The quote you see below is by the Herbal Academy online; which is the herbal school I have studied at. It really sums up my philosophy of how herbs should be used:
Part of my herbal go-to supply for health promotion & immunity boosting is incorporating a variety of 4-6 herbal tinctures/day into my wellness routine. You can take less or more, but it’s one of the best “supplements” you can take. Crafted at peek season for a quality, small batch affect & taste. Oh, and just like other supplements, they don’t always taste the best, but we can use or mix them with glycerites to bring some sweetness or a tea/juice that disguises the flavor more.
I’ve read over & over that the MAIN benefit of tinctures & glycerites made from fresh herbs is the quality & concentration of the product for our body. Tea loses potency after drying & sitting on shelves for who knows how long. Even locally grown & dried herbs will lose effectiveness each day they sit. This is not the case with tinctures or glycerites.
Tinctures have an unending shelf life, & glycerites are good for at least a year, if refrigerated. Their potency remains, & the freshness has been savored through the amazing & highly effective extraction process; especially with tinctures.
I harvest & macerate the majority of my herbs within an hour. Even when I wild harvest/forage it is no more than 2 hours that the herb goes from growing to being chopped up & covered in menstruum. This just can’t be said for dried herbs. Tea is wonderful, but I find it to be even better & more effective with fresh herbal tinctures/glycerites added to my cup of wellness🍵🌿!!
It’s that time of year again when the constant exposure to colds/flues/sicknesses just never ends. It’s time to boost the system for stronger💪 resistance & shorter duration/severity. In addition to restful sleep, water intake, exercise & a balanced, nutritious diet (soup & bone broth are my go-tos this time of year) herbal extracts will be that extra bit of power the body NEEDS to be better equipped for this long season of cold, dark & germy environment.
Oh & did I mention it’s easy & super convenient? IT IS!! I’ve noticed my products are pretty reasonably priced compared to most (1oz tincture for $10 opposed to $15-25) because I truly want everyone to be able to incorporate some powerful herbal nutrients, minerals & therapeutic benefits to their daily lifestyle!! Quality doesn’t have to cost you😉.
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