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TINCTURES: What's a dropperful? It doesn't fill up the whole glass tube!

People are commonly confused when they read tincture directions suggesting they take a "dropperful" or two of a tincture.  When they squeeze the bulb on the droppertop, they are surprised to see that it fills the glass tube only a little bit of the way.  They try to squeeze harder to try to fill it completely, but it never works.  This is why:

Tummy Tincture Info


Tummy Tincture is a great tasting herbal combination formulated specifically to help dispel gas, alleviate nausea and indigestion, and to help relieve reflux and colic. Many of our clients have reported that it has helped correct constipation in their babies as well. 

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!

Sage Tea & Sage Tincture


Sage Tea (or Tincture) is the best herb used to decrease breastmilk production, which is helpful for weaning or when over-production, chronic or frequent engorgement, or plugged ducts is a problem. 

Pregnancy Tea & Pregnancy Tea Plus


Herb Lore's Pregnancy Tea and Pregnancy Tea Plus are healthful and refreshing herbal combinations that are supportive and toning to the entire system before, during and after pregnancy. The regular Pregnancy Tea may be used throughout the entire pregnancy, and because of its high vitamin and mineral content, achieves its best results when used on a long-term, daily basis. Pregnancy Tea Plus is similar to Pregnancy Tea, with the addition of Squaw Vine, a late-pregnancy tonic which further helps to strengthen and nourish the uterus, preparing it for the upcoming work of labor and birth. Because this herb has some very slight oxytocic properties to it (meaning it has the potential to start uterine contractions, although it's not likely), it's recommended for use during the last six weeks of pregnancy only. Native Americans used this herb successfully throughout their entire pregnancies (hence the name Squaw Vine) - even so, we at Herb Lore like to work very conservatively, therefore, we recommend the Pregnancy Tea Plus only during the last six weeks.  (The regular Pregnancy Tea may be taken throughout the entire pregnancy however.)

Pre-Conception Tea & Pre-Conception Tincture


Herb Lore's Pre-Conception Tea (and Tincture)  may be enjoyed freely throughout the day, every day, for months at a time. The herbs work wonderfully together to provide nutrition while encouraging a favorable environment to promote fertility and conception. These herbs, when used in combination with eachother in the correct amounts (as they are in this product), work to enhance fertility, increasing the odds of conception. Plus it tastes good and is very healthy for you!

Nausea Relief Tincture


Nausea Relief Tincture was formulated specifically for morning sickness in pregnant mothers, but is helpful for any type of nausea, including travel sickness.

Labor Tincture

Black Cohosh Root
Blue Cohosh Root
Ginger Root 
Lobelia

How to Increase Your Breastmilk Supply - The Summarized Version


What are the main herbs for increasing milk production?  There are many to choose from, such as Nursing Tea Moringa Blend, Nursing Tincture Moringa Blend, Goat's Rue, Moringa Leaf, ShatavariBlessed Thistle, and Fenugreek. How do I choose which is the right one for my situation?  How do I use them correctly for best results?

Testimonial

Herb Lore's Tummy Tincture saved me!  Sam was born with food allergies that kept him up crying all night. The only thing that worked at all was your Tummy Tincture. We tried all kinds of other treatments including severely limiting my diet since I was breastfeeding to try to help my baby reduce his stomach upsets. Finally, I discovered your herbal Tummy Tincture and by my taking that, I was able to significantly reduce his problem. I now have a baby that is able to sleep at night!  K.N.