A plant belonging to the Nightshade or Solanaceae family, currently there are over 70 species of this plant recognised, most of which originate from North, Central and South America.
Today, this species often is perceived in a negative light, yet traditionally these species was often used in a ritualistic context, and were viewed as a powerful and sacred teacher plant. This particular species is not the same that is now cultivated and consumed recreationally worldwide, but a jungle variation from South America.
In its traditional context, it is often considered to be powerfully grounding and clearing, and one of the oldest and wisest of the plant teachers. This tincture may be supportive to break addictions, to cleanse, to deeply ground. Use only drop dosing to tap into the energy of the plant.
Alcohol extracts are far superior to any other method of extraction. It extracts the most amount of the chemicals compared to any other solvent. It helps the medicine to also diffuse quickly into the bloodstream.
Alcohol is warming and medicine unto itself. To add, it also can esterify vitamins, oils and other medicinal chemicals making them more bioavailable and water soluble.
To be really specific: the amount of alcohol in tinctures is incredibly tiny. Less than you will get from eating a few pieces of bread.
If you are taking 20 drops of a 60 percent alcohol tincture every hour for an acute condition, you will get less than 2ml of alcohol over the course of a day.
If you are taking a general dose of 20 drops three times daily, this is less alcohol than you will get from eating two slices of bread.
If alcohol is a serious problem for you, then consider alternative extracts.
Please store in a cool dark place, out of sunlight, heat & air exposure.
This product has not been evaluated by the TGA for safe internal use. It is sold as a raw botanical product for ethnobotanical research purposes only.