Tinctures are liquid herbs distilled to concentrate their health benefits. These small but mighty bottles of herbal medicine are a powerful way to add the natural benefits of different plants into your daily routine. Each of our handmade tinctures has been developed to address a specific health concern, like immunity, sleep, and energy.
Tinctures are made using alcohol and water as a solvent. The process extracts the active nutrients found in herbs and plants. If you like, read our tincture guide to learn more about the herbal tincture-making process.
In this blog, we’re going to take a closer look at tinctures for specific health concerns. Some of the questions we’ll cover include:
- Which herbs can soothe indigestion and why?
- Can you take a tincture made with adaptogens?
- What tinctures are available to bolster immunity?
- Which tincture ingredients are best for memory and cognitive health?
Whether you’re facing stress, illness, insomnia, or fatigue, tinctures are a great way to get the nutrients your body needs, when it needs them. Let’s get started.
The Best Herbal Tincture for Sleep
Sleep-focused tinctures should be made with a calming combination of herbs that focus on rest and recovery.
Our Deep Sleep Tincture does exactly that. Each bottle is handmade using a potent blend of natural sedatives and relaxants, making it ideal for those who struggle with insomnia or find it hard to wind down before bed.
It’s made with ashwagandha, passionflower, valerian, and chamomile - all powerful herbs used for relieving stress and anxiety, promoting restorative sleep, and setting you up for an energetic and clear morning-after. We’ve also added vervain and nutmeg to nourish the nervous system and soothe the digestive system. The cherry on top of this tincture is Lavender, probably one of the herbs most synonymous with rest and relaxation. And rightly so! Lavender has a wealth of evidence that backs its use for easing anxiety and tension, as well as its ability to soothe headaches.
Dilute 5ml of our Deep Sleep Tincture in water and drink before bed for a deeply restorative, blissful slumber - all without the groggy morning feeling you may get with conventional sleeping tablets!
The Best Herbal Tinctures for Immunity
We like to think of immunity in two ways. The most obvious is a preventive strategy to boost your immune system and prevent illnesses from hitting you as hard as they might otherwise. The second comes into play once you are already feeling under the weather: it’s what we can provide the body with to help speed up your recovery and get you back to your best.
So with that in mind we’ve created two tinctures that are tailored towards each of these immunity phases.
First up, our Defence Tincture.
Defence Tincture: Bolster your immune system and stay well
Our Defence Tincture is made up of a team of high-quality herbs blended to strengthen your natural defences and protect you from pathogens, pollution, and stress. This immune system-supporting blend is intended for regular, daily use to help you avoid falling ill and support general wellbeing. There are six major ingredients in this blend. The first four are:
- Rosehip, for its high vitamin C content and antioxidant qualities
- Olive leaf for its ability to effectively soothe inflammation and protect cells from damage
- Elderberry for its powerful antioxidant qualities
- Echinacea for its bacteria, fungi, and virus-fighting capabilities
Last but by no means least are two of our favourite adaptogens. First is Tulsi, a powerful herb that offers antimicrobial properties, supports the liver, balances blood pressure, and promotes the optimal function of your nervous system.
Second is Andrographis, a herb that’s long been used to bolster immunity and support the body against infections of all kinds.
Recovery Tincture: A powerful herbal blend to speed up recovery from illness
Our Recovery Tincture is made with potent natural ingredients to support a speedier recovery from infections, illness, and fevers. When you are under the weather, you can rely on this recovery blend to enhance your natural defences and help you get back to your best. It’s been developed with 12 carefully selected herbs and botanicals, including:
- Baikal Skullcap, with its powerful anti-inflammatory properties its ideal for combatting infections infection; particularly within the respiratory system. This herb supports the natural detoxification process and can lessen stress and anxiety thanks to its nourishing effect on the nervous system.
- Rhodiola, which boosts the number of natural killer cells within the body to help your immune system destroy infected or mutated cells. It has also been found to improve T-cell immunity to support the production of antibodies, increase stress resilience, and support blood supply to the brain and muscles.
Other herbs chosen by our herbalists for this blend are; bupleurum, wormwood, nettle root, liquorice, cinnamon, elderflower, linden blossom, calendula, wild indigo, and elecampane. Each herb has been chosen for its evidence-based, immunity-promoting properties. You can read more about each herb's immunity benefits here.
The Best Tincture for Focus, Memory & Concentration
If you’re struggling with concentration and focus, there are a bunch of lifestyle changes you can make to improve your cognitive results. One of those is dietary changes, which we recommend you lead with a daily dose of our Focus Tincture.
