We have added several tinctures to our Apothecary selection. Most of them are Single Herb Tinctures, some are Compound Tinctures, and some are Mushroom-based. We have also added two new herbal salves to our line-up. Here are the Single Herb tinctures that are new.
Remember when taking herbal tinctures to put them into a small glass of water (rather than straight into your mouth).
Artichoke Leaf – Cynara scolymus. 1:4 – 60%. Digestive bitters, aids in the production of bile, toning to the liver & gall bladder, regenerative and protective. Antioxidant. May help lower cholesterol. Dosage: 30-90 drops up to 3x day.
Avena – A. sativa. Made from the green stems and milky tops of oat grass. Contains antioxidants which have been shown to improve blood flow to the heart and brain. Helps relieve stress by reducing inflammatory cytokines and certain enzymes which can induce depression. Dosage: 10-20 drops 4x day.
Calendula – C. officinalis. 1:2 – 95%. Made from the whole flower, this tincture is anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, helps soften lymph congestion. Dilute for external use. Do not use during pregnancy. Dosage: 5-30 drops up to 4x day.
Gingko Leaf – G. biloba. 1:5 – 60%. Increases blood flow to the brain and decreases platelet aggregation. Increases micro-circulation, used for memory enhancement. May increase menstrual bleeding and inhibit ovulation. Dosage: 20-60 drops 4x day.
Gou Teng “Vines & Hooks” – Uncaria sinensis, U. rhyncophylla. 1:5 – 45%. Used in TCM for hypertension. Neuroprotective extracts have been clinically shown to be beneficial against ischemic brain injury, reducing oxidative damage to neural tissue. Dosage: 10-20 drops up to 4x day.
Hops Flowers – Humulus lupus. 1:5 – 65%. Sedative, anti-spasmodic, nervine, analgesic. Used for indigestion and colic, neuralgia, painful menstruation. Phyto-estrogenic, especially if used often. Dosage: 30-90 drops as needed.
Mullein Leaf – Verbascum thapsus. 1:5 – 50%. Anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic. Used to relieve bronchitis, bronchial congestion, coughs, hoarseness. Dosage: 10-40 drops 4x day as needed.
Oregon Grape Root – Mahonia aquifolium. 1:2 – 95%. Anti-microbial. Used for infectious conditions involving the respiratory system, urinary tract, and GI tract, also for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. Contains berberine, which is also found in golden seal, goldthread and barberry. Dosage: 10-60 drops 1-4x day.
Red Sage Root (Dan Shen) – Salvia miltorrhizae. 1:5 – 45%. TCM hypotensive most frequently used for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, angina and ischemia, also for artherosclerosis. Antioxidant, kidney and liver protective. Dosage: 10-60 drops 1-4x day.
Sarsaparilla Root – Smilax glabra. 1:5 – 60%. Anti-inflammatory used for psoriasis, arthritis, rheumatism, can also be used externally. Said to boost testosterone in both women and men. Binds to endotoxins in the gut to prohibit their absorption. Synergistic, works well with other herbs. Dosage: 30-90 drops up to 3x day.
White Willow Bark – Salix alba. 1:5 – 30%. Analgesic, anti-inflammatory. Used for headache, rheumatic pain, chronic pain. Do not use in conjunction with blood thinners. Dosage: 10-60 drops 1-4x day as needed.
Yellow Dock Root – Rumex crispus. 1:5 – 50%. Digestive support, encourages peristalsis. It is a bitter herb containing anthraquinone glycosides, which has a laxative effect. Stimulates bile and digestive enzymes. Dosage: 30-75 drops 3x day.
As always, we thank you for your continued interest in our herbal products and support of our business. It sure has been interesting, and we are so grateful for all our new friends!
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