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Elecampane Tincture 1:2 25%
A 1:2 strength tincture of organic, fresh Elecampane root. The plants are grown in East Midlands and are processed the same day as harvest.
The tinctures are packaged in blue glass bottles with a pipette lid, so drops are easily dispensed. The bottles also have child-proof caps. Available in 50ml or 100ml.
- Add 2-3ml to water or juice and drink up to 3 times a day. (20 drops = approx. 1ml)
- Inula helenium
- Purified water BP.
Suitable for vegans.
- Do not take if pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight.
- Avoid with known sensitivity to Compositae family.
A tincture is a concentrated herbal extract made using ethanol and distilled water. When glycerine is used in place of the ethanol, it is called a glycerite. The ethanol acts as a solvent, drawing out the active compounds from the herb into the liquid.
The ratio refers to the concentration of herbs to solvent, for example 1:3 would be 1 part herbs to 3 parts liquid. 1:1 is the strongest extract, in which 1ml of liquid is the equivalent of 1000mg of herb.
The percentage of a tincture refers to the alcohol used. 45% means that the ethanol was diluted to 45% with distilled water.
The tincture should also clarify whether dried or fresh herbs were used.
Usually a few drops of tincture are taken daily by mouth either straight or diluted in water.
Elecampane was the first ever discovered source of inulin (from the latin name Inula helenium). It is mildly bitter, which helps digestion and absorption of nutrients and stimulates appetite.
As Elecampane is an expectorant, it is used for chest infections, coughs and to clear mucus from the lungs. Traditionally, elecampane is taken for bronchitis, asthma and even whooping cough and it promotes a healthy respiratory system.
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