Chamomile Tincture

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120 mL (4.06 oz)

Ingredients:

German chamomile flower* extracted in 40% potato vodka (*organic)

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wildcrafted herbs

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Ethically wild harvested plants from their natural habitats.

Non-GMO ingredients

Non-GMO

All ingredients are non-GMO (not genetically modified).

gluten-free

Gluten-Free

Ingredients do not contain gluten.

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Cruelty-Free

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We do not test on animals, nor contribute to the testing of animals.

lab-tested

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Our herbs are lab-tested by a third-party laboratory to maintain quality and purity.

Good Manufacturing Practices

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We follow the current good manufacturing practices according to law.

A favorite amongst herbs, chamomile is an important medicinal plant due to its varied uses that have been traditionally experienced throughout the world and the herb's proven actions extensively scientifically studied. Chamomile is a gentle herb that is versatile in all stages of life helping with a number of conditions, including irritability, stress, sleeplessness, insomnia, nervous debility, anxiety, mild depression, headache, aches and pains of flu, loss of appetite, indigestion (dyspepsia), heartburn, gas, gastric ulcers, diarrhea, vomiting, digestive inflammation, colic, teething, vertigo, morning sickness, and motion sickness. For sleeplessness and insomnia, it can be taken before intended sleep or in the night. For nervous debility, excessive stress, anxiety, and mild depression, chamomile can ease the mind in its heightened state, ease muscular and nervous tension, and enhance nerve function. In this way, this herb blend can be taken when nervous debility builds, overthinking, ruminating, and any heightened state, or it can be therapeutically used daily before intended sleep or at a specific time of day when the condition is more often debilitating. As a digestive therapy, it can be therapeutically taken before or after eating for inducing optimal digestion, clearing ulcers, and augmenting treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and other digestive disorders.

In times of insomnia, chronic stress, anxiety, depression, and any chronic condition, herbal therapy involves other healthy lifestyle habits to correct the condition – habits, like eating a variety of whole foods (and foods for the soul), keeping a good circadian rhythm and sleeping adequately, drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, having sunshine and fresh air, maybe listening to music, having a creative outlet, establishing a routine of herb use for needed support, and other personalized healthy habits. These personal needs should be met because they promote healthfulness, prepare the body to cope in times of illness, support the body’s ability to heal and strengthen, and can help many underlying causes of insomnia, nervous debility, anxiety, and depression.

Suggested Use

Gently swirl tincture, then fill dropper. A full dropper will seemingly fill halfway, however this signifies a full dropper, measuring 1 mL, which is about 20 to 25 drops. Administer directly under the tongue, dilute in a small amount of water or fruit juice, mix with maple or blackstrap molasses to create a medicinal syrup, or add to a cup of herbal tea for a more powerful herbal remedy. To preserve the quality of your tincture, avoid touching the dropper to your mouth when administering. Empty dropper and securely close bottle after each use. Store in a cool, dry, dark location. Tinctures have a stable shelf life and will last for years.

Take orally:

Take 1-6 mL per day, as needed. For children under 12 years but older than 2 years, take 1⁄2-2 mL per day, as needed. For children under 2 years, take 1 to 10 drops, as needed.

Supplement Facts

Dosage: 1 mL (120 doses per bottle)
Daily Limit: 2-6 mL

Amount per dosage
Chamomile flower 250 mg

The recommended dose varies based on condition, sensitivity, body chemistry, and body weight. Each person will need to experiment to discover what dose works best with a specific tincture. Tinctures are used as needed. This recognizes that each person finds their constitution and condition in varying degrees, and possibly varying times of day. If you have never used the tincture before, it is best to initially take only about 1/4 to 1/2 the recommended dosage, slowly increasing the dosage as needed with each use determining what dosage is best and when.

