Decocted Elder leaf TinctureRegular price Sale price $13.00
Key Difference with Elder Leaf Tincture: The DECOCTED Elder leaf tincture differs from the FRESH Elder leaf tincture in that the leaves (fresh or dry) are exposed to heat (through simmering) rendering the *potentially* nauseating compounds (hydrocyanic acid [HCN]) inert, or breaking them down through the process of heating. NOTE: These nauseating effects have been reported only in a *small percentage* of people who ingest elder leaf preparations. Once deactivated an element of elder's medicine is removed. The reason for a "decocted tincture" (according to Stephen Buhner) is to reduce the likelihood of nausea upon ingestion. However, we have yet to receive a report of nausea from any of our customers, nor have we observed it ourselves at the recommended intake.
A classic remedy for bone health.
- Scientific Name: Sambucus mexicana, (syn. Sambucus canadensis, S. cerulea var. mexicana, S. nigra subsp. canadensis)
- Origin: southern Arizona
- Qualities: Cool & dry. Diaphoretic
- Uses: Supports bone health
- Preparation: Fresh (or dry) leaves and stems, filtered water, 25% organic cane alcohol
Dosage: 30 drops to .5 teaspoon, or as part of the Core CV Buhner Protocol which is equal parts to Licorice Root, both at about 11% of the total formula (which also includes Baikal Skullcap [3 parts], Japanese Knotweed root , and Kudzu ).