Botanical and herbal tonics have excellent natural recuperative abilities together with a wholesome diet that includes fresh air, sunlight, moonlight, and exercise (physical, psychological, and spiritual) in no particular order. Tonics made with medicinal plants, herbs, roots, and veggies do their work softly and thoroughly-sometimes not as fast as you’d like them also; yet, nobody can rush Mother Nature and all her glorious processes.

Botany

It is a field of biology and the scientific study of plants. Evolution by natural selection is based on botany along with growth, development, structures and functions (enzymatic mechanisms and metabolic pathways) based on the basic principles of physics and chemistry. The physical and material bodies of plants consist of these chemicals:

      • Lipids
      • Minerals
      • Carbohydrates
      • Proteins
      • Water
      • Enzymes

Plants and Herbs

They have significant medicinal potency and have been used as traditional or native food staples, medicinal compounds, and medicinal ingredients. Both are still utilized in natural healing remedies, aromatherapy and flower essences, curative elixirs and drinks, nutritional and dietary supplements, balms, culinary flavoring and spices, dyeing, inks, and ceremonial rituals. For instance, licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra, Glycyrrhiza uralensis-i.e., Chinese licorice), peppermint (Mentha piperita), cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum, synonym C. zeylanicum), bitter melon (Momordica charantia, balsampear), bitter orange (Citrus aurantium), and spearmint (Mentha viridis, Mentha spicata) are generally quite agreeable to the taste and can cover up the gustation of several unpleasant herbal formula recipes and curative remedies.

Herbal Tonics History

They have been used for centuries because the period of Ancient Egyptian doctor Imhotep and have made great contributions to the health and well-being of several people around the world from a holistic framework. Mead was the highly spirited “tonic” of Ancient Egypt consisting of fermented honey, water, and yeast. The Ancient Egyptian Papyrus Ebers (circa 1550 B.C.E.) provides information about the use of medicinal herbs which comprised caraway, cumin, fennel, myrrh, and peppermint. The Smith Papyrus (circa 1600B.C.E.) and Brugsch Papyrus (circa 1300 B.C.E) were also extensive Ancient Egyptian medical records associated with this Ebers Papyrus.

Vitamin and vitamin tonics can vary in potency and ingredients. There are drinkable tonics for virtually every ailment and illness known to humanity; for instance, Goji Berry or Wolfberry (juices, teas, and tonics), Vitamin B tonics, iron fortified tonics, tonic wines, Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) juice, and much more.

Botanical, Herbal, or Spirited Vinegars can be included in the class of natural healing solutions also. Balsamic Vinegar (for minor cuts, bruises, and pain relief); Four Thieves Vinegar (a.k.a.”Four Thieves Wine”-the formulary for this vinegar dates back to circa fifteenth century southern France and has been used for protection against the Bubonic Plague.

Around The World

Botanical and herbal tonic formulae can be seen in use from African Traditional Medicine, Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). These formulas can vary from the very simplistic mixes to the complex concerning their ingredients. Herbal tonics can function as bitter nature known as “Bitter Tonics” to be used in the stimulation of a person’s appetite (and the flow of saliva) while enhancing digestion. Chamomile, Columbo (Calumba or Colomba) Root, Quassia, and Peruvian Bark are fine examples of Bitter Tonic herbs. Herbal tonics most surely include infusions or teas (i.e., pouring boiling water over herbs, leaves, or blossoms and then allow it to stand for a brief time period before drinking) and decoctions (i.e., a practice of boiling roots, barks, woody chips, stems, rhizomes, and seeds).

Traditionally and most herbal tonics have particular medicinal applications, functions, and properties in addition to some being especially for seasonal usage. Not all herbal tonics or teas are meant for daily use. For example, lemon grass, mint julep, and lemon verbena teas are ideal during a warm, summer day. Use only the best quality of premium herbs (which are chlorine, sulfur, and aluminum phosphate free) to your concentrated tonic extracts for effectiveness and efficacy sake.