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Chamomile Tincture


Chamomile Tincture from HealthTea is made from Organic Chamomilla recutita flowers, Spring water and medial grade alcohol. Chamomile Tincture can be added to a little liquid and taken daily.





Chamomilla recutita - Matricaria German Chamomile
Fresh organic herb tincture - 1:2 45%

Made using Organic herbs, Spring water & Medical Grade alcohol


Shake well. 2-3 ml (half dropper) 1 - 3 times a day. Best under the tongue and held for 30 secs. Alternatively Can also be added to water or juice. For best effect use regularly.


One of the most ancient plants in modern use, chamomile has a history stretching back at least 3,000 years as a medicinal plant. From the Greek word for ground apple, chamomile has been used as an age old remedy by many ancient civilisations. The Romans were prescribed this herb by the noted physician Pliny, to ward off headaches, ease liver and kidney inflammation and facilitate digestion. The Greek physician and botanist Dioscorides used chamomile to heal intestinal, nervous and liver disorders and prescribed it for women’s ailments. Chamomile was considered one of the nine sacred herbs of the Anglo-Saxons and was used ritually to ward off diseases and to promote health.

Medicinal plants such as this one contain a complex series of phytonutrients that work individually and collectively to ease a wide range of complaints. Whilst science tries to find “the chemical” that makes a plant effective, in reality it is the combined workings of these compounds which ultimately provide relief.

Digestive System

As its many names allude to, chamomile is the King of the Herbs when it comes to any kind of digestive complaint. Known as “Our Lady of the Guts” or “Mother of the Gut”, this versatile herb contains a complex collage of phytochemicals that work individually and collectively on all aspects of the digestive system. A-bisabolol speeds the mending of torn tissue which assists the healing of ulcerations. Chamazulene shrinks swollen stomach tissue that presses on nerve endings causing pain. Azulene kills staphylococcus and streptococcus infections, which in turn can alleviate the symptoms of food poisoning.

Often the root of digestive upset, nervousness can be calmed by this mildly sedative herb. Chamomile contains one flavonoid in particular, apigenin, which binds to the benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, promoting relaxation. Stress is a well-known factor in IBS flare ups. Because the brain and the gut communicate directly back and forth via the vagus nerve, a more relaxed mind can also help heal gut issues, which can mean reduced symptoms of chronic conditions like leaky gut, IBS and other gut-related issues.

Stomach upsets and bugs can also be relieved by chamomile – its delicate balance of active plant compounds will help to neutralise the cause and heal any damage induced by the bug.


As a relaxant, chamomile depresses the central nervous system, reducing anxiety while not disrupting normal performance or function. This is due to the active principles of chamomile including flavonoids, glycosides, and essential oils.

In a 2011 study published in the journal, “European Neuropsychopharmacology”, showed that the phytochemicals in chamomile have 3 effects on the central nervous system that contribute to the herb’s anxiolytic and sedative properties. It binds to the GABA receptors which in turn reduces the activity of the cells in the sleep centre of the brain.

Anti-Inflammatory/Pain Relief

Sometimes called “herbal aspirin”, chamomile has been used for centuries to lower pain and reduce inflammation. This seems to be backed up by science, with a 2009 study by Srivastava et al published in "Life Sciences," finding that chamomile caused cell reactions similar to that of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

It is a popular remedy for inflammation on the outside of the body too, with it being commonly used to treat sunburn, mild burns, rashes, sores and eye inflammation.

How HealthTea Tinctures Work

Tinctures are a convenient way to deliver the healing power of herbs quickly and easily. A tincture is a liquid preparation made by steeping a herb for several weeks in a blend of alcohol and water. Through this process the alcohol extracts chemicals from the plant material that water alone cannot, creating a concentrated herbal extract. The alcohol also acts as a preservative, giving the solution a long shelf life. The solution is then strained to remove debris and the liquid extract is bottled for consumption.

Tincture Strength Ratios and Alcohol Content
The strength of the tincture is usually stated on the label in the form of an extraction ratio, for example, 1:3. This means they have used one part herb for every three parts liquid. In other words, one kilogram of herb was steeped in three litres of solution.

Because the solution is typically made of a mix of water and alcohol, the percentage of alcohol used is also presented on the labels. For example, 45% volume means 45% alcohol, 55% water.

What Percentage of Herb is in a Tincture?
We often get asked how much percentage of a herb is in a tincture. And while it may seem like a straightforward question, it doesn’t have a straightforward answer.

Some variants to consider include:
the length of steeping process
each herb reacts differently in the alcohol and water solution according to its intrinsic chemical makeup
the final preparation is a concentrated extract of the herb, which can include varying amounts of dregs of the actual herb

It is therefore impossible to gage how much of the actual herb is present in the final preparation without proper laboratory testing. We do not have the capacity to test each batch of every tincture we get and rely on the ratios and alcohol percentages that are given by our suppliers to communicate as much information about the tinctures as possible to our customers.

How to Take a Tincture
Our tinctures come with a pipette or dropper, which when full, measures at 1ml or about 20 drops.

Because tinctures are concentrated, you only need to take a small amount. And while we always recommend you speak to a medical or herbal practitioner for advice on how much to take for varying conditions, the suggested use we state on our labels is usually between 2ml to 3ml up to three times a day.

Being in liquid form, the chemical constituents of the herb enter your bloodstream rapidly. Tinctures can be taken in a little water or juice. For children or those who wish to avoid alcohol, add tincture to boiling water and leave for ten minutes, which allows most of the alcohol to evaporate.

If you have any doubts about how to take tinctures or whether you should be using them, please consult a registered medical herbalist


We aim to process All orders within 24 hours on working days. Please allow Approximately 2-3 day delivery.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg


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