What is a Tincture?

What is a Tincture?

What I love about tinctures is it is a wonderful natural approach to achieve wellness goals, whether that's physically or mentally. For those who don't want to use over-the-counter drugs, herbal methods are a great place to start! Although I'd always recommend speaking with your doctor to help figure out what works best for you.


Herbal tinctures are a mixture of different herbs that have been soaked in alcohol to draw out its healing properties. There are several methods you can use to take tinctures, such as diluting them in tea or simply straight from the dropper placing the liquid underneath your tongue.


Things to consider when using an herbal tincture is the dosage. They will vary depending on several things. Such as, if it's a highly concentrated tincture you may only require a small dosage. Men may require more than women and the young may require less than the elder.

There are tinctures for nearly everything. When I started down my tincture journey I began with white willow bark, which many call nature's aspirin. It's known for its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. I choose white willow because of my Rheumatoid arthritis I've struggled with since the age of 18. Knowing this would be a lifelong battle, I wanted to learn more natural ways to help and it works wonders for me! Then came along Covid and decided Stress Away and Positive Vibes were much needed at this time.


Stress Away Tincture is a blend of lavender, chamomile and lemon balm to help reduce the anxiety and overwhelming stress from our day to day lives. Finding myself tossing and turning almost every night it was time to find a solution to help calm my nerves at night long enough to get a good night's sleep. That's why I choose those three herbs, they all contain properties known to help wash away the anxiety of the day and relax.


Then there's the Positive Vibe Tincture that made its way at the same time as Stress Away! Positive vibe tincture contains the St. John's Wort herb. This herb's chemicals are known to help regulate mood swings and depression.


This is why I love herbs and tinctures, there are so many natural ways to help the body feel good and happy. But like everything, too much of a good thing can be bad or one's body may not react well to an herb.


So start small and find out what works for you!

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