It is best to take herbal liquids directly mixed with a small amount of water for an immediate response, such as relaxation or sleep. The best way to do this is to measure the recommended amount in the cup provided, top up with approximately 20-30mls of water, and take it at once without sipping.
For other herbs, such as adaptogens and tonics, you can add the recommended amount to a glass of water, juice, flavoured mineral water, smoothie, or herbal tea. This is the preferred method for people that don't like the taste of herbal liquids.
Our university qualified Naturopath will provide you with dosage instructions and how long to take your herbal liquid. Depending on the type of herb and what you want to achieve, it is generally advised to take herbal medicine every day for a approximately 6 weeks.
You can reduce the alcohol content in herbal liquids in two ways:
1. Add the recommended dose to a glass of 20-100mls of boiled water and wait to cool before consuming.
2. Heat your herbal liquid on the stove on VERY low heat (the lowest possible) for 5-10 minutes. It is best to use a ceramic pot or place the tincture in a bowl over gently simmering water. Remove from heat after 5-10 minutes. Once cooled, pour back into the bottle. When using this method, your herbal liquid must be stored in the fridge and used within 6 months.
All of our herbal extracts have a minimum of 1-3 years before they expire, and the expiration date is on the bottle. However, we recommend using most herbal liquids within one year of opening.
Our dried and fresh herbs are sourced from all countries based on where the herb originates, availability and seasonality. Herbs grow best in their natural environment and ripening rhythms. To find out where a particular herb originates from please contact us.
Where possible we try to source herbs which are certified organic or wildcrafted. In some cases however this is not possible so please contact us for more information on individual herbs.
The 1:1 refers to the ratio of dry or fresh herb to liquid in the manufacturing process. A 1:1 tincture means that 1kg of dried/fresh herb is used to make 1 litre of tincture.
The following are examples of other liquid extract ratios and their herb equivalent per 1 litre (34 fluid ounce):
1:2 = 500g
1:3 = 330g
1:4 = 250g
1:5 = 200g
1:10 = 100g