Immunity Drops

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.

Our Difference:

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 Immunity Drops:

Our colds and flu tincture has been designed to prevent, soothe the symptoms of, and assist in quickly curing common colds and flu. The synergistic action of potent immune-boosting plants like Echinacea, Elderflower and Astragalus are complemented by the pain-relieving, fever allaying properties of peppermint and sage to create an all-round winter reliever. 

Echinacea

  •    High in antioxidants of flavonoids, cichoric acid and rosmarinic acid. These alongside it’s alkamide content strengthen antioxidant effects - allowing greater protection of molecules that are at risk of oxidative stress.
  •    Assists in combating infections and viruses more efficiently, preventing and/or shortening infection and allowing for a faster recovery period. 
  •    Anti-inflammatory.

Elderflower 

  •    Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
  •    Commonly used for colds, flues, sinus infections and respiratory disturbances.
  •    Antibacterial and antiviral.
  •    Aids functioning of the immune system.

Peppermint 

  •    Soothes irritation caused by coughing.
  •    Antimicrobial and antioxidant content aids in regulating the immune system and in preventing the onset of colds and flu.
  •    Reduces inflammation in the mouth and throat.
  •    Aids in relieving pain – including headaches, nerve pain, inflammation in the joints, body aches and muscle pain commonly associated with the flu.

Sage 

  •    Eases fever.
  •    Eases head and throat colds.
  •    Anti-inflammatory.
  •    Antiseptic and antibacterial action allows for the prevention of infections.
  •    Has relaxing effects - facilitating deeper sleep, allowing healing to take place.

Astragalus 

  •    Beneficial in the prevention of common colds and as an adjunct treatment with other immunomodulatory herbs.
  •    Strengthens the immune system with consistent use – when partnered with Echinacea it provides a quick-acting immune boost.

    Dosage:

    The recommended dosage for this product is 10 drops three times daily and one bottle should last one month.

    Collection/Delivery:

    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: sam@nourishd.co.za.

    Contraindications:

    May interact with some antidiabetic drugs

    May interact with medications which are changed within the liver

    May interact with anticonvulsants and sedatives

    Should not be used by breastfeeding mothers

    Please consult hcp/natural health practitioner when on antidiabetic, anitconvulsants or sedatives.

    Disclaimer:

    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