I am Overweight: How Can Solomon’s Seal Help My Knee Problems?

Many people complain of knee issues related to: swelling, osteoarthritis, cartilage degeneration, and even the inability to comfortably stand up from a sitting position. Excessive exercise, aging, prior injuries, and even excess weight and obesity contribute to knee discomfort.

The fact that almost two-thirds of the U.S. population is overweight or obese contributes to most knee issues. Solomon’s Seal may be a helpful intervention, as discussed below, but the best advice is to remove excessive weight that severely impacts the knees and ankles. Let’s briefly look at the impact of extra weight on the hips, knees and ankles. Continue reading

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How Long to Take Solomon’s Seal Tincture?

How Long Will You Need to Take Solomon’s Seal Tincture?

This is one of the first questions most people should think of asking before using a new product. While there is no simple answer for our Cortesia Solomon’s Seal Tincture, we can share with you the results that we have experienced and that most users report.

It is not unusual for certain beneficial and lasting results to occur within days. In most cases, however, it seems to take about 1-2 weeks to notice significant results. But even then, we recommend that you continue to use your Solomon’s Seal tincture until your bottle is gone. By then, you may well see one or more secondary benefits that weren’t noticeable for two or three weeks.

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Solomon's Seal Plant (polygonatum biflorum)

Once the benefits level out (remember, they should be long lasting), stop taking the tincture and monitor how you feel. If you continue to feel that your improved condition is holding, you may be finished with the tincture. If one or more symptoms return, resume taking the tincture but experiment with taking a lower dose, possibly only a few drops once or twice a day. Careful monitoring of your evolving symptoms is called for. In the end, you will have to be the judge of how long you should use Cortesia Solomon’s Seal Tincture. Continue reading

How Much Solomon’s Seal Tincture to Take

How Much Solomon’s Seal Tincture Should You Take?


SS TinctureDosages vary according to which of our Cortesia Solomon’s Seal tinctures used (regular or formulated blend). The recommended dose when you are first beginning use of regular Cortesia Solomon’s Seal Tincture is 5-10 drops, 3 times daily. The dosage can be increased to as much as 30 drops, 3 times daily, but seldom will this be necessary. Our formulated tinctures require 10-15 drops, 3 times daily. Our All-in-One formula (#6) requires 25-30 drops, several times daily. You can experiment with dosages, both increasing or decreasing drops, and frequency (including trying a tincture more than 3 times daily).

Regular use of this product is important for obtaining timely and optimal results. A 1 oz bottle should last one month – for most people, an adequate period of time to test the effectiveness of Solomon’s Seal.

A stronger dose will not necessarily produce better or faster results. Sometimes, it just takes time. After achieving good results over a two to four week period, you may be able to reduce the dose to a few drops once or twice a day, if not eliminate it altogether.

Those who use this product sporadically may be disappointed when they do not experience noticeable results. We have spoken to a number of users who readily admit that they can’t remember to take their tincture. To these folks we suggest that you place your tincture in a location where you will easily see it every day, such as near the bathroom sink, on your desk at work, on the kitchen counter, next to your bed, etc. Once you establish the habit of taking it, it will be easier to remember. If necessary, write a sticky note to yourself and post it on your mirror or refrigerator.

As a final note, consider keeping a bottle of the tincture in your medicine cabinet, or as part of an “emergency kit”. Numerous people report to us that they periodically take maintenance doses after successful intervention, or when symptoms possibly flare-up again.

Because the product is created in an alcohol base, it has a useful life of 1-3 years or more.

For further information and ordering, please visit our website:  www.solomonsseal.net

Testimony: Shoulder Injury & Plantar Faciitis

49-year Old Woman Gets Relief from Shoulder Injury & Plantar Faciitis!


Editor’s Note
: This unsolicited testimony is a good example of an individual with several conditions in which Solomon’s Seal was useful (including some unexpected healing benefits!). An important key to potential success is to regularly (daily) administer the Solomon’s Seal tincture, as directed on the label. This means several times a day, at least for the first 30 days. Visit our website for more extensive information:  www.solomonsseal.net


I ordered your Solomon’s Seal tincture a month or so ago (October 2009) … found your site after Googling about for shoulder injury/pain. After helping my daughter move a carload of boxes into her dorm, I was in acute pain… felt like I’d been shot in my right shoulder and upper arm. (OK, I’ve never really been shot, but I swear it felt like a bullet had landed.) In my desperation, I also ordered a $70 ActiveWrap so I could ice the pain away. I, who never take conventional meds, was also downing several ibuprofen a day.

Anyway, I started dropping the tincture under my tongue, three times a day, as soon as it arrived. I also had two therapeutic massages and two acupuncture treatments. Before the ActiveWrap arrived, my pain had gone from a 7 to a 2. (You ship very fast!) By day 10, I felt quite fine. By day 14, my shoulder was pain free. I kept taking the Solomon’s Seal, though, because I was feeling better generally. By day 21, I realized that the plantar faciitis that had been plaguing me for seven months was much relieved. Funny how pain is so present, and then when it disappears you can just forget it was there.

About four weeks in, my parents came to visit. My 74-year-old mother was still nursing a sore arm and shoulder from July… a gardening injury (she was at war with invasive ivy). She was a bit miffed when she learned my August injury was history, and she had not gotten a bit better. We got online and ordered two more Solomon’s Seals, one for her and one for me. My right foot is now so much better I can hop out of bed in the morning with no limping, no pain. Amazing. By the end of my mom’s seven-day visit, her shoulder was noticably better… and she was sure to take her Solomon’s Seal with her, anticipating continued improvement.

Yesterday I helped my son and daughter-in-law move. My son and I moved a full-size couch and a very heavy recliner, just the two of us. I made about 100 trips in and out of their second floor apartment… up the stairs empty-handed, back down laden with boxes. Helped hoist several moderate pieces of furniture into the truck. Then in their new house I removed 16 cupboard doors. As a 49-year-old woman who was limping and seriously hurting a five weeks ago, I’m quite amazed… not just that I could do all that, but that today I am just a tiny bit achy. Really not bad at all.

I imagine that your business must be booming from word of mouth.

By the way, I never used the $70 ActiveWrap. I’m keeping it just in case my younger son or daughter has a sports injury… but I realize that if I keep Solomon’s Seal in the house, it may be a long time before it gets used.

Many thanks and peace,
Mary G.

Hello world!

Welcome to our new blog.

This Blog’s objective: to provide current information, news, testimonials and general wellness tips and strategies about the herb/plant Solomon’s Seal (not otherwise available on our website, www.solomonsseal.net). We also encourage the visitor to share comments, questions and experiences about the use of Solomon’s Seal as related to varying health conditions.

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum) is a medicinal herb that has diverse healing properties.
It has been used as a herbal tincture (best use), salve, tea or supplement for thousands of years. As an alternative medicine, it gives relief, healing or mending to sports injuries and other acute injuries related to tendons, joints, ligaments, bones, bruises, connecting tissues, cartilage, osteoarthritis, aging, etc. It also soothes and repairs gastrointestinal inflammation and injuries. It is effective for feminine issues, such as menstrual cramps, PMS, bleeding, and the like. Additionally, it is known to lower blood pressure, relieve dry coughs, and to increase concentration and mental clarity.

Our website (www.solomonsseal.net) offers detailed medicinal/healing and cultivation/identification information, testimonials & products in hope to create a more thorough and practical body of knowledge about Solomon’s Seal for individuals, health care professionals, sports enthusiasts, musicians, dancers, gardeners, the elderly or disabled, among many other active people.