Herbal teas are another means to getting herbs into your body. They can be drunk either hot or cold, made into ice cubes, blended with fruit juice or frozen pops for children. For medicinal teas to be effective, it must be administered in small amounts several times daily. Herbal teas are generally not as potent as tinctures, they, however, are the most effective medicines for chronic, long-term imbalances. Additionally, they have one distinct advantage over some other applications: they are absorbed and processed through the gastrointestinal system.
Medicinal tinctures have been used for as long as distilled alcohol has been available and were the primary form of medicine administration until the development of pharmacology and its preference for pills. When a tincture is made, the herbs' medicinal constituents are extracted into a liquid medium called a menstruum, often alcohol (my preferred method of use), vegetable glycerin or water, which is strong enough to break down the plants' cell walls and pull out the medicinal constituents.
Salves, ointments, and balms are made using herbal oils,
which is used as a solvent for the medicinal properties of
the herb and provides a healing, emollient base. Salves are
a great way to deliver herbs deep into the tissues. Although
rubbing a salve onto affected tissues is recommended,
a small bit can be left on top of the cuts and scrapes to
create a natural bandage.
All formulas are made using vegetable capsules and are formulated with a group of herbs specific to your condition.
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