We understand the importance of providing botanical extracts of the highest quality to practitioners and buyers working with medicinal herbs. High-quality, traceable and sustainably grown/collected herbs have been at the heart of our business for over 40 years. This is reflected in our organic tincture range, where you can find extracts made from both fresh and dry herbs.
For us, product quality begins with how the herbs are grown. We choose to work only with farmers and collectors who avoid harmful pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and synthetic fertilisers to uphold organic principles and meet the certification requirements that provides important assurance.
All fresh herbs used in our tinctures are skilfully grown and harvested right here on our herb field in Somerset. Each herb is harvested when its medicinal constituents are at their peak and transferred to manufacturing soon thereafter to craft the freshest extract possible. Our dry herbs are sourced from an established network of trusted suppliers from more than 60 countries, many of whom we have worked with closely for decades. All our suppliers are certified organic. Many are also FLO Fairtrade, Fair For Life or FairWild certified. To satisfy herbal practitioners that we operate to best practice standards, we work to the standards of the BHMA HerbMark®, a quality stamp providing medicinal product assurance.
The short film below tells the story of herbs being grown in our two-acre organic herb field, right through to being manufactured at our on-site facility.
At Organic Herb Trading, we use an organic grain alcohol (ethanol), which is 96% proof and gluten free, to extract and preserve our tinctures.
The method of extraction and ratios of herb to ethanol have been carefully researched to craft an optimal product. Depending on the herb and plant part, we use maceration, infusion, or decoction methods. These techniques, combined with the specific alcohol concentration, enable us to extract a broad spectrum of desired plant constituents from each plant. The resulting batches of tincture are organoleptically analysed in-house before being bottled and labelled. Additional testing options are available upon customer request.
Our tinctures are available in 500ml or 1l glass bottles, or in plastic jerricans for bulk (5L or greater) quantities. Our packaging materials are carefully designed to avoid unnecessary waste and breakage.
We have produced a short glossary of terms relating to our tinctures range.
You will find a full list of our Tinctures on the Products & Price List – please note that some products will be limited due to seasonal availability. Please do contact our Sales Team to discuss specific requirements.