The species name, Diosma, means divine smell in Greek. Diosma hirsuta is an aromatic plant, with oil glands on the underside, like buchu. The smell is lemony- camphorous and the oil is rich in terpenes. It is richly anti-inflammatory.
Heart, pericardium, kidney meridians. High frequency. For opening the heart, uplifting the mind.
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.