What is a tinctures you may ask… Tinctures are liquid extracts made from herbs that you take orally (by mouth). They are usually extracted in alcohol (known here on our website as «regular»), but they can also be extracted in vegetable glycerine or apple cider vinegar (non-alcohol). Tinctures are easy and convenient to use. Tinctures are also easier to give to children as they have to take only small amounts (see Children’s Dosage Guide for suggestions). Because they are taken directly under the tongue, they enter the bloodstream much more directly than by any other means. This means that the action in the body is usually quicker. Although some herbs will have an immediate effect, such as those used to help one relax. Others that are more nutritive and building in nature may take several weeks of continual use before best results are seen (much like a multi-vitamin).
Teas and tinctures are made from the same combination of herbs. For example, Tummy Tincture is made from Tummy Tea, and Nursing Tincture Moringa Blend is an extract made from Nursing Tea Moringa Blend, so the herbs are the same — it’s just two different ways of taking them. Some people enjoy teas and enjoy the relaxing aspects of taking a time-out to drink a cup of tea. Others may not care for tea or do not have time to brew and drink a cup of tea. For these people, a tincture is perfect. You take the drops and you are done. Tinctures are also very convenient, as nothing needs to be brewed.