Tinctures date back as far as distilled alcohol. Ancient Egyptians soaked herbs in alcohol to create tinctures and cordials- tinctures made with lower alcohol content. Now, tinctures are once again gaining popularity, as more people are becoming educated about herbal medicine and the traditional ways of preparing it. You will see a wide variety of tinctures and herbal extracts at local food co-ops and large health food stores as well as at Sacred Garden!

It goes without saying that times are stressful. Our product can help ease anxiety and tension, which in turn supports the immune system. However, if you are concerned about smoking while a mysterious respiratory illness plagues the earth, then consider exploring topicals and tinctures. While this form of consumption is much less common than smoking flower or ingesting edibles, it is making a comeback.

 

Despite the relative obscurity of tinctures, you may be interested to learn that they are not at all novel. Before the existence of paraphernalia we take for granted today, people consumed cannabis by eating it, applying heated oil to the skin, or inhaling campfire smoke. In the 19th century, the Irish physician William Brooke O’Shaughnessy, influenced by Indian medicine, reintroduced cannabis into western medicine in the form of ethanolic tinctures. In the 20th century, the pharmaceutical use of tinctures fell off.

Now is as good a time as any for tinctures to make a cultural resurgence. Compared to other methods, tinctures are easy to use, inconspicuous, and fast-acting. They can be taken orally, sublingually, or topically. You can also control dosage to produce the desired psychoactive effect. This week, we encourage you to browse our selection of tinctures and experience this age-old form of healing.