Mood Magic 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 Mood Magic:

Our mood enhancing tincture was designed to not only increase feelings of joy and mental well-being but also to assist in memory retention, concentration and brain health. It simultaneously works on neurological, nervous and respiratory systems to holistically address the many causes of stress and enhance one's overall human experience.


  •    An Adaptogenic root aiding in managing stress within the body and mind.
  •    Used for over 3000 years to relieve stress and stress-related symptoms as well as increasing energy levels and improving concentration.
  •    Reduces the production of cortisol– a study conducted in 2008 concluded that in a group of chronically stressed adults; those who supplemented with Ashwagandha had reduced levels of cortisol production by up to 30%.
  •    Manages the ‘stress pathway’ within the brain by regulating chemical signalling in the nervous system.
  •    May aid in reducing symptoms of depression.
  •    Improves memory through the protection of nerve cells from free radical damage.


  •    Phenolic compounds exhibit antioxidant, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. 
  •    Rich in Vitamins E, D, C, A and B3.
  •    Promotes hormonal health.

St John’s Wort 

  •    Elevates and aids in regulating overall mood and mental wellbeing.
  •    Active ingredients of Hypericin, Hyperforin and Adhyperforin assist in stabilising levels of serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline – which are all related to mood, mental health and the nervous system. 


  •    A source of L-Dopa from which dopamine is made in the body - Mucuna acts as a natural treatment for nervous disorders, Parkinson’s disease and as an aphrodisiac.
  •    Has anti-anxiety and anti-stress effects, allowing for clearer focus and relaxation.
  •    Aids in sustained energy output.
  •    Rich source of vitamin B1, phosphorus and iron which support the healthy functioning of the nervous system.


  •    Boosts cognition in relation to memory retention and sustained focus.
  •    Reduces the onset of cognitive disorders and additionally stimulates the creation of new neural networks, lowering the effects of oxidative stress in the brain.
  •    Is neuroprotective.
  •    Relieves stress and anxiety by interacting with cortisol and other stress hormones.
  •    High in antioxidants and promotes respiratory health – healthy oxygen intake naturally reduces side effects of stress on the body and mind.


    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:


    May interact with immunosuppressants and sedatives

    Consult a doctor if taking in conjunction with any anti-anxiety, depression or other mental health medications

    May interact with some hormonal birth control pills

    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

    Please note: If you choose to collect at checkout then your cleanse will be ready to collect by 8.30am and must be collected before 9am on the start date. If you choose to receive delivery then your cleanse will be delivered between 4pm & 6pm the day before you’re set to start.