Safety Considerations

  • ♡ Chamomile may cause allergic reactions to those sensitive to plants in the Asteraceae family. If you have never used the tincture before, it is recommended to only take a small amount to ensure no allergic reaction occurs. Each product description includes a complete list of ingredients. People with sensitivities to any listed ingredient should not use the product.
  • ♡ Careful consideration should be given when administering herbs to children under 6 months, as their digestive systems can't handle much more than breastmilk (or formula). The breastfeeding mother should take the herb herself to allow it to pass to the baby through the breastmilk.
  • ♡ Herbs are powerful. If you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications, it is recommended to consult with a health care practitioner before using herbs internally.
  • ♡ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

German Chamomile

Matricaria recutita

Asteraceae
flower
Chromolithograph of German Chamomile by Walther Otto Müller, C. F. Schmidt, and K. Gunther
Chromolithograph of German Chamomile by Walther Otto Müller, C. F. Schmidt, and K. Gunther from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen Vol. 1 (1887), Vol. 2 (1890), and Vol. 3 (1898)

Botany. German chamomile is a self-seeding annual growing from 6 inches to 2 feet tall with branching stems and leaves that are ferny and delicate. It has a typical aster flower, which appear to be a single flower but is a flowerhead that brings together several tiny flowers, with a yellow disk being the compact center composed of many tiny tubular disc florets that create the seeds (female) encircled by strap-like white ray florets (male). In herbalism, there are 2 species of Chamomile are known, German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita or Matricaria chamomilla) and Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Roman Chamomile is highly useful externally, being highly volatile and sweet-scented. German Chamomile is high in volatile oil, but has higher levels of azulene, and has more digestive bitter qualities, being highly useful internally.

History. Chamomile has a far past, known in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and is presently grown throughout the world, particularly Germany, Hungary, France, Brazil, Yugoslavia, and India. Tremendous amounts of clinical, therapeutic, experimental, and scientific research has been done exposing the little white flower as such. Cultures as divergent as Western Europe, Russia, India, and here in the U.S., have all used chamomile for very similar purposes down through the centuries. The scientific research accentuates the traditional uses as a therapeutic herb for both adults and children.

Constituents. More than 120 have been identified in chamomile, including (azulene, chamazulen, and bisabolol), , terpenes (farnesene), tannins, and flavonoids (apigenin), which contribute to its vast . The essential oil derived from the flowerhead is blue due to high levels of azulene.

Qualities. Chamomile smells sweet like honey but is an effective mild bitter. It is cooling and gentle in the body and helpful in irritated or constricted states that would respond well to relaxation.

Actions. The plant carries , , , , , and biological properties, and the herb can benefit externally with , , , (vulnerary), and activity.

Our German Chamomile, Matricaria recutita, is organic, non-GMO, and Kosher. Chamomile has a remedial and therapeutic effect on a wide range of diseases and conditions of the body. The medicinal use of chamomile, in several aspects, has been studied extensively. The flower is a potential therapy for the broad treatment of diseases and conditions, attributing positive effects on the nervous, reproductive, cardiovascular, and digestive system and metabolism.

Chamomile has distributed , , and effects through the number of phenolic compounds and terpenes, full of volatile oils/essential oils and flavonoids. The antimicrobial and antibacterial activity of chamomile has been exhibited in several studies, with the flower shown to have antibacterial activity against: several Streptococcus species (S. pyogenes, S. mutans, S. salivarius, S. faecalis, S. sanguis), Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica, Salmonella typhi, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. This antibacterial action could be beneficial externally on wounds with Salve, and internally for treating cold, flu, sore throat, respiratory illness, and infection with Tincture or Tea. The herb can help cold, flu, and infection and help with the aches, pains, and debility that come with sickness. The Tea or 1 mL Tincture with 2-4 oz (1⁄4-1⁄2 c) water can be used as a mouthwash. As a mouthwash, chamomile can treat gingivitis by decreasing plaque, biofilm accumulation, and gingival bleeding. One study concluded the mouthwash of chamomile can be used therapeutically for chronic periodontitis. The mouthwash also shows an effect, preventing and limiting tooth decay. Dental caries are cavities or holes in the outer two layers of a tooth, the enamel and the dentin, and they are caused by bacteria, which metabolize carbohydrates (sugars) to form organic acids that dissolve tooth enamel. As an antibacterial, chamomile is effective against the prominent bacteria that causes caries, Streptococcus mutans, which has been shown to succumb to the herb. The antifungal activity of chamomile has been shown in several studies, with the flower showing antifungal activity against: Candida albicans and Aspergillus species. This antifungal action could be helpful externally on urinary and vaginal yeast infections with Salve or Tea to clean and rinse after bathroom during urinary and vaginal infections or after-birth, and internally with Tea or Tincture for helping the body fight urinary, vaginal, and fungal infections.

