Ingredients: burdock root, cleavers, plant glycerin, and water (alcohol-free)
Uses: this tincture is a daily supplement to help with kidney and liver function, and for overall improved kidney and liver health.
Product comes in a 2oz amber dropper bottle.
Dosage: For adults, take 1-4 drops 2-3 times per day or as directed by a Herbal Practitioner, and for children take .5-2 dropperfuls 1-2 times per day or as directed by a Herbal Practitioner. Keep yourself well hydrated when using this tincture, which can be taken straight from the bottle or mixed in with tea, juice, coffee, or smoothies!
- If you have a pre-existing kidney condition it is vital that you speak to your healthcare provider before using this tincture or any plant medicinal containing diuretic herbs.
- This tincture is not recommended for children under 1 year, women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, and women who are breastfeeding.
- Please consult with your primary care doctor before using this tincture if you are taking diuretics, diabetes medication, blood thinners, or have any chronic or life-threatening conditions, as you may have a reaction to burdock root.
Storage: Tinctures have a shelf life of 1 year IF properly stored. Proper storage is to keep the tincture in a cool, dry place away from sunlight (medicine cabinet, pantry, etc) and make sure the bottle is tightly sealed after opening. After opening, the tincture should be refrigerated within 1 month, or unopened within 1-2 months to prevent molding.
Cleavers: The diuretic action of Cleavers helps to flush out waste, toxins and excess fluid from the kidneys. When blood flow to the kidneys declines due to illness, they respond by retaining water, which is why diuretic herbs can be useful.
Diuretic herbs help the kidneys release excess sodium into the urine and can prevent the build-up of other minerals that can cause kidney stones if left unchecked.
In regards to liver health, various studies have confirmed the hepatoprotective effect of Cleavers. It not only protects the liver from damage, but it also helps it to heal with its cleansing properties. Cleavers also stimulates bile production and prevents bile ducts from becoming clogged.
With a long history of traditional use for UTIs, Cleavers diuretic properties coupled with its soothing, demulcent action make this herb ideal for the calming an inflamed urethra. Regular drinking of Cleavers tea can act as a preventative measure for the incidence of recurring UTI’s.
The “Indian Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Biotechnology” published an article about the diagnosis, causes, symptoms, and treatments of UTI’s. It recommends Cleavers for acute or chronic cystitis with swollen lymph nodes and uterine inflammation.
Cleavers can also be useful in protecting the lining of the bladder against irritation which can lead to an overactive bladder.
Burdock Root: an important part of the immune system and the body's inner drainage system, the lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. Strengthening this important bodily system with Burdock Root can help to ward off all a whole host of serious health issues. Burdock Root is one of those rare herbs that stimulate lymphatic drainage and detoxification.
Diuretics can help to stimulate the kidneys, allowing urine to be passed more frequently and in greater quantity - this helps to cleanse the kidneys and can prevent water retention. By increasing the rate of urination, Burdock Root can help to remove waste from the blood and body. It is important to note that if you are dehydrated you should postpone consuming Burdock Root until you are fully hydrated.
Burdock Root is also “diaphoretic”, meaning it increases sweating – another important route via which the body eliminates toxins.
Burdock Root contains inulin, a soluble, and prebiotic fiber that helps improve digestion. Acting as food for healthy gut bacteria, inulin helps regulate inflammation and remove toxins from the body. Burdock Root also contains mucilage which acts as a protection for the gastric mucosa (the mucous membrane layer of the stomach), helping it to heal – this is especially useful if it has been damaged by acidity or inflammation.
Research has shown that Burdock Root contains multiple types of powerful antioxidants, including quercetin, luteolin, and phenolic acids. Antioxidants can shield the body against cell-damaging free radicals. The high antioxidant count in this root has been shown to help lower inflammation, including joint issues such as arthritis in numerous studies.
The antioxidants in Burdock Root especially help to protect the liver against poisonous substances. The compounds that give Burdock its bitter taste can help stimulate bile production, helping the liver flush away toxins with more speed and ease.