Further down on this page you'll find a list of all the herbs which we supply in tincture form. Our tincture preparations are all 100% pure and unadulterated.
What a herbal tincture is:
A tincture is a liquid herbal preparation in alcohol. The alcohol preserves and extracts the active alkaloids from the plant. This liquid herbal tincture preparation is known to work more quickly and powerfully than other preparation methods. This is because the herbal alkaloids are absorbed into the blood stream more effectively.
On each tincture page the 'volume' of the alcohol in the tincture is stated. For example '45% volume' means 45% alcohol with the remainder being water. Also stated is the strength of the tincture. For example 1:3 means that there is 1 part herb for every 3 parts liquid, or rather 333mg of herb per 1ml of tincture.
How to take a Herbal Tincture or Fluid Extract
Herbal tinctures and fluid extracts are really easy to take. The tincture or fluid extract can be taken by measuring the recommended amount in a small measuring cup. This tincture or fluid extract can then be added to filtered water or fruit juice, alternatively it can be taken directly. Often it is recommended that the tincture or fluid extract be taken 2 / 3 times per day.In some cases it is preferable to evaporate the alcohol before taking the tincture or fluid extract .
This is advised with babies, children, the elderly, and if someone is sensitive to alcohol or recovering from alcohol addiction. This can be done by putting the measure of tincture or fluid extract into a pan of boiling water, allow this to boil for 30 seconds then turn off the heat and leave for 10 minutes to let all the ethanol in the tincture evaporate. This can then be added to fruit juice or taken directly.