"I have oftentimes cured tedious quartans and tertians, by giving half a pint of the crude juice of camomille, an hour before coming of the fit, and repeating the same dose for four or five fits."
– William Salmon, M.D., Practical Physick (1692), page 13

-rich chamomile is beneficial for general health of body function at the cellular level, boosting the survival and growth of cells. Together with and biological properties, chamomile has strong antioxidant activity. The herb possesses activity that allows the use to prevent or treat disease and illness. The flavonoid compounds that possess antioxidant activity showed high free radical scavenging activity preventing cellular death, prevented the increase of indicators of oxidative stress (superoxide dismutase globule and plasma malondialdehyde), and decreased lipid peroxidation, which causes damage to lipids within cell membrane leading to cell damage and death. It also increased catalase, which is an enzyme with potent antioxidant properties that help the body rid toxic levels of hydrogen peroxide that the body produces during the metabolic process. Catalase occurs naturally in a wide array of plant-based foods, including garlic, leeks, onions, shallots, apricots, avocados, carrots, cherries, cucumbers, parsnips, potatoes, zucchini, radishes, spinach, and cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, collards, and turnip greens.

The relaxing and actions of chamomile can be experienced not only when used internally, but externally as well, working directly on the nervous system easing anxiety and stress-related conditions and tension in the body. The benefits of chamomile as a working externally are through the effect and its aroma. The relaxing properties can be locally applied where needed working on nerves and muscles, easing tension and anxiety, alleviating any muscle spasms and cramps, relieving aches and growing pains, encouraging easy rest and sleep, and relaxing the whole body and mind with the aroma. Internally, chamomile can ease restlessness, alleviate muscle spasms, ease the body and mind into relaxation and sedation, alleviate insomnia, and increase sleep quality. The sweet honey-like aroma can be soothing and pacifying in times of restlessness, tension, and anxiety when its Salve is applied to the chest. For anxious or restless children or teething infants, Chamomile Salve can be applied to the chest and a drop of Chamomile Tincture or a teaspoon of Tea is helpful. The Salve of chamomile can be applied to the chest, neck, or inner wrists for aromatherapy that is calming and relaxing, which can be therapeutic in times of stress and anxiety. Chamomile can provide therapy for anxiety and depression. Chamomile can be used for anxiety and as a mild antidepressant, specifically its Tea or Tincture used on a consistent basis. The flavonoid, apigenin, is a powerful phytochemical that interacts with benzodiazepine cell receptors that have anti-anxiety (anxiolytic) and sedative effects.

One of the longest known and most firmly established properties of chamomile is the anti-inflammatory activity. Inflammation is a complex bodily response to injury or infection. Anti-inflammatory herbs, like chamomile, address tissue injury in a similar way to the inflammatory response of reparative and protective responses to tissue injury, while alleviating pain and loss of proper function. Chamomile is rich in terpenes, such as bisabolol and chamazulene, which contribute to the anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile inhibited protein denaturation, stabilized red blood cell membrane, and reduced nitric oxide, indicating the anti-inflammatory properties. Chamomile Salve is useful in dermatological ailments and inflammation of the skin. It can reduce swelling and inflammation caused by abrasions, infections, and wounds. As a vulnerary, chamomile promotes wound healing, skin regeneration, and tissue granulation. Chamomile's antimicrobial properties can disinfect wounds to keep them clean and protected from pathogenic microorganisms during the healing process to inhibit infection and prolonged recovery. It can relieve and heal when applied to conditions like wounds, skin abrasions, cuts, scrapes, diaper rashes, eczema, bruising, perineal tears, and vaginal infections. Chamomile was also shown to reduce the dark rings under the eyes and puffiness (periocular zone swelling). Salve can be gently applied with the ring fingers completely around the eye to reduce dark circles and puffiness. The dermal application of the flower ameliorated physical stiffness, improved function, and decreased the need for internal pain-relievers. Salve can be used on joints and areas with swelling, pain, and inflammation. As it works externally as an anti-inflammatory, Tea or Tincture is useful to allay internal inflammation and relieve pain as well. Chamomile has demonstrated to help pain associated with headache, breast pain preceding the menstrual period (mastalgia), and labor and childbirth. Chamomile has exhibited therapeutic effect on both male and female reproductive systems. The herb has a protective effect on both male and female systems by influencing sexual hormone levels and protecting male and female reproductive tissues and system. For the female function, chamomile has shown to have a protective effect against torsion/detorsion-induced damage to ovary tissue, alleviate premenstrual syndrome (PMS), ease period pain and cramping (primary dysmenorrhea), and reduce menstrual bleeding. For the male function, chamomile has a protective effect against torsion/detorsion-induced damage on testis tissue and against formaldehyde in the reproductive system because of the activity, and the herb can increase testosterone levels and significantly enhance sperm count, motility, and viability. This was shown after administering chamomile therapeutically for 30 days. Chamomile Tea or Tincture can be therapeutically used monthly before and during menstruation and used for benefits on the male system, including testosterone levels and sperm health.

