Tinctures: Ingredients, Uses, Benefits

Tinctures: Ingredients, Uses, Benefits

ARTHRITIS FORMULA

Ingredients: Birch Bark, Cornsilk, Goldenrod

Good for both gout and arthritis. Use both externally and internally. Is extremely helpful to use topically on bad cases of gout.

 

BLACK RADISH

Ingredients: Black Radish

This tincture if best to use if your cold has gone into a more severe state than the sniffles. Black Radish can serve as a liver tonic and helps to detoxify the liver and purify it. This action also helps to cleanse and purify the blood and reduce gravel in the gallbladder. Mixed with parsley root and/or leaf is good to soothe and heal a cold.

 

BLOOD PRESSURE

Ingredients: Celery seed, Kudzu, Watermelon seed, Hawthorn berry, Valerian root, Kelp, Maitake mushroom, Parsley leaf, Club moss

Use this formula to help regulate and reduce blood pressure

 

BONE AND JOINT FORMULA

Ingredients: Coltsfoot and Comfrey

This formula can be taken by mouth or rubbed on affected area for breaks, sprains and joint pain.

 

BRAIN FORMULA

Ingredients: Cayenne, Ginkgo, Rosemary, Kola Nut

Good for memory problems and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

BREAST TENDERNESS/LYMPH NODE

Ingredients: Rosemary, Cleavers, Sarsaparilla, Milk Thistle

Take this formula to help with elimination of breast tenderness and to strengthen lymph nodes.

 

CALENDULA

Ingredients: Calendula Flower

Calendula is a soothing and healing herb, often used in ointments for leg ulcers, varicose veins, bedsores and bruises. Aids digestion, soothes inflammations and is non toxic to babies.

 

CALENDULA FLOWERS, STEMS

Ingredients: Whole upper plant of calendula

Good for eczema and other skin disorders.

 

CATMINT

Ingredients: Catmint

Catmint acts as a mild sedative and soothes the nervous system and helps a restless child get to sleep. Also, helps with digestive problems and stimulates menstruation.

 

CATNIP

Ingredients: Catnip

Has been known to aid children with upset stomach, nausea, colic, fever and diarrhea. Also, can increases peristalsis and tones muscles of digestive tract. Good for cold, flu and bronchitis symptoms. Can bring on a sweat in feverish conditions and has a sedative effect.

 

CASCARA SAGRADA

Ingredients: Cascara Sagrada Bark

Cascara Sagrada is suggested to be a mild and safe laxative and has been used by American physicians since 1877. American Indians gave the bark its name, which means “sacred bark”. Has been used for constipation, regulation and other stomach complaints.

 

CAYENNE PEPPER

Ingredients: Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne has been known to relieve heart palpitations. Can also be used to gargle for sore throats. When added to other herbs it acts like a catalyst and pushes the herbs properties to the proper places in the body.

 

CHAMOMILE

Ingredients: Chamomile Flower

Used as an anti-inflammatory, anti fungal, both internal and external. Known as a stomach soother and nervine and aids healing of ulcers in the stomach. Good for children and nightmares. Use in a bath to relieve sunburn or wind burned skin. Also can help with hepatitis, fatty liver, insomnia, nervous tension, arthritis, carpal tunnel and skin problems.

 

CHICKWEED

Ingredients: Chickweed

Chickweed is popular for speeding up slow-healing, flare-up wounds, like, hemorrhoids, inflammation of the eyes, eczema and other skin diseases. Also, can reduce mucus in the lungs and use for bronchitis, colds, coughs and circulatory problems. Has been known to treat ovarian cysts. Increases cell membrane permeability and neutralizes toxins. Has also been known to improve the appearance of the skin and hair. Also used to aid in weight loss.

 

COLD CARE

Ingredients: Parsley Root, Echinacea, Black Radish, Yarrow

This is a blend of Echinacea, black radish, parsley root and yarrow and is good for the immune system and relieving cold symptoms.

