Herbal extracts come from macerating fresh or dried botanicals in alcohol or a mixture of alcohol, water or glycerine. The maceration process takes 6 weeks, after which the herbs are strained out and all their healing properties have entered the liquid.
What are the benefits of herbal extracts?
They are very potent and therapeutic. All known liquors have their origin from medicinal tinctures. One example of this is Swedish bitters, which is to this day one of the most healing aperitifs. Tinctures are ideal for people who are on the go all the time and don’t have time to brew a medicinal tea. Thanks to the alcohol, they have a long shelf life and don’t spoil. A single dose of herbal tincture used as a supplement contains less than a teaspoon of alcohol. There is a difference between an herbal extract and a tincture. Extract can be made with glycerine or vinegar as a base, whereas a tincture is alcohol based.
Herbal Tinctures as Food Supplements
We make many tinctures using different herbs. Each herbal tincture has its own medicinal properties, vitamins and minerals.
What are herbal extracts used for?
Herbal tinctures are used long term, as natural alternative medicine. There is a herbal tincture for almost everything. Different tinctures can increase energy levels, boost your immune system, improve memory, and decrease stress levels.
Are herbal extracts safe?
While herbal tinctures are generally safe to use, you should ask your doctor or herbalist before using one. Always consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking medication.