Chamomile's anti-inflammatory action can help the body as a whole, but also particularly alleviate inflammation of the digestive system. Combining , , anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and mild bitter actions, chamomile is a wonderful herb for the digestive system. Each of the compounds act together as a biological whole contributing to the to create an effective digestive . The soothing carminative, anti-inflammatory, and properties are useful for digestive system inflammation. The terpene oils have anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic effects upon the mucous lining and the muscle layers of the alimentary canal (gastrointestinal tract), which includes the digestive organs, the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. The herb acts as an in the gut by targeting the smooth muscles in the digestive tract, easing aches and spams. With the properties, chamomile soothes and relaxes the system by easing discomfort caused by gas. The herb increases overall blood flow to the digestive system through vasodilatory activity, widening the blood vessels. Part of the sedation effects of chamomile, this creates anti-hypertensive activity by lowering blood pressure and decreasing the risks of the cardiovascular system. With the nervine action on the central nervous system, it eases the impact of stress that can alter digestive function. The ability to ease physical symptoms, as well as underlying psychological tension, is one of the greatest benefits of herbs in stress, anxiety, and depression. Although a sweet honey-like aroma, chamomile is a mild bitter. Bitter herbs are bitter to the taste. They stimulate the digestive system by first increasing saliva in the mouth. Saliva breaks down food with the help of the enzyme salivary amylase, which starts the digestion process. Bitters, like chamomile, encourage appetite and stimulate the release of digestive juices from the pancreas, duodenum, and liver. Bitters aid the liver in detoxification work and increase flow of bile, and help the gut wall repair damage. With valuable digestive activity, chamomile can help with colic, gas, indigestion (dyspepsia), heartburn, abdominal and gastric pain, griping pains (sharp abdominal pains), diarrhea, digestive inflammation, nausea and vomiting, and digestive distress. Chamomile can be used as part of a broad treatment for inflammatory conditions of the digestive system, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Chamomile has exhibited significant therapeutic effects in treating gastric ulcers and digestive distress. The herb can reduce acidity in the stomach and inhibit the growth of bacteria that contribute to ulcer development. Its Tea can be used as a mouthwash, for mouth sores, lesions, and canker sores (aphthous ulcers) that affect the soft lining of the mouth. Chamomile can be helpful in metabolic disorders and conditions supporting the body systems including the digestive system. The herb has been studied to have antidiabetic activity. The flavonoids, including apigenin, were able to restrict sucrose and glucose transports and regulate sugar absorption. They also inhibited enzyme activity of α-amylase and maltase, which bind to and break down sugars to digest and enter the bloodstream. The flavonoids suppressed sorbitol (sugar alcohol) accumulation under high-glucose conditions. The herb also suppressed advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) formation, which are formed in high amounts due to hyperglycemic conditions where glucose tends to build up in the bloodstream. In clinical trial, chamomile was shown to control fatty acids and blood sugar levels and increase insulin sensitivity.

