This plant of the Lamiaceae species, goes by many names, including Diviner’s sage, Hierba Maria, Herb of the Shepherdess, or Ska Maria Pastora.
It is a unique visionary plant endemic to the Sierra Madre mountains in Oaxaca, Mexico, and has a long history of use by the Mazatec peoples of the region for healing, insight, and connection with the divine.
Sometimes regarded as a plant teacher with feminine qualities, it is considered to produce powerful and unique visionary effects, and it’s constituents and their physiological effects are unusual, binding to the kappa-opiod receptors.
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.