Our gold label tinctures are made from fresh plants collected in a pristine growing region of the United States, wild crafted from a remote area that is never sprayed with pesticides nor subject to runoff water pollution. The plants are conscientiously harvested to preserve their sustainability, so you can feel confident in the quality and care that has been taken to process nature's offerings.
Tincturing is a 6-8 week process to extract the compounds in a food-grade alcohol solution, called a menstruum, and then well filtered to achieve a concentrated product.
The ratio of any tincture refers to the weight of plant material to the volume of menstruum. Depending on whether the tincture is made from a light and leafy plant or a denser root, the tinctures are made with 1:1 or 1:2 ratios. These ratios of plant material to mentruum offer the highest quality of fresh extraction.
Many sources produce tinctures with leaves, flowers, and tender roots after they have been dried, for reasons of convenience, which requires a higher ratio of as much as 1:5 to first hydrate the dried plant before extraction can be processed. Generally this method does not offer as potent of product as could be produced.
Because the plants we use are harvested during their peak time of season, and continually available in the growing region, there is no reason to use dried leaves or flowers.
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