 

COMFREY LEAF

Ingredients: Comfrey

Has been used for gastritis and ulceration of stomach or duodenum. It quickens healing time for broken bones, pulled muscles and ligaments. Can stop bleeding and eases lung disorders.

 

CORN SILK

Ingredients: Corn Silk

Corn silk is particularly useful for calming bladder irritation and infection in children. Corn silk clears toxins, catarrh, deposits and irritants out of the kidneys and bladder, and has a gentle antiseptic and healing action. Corn silk makes a good remedy for frequency of urination and bedwetting due to irritation or weakness of the urinary system, and has been used for urinary stones and gravel. By reducing fluid retention in the body, corn silk may help reduce blood pressure, and by aiding elimination of toxins and wastes from the body corn silk may relieve gout and arthritis, and act as a gentle detoxifying remedy. Corn silk’s healing and soothing properties are helpful for relieving skin irritation and inflammation and for healing wounds and ulcers.

 

COSTMARY

Ingredients: Costmary Leaf

Costmary is an astringent, antiseptic and aperient.

 

CRANBERRY

Ingredients: Cranberry Fruit

Recent studies have indicated cranberry’s effectiveness against urinary tract infections since its high acid content kills the bacteria that cause the infection.

 

DANDELION

Ingredients: Dandelion Root

Dandelion root contains luteolin which is an antioxidant and is reported to have antioxidant properties without being toxic to normal cells. Has been known to be a tonic for the liver, pancreas, spleen and kidneys. Has been found to be useful for low blood sugar and high blood pressure. May aid in the prevention of age spots and breast cancer.

 

ECHINACEA

Ingredients: Echinacea Root

Reported to have properties to enhance the immune system and thought to be anti-viral. Has been known to use for infection, colds, flu, staph, venomous bites and congested lymph. Can also be good for tissue repair and tissue swelling. Apply to cold sores for quick healing.

 

EDEMA

Ingredients: Rosemary, Butchers Broom, Corn Silk, Meadowsweet, Dandelion Root, Hawthorn Berry, Artichoke, Nettle, Cleavers, Yarrow, Parsley Root, Horse Chestnut, Horsetail

This formula helps reduce excess fluid trapped in the body’s tissues, commonly in the hands, arms, ankles, legs and feet.

 

EYEBRIGHT
Ingredients: Red Raspberry Leaf, Eyebright, Goldenseal, Bayberry, Cayenne
Use this formula to help with detached retinas, macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts.

 

FENNEL

Ingredients: Fennel Seed

Has been known to work as an appetite suppressant and an eye wash. Helps with kidneys, liver and spleen functioning and can clear the lungs. Relieves abdominal pain, colon disorders, gas and gastrointestinal tract spasms. Also can aid acid stomach and good after chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments for cancer.

 

FEVERFEW

Ingredients: Feverfew Leaf

Has been known to stimulate appetite and increases fluidity of lung and bronchial tube mucus. Also can be good for arthritis, colitis, fever, headaches, menstrual problems, muscle tension and pain.

 

GALL BLADDER FORMULA

Ingredients: Papaya Leaf, Peppermint Leaf, Ginger Root, Catnip and Fennel Seed

It is used to treat gallbladder disorders.

 

GARLIC

Ingredients: Garlic

Use as an antibiotic, to cleanse blood and reduce blood pressure. Take as a protection against colds, worms, dysentery and typhoid. Very good for the immune system.

 

GINGER ROOT

Ingredients: Ginger Root

Known to clean the colon, reduce spasms and cramps, and can stimulate circulation. Known as an antioxidant and antimicrobial agent for sores and wounds. Also useful for bowel disorders, fever, hot flashes, indigestion, morning sickness, motion sickness, nausea and vomiting.

 

GINKGO

Ingredients: Ginkgo

Has been known to treat memory problems assisting with brain function. Also good for inflammation and asthma. Works even better with cayenne, see Brain formula.

 

GOLDENROD

Ingredients: Goldenrod

Used internally to treat kidney and bladder stones and infections as well as general urinary infections. Goldenrod is also used to treat rheumatism.

