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benefits of marigold tincture
Marigold tincture is often used topically to promote skin healing and soothe various skin conditions. It has antimicrobial properties that can help with minor cuts, scrapes, burns, and insect bites.
Due to its potential healing properties, marigold tincture can be applied to small wounds to support the body's natural healing process and protect the skin.
When taken internally, marigold tincture sometimes used traditionally to support gastrointestinal health and may help soothe digestive .conditions
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.
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.