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Tinctures - What are they and how do you use them?

Learn what is a tincture, how you take a tincture, what is a tincture dropperful, and why the tincture doesn't fill the entire dropper

Storage of your Herbal Products


Herbal products come in many forms - teas, tinctures (liquid extracts), capsules, tablets, compresses, poultices, salves, creams, baths, footbaths (to name a few!), and of course, used in foods!  Here is how to care and store some of the most frequently used forms of herbal products:

Dried Herbs

If possible, store your dried herbs in a glass container, which will keep them fresh longer. Using dark glass will help to further keep light out, which ages the herb more quickly and can compromise its quality.  A dried herb should appear vibrant in color and have a wonderful smell to it.  Even though it’s dried, it should have an “alive” vibrancy to it – you should be able to sense the life in it!

Testimonial

Dear Pam and Herb Lore staff, I just wanted to drop a line in appreciation of the quick shipping on my recent order. We are in the middle of molar mania over here and I'm a manic mommy!  My 1yr old daughter has been miserable with teething pain this past week and waking at night every 2-3 hours like a newborn. She took a dropperful of Teething Tincture -- she loved the naturally sweet taste and is now napping peacefully going on 2 hours!  Thank you!  Thank you for everything you do to support mothers and families. I trust that anything I buy from Herb Lore will be made thoughtfully and naturally. Sincerely, T.Z.