Need a bank loan to keep up that cocktail of supplements? Why not try herbal tinctures instead?
Herbs are powerful stuff, with the ability to build immunity and sort health problems, a few low-cost herbal tinctures can, with some smart blending, translate into effective home remedies.
Herbalist Dee Atkinson chooses her top 6 and reveals how to blend:
Dandelion herb – A mild diuretic so use it if you’re premenstrual, have fluid retention or bloating. Blend dandelion with Echinacea for an upset tum.
Liquorice – A tonic to build energy levels and boost immunity. Take when you’re running on empty for a real boost! Good for chest problems too.
Echinacea – Helps to prevent colds and flu so take when your immunity is low and blend with liquorice for cold with an infection.
Chamomile – Soothes upset tums. Great for sleeplessness caused by stress.
Passion flower– Relaxing, soothing and calms agitation all day. Try passion flower tea to sort sleeplessness.
How to use tinctures
- Take drops in water or juice, according to instructions. If you blend, the rule of thumb is mix 20 drops of each and take in water.
- Choose quality tinctures from health shops and therapists. We like Phyto Force tinctures, which can be used to treat and prevent illness naturally. From R40, from health shops.
DISCLAIMER: Before starting any diet, you should speak to your doctor. You must not rely on the information on this website/newsletter as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.
A freelance writer and editor, with 15 years’ experience in the media industry. With a passion for health and fitness, Tammy loves nothing more than researching the latest wellness trends. And if she’s not running around after her sweet four-year old daughter, you’ll find Tammy on her bike, in the gym or exploring the great outdoors – followed by a good coffee, of course!