What is herbal tincture? Use, benefits, dosage of tinctures
What is tincture?
The herbal tincture is a highly concentrated extract herbs in solution. It is prepared by soaking the bark, fruits, leaves or roots of the botanical plants in some extraction medium such as alcohol, vegetable glycerin etc.
What are the properties of dyes?
Tinctures depending on the herb being extracted have many properties: anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, sedative, astringent, diuretic, antioxidant, antiviral, antiseptic, antimicrobial, etc. They should not be consumed during pregnancy and breastfeeding*.
What are the benefits of dyes?
Herbal tinctures have been used for thousands of years for their various health benefits. Some benefits depending on the plant the tincture comes from are:
- Against depression
- Against migraines
- Cholesterol reduction
- Memory improvement
- They enhance brain functions
- Dementia prevention
- Psychological benefits
- Against diabetes
- Strengthening the liver
- Improve sleep
- Weight reduction
What is the recommended use of the dyes?
Tinctures are taken orally using a dropper, usually putting a few drops under the tongue or by putting a few drops in a cup of water. Some tinctures can also be used epidermally.
How to make tincture?
- We choose the herb we are interested in and use the appropriate part of the plant to produce the tincture.
- Fill a jar about 3/4 full with the chopped herb, then top up with alcohol until the herb is covered.
- Close the jar tightly and place it in a dark place for 3-4 weeks.
- Every 2-3 days we shake our jar.
- After 4 weeks we can drain the contents of our jar using a good strainer.
- Place the tincture in a dark container and store it in a dark and cool place.
- The contents of the herbs can be used in our compost.
What kind of alcohol is contained in tinctures?
Commercial tinctures often use a pure 95-proof alcohol solvent made from corn, grape, wheat, or sugar cane.
What is the recommended dosage of the tincture?
The recommended dosage of the tincture depends on the type of herb, gender, age and body type of the person who will use it, as well as being proportional to the concentration of the tincture.
An indicative dosage is 10-20 drops, 3 times a day for a period of 7 to 10 days.
Why do we use alcohol in tinctures?
Alcohol is an excellent solvent for herbal plants, it can extract the active ingredients that are not water soluble such as essential oils, alkaloids and resins. It is also the only edible solvent that can effectively extract the required useful ingredients.
Is alcohol in tinctures safe?
Since the amount of tincture used is minimal (20-60 drops per day), the amount consumed using the tincture is negligible. The medicinal alcohol used in the tinctures is of high grade and safe for consumption.
Some of the most popular tinctures που χρησιμοποιούνται ευρέως είναι:
Artichoke: Liver detoxifier, helps reduce triglycerides and cholesterol.
Wild rose: Strengthens the body, anti-aging properties, rich in vitamin C.
Artemisia: Reduces appetite, aids digestion, promotes weight loss, helps treat Candida.
Ashwagandha: Reduces anxiety and stress, supports the thyroid, helps fight depression, can increase fertility and testosterone in men, and even boost brain function.
Royal: Helps concentration, improves digestive, circulatory, joint and respiratory. It works against stress. Against headaches.
Rosemary: For migraines, viruses, digestive problems, strengthens memory.
Diktat: Revitalizes the body. Antioxidant and antimicrobial action, beneficial for neuralgia.
Mint: For indigestion, bloating and stomach pain, hiccups. Stimulation and freshness.
Equisetto/Polycombi: Osteoporosis, prostate, wound healing, calcium absorption.
Eucalyptus: Fighting flu, respiratory problems, cough, bronchitis, liquefies phlegm.
Thyme: Fights inflammations of the respiratory system. It works against viruses and bacteria.
Hibiscus: Contributes to weight loss. Antioxidant, diuretic, rich in vitamin C, controls cholesterol and sugar levels.
Calendula: Shiny and healthy skin, healing, antifungal, fights acne, irritations, eczema.
Ceylon CINNAMON: Regulates sugar, lowers cholesterol, antioxidant.
Walnuts: Detoxification of blood and intestines from parasites. Sugar balancing.
Coriander: Helps to detoxify heavy metals. Insomnias, digestive, diuretic, anti-anxiety, circulatory.
Turmeric: Anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, protects joints.
Lavender: Improves digestion, soothes the intestinal system, calms, removes stress, anti-insomnia, improves mood, lowers blood pressure.
Verbena: Slimming, skin tightening, cellulite, regulates metabolism and appetite.
Parsley: Source of vitamins A, C, E and iron. Reduces kidney stones. Obstetrician.
Honeysuckle: Regulates the flow of sleep, enhances memory. Fights stomach cramps and cold sores.
Mint: Against bad breath, digestive disorders, gas, inflammation of the stomach. Soothes cough, cold and headache.
Oregano: Against viruses and flu, infections of the digestive tract, genitals, urinary tract infections, fungal infections, psoriasis.
Rhodiola: Treats anxiety, anti-depression, improves brain function. Increases endurance, strength, mental capacity, promotes energy, helps cortisol levels, improves exercise performance. Helps fight diabetes, anti-cancer properties.
Celery: Arthritis and rheumatism. Diuretic, vitamins A, B, C, magnesium, calcium, potassium.
Garlic: Elixir of longevity, shields the body against a multitude of diseases.
Taraxaco: Diuretic, detoxifying, urinary tract infections and gallstones.
Nettle: Purifies the blood, detoxifies, protects urinary, kidney, bile, weight loss, cellulite.
Sage: Inflammations in the mouth and throat, reduces profuse sweating, helps to regulate menstruation.
Chamomile: Powerful antibacterial and sedative.
Blends-Mixtures: Anxiety-Stress, Oral Health, Calm-Peace, Heartburn-Regression, Cold-Flu, Liver-Bile Detoxification, Lymphatic, Memory-Concentration, Love Your Temple, Candida Cleanse, Antiparasitic-Digestive, Immune Enhancement, Dry Cough, Wet-Productive Cough.
It is important to know the properties of each herb. Herbal tinctures have been widely used for thousands of years enhancing people's health with their benefits. You can use the tinctures under the supervision of a herbalist and a medical specialist. Do not use them during pregnancy. If you need information about the tinctures you can communications with us.