This tincture is made with a selection of natural cognitive enhancers. All of these natural ingredients have been consistently linked to mental clarity, concentration, memory, and all-around cognitive health.
So what’s inside and why? This tincture harnesses the fast-acting benefits of ginkgo leaf, Brahmi, Gotu kola, tulsi, rosemary, and frankincense, to support you in staying mentally sharp.
Ginkgo increases blood flow to the brain, thus supporting it to function optimally. Studies on ginkgo suggest this herb can protect against Alzheimer's, senile dementia, poor memory, and hearing loss, as well as helping to relieve fatigue, stress, and anxiety. Frankincense and Brahmi have similarly been linked to improvements in memory and concentration.
Rosemary, Tulsi, and Gotu Kola offer further neuroprotective benefits by increasing blood flow and full-body circulation for a more oxygenated and less inflamed brain and body; maximizing clarity, concentration, and resilience to stress.
The Best Tinctures for Female Wellbeing
Our team of herbalists has created a range of tinctures to support female health. The first is for general health, the second is specifically formulated to ease period pain.
Female Vitality Tincture
Our Female Vitality Tincture provides a nourishing blend of herbs to support women's general health. It’s made with a blend of Shatavari, calendula, rose, liquorice, and meadowsweet. These herbs work to aid digestion, support restorative sleep, relieve stress and anxiety, and promote balanced reproductive hormone levels within the body.
Shatavari in particular has been linked with fertility, libido, and better balance throughout the monthly cycle. It’s been used for thousands of years to support female health.
The Best Herbal Tincture for Menopause
Our Meno-balance tincture has been lovingly curated to support the relief of uncomfortable symptoms that often accompany menopause. Common symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, digestion issues, headaches, joint aches, tiredness, and anxiety. We’ve selected a lineup of potent herbs to promote balance and relief in these areas. Black cohosh, sage, tulsi, wild yam, burdock root, calendula, and rose are mother nature's finest support system for women in this phase of their lives.
To highlight a couple of our favourite herbs offering menopause balancing qualities; sage is highly beneficial for warding off hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia, as well as being protective against stress and easing headaches and migraines.
Black cohosh is a long-renowned aid for menopausal women, with its use originating from Native Americans treating women's reproductive health. Black cohosh effectively promotes muscle and spasm relaxation, balances hormone levels, and is effective in easing the majority of menopausal symptoms. Black cohosh is extensively researched, with a wealth of evidence supporting its wonders. Evidence isn’t conclusive on exactly how this helpful herb works its magic, but evidence currently points to its natural ability to mimic the actions of neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine.
The Best Herbal Tincture for Period Pain
Our Menstrual Support Tincture is made with a blend of herbs that offer comfort and relief during your monthly cycle. Each ingredient has been chosen for its specific properties, many of which ease period-related symptoms and bring balance to the body.
It's made with:
- Cramp bark, also known as guelder rose, is a powerful herb for alleviating painful cramps and spasms. It relaxes muscles and blood vessels in the pelvic area, relieves congestion of the uterus, and acts as a mild sedative.
- Skullcap has a soothing effect on the nervous system. It helps ease anxiety, tension, and agitation, making it ideal for period-related pain, spasms, and headaches.
- Ginger, which provides aromatic warmth, stimulates circulation, and reduces inflammation. It also helps relieve uterine congestion and soothes spasms and pain, making it ideal for painful periods.
- Lemon balm is refreshing and uplifting, relaxing, and painkilling. It helps ease tension, anxiety, and irritability, making it ideal for irregular and painful periods, as well as premenstrual syndrome.
- Chamomile is a mild sedative that gently eases restlessness, anxiety, and insomnia. It acts as an antispasmodic and helps with spasms, pain, and inflammation, making it ideal for period-related pain and discomfort.
- Raspberry leaf is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and has a powerful astringent effect on the female reproductive system. It tones and strengthens the uterine and pelvic muscles and has a vulnerary action to aid the body in healing wounds. Raspberry leaf is ideal for addressing in-between period bleeding, irregular periods, ovarian cysts, and painful periods.
- Nettle leaf is rich in vitamins A and C and minerals like iron, calcium, silica, magnesium, and potassium. Nettle leaf helps to ease heavy bleeding and increase haemoglobin levels, essential for those experiencing a heavy flow.
