Chelsea today for a complete herbal Rx.

*Only a physician can diagnose and treat disease, and prescribe medication. An herbalist is not a physician and as such cannot diagnose or treat diseases, or prescribe medication. Herbalism is a complementary practice to western medicine and is not licensed in the state of New York.


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