Traditional Herbal Tinctures
from Floraleads GR
The word tincture comes from the Latin "Tinctura"- meaning colored herbal extract made with alcohol. Why were tinctures considered potent and safe herbal medicine throughout the centuries? One reason - tinctures offer the best way to extract and to deliver nutrients in stable soluble form, optimal for assimilation. Another - tinctures retain volatile and semivolatile ingredients, usually lost in heat treated and especially reprocessed dry extracts. The importance of these ingredients for health beneficial action is hard to overestimate. Due to convenient dosing, tinctures are one of the safest herbal preparations, easy to adjust to individual habits and metabolism. High bioavailability, achieved through complete dissolution of healthy ingredients, is one of the most beneficial features of the tinctures. It is especially useful when the absorption of vitamins and nutrients by the body is reduced due to the natural causes, age or malfunctions of the digestive system.
|Tincture of Mullein||Tincture of Valerian||Tincture of Hawthorn|
Traditional sweet tinctures are herbal remedies offering enjoyable taste and unique profile of herbal nutrients in highly bioavailable form. Tinctures available from Floraleads Gr are handcrafted in small batches from raw herbs according to centuries old recipes and are rested in glass until perfect. The presence of carbohydrates not only improves tincture's taste, but helps preserve tincture's qualities, improve stability and protect bioactive nutrients. In fact, modern studies indicate that carbohydrates help enhance the stability of nutrients and biologically active ingredients, protecting it from the oxidation and precipitation. Tinctures from Floraleads GR contain 24 -26 % grain alcohol by volume. All natural, no synthetic additives, no artificial ingredients.
|Tincture of Mullein with herbs||Tincture of Mullein with Lungwort, Thyme & Licorice root promotes healthy respiratory functions and reduces the irritability of bronchial passages. Mullein is traditionally used to help improve lung functions, relieve dry cough and soothe the irritation of the bronchi-alveolar passages. Lungwort and Licorice have expectorant, anti-inflammatory action and support soothing effect. Thyme helps combat infections of the upper respiratory tract. Four herbs together provide valuable support for healthy respiratory system. Suggested use: As a preventative treatment 1/2 - 1 oz per day. To help combat cough and reduce throat irritation take 1 - 2 table spoons oz every 2 - 4 h. To help relieve night cough take 1 - 2 fl oz before sleep. Contain 24 -26 % grain alcohol by volume.||
|Tincture of Hawthorn with herbs||
Helps maintain healthy cardiovascular system. Hawthorn is popular with herbalists around the world as an excellent choice to promote a healthy heart and circulation. According to modern clinical research bioactive ingredients of Hawthorn help improve the tonus of blood vessels and strengthen the contraction of heart muscles. Rose and Calendula are traditionally used to support healthy circulation and stimulate natural resistance to cold and flu. The tincture has rich, appealing taste, frequently used in the past to evaluate the quality of the extraction. Traditional sources as well as modern clinical research indicate that the beneficial effects of Hawthorn on cardivascular system develop over the continuous use. At the same time, the tincture of Hawthorn with Rose and Calendula, taken with hot tea, was popular remedy to "warm up the blood" during long cold winters of Northern Europe.
Suggested use: 1 tablespoon (1/2 fl oz ) 2-3 times per day.
Active Ingredients: Fructus Crataegi, Rosa Centifolia, Calendula Officinalis.
|Tincture of Valerian root with herbs||
Tincture of Valerian root with Passion flower, Lemon balm and Marjoram helps achieve relaxing, calming and sleep promoting action without undesirable side effects and next day drowsiness. Traditional recipe popular in the 19th century Europe was used to help combat insomnia, reduce nervous agitation, relieve stress, help calm hysterical episodes. Tincture offers high potency, agreeable taste and stable effect over the long period of use. Valerian Root helps reduce excessive anxiety, restlessness and facilitates natural sleep. In medieval Europe it was called "all-heal" and it's potency was considered unsurpassed. Modern studies have identified in Valerian root at least three groups of ingredients with potentially beneficial effect on nervous system. Passion flower, at one time was among major export items from America to Europe due to its recognized anxiolytic and stress-relieving action. Lemon Balm and Marjoram help promote calming effects and facilitate natural sleep. In contrast to many synthetic sleep inducing agents, tincture does not force the sleep occurrence. When used in proper dose it helps reverse insomnia and make sleep more deep and refreshing.
Active Ingredients: Valeriana Officinalis, Passiflora Incarnata, Melissa Officinalis, Origanum majorana.
Warning: Do not use before driving or operating machinery. This product may increase the effect of other tranquilizing and sedative agents. Suggested use: To help calm down, relieve anxiety take 1 table spoon every 3 - 4 h. To promote healthy sleep take 1/2 sleep take 1 oz . In case of severe insomnia 2 oz may be taken.
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It takes time to appreciate the effects of some tinctures as well as many other herbal preparations. Yet others are quick to help improve body's functions. Many tinctures affect certain organisms functions shortly and generate slow response in the same or other systems over a long time. Thus the effects of tincture of Hawthorn with Rose and Calendula on cardiovascular system develops over weeks and months. Tincture of Mullein with Lungwort, Thyme and Licorice is used to help fight the cough, but also helps improve functions of bronchi-alveolar system over long periods. Similarly tincture of Elecampane with herbs helps reduce acute symptoms of respiratory infections, and when used over a longer time supports body's immunity to infections. Tincture of Valerian root with three other herbs promotes healthy sleep shortly after the use and helps improve emotional balance over the longer time. Tincture of Schisandra with Eleuthero and Rose hips helps improve mental alertness over the short run and is useful in reducing effects of fatigue over the longer periods of time. Finally, Tincture Hippopohae, traditionally used to stimulate sluggish digestion, provides nutritional support for circulatory system over a longer use, due, apparently, to the presence of Sea Buckthorn flavonoids.
Tinctures as well as any herbal preparations are not for everyone. Extremely helpful for one individual the tincture may have little effect or require significantly higher dose for other. Thus tincture of Mullein and that of Elecampane may have different effect in individuals with similar symptoms of respiratory infection. Floraleads tinctures are mostly multiherbal. These are believed to be safer than monoherbal tinctures, due to the fact that health beneficial effects are achieved through several different means. Therefore, the chances for undesirable side effects are significantly lower. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, start with smaller doses. In case of serious medical conditions or the regular use of potent pharmaceuticals consult with medical professional. Traditionally, tinctures were preferable herbal remedy for the people of middle and after middle age. Tinctures are especially helpful during chronic conditions, accompanied by decreased ability to assimilate nutrients and depressed emotional status.