Single Herbal Extracts (Tinctures)
Mountain Rose Herbs tinctures were meticulously produced according to precise and time honored standards where each herb is single extracted according to the distinct characteristic of each plant. This is important because every botanical on the planet is unique in the way that they react to the extraction process, and this process typically takes about 8 weeks to complete. This attention to detail in the extraction of plant materials produces a finished product which is guaranteed to deliver consistent quality and efficacy. The entire line of Mountain Rose Herbs extracts are strictly made with certified organic grain alcohol and we emphasize using fresh plant material which was harvested during the appropriate season. In addition to this we focus exclusively on using organically grown material and when this is not available we will opt to use ethically sourced wild harvested material, and all of the organic extracts are certified organic through OTCO.
All herbal extracts on the market usually have a fixed ratio to the product to help us determine how much solvent to material was used to create the finished product.
An example we can use is Damiana with a ratio of 1:4.
This tells us that 1 part of Damiana was used with 4 parts of alcohol to produce the extract. Typically extracts made from FRESH plant material use equal parts of material to equal parts of solvent, resulting in a ratio of 1:1. Extracts made from DRIED material will require less material to solvent, resulting in ratios ranging from 1:2 to 1:4.
How To Use Tinctures
The benefit of tinctures is that the medicinal value is easily assimilated in the body, they are convenient to use, the average shelf life is 5 years, and they offer a more complete range of medicinal properties than dried herbs or capsules.
The best way to use liquid herbal tinctures is to put the suggested amount in a glass of water, tea, or juice and drink the entire contents. Tinctures can also be administered directly into the mouth without the assistance of water however some tinctures are unpalatable which is why most people prefer to dilute them into a beverage.
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