Adapt Herbal Tincture
- Take 2-4 ml 3 times daily, more if needed. One "dropper" full is approximately 1.5-2 ml. May take straight into mouth and ingest like a normal liquid. The organic vegetable glycerin is there to make it more palatable by making it more sweet. For taste, may mix into water, juice, tea, etc.
- Tinctures are a traditional, time-honored method used by herbalists to extract active ingredients from herbs
- We use organic, gluten free alcohol from Oregon, and spring water from Opal Springs, Oregon for all of our tinctures
- This is a blend of three of the best and safest herbs for defending the body against the toxic effects of stress.
- Works to soothe nervous tension and revive nervous system.
- Can assist with anxiety and lack of energy. Over time will lower stress.
- Adaptogenic herbs help the mind and body rise to the occasion when faced with stress and anxiety, and not be overwhelmed.
- Definition: A·dapt·o·gen/ əˈdaptəjən/ noun 1. (in herbal medicine) a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes.
- Skullcap has shown to be one of the most useful herbs for assisting the nervous system and lowering anxiety.
- From the Herbal Academy of New England: "A review of human clinical trials conducted by Sarris et al. (2013) indicates support for efficacy for chronic use of Scutellaria lateriflora (Skullcap) in treating anxiety disorders. In a placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover study conducted by Brock et al. (2014), 43 healthy, non-anxious participants were given either 350 mg S. lateriflora or placebo three times per day, and showed a highly significant (p = <0.001) decrease from pre-test Total Mood Disturbance scores with skullcap but not placebo (p = 0.072). The authors concluded “S. lateriflora significantly enhanced global mood without a reduction in energy or cognition” and recommended further study of its anxiolytic effects. Another double blind, placebo-controlled study of healthy subjects also demonstrated noteworthy anxiolytic effects (Wolfson and Hoffman, 2003). Awad et al. (2003) proposed that the antioxidant-rich flavonoids baicalin and baicalein may play a role in anxiolytic activity by binding to the GABAA receptor, the main inhibitory neurotransmitter."
- As always with any herbs taken internally, seek the advice of a botanically knowledgeable healthcare professional. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Not for children.
*Skullcap, *Ashwagandha, *Eleuthero, *Gluten Free Alcohol, *Vegetable Glycerin, Oregon Spring Water. (*Organic)
Brock C, Whitehouse J, Tewfik I, Towell T. (2014). American Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora): a randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study of its effects on mood in healthy volunteers. Phytother Res. 2014 May;28(5):692-8. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5044. Epub 2013 Jul 22.
Sarris J, McIntyre E, Camfield DA. (2013). Plant-based medicines for anxiety disorders, part 2: a review of clinical studies with supporting preclinical evidence. CNS Drugs. 2013 Apr;27(4):301-19. doi: 10.1007/s40263-013-0059-9.
Wolfson P, Hoffmann DL. (2003). An investigation into the efficacy of Scutellaria lateriflora in healthy volunteers. Altern Ther Health Med. 2003 Mar-Apr;9(2):74-8.