Many scientific and folklore studies are available online supporting herbal and holistic preparations.
HOW ARE THE EXTRACTS MADE? Our proprietary herbal extracts are prepared on-site for 8 to 12+ weeks in the time-honored way. All herbs are ethically gathered at peak potency. Extracts are crafted using 80-100% pure grain al-cohol (80 proof is 40% ABV, al-cohol by volume), unless otherwise specified.
HOW ARE YOUR EXTRACT RATIOS PREPARED? The ratio of herb to grain al-cohol (or glycerite) is as follows: Dried Leaf and Flower ratios are 1:1; Dried Root and Bark ratios are 1:2. No heat is used in the process, thus capturing the optimum potency of the product. It is said that herbal extracts are more easily absorbed into the system than tablets or capsules. Extracts made from dried material require less material to solvent.
WHAT ARE GLYCERITES? Glycerites by CMH are made from 100% pure, Kosher certified, food grade vegetable glycerin and pure Maine spring water. Glycerites may contain a trace amount of al-cohol from initial stages of processing but are considered virtually al-cohol-free. My method of utilizing a minute fraction of al-cohol for the first stage of the tincturing process helps extract the components of the plant material in order to have a more potent glycerite extract. Upon completion, al-cohol is extracted leaving you a stronger glycerite. Glycerites are not gluten-free and must be refrigerated.
HOW LONG DO THE TINCTURES/GLYCERITES LAST? Al-cohol-based tinctures last virtually a lifetime if protected from heat and light, typically 7 to 10 years by common storage results. Glycerites will last up to 3 years and must be refrigerated after opening. All bottles sold by Crescent Moon Herbals are amber in color to protect the product.
WHAT IS THE SUGGESTED DOSAGE? Suggested dosages are listed on each bottle. Typically, dosages are as follows: Add 20-60 drops to hot tea or hot water one to four times per day or as directed by your health care practitioner. Some extracts have very specific directions and are listed on the bottle accordingly.
HOW DO I TAKE THE EXTRACT? Shake well. Add drops to hot tea, coffee or juice one to four times per day or as directed by your health care practitioner. You may also administer under the tongue to be absorbed directly into the blood stream. It is best to take on an empty stomach. I even add it to my morning juice.
PLEASE NOTE: This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Customers are reminded that it is entirely of their own accord, right and responsibility to make educated choices with their own, and their family's, health care. Always consult a physician prior to the use of any herbal product or service.