Welcome to the FAQs page. Here you’ll find information about my products and answers to questions you may have. Of course, if you don’t find an answer you’re looking for, just contact me. Although I can’t diagnose or recommend herbs to those who need an in-depth consultation, I can answer basic questions and share common herbal knowledge. I usually respond the same day, but it may take a little longer, especially during holidays or weekends.
EarthWise Organics extract tinctures are made by cold processing high quality organic dried and cut herbs with a mixture of water and 110 proof alcohol distilled from sugar. This produces a 50 proof tincture which herbalist recommend as the most effective strength. Doses are taken as drops from a special dropper cap included with the bottle and can be added to water or juice if preferred.
Instructions and an expiration date are on every label, and every product is sealed for your safety.
When should I start to see effects from my tincture?
You should give herbal tinctures at least two, but ideally four, weeks to work. Herbs, like prescriptions, need time to build up in the system and be sustained in order to have the beneficial effects we use them for.
Why are tinctures better than capsules?
Tinctures are more effective than capsules because they are absorbed quickly into the body, and nothing is wasted in the digestive system, as with capsules that use dried plant material or powder.
How do I take my tincture?
Tinctures can be taken by the drop or by the measure. The average dose is 30 – 90 drops, which is ½ – 1 ½ teaspoons. They can be taken under the tongue (sublingual) or in a small amount of juice or water.
How do tinctures taste?
We won’t kid you. Tinctures are usually pretty pungent. They are natural medicines unadulterated by flavors or colors to make them more appealing.
What’s in my tincture?
EarthWise Organics tinctures are made with 110 proof alcohol, quality organic herbs, and water. Those are the only ingredients. No preservatives, no artificial flavors or colors, just good traditional herbal medicine.
Why is there alcohol in my tincture?
Tinctures are extracted with a mix of alcohol and water because water alone can’t extract all the constituents (volatile oils) that make herbs so beneficial. The ratio of alcohol to water varies between plants, but a certain amount of alcohol is needed to do the job correctly and produce an effective tincture.
How much alcohol is in my tincture?
All EarthWise Organics tinctures have a 50 proof strength, the strength most herbalists recommend as effective. That means your tincture has 25% alcohol by volume, about a quarter of your product. When taken in drops or half teaspoons, the alcohol consumed is very insignificant.
What about non-alcoholic or glycerin tinctures?
Some herbalists prepare glycerin tinctures that have no alcohol at all. This is fine, but they tend to be less effective than alcohol-based tinctures because of glycerin’s inability to fully extract all plant constituents, and they expire within the first year.
How do I store my tincture?
Tinctures are best stored in a dark, dry place, like a bathroom or kitchen cupboard.
How long will my tincture be effective?
Tinctures have an average shelf life of five years. EarthWise Organics conservatively advises three years after date of purchase and the date is always hand written on the label, our trademark.
Who made my tincture?
All tinctures sold by EarthWise Organics are produced by an experienced herbalist. They are hand crafted and cold processed to ensure the very best tinctures available. See our About Us page for more details.
What do my capsules contain?
EarthWise Organics herbal supplement capsules are made with quality organic dried and ground herbs and 100% kosher gelatin capsules. Our capsules are filled with the same herbs that our tinctures are extracted from.
How do I store my capsules?
Our capsules are best stored in a dark, dry place, like a kitchen or bathroom cupboard.
How do I take my capsules?
We recommend starting with the minimum dose of one capsule two to three times per day and increase as necessary. The maximum dose EarthWise Organics suggests is three capsules three times a day.
When should I start to see effects from my capsules?
You should give herbal capsules at least two, but ideally four, weeks to work. Herbs, like prescriptions, need time to build up in the system and be sustained in order to have the beneficial effects we use them for.
How long will my capsules be effective?
Your capsules are good for one year from date of purchase, which is always hand written on your label, an EarthWise Organics trademark.
Who made my capsules?
All capsules sold by EarthWise Organics are produced by an experienced herbalist. They are hand crafted to ensure the very best capsules available. See our About Us page for more details.