Tonic - Duke's Materia Tonica

December 17, 2020 21:48

Tonic Tinctures Tonic Benefits

Tonic

Tonics, also known as superfoods and adaptogens, are low-calorie or non-caloric nutrient dense supplements ^, that often have a variety of unique constituents ^ which have broad health support of organ systems and other areas of the body ^.*

A tonic is a food, herb, or superfood that supports health, promotes wellbeing, is invigorating and benefits overall vitality ^. Tonic superfoods contain nutrients ^ that are nutritive which are best taken around meal time and for maximum absorption up to 30 minutes before eating ^.

Tonics, also known as superfoods and adaptogens, are low-calorie or non-caloric nutrient dense supplements ^, that often have a variety of unique constituents ^ which have broad health support of organ systems and other areas of the body ^.*

A tonic may also be an adaptogen which has a tonifying effect, that supports health ^, from their unique non-specific phytoconstituents that support adaptation to stress ^.

Choosing a tonic depends on how they are used in conjunction with one's diet and personal life ^. Summarily; "Whether an herb is a tonic or not depends on its culture, " Lesley Tierra ^.

Michael Tierra is the pre-eminent expert ^, along with Lesley Tierra ^, on herbalism and herbology ^, which they divide into categories of Western ^Chinese ^ and Ayurveda ^. Other herbal traditions are relevant ^, and although all systems are different, they all work on the premise of holistic synergy with each individual person ^. Wholly, understanding of tonics will be more easily accessed through the above three modalities for an inclusive Planetary Herbology ^.divider wide darker