 

GOLDENSEAL

Ingredients: Goldenseal

Acts as a natural antibiotic, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, increases effectiveness of insulin and strengthens the immune system. Has been known to decrease uterine bleeding, reduce blood pressure and stimulate the central nervous system. Good for any infectious disease, ulcers and disorders affecting bladders, prostate, stomach and vagina.

 

HAWTHORN BERRY

Ingredients: Hawthorn Berry

This tea reduces the force in the arteries, thus reducing blood pressure.

 

HEADACHE RELIEF

Ingredients: Skull Cap, Valerian, Rosemary, Chamomile, Peppermint, White Oak Bark and Feverfew

This formula is used to treat headaches.

 

HERBALITE

Ingredients: Kelp, Dandelion and/or Stephania, Astragalus, Atractylodes, Poria, Ginger root, Cascara Sagrada, Turkey Rhubarb, Fennel, Echinacea, Chaparral, Watercress, Yerba Mate, Mustard seed, Licorice and Cleaver.

This formula is used to aid in weight loss.

 

HERPEZE

Ingredients: Chaparral Leaf, Echinacea and Olive Leaf

This formula is used to treat symptoms of herpes simplex and cold sores.

 

HOREHOUND

Ingredients: Horehound

Acts as a digestive and liver tonic and a laxative. Assists in expelling mucus from the lungs.

 

HORSERADISH

Ingredients: Horseradish Root

Stimulates digestion, eliminates mucus and waste fluids. Can also be applied externally to muscle pain and cramps. Used internally for lung and urinary infections as well as arthritis and gout.

 

HYDRANGEA ROOT

Ingredients: Hydrangea Root

Hydrangea has been known to prevent gall bladder stones, reduce pain of kidney stones, reduce inflammation of the urinary tract and reduce water retention.

 

JUNIPER/CEDAR BERRY

Ingredients: Juniper and/or Cedar Berry

Has been known to be useful for tumors, cancer, influenza, herpes and several human pathogens. Been known to aid gout and arthritis. Also used to treat urinary tract and kidney infections.

 

KIDNEY WEAKNESS

Ingredients: Dandelion Root, Parsley Root, Ginger Root, Marshmallow

Use this blend if you are having problems with your kidneys.

 

KIDNEY WELLNESS

Ingredients: Chamomile, Rosemary, Nettles, Dandelion Root

Use this blend if you are trying to maintain healthy kidneys. This tincture helps your body to promote kidney wellness and strength.

 

LADY’S MANTLE

Ingredients: Lady’s Mantle

Lady’s Mantle is employed as a cure for excessive menstruation and is helpful for inflamed wounds, vomiting, fluxes of all sorts, bruises by falls and ruptures.

 

LEMON BALM

Ingredients: Lemon Balm Leaf

Relieves bronchial problems, feverish colds, headaches as well as calming and uplifting spirits.

 

LEMON BALM COMPLEX

Ingredients: Lemon Balm, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Cayenne, Yarrow, Echinacea

 

LICORICE ROOT

Ingredients: Licorice Root

Used to treat irritated urinary and bowel issues, as well as respiratory passages. Used to combat fevers, infections and is good for a sore throat. Beneficial for allergic disorders, asthma, chronic fatigue, depression, emphysema, fever, herpes virus, infection and hypoglycemia and may stimulate natural defense mechanisms. Warning: Side effects from large amounts can cause hypokalemia and hypertension. People with heart problems or high blood pressure should avoid taking.

 

LOBELIA

Ingredients: Lobelia

This is a cough suppressant and relaxant that aids in hormone production and reduces cold symptoms and fever. Beneficial in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, colds and flu, cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, pain and viral infections.

 

LUNG AND RESPIRATORY

Ingredients: Mullein, Marshmallow, Comfrey, Pleurisy Root, Rose Hips, Calendula, Boneset, Ginger, Peppermint, Fennel Seed

This formula is used to treat smokers in cleansing the lungs of toxins, and help the body remove impurities.

