The benefits and uses of each approach.
Today I will be talking about:
-Alcohol-based herbal tinctures
-Herbal infused oil
-Herbal infused salves
Put into your drink - juices, water, coffee, tea
Put directly into mouth, hold for a few seconds and rise down with liquid to get rid of bitter taste
Used to manage physical symptoms within the body
Used to optimize overall health
Different herbal compounds or blends can be used according to the ailment you are trying to treat.
Example: Use a lemon balm, willow bark, rosemary and valerian herbal tincture blend to sooth headache or migraine
Herbal infused oil
Use for body oiling - Ayurveda practice
Can be used for culinary purposes
Hair oil to stimulate growth
Can be used as an ingredient to make skin care products, lotions, salves, body wash, soaps ect.
Combine different herbs to make a blend or use one herb
to mix and match as you find new recipes.
Addition to smoothies
Make into your own capsules
Made into a poultice for cleansing wounds
Made into paste to treat certain skin problems
Add to your bath scrub
Made into a tea - be sure to keep stirring and drink the "mud" for full benefits
Beneficial for specific herbs that need to reach your lower digestive track.
Beneficial if you do not enjoy the taste of herbs
Beneficial for travelling or planed dosing
Dried up herb(s)
Similar to herbal tincture but the heat of the water extracts the medicinal compounds
Can be very soothing for stomach and digestion
Steeped tea can be used as a spray - ex. face spray, room spray, body spray.