Why we use Indian Herbs (Ayurveda) & Herbal Tinctures
Indian Herbs (Ayurveda)
Ayurveda is translated from Sanskrit meaning the ‘Science of Life’ and it originated in India some 5000 years ago.
The goal of Ayurveda treatment is to cleanse your body of undigested food which can stay in your body and lead to illness. The cleansing process is called ‘Panchakarma’ – meaning five purifying procedures in Ayurveda, through various channels such as intestines, urinary tract, blood vessels, and sweat glands.
Panchakarma consists of; Emesis (vomiting), Enemas, Blood-letting, Nasal rinsing, and Laxative measures.
Alongside diet, herbal medicines are central to Ayurveda treatment.
One of the reasons we find Herbal Tinctures to be so convenient is that they are an easy way to get herbs into your body. Herbs are absorbed more quickly into circulation, and therefore begin to take effect faster when taken in tincture form. Not to mention that it is easy to take your tincture while at work, on vacation or while travelling.
People usually take tinctures orally by using a dropper to place the liquid under their tongue. Tinctures are convenient and easily dispensed, taken in liquid form and may be added to water, fruit juices or other liquids according to labeled instructions.
Depending on the herbs, some tinctures will have an effect more quickly, others that are more nutritive and body building, may take several weeks of continuous use before you notice their effects.
How many drops of Tincture should I take, and how often?
Because it is a concentrate, you do not need that much, 1 ml or 15 to 20 drops is usually enough and can be taken a few times a day. We suggest taking the tincture 30 minutes before meals, preferably for them to be taken undiluted as is. The point is to taste the bitter flavors so that our digestive system responds. Diluting the flavor in water or tea will not have the desired effect.
Always follow the dosing directions on the packaging and consult your healthcare provider before use if you are pregnant, nursing, or have any other health conditions.