Medicine has its roots in the use of herbs and today herbalism is becoming more and more popular as people discover that it is an effective and inexpensive form of health care. Eagle Valley Herbals was born out of a need and desire to better their own health and well being. They began by making extracts for their own personal use and that of their son. They had such great success with these herbal extracts that the news soon spread to their family and friends.
Tinctures or extracts are liquid preparations produced by adding herbs to a menstrum. A menstrum is the liquid base for the preparation and may be one of several different mediums including water, vinegar, glycerine and alcohol. The purpose of the menstrum is to extract the medicinal constituents of the herb, including but not limited to resins, oils, and flavanoids (which themselves help the body to absorb the active components of the herb). A tincture preserves the plants' constituents at the peak of potency, especially when using fresh herbs. Alcohol is the most active of the menstrums, and has the ability to extract a wide range of medicinal elements while acting as an excellent preservative.
Liquid preparations are quickly and easily assimilated into the blood stream, are easy to swallow and convenient to take. Unlike pills or capsules which can deteriorate quickly, tinctures are viable for up to 5 years, and require no refrigeration.
Eagle Valley Herbals use only organically-grown or ethically wildcrafted fresh herbs, collect and process their own herbs, bottle and label the herbs themselves. Their herbs are free from harmful chemicals and are not fumigated or irradiated.
It is important that pregnant women and persons with special health concerns consult their health care provider before using herbal extracts.
MOTHERWORT invigorates circulation and increases oxygen in the blood. It strengthens the heart while lowering blood pressure. It is an excellent herb for use during menopause as it eases hot flashes and emotional swings and is high in calcium. It stimulates menstrual flow and can aid in relieving cramping. Avoid in pregnancy.
- Actions: Relaxant, antispasmodic, cardiac tonic, uterine stimulant.