Tinctures and Fluid Extracts offer a convenient way to take herbs, without the need to make infusions. Our comprehensive ranges of tinctures and fluid extracts covers all the popular herbs, and our ever expanding range of alcohol free range of extracts increasingly offers an alternative for those wishing to avoid alcohol.
Liquid extracts or Herbal tinctures work faster and more completely than other forms of supplementation. Additionally, our liquid extracts are the best quality available requiring less quantity per dosage. Herbal tinctures are more powerful and last longer than dried herbs. It is much cheaper than buying readymade herbal products. You can make about a quart of your own Herbal tincture for the price of a few ounces of Herbal tincture at retail stores.
You can control the quality of the product you are making by starting with herbs you collect yourself or purchase through a reputable source. You are also ensured of the purity of the final product. You can make special combination formulas. There is something to be said about getting involved in your own health. Some herbalists say that you benefit by absorbing some of the herb through the skin and from the aroma.
Herbal tinctures are easy to use, travel with you anywhere, are both safe and effective and gentle enough for children in smaller doses. A typical dose for an adult is 10-30 drops in a little bit of water, tea or juice. Children generally get half of that. Dosages differ depending on what herb you are taking.
To make an Herbal tincture add the herb into a container (such as a glass jar) cover with alcohol and leave in a cool dark place for 3 weeks, shake the bottle each day. After a few weeks the alcohol should have changed color, strain off the herb and either repeat with more herb or bottle in an opaque bottle and store in a cool dark place.
The easiest type of alcohol to use for a homemade Herbal tincture is vodka. With vodka it is fairly easy to make a 25% tincture with fresh herbs (as the water in the herb will reduce the percentage of the overall tincture), or a 45% tincture with dried.
To make half a liter of lavender Herbal tincture (strength 1:5, alcohol 45%) use 100 gm dried lavender flowers and 500 ml of vodka. Only use enough herbs for the vodka to cover, you may have to use 50 gm initially and then repeat the process with the other 50 gm. For fresh herbs you will need a larger weight of herb due to the water content. For instance to make marigold Herbal tincture (strength 1:5, alcohol 25%) use about 200 gm of marigold flowers and 500 ml of tincture. With fresh herbs it is very likely the process will need to be done twice. Another way to make a strong Herbal tincture is to grind the herbs down before adding the alcohol, that way more herbs can be fitted into the jar.
A “Fluid Extract” is a term meaning a 1:1 ratio of alcohol and herb. This gives a concentrated extract.
The herb is considered as one of the most effective remedies for treating gastrointestinal diseases such as dysentery and diarrhea.
There are many health diseases that can effectively be treated with various preparation of the drug Kutaja:
* Any dysentery or diarrhea (especially chronic)
* Digestive problems
Tinospora is a perfect health tonic as human studies established on Guduchi’s immune-boosting property showed it to be linked to enhance the function of protective cells present in the body known as macrophages.
* Immunity booster. The herb builds up immunity to remain unaffected by infections that we face daily.
* Fever and common colds