We believe that herbal extracts (tinctures) are the most effective and beneficial way to ingest herbs. Many are not water- soluable, and therefore alcohol is necessary to extract all of the beneficial properties of the plants. Tinctures are also easily assimilated by the body because the liquid form allows them to be absorbed immediately into the bloodsteam. They are especially convenient to keep and carry with you, and require no refrigeration.
Dancing Willow herbs uses only pure grain alcohol and spring water to prepare extracts. Pure grain alcohol functions as a preservative and a potent solvent. Our plants are tinctured by cold process perculation or by maceration. Proper tincturing requires alcohol contents of 50-60% in order to properly extract and preserve a medicinal's quality and shelf life.
Our tinctures are made according to the highest quality standards, using only freshly harvested plants. These extracts are laboratory-standard preparations as specified in the U.S. Pharmacopia and the National Formulary, both reliable and traditional guidelines for botanical tinctures. Our tinctures can be expected to retain their potency for at least three years.
It is always reccomended to dillute tinctures in 1/4 to 1/2 cup of warm water or mild herbal tea prior to taking them. If consuming alcohol is undesireable, we recommend dropping the desired amount of tincture into freshly boiled water and letting it stand for five minutes. This will allow the alcohol to evaporate.
Herbal extracts yield the most effective benefits of herbs.
All Dancing Willow Herbs products will have a Lot # which communicates the date produced. The Lot # is how Dancing Willow Herbs can look up the exact information about a costumer's product in the database.
General Instructions for Herbal Tinctures (unless otherwise noted on the product): Shake Well: 30 - 60 drops in water or juice 2 - 3 times daily or as needed. 30 drops equals 1 ml or 1 - 2 droppers full.
General Disclaimer Any statements made herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Dancing Willow Herbs products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition, seek the advice of a health care professional before using this product. Keep out of reach of children.