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benefits of organic lemon balm tincture
Lemon balm is often used to promote relaxation, and may help calm the nervous system, leading to a sense of relaxation and ease.
Lemon balm contains various antioxidants, including rosmarinic acid and flavonoids, which help protect the body's cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Lemon balm has been traditionally used in herbal medicine to support digestive health.
POTENT, ORGANIC HERBAL TINCTURES
Our organic herbal tinctures are crafted using a potent 1:2 herb-to-water ratio, ensuring optimal strength and efficacy. Through a careful process of maceration, we extract the beneficial compounds from herbs and combine them with alcohol to create our natural health remedies. All tinctures bottles come with a graduated 0.5ml to 1ml pipette for easy dispensing.
FULL INGREDIENTS LIST: Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis), alcohol, water, 1:2 @ 25%, Certified Organic 1 ml of the tincture contains 500 mg of the herb. ORGANIC LICENSE NO: Certified Organic by the Soil Association Licence No: DA22368. EU Organic Certified GB-ORG-05 non-EU agriculture.
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how to take organic lemon balm tincture
The recommended dosage is 1ml to 5ml tincture diluted in water three times a day. Do not use internally during pregnancy unless prescribed by a qualified medical herbalist.
Blend with a juice or smoothie for a more palatable ta
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Blend with warm water and leave to stand for 15 minutes if you wish to evaporate the alcohol content.
WORKS WELL WITH:
Ashwagandha – adaptogenic herb to support the body & mind's response to stress
Calmaid – a blend of soothing herbs for a restful night sleep
• Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
• Use only as directed. Do not exceed stated daily dose.
• Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
How to use
HOW TO USE:
2 capsules daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
Use only as directed. Do not exceed stated daily dose.
Store in a cool dark place. Do not use if the seal is broken.
• Store in a cool dark place.
• Do not use if seal is broken.
• Keep out of reach of children
May not be suitable for
MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR :
Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Tinctures are concentrated liquid extracts of herbs, plants, or other substances. They are made by soaking the desired material in a mixture of alcohol and water (or sometimes glycerin or vinegar) over a period of time. The alcohol acts as a solvent, extracting the active compounds and constituents from the plant material, resulting in a potent and concentrated liquid.Tinctures are a popular form of herbal preparations and have been used for centuries in traditional medicine practices.
The ratio in a tincture refers to the proportion of herb or plant material to the liquid (solvent) used for extraction. It indicates the weight or volume of the herb relative to the volume of the liquid. The ratio is often expressed in parts, such as 1:2, 1:5, or 1:10. The choice of ratio depends on various factors, including the desired strength of the tincture, the potency of the herb being used, and the intended use of the tincture. Higher ratios, such as 1:2 or 1:5, result in stronger and more concentrated tinctures. These are often used for herbs with high extractable constituents or for specific therapeutic purposes where a higher potency is desired. Lower ratios, such as 1:10 or 1:20, produce milder and less concentrated tinctures. These ratios are commonly used for herbs with lower extractable constituents or when a gentler approach is preferred. It's important to note that the specific ratio used for a tincture can vary based on the herb, the desired strength, and personal preferences. Additionally, the extraction process may vary depending on the herb, such as maceration, percolation, or other methods.
Alcohol serves as a solvent that extracts the active compounds from medicinal plants or other substances. It has the ability to dissolve a wide range of compounds, including both water-soluble and oil-soluble substances. This makes alcohol an effective medium for extracting various components such as alkaloids, essential oils, resins, and other therapeutic compounds.Alcohol acts as a preservative, helping to extend the shelf life of the tincture. Its antimicrobial properties inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms that could cause spoilage or degradation of the tincture over time. Alcohol can improve the absorption of certain compounds into the body. It can help facilitate the absorption of active constituents through the mucous membranes in the mouth when the tincture is taken orally. This allows for faster and more efficient absorption compared to other dosage forms.Stability and Shelf Life: Tinctures with high alcohol content have a longer shelf life compared to other liquid preparations. The alcohol helps prevent the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms that can lead to spoilage. Additionally, alcohol can slow down oxidation and degradation processes, helping to maintain the potency and stability of the tincture's active compounds.
The stability life of a tincture can vary depending on various factors, including the specific ingredients, the concentration of the active compounds, the storage conditions, and the formulation itself. However, tinctures that use alcohol as a solvent generally have a long shelf life compared to other liquid preparations.When stored properly in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight and excessive heat, alcohol-based tinctures can often maintain their potency and stability for several years. Some tinctures may remain stable and effective for up to five years or even longer.
Tinctures are often taken orally, allowing for faster and more efficient absorption of the active compounds compared to other dosage forms. The alcohol in tinctures helps facilitate the absorption of these compounds through the mucous membranes in the mouth, bypassing the digestive system and potentially providing quicker therapeutic effects.