Top 3 Botanical Extract Benefits
Botanical medicine is one of the oldest and most popular therapies worldwide for promoting overall wellness. Well before the age of modern medicine, our ancestors relied on the sacred gifts provided by Mother Nature — herbs — to heal. In fact, the archeological evidence of plant medicine dates back nearly 60,000 years to the Paleolitic age.
In this article we’re going to explore what exactly botanical extracts are, the top botanical extract benefits, and why we rely on these powerful botanical supplements at Wise Woman Herbals.
What are botanical extracts?
A botanical is a plant or plant part that is sought after for its medicinal or therapeutic properties, flavor or scent. There are many different ways to prepare a botanical, including teas, infusions, tinctures, and extracts. A botanical extract is the result of soaking an herb, or botanical, in a liquid like alcohol, glycerin or water to extract the desired ingredient.
One of the reasons botanical extracts are so effective is because of their purity and potency. You isolate a single compound within the herb, also known as a phytochemical, which provides a much higher concentration.
You can find hundreds of botanical and herbal products on the market today that are used to promote health and longevity for those suffering from acute and chronic illnesses. You might be surprised to know that many of today’s pharmaceutical drugs are derived from plant sources. For instance, aspirin is derived from willow bark and morphine is derived from the opium poppy.
What are the top botanical extract benefits?
At Wise Woman Herbals, we’re on a mission to provide a gentle and natural way to improve your quality of life through quality botanical supplements.
For example, if you are suffering from digestive upset like bloating, gas, indigestion, and so on, but an alcohol-based solution irritates your mouth, the Wise Woman Herbals' Tummy Glycerite is a great option. It combines three botanical extracts (fennel, lemon balm and chamomile) in a sweet glycerin and spring water base to help promote digestive relief and an overall sense of calm.
The Wise Woman Herbals Promise
Manufactured on site at our FDA-inspected facility in Creswell Oregon, we process over 325 whole-herb supplements with the highest quality ingredients that are certified organic, kosher and non-GMO. Our proprietary blends and traditional handmade processing techniques have been handed down through generations.
It’s always been incredibly important to us that we preserve the integrity of the plant constituents, which we believe are required to provide a completely beneficial botanical product as nature intended. Read more about the Wise Woman Herbals story here.
Nicole Cieslak is a functional nutritional therapy practitioner and certified personal trainer at Fit Foodist Nutrition specializing in gut health and hormone balance. Every day she strives to help people overcome chronic digestive and hormonal issues by getting to the root cause of their health imbalances. Through personalized diet, lifestyle and nutritional supplement recommendations, she empowers her clients to find freedom from suffering so they can reclaim their happiness and health. Learn more about her at thefitfoodist.com and follow her on Instagram at @fitfoodist_foundations for free nutrition, fitness and nontoxic living advice.