What are the Benefits of Tinctures?
How to Extract the Healing Properties of Plants
Tinctures are becoming more and more popular today. In fact, the best way to get the most healing properties out of medicinal plants is in tincture form. What does that mean? Tincture is another name for “extract” and that means plants both dried and fresh are soaked in alcohol. By soaking the herbs in alcohol it extracts everything from the plant which includes all medicinal properties.
By taking tinctures, you get to control the dosage. Usually, tinctures come in UV protected bottles with droppers. That makes it easy to take only what you really need by adding or subtracting drops.
Tinctures are quick and convenient. They are easy to ingest, easy to travel and easy to store. A few drops in water or juice or directly on the tongue takes only a second.
Finally, tinctures are long lasting. Using the alcohol extraction helps the healing properties of the plant to stay suspended in the alcohol. According to the International School of Herbal Arts and Sciences, if stored properly, tinctures have a longer shelf life than tea or decoction extracts.
KuKista has over 44 years of extracting experience. We understand that the weather, altitude and temperature are important for good extractions. We have mastered the extraction process and still make small batches for the highest quality of medicinal tinctures.
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This information is to be used for educational purposes only and has been solely based on the historic and traditional use of herbs. This information has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration, nor has it gone through studies required before a particular product can be deemed truly beneficial or potentially dangerous.