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Get to Know Our Digestion Tincture Blends

Looking for a natural remedy to support your digestive system? Tinctures provide a potent, bioavailable herbal format for herbs to fortify and soothe digestion. As we shift into spring, it’s an ideal time to nurture our body’s internal rhythms. Adding gut-boosting herbal tinctures to our routine can help bring ease, comfort and relief to the digestive system. Get to know our Digestion tincture blends, their anatomy and the potent tummy-loving herbs packed within.

Disclaimer: This blog is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice. Please consult your health care practitioner before adding any new herbs to your wellness routine. 

 

Tincture Anatomy

Our tinctures are formulated by Clinical Herbalists and are handmade in small batches on Vancouver Island. They feature organic or wild-harvested herbs, ensuring high quality and potency.  

We formulate our tinctures by first identifying the underlying or root cause of the wellness need. From there, the primary therapeutic action is determined, and a guiding herb is selected to lead the formula. We then add supportive herbs to reinforce the primary action and support related organ systems. 

Our tinctures are made with fair trade, organic cane alcohol and spring water to drive the medicinal compounds of the herbs deeper into the body. Alcohol allows the body to easily absorb the helpful compounds found in herbs while bypassing digestion, making tinctures an ideal herbal format for those with digestive imbalances. 

Learn more about our tincture anatomy here. 

 

Digestive Harmony

Our Digestive Harmony Tincture blend has been formulated to soothe symptoms of acute and chronic indigestion and support healthy function of the digestive tract. It’s powered by Fennel, Peppermint, Ginger and other supportive herbs. These plant medicines work to increase bile flow and support nutrient absorption while reducing gas and bloating, optimizing overall gut health. 

Fennel

Fennel seed has a long-standing reputation for improving digestion. It contains compounds that relax the smooth muscle of our digestive tract, easing gas, bloating, indigestion, and abdominal pain. The essential oils in fennel seed aid in stimulating gastric juices to help us break down and absorb valuable nutrients in our food (1). 

Peppermint

Peppermint has an antispasmodic and carminative effect on the digestive system. Traditionally, it’s been used to treat abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and gas. Peppermint may be a great herbal ally for those suffering from symptoms of IBS (2). 

Ginger

For thousands of years, cultures all over the world have used ginger root for its medicinal properties. This warming root boosts circulation to the gut and encourages efficiency in the digestive process. It is traditionally used to provide relief from IBS, gas, and bloating by increasing digestive enzymes (3).  

Use Digestive Harmony to promote regularity and ease digestive distress. 

 

Herbal Bitters

Our Herbal Bitters tincture blend was crafted for reliable, daily digestive support. 

It includes bitter herbs like Artichoke, Meadowsweet and Dandelion. These herbal allies encourage the production of digestive enzymes in the stomach and bile in the small intestine. Herbal Bitters also contains supportive nervines like Licorice and Chamomile to help melt away anxiety while calming a nervous stomach. 

Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet soothes the stomach lining and protects the digestive tract from acidity (4). It is commonly used to treat upset stomach, heartburn, and ulcers. Learn more about Meadowsweet here. 

Dandelion

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dandelion roots and leaves are used to treat stomach and liver conditions. They are also commonly used as a diuretic to help flush waste from the kidneys. Recent studies show Dandelion is a strong ally against dyspepsia, gastritis and stomach ulcers (5). 

Licorice

Licorice has been used in traditional healing systems for thousands of years. It's rich in antioxidants and its compounds have been shown to be useful in combating dyspepsia, ulcers, cramping and inflammation (6). The glycyrrhizin in Licorice can significantly reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, improving digestion (7). 

Take our Herbal Bitters tincture 15 minutes before a meal for soothing relief from poor digestion, bloating or stomach pain after eating. 

 

Click here to shop our plant-powered Digestion Tincture Blends. 

 

References

  1. Saddiqi, H. A., & Iqbal, Z. (2011). Usage and significance of fennel (foeniculum vulgare mill.) seeds in eastern medicine. Nuts and Seeds in Health and Disease Prevention. Doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-375688-6.10055-6 
  2. Sali, A., & Vitetta, L. (2006). Peppermint and the gut. Medicine Today, 8(5), 67–69. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:138301 
  3. Bodagh, M. N., Maleki, I., Hekmatdoost, A. (2018). Ginger in gastrointestinal disorders: A systemic review of clinical trials. Food Science & Nutrition, 7(1), 96-108. doi:10.1002/fsn3.807 
  4. Haslam, E. (1996). Natural polyphenols (vegetable tanins) as drugs: Possible modes of action. Journal of Natural Products, 59(2), 205-215. doi:10.1021/np960040.2b 
  5. Li, Y., Chen, Y., & Sun-Waterhouse, D. (2022). The potential of dandelion in the fight against gastrointestinal diseases: A review. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 293, 115272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2022.115272 
  6. Raveendra, K. R., J., Srinivasa, V., Sushma, K. R., Allan, J. J., Goudar, K., Shivaprasad, H. N., Venkateshwarlu, K., Geetharani, P., Sushma, G., & Agarwal, A. (2011). An Extract ofGlycyrrhiza glabra(GutGard) Alleviates Symptoms of Functional Dyspepsia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/216970 
  7. Lai, S., Shi, L., Jiang, Z., & Lin, Z. (2019). Glycyrrhizin treatment ameliorates post‐traumatic stress disorder‐like behaviours and restores circadian oscillation of intracranial serotonin. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 47(1), 95–101. https://doi.org/10.1111/1440-1681.13173

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