History of Herbs

Different cultures  have developed their own herbal regimens over the years, dating back to the ancient Egyptians in 3000 BC. Ancient Romans and Greeks crowned their rulers with dill and laurel. During 500 BC, Hippocrates developed a list of over 400 common herbs in use. A Greek physician, Pedanius Dioscorides, wrote "De Materia Medica," describing common users of herbs. Today, it is still regarded as one of the most important and influential herbal texts. In the Middle Ages, herbs were used to preserve meat and add flavors to different types of meals. 

Herbs in Modern Times

In America during the 18th century, herbs were widely written about in a wide variety of books and almanacs. These include Dodoens' New Herbal, Edinburgh New Dispensatory and Buchan's Domestic Medicine. John Bartram was a botanist who studied Native Americans and their use of herbs and published his research in several printed almanacs. 

Turning Herbs Into Tinctures

Once we've established the herb you want to use we immediately start the process of making this tincture. First, we need to ground up the herb into a fine-like powder. This allows it to easily blend in with the solvent we use, which is glycerin. Glycerin has been shown to be better to use for distillation than alcohol because it will actually harness all of the positive properties it has. Alcohol is a sterilizer, which is why it's so effective, but it also destroys everything it touches. We want to ensure you get a strong tool, but also beneficial to your life.


Buy From Cedar Bear Today!

Cedar Bear is proud to offer the long list of products we have to people because we know these tools actually help those in need of them. We have seen the wonders these herbs have and want to do our best to give them to you at an affordable price. You will also be promised an item made in a cleanly and up-to-date facility since we are FDA registered and have third-party testers. Contact us now if you want to learn more about what we do or to possess your own batch of tinctures.