Tinctures made with sustainable palm vegetable glycerin.
Ingredients: Irish Seamoss, Echinacea, Nettle Leaf & Mullein Leaf
Dosage: 1-2 droppers full daily for maintenance, 2-4 while ill.
Irish Seamoss contains 92 of 102 minerals our body is made of, belonging to the red algae family . Seamoss is a great source of natural iodine which is essential for optimal thyroid function . The abundant amount of iodine present in sea moss helps in the production of thyroid hormones. When the thyroid gland does not have enough hormones, then iodine helps in fighting against micro-organisms. Rich in selenium, potassium, magnesium and calcium as well. In adults the thyroid is the organ with the highest amount of selenium per gram of tissue; selenium is required for the antioxidant function as well as thyroid hormone metabolism . Potassium is a great mucus (catarrh) dissolver . It also helps regulate fluid balance, nerve signals and muscle contractions . Potassium is great for mental health. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function , supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heart beat steady, and helps bones remain strong. It also helps regulate blood glucose levels and aid in the production of energy and protein. Calcium is an acid buffer and bone strengthener. 99 % of our calcium is located in our bones and teeth and 1% is in the blood where it buffers acids . If we do not have enough plant calcium coursing through our blood our body will leech it from other places like organs and tissue and bones and teeth. The body does this to maintain a pH in the blood necessary for life. Failing to do so will result in death. Before our bodies allow that they will leech to provide us with life . “Blood is the life thereof”. Benefits of Irish Seamoss and Bladderwrack include increased energy and nutrition , strengthened immune system, strengthening of joint and connective tissue, increased libido, thyroid support , digestive support , treats and prevents coughs and colds.
Echinacea is known for its immune boosting properties. It provides relief from the common cold by up to 58% reducing the duration by up to 1 1/2 days. It also treats and prevents bacterial and viral infections as well as being anti parasitic. Echinacea also treats ADD/ADHD. It is good for the immune system and lymphatic system, useful for allergies, comic, colds, flu and other infectious illnesses. A great source of selenium, zinc, b1-b3, and vitamin C.
Mullein contains flavonoids, saponins, tannins, terpenoids, glycosides, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oils. Mullein also contains approximately 3 percent mucilage, which is thought to be responsible for the soothing actions that mullein has on the body’s mucous membranes. Mullein’s saponins are believed to be the explanation for mullein’s expectorant actions. Bursitis is a painful condition that affects the small, fluid-filled sacs (called bursae) that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near your joints. Bursitis occurs when the bursae become inflamed. The most common locations for bursitis are in the shoulder, elbow and hip.To help bursitis naturally with mullein, you can simply prepare some mullein tea and soak a clean cloth in the warm tea. The cloth can then be regularly applied over the affected region, which should help to decrease inflammation and serve as a natural remedy for bone and joint . Mullein tea can help to naturally improve a wide array of upper respiratory problems including bronchitis, dry coughs, sore throats , general hoarseness and tonsillitis. Mullein leaves contain an extract with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that helps to rid the body of mucus and soothes the raw, inflamed tracts of your system, like your throat. Smoking mullein is used by some for respiratory issues. Dried mullein can be placed in a pipe and smoked to treat congestion in your lungs. However, this is definitely a questionable way of using mullein and if used, should never be done for a prolonged length of time. Plus, smoking mullein is one of the least effective means of using mullein’s beneficial properties. If you’re a smoker and having lung congestion then smoking mullein rather than tobacco can be helpful. Mullein even helps asthma sufferers with its soothing effect on the bronchioles. Researchers at Clemson University confirmed the antibacterial properties of mullein. In 2002, these researchers reported that mullein extracts are effective against several species of disease-causing bacteria including Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Escherichia coli more commonly known as E. coli.
Nettle is a natural allergy relief and has been shown to benefit skin, bone and urinary health.
Studies have shown it has antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-ulcer, astringent and analgesic capabilities. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, the plant has been used most commonly throughout history as a diuretic and for treating painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. Today, it’s used primarily to treat urinary issues, as well as allergies and joint pain.
Arthritis sufferers often experience joint pain, typically in the hands, knees, hips and spine. Nettle works alongside nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to allow patients to decrease their NSAID use. Because prolonged use of NSAIDs can cause a number of serious side effects, this is an ideal pairing.
Studies also show that applying nettle leaf topically at the site of pain decreases joint pain and can treat arthritis. When taken orally, nettle helps provide relief. Another study published in the Journal of Rheumatology shows stinging nettle’s anti-inflammatory power against other autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
Histamine production in the body creates the adverse reactions related to allergies. Allergies cause uncomfortable congestion, sneezing, itching and more.
Stinging nettle’s anti-inflammatory qualities affect a number of key receptors and enzymes in allergic reactions, preventing hay fever symptoms if taken when they first appear. The leaves of the plant contain histamine, which may seem counterproductive in allergy treatment, but there is history of using histamines to treat severe allergic reactions.
*All tinctures made with vegetable glycerin and organic blue agave