Fringe Tree Bark
Fringe Tree: Chionanthus virginicus (L.)
Why Fringe Tree Bark? A stunning North American tree with white flowers, the fringe tree is also known as “old man’s beard” and “snowdrop.”
Quality Assured: This herb is sustainably wildcrafted in the U.S.A. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
How to Use
Administration: Fringe tree can be taken as a tincture or fluid extract. Because there is not adequate scientific substantive research as defined by the FDA we are unable to provide any guidance on specific benefits or how to use this herb. We suggest you do your own research.
Cautions and Contraindications: Do not use while pregnant or breastfeeding.
FRINGE TREE TINCTURE:
Fringe tree Chionanthus virginicus powdered: 1 ounce
Alcohol (vodka) or apple cider vinegar: 1 pint
Mix herb with alcohol or cider vinegar in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid, such as a canning or preserving jar. Keep the tincture in a tightly closed jar in a warm spot (but not in the sun), for approximately two weeks. Shake the tincture two to three times every day. After two weeks*, strain the tincture through pharmaceutical filter paper, a coffee filter, cheesecloth, or muslin. You may need to strain your tincture two or even three times to remove all of the herb solids. Leaving solids in your tincture may lead to mold and spoilage.
Store your tincture in a dark bottle or cupboard. Half a pint of tincture should equal the potency of one ounce of the fresh herb, so approximately one teaspoon will equal the strength of one cup of infusion. The dose is small, approximately 20 to 40 drops three times a day, although this varies with each herb. Dilute in approximately one-quarter cup of water to take.
*Note that the consensus is that the minimum time to extract herbs into a tincture is two weeks, and the maximum time is three months. Extraction time also depends on the plant material and the percentage of alcohol needed. Most above ground plant parts only need about 40% alcohol and will extract very quickly. Tougher roots and rhizomes typically need a higher percentage of alcohol and longer time to extract.
For California Residents
WARNING: This product may contain a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.