Sunday, March 23, 2014

NEW DIY Herbal Tincture Kits and Recipes

It's official...we just added 2 NEW DIY Tincture Kits @ Mary's Heirloom Seeds.  Next week we'll add a third for a grand total of 11...Woohooo for Healthier alternatives!!!

So WHAT is a tincture?  Read on...

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Chamomile Tincture
What is a Tincture
Cayenne Tincture
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Have you given any thought to making your own herbal home remedies?  Do you already make your own?  Below are examples of my own homemade Tinctures.  DIY Tincture kits are now available @
Mary's Tincture Shop

"Kits" purchased Monday-Thursday ship within 48 hours via USPS Priority Mail. 
Tincture kits include: 
1 - 32 ounce Glass Jar with lid, 1 - 2 ounce Amber Bottle with dropper top,  2 customizable labels,
1 ounce of Organic Herbs (additional herbs available)
and Detailed Instructions

DIY Chamomile Tincture

Chamomile is an herb that comes from a flowering plant from the daisy family. Both the fresh and dried flowers of chamomile have been used to create teas for centuries to cure a number of health problems. The active ingredient in chamomile essential oil is known as bisabolol, which has a number of anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties.

What are the Benefits of Chamomile?
Chamomile can be used topically or orally to treat a number of everyday ailments, such as:
Insomnia and other sleep disorders
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Muscle twitches
Wounds, burns, and scrapes
Skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, and diaper rash
Stomach problems such as menstrual cramps, stomach flu, and ulcers.    Continue Reading 

What is a Tincture?
An herbal tincture is simply an herbal extract.  Herbal remedies have been used throughout history to treat illnesses and ailments without "modern medicine" and pharmacueticals.  Tinctures are easy to make, home remedies.  If properly prepared and stored, your tincture will last indefinitely.
What is Menstruum? 
Menstruum is generally vodka, when making a true herbal tincture. Vinegar or Vegetable Glycerin can be used (instead of alcohol) but is less effective at leaching out the medicinal components of the plant.

DIY Cayenne Tincture   *NEW*

Cayenne Pepper is a nightshade vegetable.  While adding a little (or a lot) of hot and spicy to any dish, cayenne pepper can also be very therapeutic.  Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin which can open up your sinuses, fight inflammation, cardiovascular support, helps with ulcers, boosts immune system and metabolism.

THIS is what got my attention:  "Cayenne pepper's bright red color signals its high content of beta-carotene or pro-vitamin A. Just two teaspoons of cayenne pepper provide 47% of the daily value for vitamin A. Often called the anti-infection vitamin, vitamin A is essential for healthy epithelial tissues including the mucous membranes that line the nasal passages, lungs, intestinal tract and urinary tract and serve as the body's first line of defense against invading pathogens."        Continue Reading 
What do you think?  Are you ready to get started?

You can read about my tincture results HERE and HERE.   If you have additional questions please ask.
We are happy to continue to provide growing knowledge for you and your family.

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1 comment:

Debra said...

Wow Mary, I had no idea! I am into the holistic meds but still learning about all of this stuff. Thanks for the little lesson and congrats on adding to your store. :-) I still need to check it out. Have a great evening.