- Rose is a soothing and uplifting herb with a relaxing and antispasmodic effect. It helps relieve uterine congestion causing painful, heavy, and irregular periods and supports a healthy gut flora. Rose also eases tension, irritability, and fatigue.
By combining these herbs, Our Menstrual Support Tincture offers a natural, holistic way of managing menstrual discomfort and promoting balance throughout your cycle.
The Best Herbal Tincture for Overall Men’s Health
Our Male Vitality Tincture has been developed with the modern man in mind. It’s a powerful and nourishing blend of herbs that supports general male health with a specific focus on developing stress resilience, enhancing energy, promoting circulation, and supporting optimal levels of hormones and libido.
It’s been developed with powerful herbs to promote general male health, including Ashwagandha, which promotes healthy testosterone levels, libido, energy, muscle strength, and fertility. This famous herb has also been found to support a restorative night’s rest and promote mental clarity. Tulsi and nettle root have been added to this blend to promote prostate health, healthy skin, and cognitive function.
To top this tincture off, we’ve included horny goat weed. And yes, the clue is in the name. This potent herb is a natural aphrodisiac and effective libido enhancer, as well as a herb that helps promote male hormone balance. Gokshua and Damiana offer similar qualities in increasing fertility and libido, relieving impotence, and improving sperm quality.
The Best Tincture for Stress Relief
When it comes to stress management, having a daily herbal tincture on hand to help you build resilience can work wonders for your mental and physical health. We’ve designed our Balance Tincture with that in mind. It’s packed with adaptogenic herbs that work to boost your resilience in the face of stress and relieve it when it arises.
Selected for their nourishing and supportive qualities, our herbalists have blended four stress-busting herbs into this small-but-mighty bottle: Rhodiola root, chamomile, ashwagandha, and tulsi. Each of these herbs is well known for easing stress, uplifting mood, enhancing mental function, boosting energy, and easing digestion.
We’ve packed this tincture full of adaptogens (plants proven to increase the body’s ability to cope with and respond to stress) to help you day to day.
The Best Tincture for Respiratory Support & Easy Breathing
Breathing is everything! This is why we’ve developed a respiratory health tincture to soothe irritation and help you breathe easier. Our Breathe Tincture is an effective way to fight seasonal allergies, soothe respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis, and support recovery from colds and flu year-round.
Inside this tincture we’ve blended two powerful antiseptic herbs; elecampane and thyme; with the purpose of reducing excess mucus and aiding the body in fighting pathogens. Elecampane root is especially effective at increasing blood circulation and calming fevers. As a warming decongestant, it’s also excellent at combating catarrh and aiding overall lung health.
For their soothing and decongestant qualities, we’ve also added elderflower, marshmallow root, and plantain. These plants naturally moisten and soothe the respiratory tract, reduce inflammation and ease teary eyes and runny noses.
Last but not least, our Breathe Tincture contains echinacea root, which has been proven to support the body's natural defences against infection, as well as modulate allergic reactions in conditions such as hay fever and asthma.
These helpful herbs have been crafted into a tincture that offers an effective antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory medicine, recommended for use two to three times daily to support your respiratory system over the long term.
The Best Herbal Tincture for Smooth Digestion and IBS
Find respite from digestive complaints with our Digestion Tincture. It’s ideal for soothing bloating, heartburn, and IBS, and has been developed with a delicate herbal blend to help you tackle digestive discomfort.
This tincture includes cardamom, chamomile, cinnamon, fennel, and meadowsweet.
Cardamom, cinnamon, and fennel are all wonderfully warming herbs known to soothe the digestive system, relax the digestive tract, and promote friendly bacteria within your gut and colon. Cinnamon is especially useful due to its ability to reduce spasms, constipation, diarrhoea, and other symptoms associated with IBS.
Meadowsweet provides relief from indigestion, flatulence, and acid reflux, as well as holding pain-relieving properties. Dandelion root is added for its liver and pancreas stimulation properties; encouraging the secretion of enzymes and bile to improve digestive system functioning. The last piece of this powerful puzzle is chamomile. This calming herb reduces inflammation and eases indigestion, spasms, nausea, flatulence, and loss of appetite.
A Tincture for Every Health Need
Our team of herbalists has worked hard to create a range of tinctures that offers something for everyone. If you’ve tried one of our tinctures, have any questions, or even have suggestions for a tincture more tailored to your needs, we’d love to hear from you. Connect with us via our socials or leave a comment below.