FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS AN HERBAL TINCTURE AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
A tincture is made by steeping the fresh or dried herb in a solution (Alcohol, Water or Vinegar) several weeks to allow it to absorb the healing properties from the plant.
The alcohol used is safe, because it is approximately 50% water and 50% alcohol extracts both the oil based medicinal properties of the herb. The alcohol also serves as a preservative, giving a tincture a shelf life of at least 5-6 years or longer when stored away properly.
My tinctures are handcrafted using organic herbs and 80 to 100 Proof Alcohol. They are created for internal usage and the strength of the herb let's you receive greater healing benefits, faster.
All Tinctures, Tonics, and Capsules are sold in amber glass bottles with droppers that are easy to dispense, easy to ingest, and easy to take when you are on the go.
HOW DO I USE THE TINCTURES AND ELIXIRS?
Herbal Tinctures and Herbal Supplements are made to be taken internally.
In my practice, I recommend placing the drops under the tongue. Shake the Tincture or Elixir, squeeze the black bulb several times until no more fluid will come into the glass pipette which will equal about 1 ml. Squeeze the liquid directly under your tongue. Allow the tincture to dissolve under the tongue for 20-30 seconds before swallowing. This allows rapid absorption through the sublingual gland, letting the medicine bypass the digestive system, and is easy on the stomach and liver.
CAN I TAKE HERBAL MEDICINES?
Herbal medicine is for everyone, all ages but must be used with caution. If you have any concerns please, seek expert medical advice before consuming during pregnancy, nursing, or if you are taking medications. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
If you are pregnant, I recommend reading our product descriptions to make an informed decision when selecting herbal medicines that will best meets your individual health needs.
If you are currently taking prescription medicine, please consult with your doctor or conduct research before taking herbal supplements.
SHOULD TINCTURES BE TAKEN WITH OR WITHOUT FOOD?
Herbal tinctures can be taken with or without food; because it is in tincture form it is absorbed quickly into the blood stream. Use your best judgement based on your body's natural ways.
CAN I TAKE MULTIPLE HERBAL MEDICINES?
Yes. Often there is a synergistic effect when taking herbs with one another, they can potentiate one another to work even more effectively together. In my herbal practice I see this especially helpful in formulas for anxiety, pain, infection, and sleep. However, I always recommend starting simple, try one or two formulas at a time. That way if you find something that's helpful for you, it's easy to identify which one it was
HOW TO PROPERLY STORE TINCTURES & SHELF LIFE?
Alcohol is the main preservative for tinctures. It works to keep the active compounds (constituents) effective for long periods of time. When stored in cool dry areas, tinctures can last up to 5-6 year shelf life.
ARE HERBAL TINCTURES VEGAN?
Yes, all tinctures and Elixirs are plant based and contain no animal byproducts