 

MENOPAUSE FORMULA

Ingredients: Red Clover, Sage, Wild Yam, Nettle, Horsetail, Raspberry Leaf

This blend will ease in the discomforts of menopausal symptoms as well as increase calcium for bone density and flexibility.

 

MILK THISTLE

Ingredients: Milk Thistle Seed

Has been shown to be liver protective and regenerative. Also effective against liver cirrhosis, necroses and hepatitis A & B.

 

MORRIS AND TERI’S SPRING TONIC

Ingredients: Dandelion Root, Calendula Flower, Juniper Berries, Sassafras Leaves, Oregon Grape Root, Birch Bark and Burdock Root

This formula will boost your immune system during the changing of the seasons.

 

MOTHERWORT

Ingredients: Motherwort Leaves

Aids in menstrual disorders and heart problems. Has been known to help in childbirth by aiding the placenta. Has also been used to treat epileptics in the 17th century and more recently used to as a nerve tonic and sedative.

 

OREGANO

Ingredients: Oregano Leaf

Use for coughs, stomach and gall bladder disorders, nervous headaches and irritability, general exhaustion and menstrual pains. Has been known to help with sea sickness and as an antiseptic for swellings, rheumatism and stiff necks.

 

OREGON GRAPE ROOT

Ingredients: Oregon Grape Root

Excellent tonic for chronic skin disorders, such as eczema and psoriasis. Rids body of excess uric acid and therefore helpful for gout and arthritis.

 

OSHA ROOT

Ingredients: Osha Root

Antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. Good for sore throat, coughs and bronchial infections. Oxygenates lungs and helpful for emphysema. Effective for high altitude sickness.

 

PARSLEY ROOT

Ingredients: Parsley Root

Can be used as a digestive tonic or as antiseptic dressing for sprains, insect bites or other wounds. Can work as an Aid for kidney troubles and as a mild laxative and can blend with black radish to help cure a cold.

 

PEPPERMINT

Ingredients: Peppermint Leaf

Helps with digestion, colds and influenza. Can be helpful as well with hiccups and flatulence.

 

POKE ROOT

Ingredients: Poke Root

Used to treat upper respiratory tract infections such as mumps, tonsillitis and laryngitis, as it removes phlegm and cleanses lymph glands. Also helpful with lymphatic congestion throughout the body. DO NOT EXCEED DOSE.

 

PONDEROSA PINE

Ingredients: Ponderosa Pine Needle

Used to treat colds, especially bronchial and sinus complaints.

 

RASPBERRY LEAF

Ingredients: Raspberry Leaf

Known to relax uterus, excellent for diarrhea, assists with childbirth and morning sickness. Anti-viral against herpes and influenza.

 

RENAL REJUVENATOR

Ingredients: Milk Thistle, Ginseng, Ginger, St. Johns-wort, Bupleurum, Melia Fruit, Privet Fruit, Lycium Berry, Androphis and Astragalus

This formula is used to strengthen and rejuvenate renals (kidneys).

 

ROSEMARY

Ingredients: Rosemary Leaf

Increases blood supply where applied, therefore stimulating circulation and easing pain. Good for aching joints and rheumatic pains. Aids fat digestion and can be used as an antiseptic mouthwash and gargling. Fights bacteria, relaxes the stomach, stimulates digestion and acts as an astringent and decongestant. Improves circulation to the brain and prevents liver toxicity.

 

SAGE

Ingredients: Safe Leaf

Known to aid digestion, contains estrogen and is anti-fungal. Sage can treat a cold and can be used to treat irregular menstruation and menopause.

 

SAW PALMETTO

Ingredients: Saw Palmetto Berry

Used to treat prostate problems and frequent urination. Inhibits the production of dihydro-testosterone (a hormone which contributes to enlargement of the prostate). Good for poor appetite and may also enhance sexual functioning and desire.

 

SHEPHERD’S PURSE

Ingredients: Shepherd’s Purse

Has been known to break up and dissolve blood clots. It is a remedy of the first importance in catarrhal conditions of the bladder and ureters, also in ulcerated conditions and abscess of the bladder. It increases the flow of urine. Its use is specially indicated when there is white mucous matter voided with the urine; relief in these cases following at once.

