Herbal tinctures - natural wellbeing

Tea, infusions and tinctures from my own garden make my happy, taste great and are an important part of my maximum wellbeing philosophy.

There is nothing quite as lovely as a fresh mint, or melisse, or bergamot and verbene tea. A refreshing ice tea from a sun brewed infusion is a summertime staple. No iced tea from a plastic bottle 4Yew.

When in need of a more concentrated dose of medicinal compounds I recommend a tincture. In general, 30 drops of tincture are the equivalent of 1 cup of therapeutic-strength tea (approximately 2 tablespoons of dried herb per cup of water). Tinctures contain a wider range of medicinal compounds than teas because the added alcohol (vodca in Good4Yew Tinctures) extracts more compounds than water alone.

For example take Wermut (or wormwood) a lovely green blue herb with silver blooms. Traditional absinthe is made of anise, fennel and wermut. The chemical that's taken all the blame for absinthe's hallucinogenic reputation is called thujone, which is a component of wormwood. In small doses this acts on the nervous system to relax and also promotes bile flow in the liver. For me, with no gallbladder, and a lover of bitters a favorite.

Achinacea, is not only a beautiful flowering herbal plant but contains multiple substances, such as polysaccharides, caffeic acid derivatives (including caftaric and cichoric acids), alkylamides, and glycoproteins. It is widely accepted primarily to provide stimulation of the immune system.

Melisse, a member of the mint family, not only provides a refreshing tea or infusion but also packs a powerful healing punch.

Each YewTreatment comes with a selection of our garden teas or infusions, just 4You.