SHEEP SORREL HERBAL TINCTURE
(Whole flowering plant with root)
Sheep sorrel is a member of the buckwheat family and grows wild throughout most of the world, especially in open pastures and rocky areas. It is used medicinally and as a seasoning or garnish for meat dishes and salads. Most Americans consider sheep sorrel to be a common weed, although it is a plant with many potential health benefits.
Sheep sorrel is one of the most potent antioxidant herbs known. Antioxidants scavenge and eliminate free-radicals, which cause tissue deterioration, blood vessel damage and contribute to the development of many types of cancer. Sheep Sorrel has been used as an herbal folk remedy for centuries in Europe and North America, especially for degenerative conditions and cancers. It is a primary ingredient in Essiac tea.
Sheep sorrel is an especially good source of chlorophyll, the green substance in plants used for photosynthesis. Chlorophyll is similar in composition to human blood and when consumed, it stimulates the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin, which are needed to carry oxygen throughout your body.
Sheep sorrel also contains oxalic, citric, malic, tannic and tartaric acids, which display antibacterial and anti-diarrhea properties and help to regulate digestion. It is also a good source of sodium, potassium, iron, manganese, silicon and phosphorous, which promote glandular health and electrolyte balance. The oxalic acid and vitamin K in sheep sorrel promote blood coagulation, making it effective for controlling hemorrhages. Sheep sorrel leaves are valued as a diuretic to remove excess fluid from the body, which is of benefit for some genitourinary and cardiovascular diseases.
Suggested Dosage: 30-120 drops may be diluted in a glass of water and drunk daily.
Ingredients: Sheep Sorrel, Grain Alcohol, Distilled Water
How to use tinctures
The benefit of tinctures is that the medicinal value is easily assimilated in the body, they are convenient to use, the average shelf life is 5 years, and they offer a more complete range of medicinal properties than dried herbs or capsules.
The best way to use liquid herbal tinctures is to put the suggested amount in a glass of water, tea, or juice and drink the entire contents. Tinctures can also be administered directly into the mouth without the assistance of water however some tinctures are unpalatable which is why most people prefer to dilute it into a beverage.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.