Herbal Tinctures

Do you know how tinctures are made? According to wikipedia, “In medicine, a tincture is an alcoholic extract (e.g. of a herb) or solution of a non-volatile substance (e.g. of iodine, mercurochrome.)” I had to check, so I would know what I was talking about here, LOL! I hate to sound stupid, and yes, I will even do research in order to avoid it.

Now, the herbal tincture has a long history, beginning in Europe. The specific tinctures sold by PhytoSolution are actually imported from Herboristerie de la Place Clichy in Paris. The history of that company, which I linked to, is quite interesting, and I invite you to read it. YMMV, but both history and traditional (read that non-Western) medicine interest me, so I enjoyed it.

I’ve used homepathic remedies for my self and my family with great success, and my midwife has given me a couple of herbal tinctures to use after childbirth, but it’s not an area that I have any sort of expertise in. It is one I am interested in however, and I will probably make time to study it one day. The product descriptions do sound interesting, and I firmly believe that natural products are generally better for us than man-made pharmaceuticals for some maladies.

I guess after that last statement I also need to say that I am not a doctor, and my statements are not intended as medical advise, nor have they been approved by the FDA. Liability, you know.