Alcohol free tincture
Ingredients: Burdock root, cleavers influed into plant glycerin
This tincture is made of Burdock Root and Cleavers. It helps with kidney and liver function for improved kidney and liver health.
Burdock Root & Cleaver Tincture can be added to water or fruit juice and taken daily.
Traditionally Taken: 2-3ml taken 2-3 times per day, or as directed by a Herbal Practitioner.
20 drops from the glass dropper equal approximately 1ml.
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.
If you have a pre-existing kidney condition it is vital that you speak to your healthcare provider before using diuretic herbs.
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.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s)
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.
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.