The advantages of tinctures is their ability to preserve the healing properties of herbs, concentrated potency, long shelf life and their almost immediate effect. Tinctures can be taken directly or mixed with a beverage. Our tinctures are made by steeping herbs in a covered jar for at least six weeks in a 40%, 50% or 95% alcohol base, depending on the herb. This ensures high potency and a long shelf life. All tinctures come in a one ounce dropper bottle. Shelf life is at least one to three years and can be as long as 10 years if stored properly.