What Are Herbal Tinctures?

Herbal tinctures are made by infusing plant parts in alcohol, such as vodka or brandy, to extract the medicinal properties of the herbs. Tinctures are generally much stronger than teas and are easy to take on the go.

They can be taken by adding a few milliliters to a bit of water. How much and how often will depend on the individual, the tincture, and what it is taken for. Here are a few examples:

  • Skullcap tincture is calming to the nervous system and can either be taken in small doses through the day to keep stress levels low or in a larger dose during a moment of high stress or anxiety;
  • Schisandra tincture is taken over the long term to increase energy levels and strengthen the nervous system, so the body can handle stress with more ease;
  • Yarrow tincture is taken for acute needs, to ease heavy menstruation or support the immune system through an infection, and is best had every few hours until it is no longer needed.

As you can see, there are many different ways to use herbal tinctures and they are great allies to help us deal with some of the most common ailments. If you are curious to try them out, use the search bar located in the menu on top and enter a keyword (e.g. if you are looking for something to help you sleep, enter “sleep”).