You may prepare the tinctures of the individual herbs yourself (see Primer, pages 25 and 26) or purchase them. Take 1 teaspoon of the Menopause Tincture three times a day, mixed in a small amount of warm water.
Alternatively, dried herbs can be combined in the same proportions. To use, pour a cup of boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoons of the mixture and let it steep; strain. Drink a cup of this tea three times a day.
To relieve water retention, add 1 teaspoon dandelion root tincture. For depression or nervousness, add 1 teaspoon tincture of St.-John's-wort flowering tops. If making an infusion, use fresh St.-John's-wort, not dried.