 

SKULLCAP

Ingredients: Skullcap

Has been known to aid with sleeping, improve circulation and strengthens the heart muscle. It also calms anxiety, and good for fatigue, cardiovascular disease, headache, hyperactivity, nervous disorders and rheumatism. Relieves muscle cramps, pain, spasms and stress.

 

SMOKER’S DETOX

Ingredients: Oatstraw, Oat Tops, Lobelia, Black Pepper, Licorice Root, Calamus Root, Sassafras

This formula will help with the craving of tobacco. It also has properties to clean the lungs.

 

SPEARMINT

Ingredients: Spearmint Leaf

Can use as an anti-inflammatory, an antiseptic, a gallbladder stimulant or a digestive aid. Also used to relieve cold symptoms by applying to a handkerchief and inhaling. Known also to increase metabolism.

 

SPICY PEPPER

Ingredients: A blend of several hot chili peppers including but not limited to cayenne, Serrano, NeMex and Jalapeno

Just like cayenne (only stronger making it more effective) this herb has been known to relieve heart palpitations. Can also be used to gargle for sore throats. When added to other herbs it acts like a catalyst and pushes the herbs properties to the proper places in the body.

 

ST. JOHN’S-WORT

Ingredients: St. John’s-Wort Leaves and Flowers

Known as a antidepressant and as a sedative and pain reliever for neuralgia, anxiety, tension and menopausal mood swings.

 

SUMMER SAVORY

Ingredients: Summer Savory Leaf

It is best known as an antiseptic and astringent.

 

TANSY

Ingredients: Tansy Leaf

Use in stimulating and astringent baths and facial steams for mature and sallow skins. Avoid if you have sensitive skin. Use topically for bruises, rheumatism and sprains. Use in moderation. Do not use during pregnancy.

 

TARRAGON

Ingredients: Tarragon Leaf

Rich in iodine, mineral salts, vitamins A and C. Known to act as an appetite stimulant, digestive and general tonic. Use for disinfectant and as an antiseptic.

 

THYROID FORMULA

Ingredients: Wild Yam, Dandelion Root, Astragalus and Milk Thistle

This formula should be taken if you have thyroid issues affecting the body’s internal thermostat and hormones.

 

TOOTH AND GUM FORMULA

Ingredients: Bayberry, Oak Bark and Cayenne tinctures as well as essential oils of Tea tree and Peppermint.

It is used as a wash for teeth and gum disease and overall mouth health. Can also be used for teething babies or applied for a toothache.

 

UTI TREATMENT/PREVENTION

Ingredients: Buchu, Uva Ursi, Parsley Root, Cleavers, Juniper Berries, Marshmallow Root, Ginger root, Chaparral, Echinacea

This formula is good for Urinary Tract Infections.

 

UVA URSI

Ingredients: Uva Ursi

Useful for bladder and kidney infections, diabetes and prostate disorders. Also aids spleen, liver, pancreas and small intestine disorders. Strengthens the heart muscle and acts as a diuretic.

 

VALERIAN

Ingredients: Valerian Root

Has been known to help with insomnia and irritable bowel symptoms. Improves circulation and acts as a sedative, reduces mucus from colds, good for anxiety, fatigue, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual cramps, muscle cramps, nervousness, pain, spasms, stress and ulcers.

 

WILD CHERRY

Ingredients: Wild Cherry Bark

Wild cherry is a very effective in calming irritated, nagging coughs.

 

YARROW

Ingredients: Yarrow Leaf

Good for digestive problems and to regulate menstrual flow, induce perspiration, cleanse the system and cure a cold. Warning: Extended use can cause sensitivity to light.

 

YELLOW DOCK

Ingredients: Yellow Dock Root

A valued remedy for anemia and also serves as a laxative, tonic, astringent and dentifrice. Additionally external applications for various skin conditions have been successful.

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