Increase Milk Supply Naturally with Herbs
We've had a number of questions from moms taking our tinctures about what the "gunk" is that can often be found in the bottom of a tincture bottle or in the pipette!
Rest assured that this isn't mold or anything gross growing in the tincture! In fact one of the benefits of using alcohol as a base in traditional tinctures is that it inhibits any growth of mold or bacteria- making our tinctures incredibly shelf stable.
These small particles, called sediment, are actually bits of plant matter and don't pose a hazard at all or make the tincture unusable.
The process of making tinctures is quite interesting and is done to extract all of the medicinal properties from the herbs while removing all of the plant material afterwards. We use thousands of pounds of USDA organic dried, cut and sifted herbs to make our batches of tinctures.
These are placed into large cookers/vats where they macerate along with organic cane sugar alcohol for periods of 45 days or longer. Once the desired concentration is achieved the tincture is then strained through fine mesh filters and the remaining liquid is bottled. Often small bits of sediment makes its way through the filters and ends up in the bottles. This sediment also tends to be seen more often in bottles filled near the end of the bottling line since it sinks to the bottom of the liquid.
If you see this gunk in your bottle you can be assured that it's completely normal!
Furthermore, we only manufacture our tinctures in a Certified Organic (USDA) and GMP facility.
No shortcuts are made when it comes to safety!
We also use a third party lab to test all of our herbs before they are used and then the finished product is also independently tested at a third party lab for heavy metals, mold, E.Coli, bacteria and any microbial contamination.
At Rumina, quality is everything!