Solomon’s Seal: Side Effects or Adverse Reactions

Observational and anecdotal information suggests that Solomon’s Seal has minimal to no negative side effects. This may be in part because tinctures are fairly benign. Their intent is to capture the essential qualities of a plant and to dispense those in a few drops into the body, almost like homeopathic remedies, flower essences, and the like. It is exceedingly difficult to overdose. Wellness practitioners have also told us that they have not found any adverse reactions from any of their clients taking our Solomon’s Seal tinctures.

Solomon's Seal root

As benign as Solomon’s Seal has historically been reported to be for over 3,000 years, it is important to state that the present medical system in the United States has strong opposing views about the value and usefulness of “alternative interventions” like herbs and tinctures. In the Far East, Solomon’s Seal is valued as one of the top five healing herbs in the plant world. In the West its medicinal qualities are little known.

Your medical doctor may oppose your using our tincture. S/he may not recommend its use if you are using other prescription medications or the like. They may be concerned about possible drug interactions.

Our intent is always to know and share the best and latest information available about using Solomon’s Seal or other healing herbs. As wellness educators, we are also attempting to work with the medical community, both traditional and alternative, so that practitioners are well-informed. In any case, however, if you are under medical supervision, please get consultation if you believe it is necessary. Continue reading


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.

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