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Have you gone into the alternative health isle at your local coop or health food store? I am sure you've seen all those vitamins and supplements, right? And possibly you also noticed all those little dropper bottles of liquid, with herbal names? Those are "standardized" tinctures. In other words, liquid preparations made using the herb material (sometimes the leaves, sometimes the roots or the flowers), using either alcohol or vegetable glycerin as a carrier. Standardized means they are made in a lab and the amount of the active ingredient has been validated.   So what are they? Why do they...

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