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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.
Elecampane was the first ever discovered source of inulin (from the Latin name Inula helenium). It is mildly bitter, which helps digestion, increases the absorption of nutrients and stimulates the appetite.
As Elecampane is an expectorant, it is used for chest infections, coughs and to help clear mucus from the lungs. Traditionally, elecampane is taken for bronchitis, asthma and even whooping cough and it promotes a healthy respiratory system. Its antibacterial qualities make it useful in cases of bacterial infection, even against antibiotic-resistant bacteria like MRSA.
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.
1ml tincture = 500mg herb.
- Expectorant (helps expel mucus)
- Bitter (aids digestion)
- Antitussive (eases coughs)
- Take 3ml (roughly 60 drops) up to 3 times a day in a little water or other drink.
- Inula helenium
- Purified water BP.
Suitable for vegans.
- Contains alcohol.
- Avoid if allergic to plants in the Asteraceae family.
- Keep out of reach of children.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medication or under medical supervision, please consult a doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur.
Recommended for adults.
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 (grams) to 3 parts liquid (millilitres). 1:1 is the strongest extract, in which 1ml of liquid is the extracted 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 between few drops and a few dropperfuls of tincture are taken daily by mouth, either straight or diluted in water.
Keep cool, dry, sealed & out of direct sunlight.
* Product reviews are the opinions of customers. Individual results may vary from person to person.