A food supplement to support your health sometimes known as black-jacks or Spanish needles.
Extracts such as tinctures or essences offer a convenient alternative to herbal teas. They may also be used in food, food supplements, cosmetics and as a starter ingredient by herbalists in prescription formulas.
Please note the different strengths of the tinctures on offer and select the correct one for you.
Dried Bidens pilosa extracted in ethanol (alcohol). The part used is the leaf. The strength is 1:2 50%. Suggested serving size of 2 to 4 ml. This Bidens is dried after harvesting for transportation then made into a tincture within weeks of harvest.
Fresh Bidens pilosa extracted in organic cane ethanol (alcohol). The part used is the fresh leaf. The strength is 1:5 61-71%. Suggested serving size of 1.2 ml. This product is gluten free and does not contain GMO material. Store in a cool dark place.
Montana Farmacy is an American herbal house of the same high standards as Napiers the Herbalists and provides us with herbs that we cannot otherwise source. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Due to the costs of importing from the USA we are unable to offer a discount on this product.
Due to the difficulty of importing from the USA this strength is not always available.
Adults: Take 2 to 4ml 2 to 3 times a day unless otherwise directed by your practitioner.
Adults: Stated serving size 1.2 ml (20-30 drops) taken 2 to 3 times a day, unless otherwise told by a qualified herbal medicine practitioner. This amount may be added to cold or warm water, juice or another drink.
Only use this tincture under the advice of a medical or herbal medicine practitioner.
Caution in use by those with diabetes or using diabetic medications as taking Bidens may alter your blood glucose and insulin levels. People allergic to members of the aster family, such as ragweed, may also be allergic to Bidens.
Do not use if you are pregnant or if you are planning to become pregnant without your doctor's approval. Not all herbs are suitable in breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness.
Some herbs can cause side effects. For more information about potential side effects of this herb please visit our Herbs A-Z section. If a side effect is experienced please let us know.
Bidens may potentiate the action of tetracycline.
Foods, herbs and food supplements can interact with some medicines. For more information on potential interactions for this herb please visit our Herbs A-Z section and consult your medical herbalist or doctor before taking this herb.
In-depth information about the traditional uses of this herb can be found in our Herbs A-Z section.
A useful monograph on Bidens:
Arlene P. Bartolome, Irene M. Villaseñor, and Wen-Chin Yang, “Bidens pilosa L. (Asteraceae): Botanical Properties, Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacology,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 340215, 51 pages, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/340215.
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