Our Brand of Herbal Remedies
LifeThyme Wellness Herbal Tinctures
What are tinctures?
An herbal tincture is a liquid extract of an herb or combination of herbs. A single herb or combination of herbs are soaked in a liquid extraction base from 3 to 8 weeks. The liquid used to extract the properties of the herbs is a drinking alcohol with at least an 80 percent alcohol content. Each herb has a different requirement of solvency to extract the properties from the herb. Alcohol is used most commonly because of its high solvency thus more properties of the herb end up in the finished product. Glycerin is used for herbs needing a lower solvency or for herbs for children or people who cannot tolerate alcohol.
Below is a list of herbal remedies currently in stock:
Anti-Inflammatory & Joint Support
Blood Sugar Support
Clear & Calm
Cold & Flu
For The Blues
Five Mushroom Blend
Kidney Stone Relief
Mom’s Queasy Ease
Support The Change
More of LifeThyme’s Herbal Remedies:
What are herbal powders?
Herbal powders are made from grinding the plant leaves, bark, flowers and/or roots (depending on the herb used) into a powder. Powders can be easily incorporated into foods, drinks or even encapsulated to take easily. LifeThyme formulates their own Restorative Superfood Powder.
What are tonics?
Tonics are made from combing tinctures, syrups and fruit or herbal concentrates. They are strong and specific for certain health conditions or immune boosting effects. LifeThyme specializes in make Anti-Viral Tonic and Immune Enhancing Tonic (Syrup). LifeThyme’s most popular tonic is the Vitamin Mineral Tonic. It is made by infusing a combination of nourishing and immune building herbs in which the strained concentrate is then mixed with fruit concentrate, molasses, and honey to create a tasty “vitamin in a bottle”. Clients love the vitamin and mineral enriched tonic for the whole family. Kids love the taste too! Anne makes this herbal remedy fresh, on island during each quarter.
What are salves?
Salves are made by infusing herbs in an oil at a low temperature for 12-24 hours. The infusion is then strained, and the oil is mixed with beeswax, shea butter and/or coconut oil. After cooling the salve is harden and easy to apply to the skin. LifeThyme stocks their own First Aid Salve and Itch Relief Salve in their herbal remedies stock.
What are syrups?
Syrups are made from a decoction (simmering an herb in water for at least an hour) which is reduced and then mixed with honey or other concentrates to make a syrup. Elderberry syrup is a common herbal syrup made that is loved by children and adults alike.