Tulsi Tincture


Tulsi or Holy Basil translates as “the incomparable one”and is among
the most sacred herbs in Ayurvedic medicine.

Tulsi tincture helps to boost the immune system.
Tulsi helps the body to metabolize foods and is an excellent digestive remedy for gas, bloating, stagnation and sluggishness. It is calming and warming to the digestive tract.
Tulsi is a powerful adaptogen which helps the body to adapt to stress. Tulsi strengthens the respiratory system, helping to clear excess mucous and congestion from the lungs. It is helpful for bronchitis, asthma and respiratory conditions.
 Tulsi is antibacterial and antiviral, which helps with the cold and flu season by inhibiting the growth of viruses and bacteria. Tulsi helps to lower fevers. It is a calmative used to reduce tension and stimulates the flow of energy, heightening mental awareness.

Tulsi  promotes longevity and good health.
Tulsi is extremely supportive to the spirit. Tulsi tincture is versatile, effective and uplifting for body and spirit.

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What are tinctures and how do you use them?

A tincture is a concentrated liquid extract made by steeping herbs in alcohol. Typically a tincture is made from the leaf, flower or root of a plant. The medicinal properties of the herb are extracted in the alcohol and the plant constituents become readily available in tincture form. Tinctures are  potent, concentrated plant-based remedies. Tinctures are highly concentrated. They are taken under the tongue where they are readily absorbed in the blood stream.  Tinctures can also be taken in warm tea or water if they are too strong to be taken directly under the tongue.

Alcohol-based tinctures have a virtually unlimited shelf life if stored in a cool, dark location.  Refrigeration is not necessary.  Tinctures are easy to travel with making them very convenient remedies. Store your tinctures in a cool, dark place.
All of Sue’s Salves tinctures are crafted with freshly harvested, organically grown herbs grown in Sue’s medicine garden. Grain alcohol is used due to potency and ability to effectively absorb the plant molecules.

General guidelines for tincture dosages. Extract dosages can be measured in drops, dropperfuls, milliliters (ml.), or teaspoons. A dropperful is about 15-20 drops, or 1ml. A teaspoon is roughly equivalent to 5ml. The most commonly used dose for tinctures is 20-40 drops or 1-2 dropperfuls. In general, the more acute a condition, the more frequent the doses. Use a good herbal reference guide for more information.
A standard suggested adult dosage for tinctures is 2 droppersful two to three times a day directly under the tongue. Start slowly when first taking tinctures and adjust doses according to need.




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