Our herbal vinegar tonics are set for six weeks in 2.5 gallon, food-grade, stainless steel containers. This infusion period allows us to extract as much herbal medicine from our plant material as possible so that these beloved plant friends can live out their life's purpose to the fullest expression. We use high quality medicinal herbs that are sourced locally, organically, and ethically. In doing so we build relationships with farmers, plants, and communities near and far. Our herbal medicine is unique for many reasons but namely our use of apple cider vinegar to extract the medicinal properties of plants as opposed to many tinctures that are made with alcohol.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) when raw, unfiltered, and "with the mother" draws out constituents (aka the good stuff) from herbs and roots. Unlike alcohol tinctures, ACV aides in healthy digestion, food absorption, and promotes "healthy gut" flora. It also increases circulation, brings nutrients to tissues, and rids the body of unwanted stagnant waste- all making it a natural medium for extracting herbal medicine.
Once optimal flavor and nutritive extraction is achieved our ACV is filtered and then combined into their formulas. Each herbal vinegar tonic is specifically designed to optimize the body's natural healing potential. The herbs and roots used in them are selected with collaboration in mind. This creates a variety of unique and tasty herbal medicine options known as Curious Cat Elixirs. For the grand finale, we add organic lemon juice to maintain proper acidity for shelf life stability, AND to infuse our herbal medicine with some extra zest to bring to your day.
Our herbal vinegar tonics can be taken straight from the bottle, mixed with warm or sparkling water, used in smoothies, juices, herbal teas, cocktails, salad dressings, as a yummy addition to a stir-fry, or in any dish or drink you are inspired by. With food as our medicine, the sky is the limit!