By: Laura Killingbeck

I started growing turmeric and tulsi in 2011 as part of an organic agroforestry system in Costa Rica. I grew turmeric because I loved its vibrant color, and I grew tulsi and later black pepper because I felt mesmerized by their fragrance and flavors. As the years went by, I read more about their healing properties and started using them in teas, tinctures, salves, and other preparations.

As the daughter of two scientists, I was fascinated by the research and formulation for these recipes. I wanted to find what really worked for people, and what really made sense from an ecological
perspective. I made dozens of different products with different plants and ratios, tested them on myself and my friends over a period of several years (thanks everyone!), and selected and honed
just a few that I really loved. This tincture is one of them.

I personally grew the herbs used in this tincture, dried them in a solar dehydrator, and brewed them in small batches according to standard ratios. This tincture is 80% turmeric, 17% tulsi, and 3% black pepper.

One special benefit of this type of tincture is that it’s very easy to use and has a longer shelf life than many other types of herbal preparations. You can keep a bottle in your medicine cabinet, purse, car,
or bike basket, and have it there whenever you need it. Its great to have when you’re traveling, for home use, or to give as a unique and useful gift.

To purchase this tincture contact Laura at

2 oz bottle $16.00
4 oz bottle $25.00
Ask about discounts for bulk purchases.

From the bottle:
Ingredients: Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), and Black Pepper (Piper nigrum); extracted in vodka 80 proof. Dry herb/menstruum 1:5

Turmeric and its active component curcumin are widely used to support the immune system and promote overall health and wellness. Black pepper increases turmeric’s bioavailability
exponentially. Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, has been cultivated for over 3000 years and is revered for its healing properties. Tulsi calms and balances, and soothes everyday stress.
These special herbs were selected for their individual qualities as well as their powerful synergy when used together.

Dosage: Adults take 20-30 drops 2-3 times a day in liquids.

Uses: Supports the immune system. Strengthens digestion. Supports healthy joint mobility.
Calms and balances.

Contraindications: Not for pregnant or breastfeeding women. May stimulate uterine contractions. May slow blood clotting. Do not take in combination with blood thinners.
Consult your doctor before using this or other dietary supplements or making any changes in prescribed medications. Keep out of reach of children. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

SHAKE BEFORE USING. Keep in a cool, dark place.