Lactation Love 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 Lactation Love:

Inspired by our Founder’s own journey through the post-partum period this unique tincture is the first of its kind on the market. It contains a plethora of synergistic and adaptogenic herbs, roots and leaves to support and replenish the post-partum body, increase milk production and balance hormonal levels.

Raspberry leaves 

  •    Rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamin B & C, as well as potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and iron.
  •    Rich in antioxidants.
  •    Commonly referred to as a “woman’s” herb it relieves symptoms related to hormone imbalance.
  •    Contains ‘fragarine’ which aids in strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor.
  •    Extremely high iron content which can reduce anemia often experienced by women with postpartum bleeding and/or heavy menstruation.

Fenugreek 

  •    According to astudy conducted in 2018, women who consumed fenugreek had up to 49% increase in milk production. Supplementation with Fenugreek also enhanced the quality of their milk.
  •    High in Diosgenin, magnesium and vitamins which support healthy lactation and hormonal balance.
  •    Relieves cramps.

Marshmallow root 

  •    Works well in conjunction with Fenugreek for supplementation during breastfeeding.
  •    Promotes gut health, eases digestion and repairs the kidneys, bladder and urinary tract.

Tulsi

  •    A panacea for various common ailments and diseases, upregulating the entire body, boosting womxn’s ability to adapt as new moms to sleeping routines, physical & hormonal changes as well as various forms of stress.
  •    Strengthens the health of the uterus and regulates hormonal balance.
  •    Aids in levelling blood pressure.
  •    Boosts energy levels by assisting the body with efficient oxygen utilisation.

Motherwort 

  •    Supports the kidneys, uterus and digestive system.
  •      An emmenagogue, it can aid in regulating hormones and promotes a return to healthy menstruation postpartum. 
  •    Relieves abdominal pain by toning the uterus.
  •    Supports a woman’s body postpartum by dispelling afterbirth bleeding and/or lochia. 
  •    Promotes hormonal balance.

    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:

    Do not use if experiencing spotting or Braxton hicks in the second / third trimester

    No contraindications have been identified

    Could slow blood clotting when used in conjunction with Warfarin

    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