Artemisia afra has been in traditional use as an anti-viral throughout many African cultures for a very long time. Wildeals is strongly anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic and anti-malarial, but its most important compound, Thujone, is toxic and psychoactive at chronic doses. This tincture of leaves and stems is potentially helpful for fevers, colds, headaches, intestinal worms and gastritis. It can also be used as an anti-bacterial swab for open wounds, sores, boils that won’t heal, or spider/tick bites.
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Tinctures are a great way to work with the healing properties of plants through ingestion, as alcohol is an essential solvent and preservative of all the plant compounds. They offer a potent, highly concentrated way of working with herbs – a very little goes a long, long way. “Buchu brandy” is of course the most famous of all fynbos tinctures, but there are so many other beneficial plants!
Our tinctures are rather special, in that they are made from scratch. The grapes came from our own land, and were handpressed (by ourselves) and fermented into both red and white wine. These were then distilled, through the same extended column potstill that we used for our essential oils, so as to introduce various fynbos botanicals into the alcohol distillation (essentially, a gin process). Into this high quality, high energy botanical alcohol, we then infuse further botanicals for a number of months. The result? Clean, highly potent botanical tinctures that are produced with highest intent from the very beginning of their production process.