Frequently asked questions
What is a tincture?
A tincture is an extract of plant dissolved in alcohol and water. The result is a concentrated, shelf stable extract of the herb's medicinal qualities.
How do I take a tincture?
Shake the bottle before opening. Squeeze the droppertop to fill up the dropper with approximately 1 ml (30 drops) of tincture. Take on the tongue, under the tongue, or my favorite: in a small glass of water.
Do tinctures expire?
Tinctures are best stored in a cool, dark place with little to no temperature changes. Your kitchen or bathroom cabinets are good options. In this scenerio your tinctures should stay potent for about two years. Exposure to excessive temperature change an light will degrade your tincture.
Tell us more about Suntrap Farm.
Suntrap Farm is located on a 3.7 acre plot of land in central New York. Previous to our stewardship the land was neglected for ~50 years and so called invasive species created a monoculture covering most of the land. We arrived here in 2018 determined to replace the monoculture with a diverse array of plants and fungi. Our small herb farm shares the land with a medicinal, edible, and craft tree nursery. Both the tree nursery & the herb farm are dedicated to regenerative land practices. We aim to build soil, sequester carbon, and be in right relationship with the land. We do not use chemical sprays. Although we technically use only organic practices, we do not intend to apply for a USDA organic label because it is expensive and frankly watered down from it’s original meaning. We will likely apply for a Certified Naturally Grown label in the 2020 growing season.
The herb farm is able to be small scale because we grow herbs just for Suntrap Botanical products. We love Korean Natural Farming and working with the land instead of against it.