Tincture who? There are so many names for concoctions in the herbal and wellness community. But tinctures, also called herbal extracts, have been around for centuries. Among the variations of herbal concoctions, they all share a common goal: to preserve the herbs and their components for a certain period.
As for the length of time, that depends of the concoction of course. But that's reserved for another post! Let's talk more about tinctures.
So You Have Your Tincture...What Do You Do With It??
Although commonly taken orally (with the exception of benzoin and arnica), tinctures may be applied topically too! Please caution if you have sensitive skin as alcohol is an astringent. Tinctures may be incorporated into your first aid kit. Tincture of benzoin is common in herbal first aid kits, as it reduces irritation and protects the skin from outside invaders. Here's a list of herbal tinctures to include in your first aid kit. Internally, tinctures may be used for acute and chronic conditions. This is to be determined by your health provider, as the dosage suggests the potency delivery .
Below is an outline summarizing the key points discussed here, as well as how to administer tinctures. Always adhere to the suggested use on the label. Plant medicine is medicine.