Nourish'd x Aether Collaboration:
While we believe that the foundation of good health lies in a whole-food plant-based diet we’re also advocates of periodic juice and broth fasting and additional elixirs and supplements when required.
Our preferred means of supplementation has always been plant-based extracts. Nature’s medicine cabinet: Herbs, roots, seeds, spices, mushrooms and other botanicals contains a treatment for almost any ailment. However many of these compounds and chemicals are difficult for our bodies to access and breakdown by traditional means – and thus it is necessary to extract them in the form of tinctures.
Aether Herbalist and Apothecary are at the forefront of botanical and fungi extraction in South Africa and once we met them, and learned of the wondrous ways in which they utilizing plant medicines, we knew we had to collaborate. In partnership with their founder Cullen, we have created a range of ten high-potency tinctures which we believe will play an important part in restoring the health of human beings through plant medicine.
What is a tincture?
A tincture is a concentrated extraction of herbs and other natural compounds. Tinctures are an incredible way of ingesting natural medicines as they are extremely bio-available and easily incorporated into daily life. Nourish'd tinctures are made using a dual hydro-ethanol extraction method which delivers maximum potency.
Not all tinctures are made the same. While there are many methods of extracting the medicinal qualities of plants into ‘potions’ some are definitely better than others. Many tinctures on the market utilize a form of extraction known as the ‘folk’ method. This involves soaking the plant or mushroom material in either alcohol or water for an extended period of time. While this method may draw out a small number of phytochemicals, many are left behind.
Our tinctures are made using an ancient, yet superior, method which extracts almost every trace element from the plant material. This is done by utilizing a lab instrument called a Soxhlet Extractor which essentially runs evaporated ethanol, or water, through the plant-matter over 600 times in four minutes. This process is done with both 99 proof ethanol and water creating both a hydrosol (water extract) and a concentrated alcohol extract. These are then combined and further reduced to create a potent hydro-ethanolic extract/herbal tincture.
About Libido Luminance:
Good sex makes a huge difference to a person’s overall physical and mental health. And whether it’s with a partner or as a form of self-pleasure we should all be having more fulfilling orgasms. Our love & libido tincture seeks to support both womxn’s and men’s sexual health and drive - uplifting the mood, increasing blood flow, stimulating libido and stimulating endurance and energy.
Translating to ‘women with a thousand husbands’. Has been used as an Ayurvedic woman’s tonic and womb medicine for centuries.
It is known to uplift mood, ease the gastrointestinal tract and support the kidneys.
Stimulates women’s libido as it is rich in good phytoestrogens.
- Balances dopamine and has been known to improve blood flow to the clitoris.
Supports reproductive health.
Enhances mood and uplifts energy levels.
Improves cardiovascular health and circulation of blood.
Mineral dense and full of antioxidants.
High in nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Increases libido & stamina.
Relieves symptoms associated with PMS and menopause, including hot flushes, vaginal dryness, mood swings, sleep problems and irritability.
Reduces anxiety and depression.
Aids energy levels.
Entengo (Mondia Whitei)
Natural stamina enhancer
Reduces the occurrence of erectile dysfunction and increases sperm count
Aids those who struggle with anorgasmia
Supports the immune system
Boosts energy levels as well as reduces side effects of exhaustion – lessens buildup of lactic acid in the body
Enhances muscle reparation and oxygen utilization
The recommended dosage for this product is 10 drops three times daily and one bottle should last one month.
You will always be given the option to collect your goods from either our Kloof Street or Observatory stores. In busier periods we may disable Kloof street as a pickup location due to high volumes of foot traffic and limited space, you will then be able to collect from Observatory.
Shipping of goods within the Cape Town area is charged at R80. Shipping of goods nationally outside of Cape Town is charged at R150. If you live in a rural area please contact us before placing your order to ensure that we are able to deliver to you.
If you are ordering a non-cleanse-product alongside a cleanse or nutritional programme this may create a shipping rule error and you will only be offered the option to collect. If this occurs please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consult a doctor if taking in conjunction with lithium
Could slow blood clotting when used in conjunction with Warfarin
Diabetic medication may have an interaction
No adverse contraindications have been shown when using these herbs, however, please consult your health care provider if there is concern and/ or you are on specific medications