Tinctures 101: Your Guide to Herbal Remedies
WHAT ARE TINCTURES & HERBAL REMEDIES?
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.
HOW ARE TINCTURES MADE?
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.
WHY WE USE TINCTURES OVER OTHER REMEDIES?
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.
WHAT DO OUR TINCTURES DO?
Here's a breakdown of our tinctures and when to use them:
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.
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.
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.
Help Soothe Aches and PainsHelp calm inflammation causing muscle and joint pain with our Turmeric Muscle & Joint Tincture. Turmeric, also known as Indian saffron, dates back 4,000 years to Ayurvedic medicine where it was prized as a powerful anti-inflammatory spice. Simply add 2 dropperfuls to your water, tea or juice.
*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.