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SPAGYRIC TINCTURES offer a more energetically complete herb or plant extraction. These concentrated extractions contain the three essentials – that is, the body, soul and spirit – of the herb or plant, purified and recombined in an exalted medicinal form. The spagyric technique is part of the ancient initiatic tradition of alchemy – the Art that lies at the heart of the inner traditions of the West.

Ordinary herbal tinctures only partially utilise the curative powers of the plants from which they are prepared. Spagyric tinctures are made according to unique processes which ‘open’ the plant or herb and liberate stronger curative powers. The spagyric technique of confecting herbal remedies embodies another – more synergistic – way of considering Nature and its powers. 


***OUT OF STOCK***IMMORTA: LUNG FORMULA is designed to help support the healthy functioning of the respiratory system and minimise challenges to lung health arising from seasonal fluctuations. Practitioners of yoga, qi gong and other ‘life energy cultivation’ systems will especially benefit from the regular ingestion of IMMORTA. A healthy respiratory system is essential for vitality and disease resilience. Traditional systems of medicine, yoga and internal martial arts prize the ability of the lungs to grasp Qi or Prana (‘life force’) and emphasise the importance of the circulation of this subtle substance via pranayama (‘extension of the breath or life force’ / ‘breath control’) and a healthy respiratory tract.


***OUT OF STOCK***OMNI: COGNITIVE BLEND is designed to stimulate and support cognitive clarity and focus, and to boost overall mental energy. The unique formulation works in a synergistic fashion to elevate mood, improve concentration and focus, and support health and vitality. Stay sharp and focus with Omni. The many other benefits of raw cacao, lion’s mane mushroom and jiaogulan – including, but not limited to, nootropic (or ‘smart drug’) and adaptogenic effects, the ‘lifting of the spirits’ and the promotion of a sense of well-being – are also associated with this high quality spagyric blend.


***OUT OF STOCK*** ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BLEND combines spagyric tinctures of turmeric and black pepper to offer enhanced action against muscular aches, bruising, joint inflammation and pain, and arthritis. Black pepper enhances the bioavailability of turmeric. It does this via its key chemical, piperine, which helps make curcumin – the key ingredient of turmeric – more bioavailable. The many other benefits of turmeric and black pepper – including, but not limited to, powerful anti-oxidant effects and benefits to the digestive and respiratory systems – are also available in this high quality spagyric blend.


***OUT OF STOCK***MACA ROOT: Native to the high Andes Mountains of Peru, MACA ROOT has been used to enhance energy and stamina since the time of the Inca. Sometimes referred to as Peruvian ginseng, due to its natural stimulant properties, maca root is high in protein, fibre, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and other minerals, plus anti-oxidants. In addition to being packed with nutritionally rich substances important to a balanced diet, this powerful ‘superfood’ is increasingly being recognised for its ability to boost energy levels and improve vitality, and to enhance libido and sexual health (not only sexual virility but also fertility) for both men and women. Maca root raises energy and strengthens endurance in a balanced and sustained manner. It is anabolic (i.e. it builds muscle) and is an excellent source of quality protein. The ‘adaptogen’ properties of maca root mean that both men and women can enjoy the benefits of increased athletic performance – this is because maca root ‘adapts’ to the body’s specific needs based on health condition and gender. As such, maca root stimulates the production of balanced levels of appropriate hormones (testosterone for men, estrogen for women). Maca root has been shown to be beneficial for women suffering from hormonal problems including PMS and the symptoms of menopause (including hot flashes and night sweats). Maca root works to elevate emotional mood, reduce anxiety and stress, and relieve mild depression. Maca root has been shown to increase mental clarity and focus, with beneficial effects on memory and learning. The ingestion of maca root can improve bone density and relieve conditions like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. It also stimulates thyroid function, and has shown positive results for reducing the effects of chronic fatigue syndrome. Studies have shown that maca root reduces the size of the prostate gland in men.


***OUT OF STOCK***TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS: TRIBULUS (or, more properly, tribulus terrestris) has long been utilised in traditional Chinese medicine, and as part of the Indian traditional medicine systems of Ayurveda and Unani. Commonly known as puncture vine, bindii, goat head, and devil’s thorn, tribulus has been used to improve athletic performance (specifically to increase strength and muscle mass), enhance sexual desire in both men and women, treat erectile dysfunction in men, promote sperm production and ovulation, improve mood, restore vigour, vitality and stamina, and remedy against lethargy, fatigue and lack of interest in daily activities. Tribulus has also been used to address health issues ranging from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, angina, anemia, and poor circulation, to digestive disorders like flatulence and constipation (and after food poisoning) and disorders of the genito-urinary system. Evidence suggests that tribulus has anti-septic and diuretic properties that can reduce the incidence of urinary tract infections, and that it can help to prevent kidney stones (both oxalate and struvite). Tribulus can also be utilised against eczema, psoriasis and other allergic skin conditions. As tribulus naturally balances hormone levels in the body, it has often been used as part of post-cycle therapy (PCT) for strength athletes and bodybuilders. Tribulus has also been utilised to alleviate the symptoms of both natural and post-operative menopause (including hot flashes, sweating, depression, insomnia, and anxiety).


***OUT OF STOCK***TONGKAT ALI: Used for centuries in the traditional medicine systems of south-east Asia for treating lethargy, fatigue, low libido, and depression, TONGKAT ALI (or Malaysian ginseng) is renowned as an aphrodisiac / libido enhancer and ergogenic aid (i.e. that which aids the body's adaptive response to exercise). It is thought that tongkat ali increases the body’s natural production of the male sex hormone, testosterone. Testosterone affects muscle size and performance, and there is evidence that weight training (or similar vigorous exercise) undertaken in conjunction with the ingestion of tongkat ali can result in increased strength, increased lean body (i.e. muscle) mass, reduced body fat, and improved workout recovery times. Testosterone also impacts upon sexual performance, and tongkat ali has been shown to increase sex drive / libido. There is evidence that tongkat ali contributes to reduced fatigue, heightened energy and mood, and a greater sense of well-being. Tongkat ali has demonstrated anti-malarial effects, and continues to be investigated as a possible cancer fighting agent.

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