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.

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About C. Forrest McDowell, PhD

I am blessed to be a co-steward for over 30 years of the beautiful 22-acre Cortesia Sanctuary outside Eugene, Oregon, with my partner, Tricia Clark-McDowell. My lifelong interests in wellness care, psychology, nature, music composition & performance, writing, and meditation fuel my celebration for life. My form of service is founded upon the elemental practice of kindness and reverence for life. Of course, to understand the value of deep respect for life, we also have to accept irreverence as part of human nature and to know that it can be very disruptive and destructive to peace, safety, beauty, joy and love.

2 thoughts on “How Much Solomon’s Seal Tincture to Take

  1. Polygonatum Sibilicum Root

    Polygonatum Sibilicum Root has traditionally been used to help support energy to the brain after mental exertion. Polygonatumis used as a Qi and Yin tonic and is said to have a specific benefit on the energy of the heart and brain. It is used in Shen and Jing tonics strengthen the mind. Polygonatum is believed to be restorative to mental vitality. Regular use helps support memory, concentration, wakefulness and focus. It is a great herb for students.

    Rhizoma polygonati, Polygonatum sibiricum

    Polygonatum odoratum Variegatum’.

    Sealwort (Polygonatum biflorum,Polygonatum commutatum,

    Polygonatum humile

    Polygonatum canaliculatum

    Polygonatum cobrense

    Polygonatum erythrocarpum Hua,Polygonatum verticillatum (L.

    are all these the same solomon seal herb ??

    very sincere


    • May I humbly say, yes.
      From Wikipedia: Polygonatum /ˌpɒlɨˈɡɒnətəm/,[2] also known as King Solomon’s-seal or Solomon’s seal, is a genus of flowering plants. In the APG III classification system, it is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae (formerly the family Ruscaceae).[3] It has also been classified in the former family Convallariaceae and, like many lilioid monocots, was formerly classified in the lily family, Liliaceae. The genus is distributed throughout the temperate Northern Hemisphere. Most of the approximately 63 species occur in Asia, with 20 endemic to China.[4]
      The present list of 63 species is on Wikipedia

      That being said, one could ask this simple question: Do all of the 63 species of Solomon’s Seal have the same medicinal qualities?
      The answer is unknown, but most certainly each has some medicinal value, with overlap between species as well as unique therapeutic qualities for each one.
      Over the centuries, the medicinal qualities of just a few Solomon’s Seal species have been used for health conditions (e.g. biflorum, multiflorum, odoratum, sibericum, etc.). This is probably because of their abundant availability in various regions of the world.
      Of course, any of the other species of Solomon’s Seal may be known for unique therapeutic qualities, either researched or reported anecdotally. It just may be that their availability is more limited.


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