What Can an Herbal Tincture Do For You? Part 2

Herbal tinctures have the power to stop heavy uterine bleeding, ease a pounding migraine headache, and combat the draining symptoms of diarrhea. In this article, you will learn what kind of herbs and plant parts can be used to treat a variety of symptoms and medical problems, including stinging nettle, lemon balm, fennel, hyssop, and pot marigold.


Stinging Nettle: A tincture made from the aerial parts of the stinging nettle plant will produce a remedy that combats arthritic disorders, skin problems, and heavy uterine bleeding.


Coltsfoot: The leaves of the plant create a tincture that works wonders on a chronic or persistent cough.


Lemon Balm: The leaves of a lemon balm plant create a tincture that produces a stronger effect than an infusion when made from fresh leaves. Small doses of the tincture are often considered more effective when taking 5 to 10 drops.


Mint: The aerial parts of the mint plant creates a tincture that remedies nausea, motion sickness, indigestion, colic, feverish conditions, and migraine headaches.


Honeysuckle: The flower buds of the honeysuckle (which has a history in the pages of both Chinese and European medicine) are used to create a tincture that works against diarrhea and gastroenteritis that arises from food poisoning.


Hyssop: The aerial parts of hyssop create a tincture that when combined with other herbs that possess an expectorant value (like licorice and anise), that helps ease the symptoms of stubborn coughs and bronchitis.


Gentian: The root of gentian has been known to help reduce fevers and other conditions since medieval times. When taking 2 milliliters of the tincture three times per day, an effective digestive stimulant is the result. If you suffer from a weakness for sweet foods, you may drop the dosage as a remedy. The tincture can be used to treat liver disease, hepatitis, gallbladder inflammations, as well as ease jaundice.


Fennel: The seeds of fennel are used to create a tincture that aids in digestive problems. When combined with laxatives, such as rhubarb root or senna, one may prevent colic.


Echinacea: The root of Echinacea creates a tincture that aids in the treatment of influenza, chills, urinary tract infections, kidney infections, mononucleosis, food poisoning, and snakebites.


Yam: The rhizome of the Mexican wild ham has been known to ease the pain associated with postpartum and labor pains. Taking 5 to 10 drops of tincture will help this instance. When combined with other remedies meant to treat arthritis (like celery, meadowsweet, and willow), the acute stages of rheumatoid arthritis are eased.


Pot Marigold: This particular herbal remedy has a history that traces back to the 12th century. The petals of the plant create a tincture that alleviates stagnant liver concerns. A sluggish digestive system is one of the things an individual may treat. Menstrual disorders, including irregular or painful periods are also treatable when using a pot marigold tincture.


Asparagus: You probably wouldn’t consider asparagus as an effective herbal remedy, but the vegetable is known to aid individuals in battling against the symptoms of stomach problems, lingering coughs, and swollen ankles. When combined with an equal amount of almond oil and thoroughly shaken, a satisfying rub for stiff joints and muscle spasms is the result.