Menstrual Moon Tincture

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 Menstrual Moon:

Menstrual pain affects nearly every womxn - yet there are very few natural products on the market which seek to address it. Our mensus tincture both soothes and reduces the symptoms of pain, while assisting to reduce overall inflammation and tension/spasms - addressing the root of the issue. 

Cramp Bark 

  •     Relieves menstrual pain in the abdomen, back and thighs.
  •     Reduces bloating and fluid retention allowing for better blood flow to relieve pain.
  •     Antispasmodic. 
  •     Used to control menorrhagia – excessive, heavy period bleeding which can cause pain.

Parsley 

  •     Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antinociceptive properties aid in general pain relief.

Ginger 

  •     Treats dysmenorrhea (cramps) – aiding in reducing pain levels
  •     Is a mild analgesic

White willow bark 

  •     The original ‘aspirin’ it contains the chemical salicin, which once processed in the body produces another compound called salicylic acid which is the main active ingredient in aspirin.
  •     Relieves pain and inflammation in short amounts of time – and has been used as a quick-acting pain relief as far back as 4th century Greece.

Turmeric 

  •     The anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin inhibit inflammatory enzyme production.
  •     Reduces production ofprostaglandins – hormones which play a role in pain and inflammation.
  •     The high antioxidant content allows for effective oxygen utilization in response to pain.
  •     Antispasmodic agents reduce the activity of inflammation and therefore pain perception.
  •     Aids in soothing and preventing contraction-like pain.

          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:

          Could slow blood clotting when used in conjunction with Warfarin

          May interact with some water pills such as

          May interact with Aspirin

          Could interact with medications which slow blood clotting 

          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