The therapeutic use of chamomile has been studied for its role in cancer research. The therapeutic use of turmeric has been studied for its role in cancer research. Herbs are not a "cure-all" and are not a substitute for medical care. There is lacking information and more research needed in this field, including determining the optimal dosage, bioavailability, and efficacy of herbs for this type of therapeutic treatment, however, the anticancer and antitumor activity on several cancer cell lines of the herb is worth noting for scientific objectivity. In combination therapy, chamomile has shown the ability to help reduce nausea, anxiety, and depression in those undergoing necessary life-saving chemotherapy. Chamomile represents a potential in anticancer treatments. The anticancer properties of chamomile appear to be linked to apoptosis and necrosis and a decrease in the migration and invasion ability of oncogenic cells that cause the development of tumors. The body uses several different methods of cell death to rid itself of abnormal, harmful, or unneeded cells. Apoptosis and necrosis are mechanisms for a cell's death, which are promising targets for anticancer therapy. Cancer cells evade apoptosis, though the immune system depends on it. Chamomile was reported to activate the apoptotic pathway and induce apoptosis in cancer cells. Chamomile was also shown as a cancer protective agent with the ability to regulate tumor angiogenesis (growth). Chamomile showed cytotoxic activity against murine fibroblast cell line, cervical carcinoma cell line, rhabdomyosarcoma cell line, Ehrlich ascites carcinoma cells, liver cancer cell line, and lung adenocarcinoma cell line. Anticancer activity of chamomile has been shown against 2 species of human promyelocytic leukemia cell lines. Studies demonstrate an anti-proliferative effect on human breast cancer cells and protective effect against colorectal cancer. These findings indicate the ability of incorporating and combining herbal therapy with the life-saving modern practices.

Safety Considerations. Chamomile may cause allergic reactions to those sensitive to plants in the family.

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Our vodka is 100% potato-distilled, grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and carbohydrate-free. It contains no additives, citric acids, or glyceride. Our vodka is American-handcrafted in Idaho using non-GMO Idaho Russet Burbank potatoes and water from natural well sources near the Grand Teton Mountains. Vodka is created through fermentation when alcohol is formed, then distillation, dilution, and filtration to purify vodka, remove any unwanted elements and excess water, and increase the alcohol by volume content. It is distilled in a four-column apparatus to control the removal of impurities and filtered 5 times for extreme clarification. Our vodka is a clean pure neutral spirit that highlights the aromas, flavors, and bitters of herbs.

Our tinctures are made using traditional practice methods of tincture-concocting with regard to maximum herbal potency and bioavailability of the herb's nutrients being absorbed within the body. Tinctures are crafted at room temperature through the timely method known as maceration. It is the soaking and softening of herbs at which time the equilibrium of the herbal potency is reached inside and outside the herb within the alcohol. The medium, called solvent or menstruum, for extraction of herbs depend upon the herb's solubility in that solvent. Alcohol, as the solvent, can extract herbs well and produce a potent herbal extract. It can extract both fat/oil soluble (non-polar) and water soluble (polar) herbal constituents. It can soften harder materials like roots and extract a broad range of , including those that aren’t water-soluble, like volatile oils, terpenes, alkaloids, and resins, while water (tea) is narrowed toward only water-soluble compounds. Alcohol is a wonderful carrier of herbs, being absorbed quickly through the bloodstream into the body. The body does not need to break down a liquid extract (tincture or tea), all the herbal compounds are already extracted, allowing them to be readily and quickly absorbed into the system. The alcohol in tinctures preserves herbs preventing the breakdown and loss of beneficial herbal properties. Because the tincture is a potent concentrated herbal, the amount of alcohol in a dose is extremely small (0.38 g alcohol), making tinctures completely safe – the equivalency to eating a ripe banana (up to 0.50 g of alcohol) or fermented foods (rolls 1.2 g of alcohol per 100 g) or drinking orange or grape juice. It can always be added to a hot cup of water or herbal tea to evaporate most of the alcohol, if desired.

Florida does not recognize herbal tinctures as alcoholic beverages. The state's law defines alcoholic beverages to exclude products that are "unfit for beverage purposes," and tinctures generally are not suitable for beverage use and are recognized as exempt from the jurisdiction of the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT).

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