Herbal Tonics Revitalize Ancient Apothecary Practices

“In herbal medicine, an herbal tonic is used to help restore, tone and invigorate systems in the body or to promote general health and well-being. An herbal tonic is a solution or other preparation made from a specially selected assortment of the kinds of plants known as herbs.” [1]

Herbal tonics were traditionally used in Ayruveda practice in China. Their powerful healing mechanism inspired healers to use such tonics to cure common ailments including the common cold. In Western herbology, herbal tonics rebuild and rejuvenate on a cellular level. Over time, an herbal tonic ‘tones’ the internal system.

Urban Moonshine is a brand looking to bring back herbal tonics and provide a modernized version for everyday use. Their products help keep the immune system strong for the changing seasons (perfect for this time of year).

Some of their most popular tonics include:


Certified Organic Joy Tonic:

“Our Certified Organic Joy Tonic is a carefully formulated blend of aromatic herbs and flowers that help to support you through life’s transitions with grace and ease. Our Joy Tonic supports a healthy level of tension in our nervous systems, internal organs, and blood vessels.”

What’s inside the bottle?

Water, Organic Alcohol, Organic Motherwort Leaf and Flower, Org. Linden Leaf and Flower, Org. Rose Petal, Org. Lemon Balm Leaf, Org. Lemongrass, and Organic Mugwort Leaf.

Certified Organic Energy Tonic:

“Urban Moonshine’s Certified Organic Energy Tonic combines some of the most widely used adaptogenic herbs to protect your body from the depleting effects of stress.”

What’s inside the bottle?

Organic Alcohol, Pure Water, Org. Rhodiola Root, Org. Eleuthero Root, Org. Schisandra Berry, Org. Hawthorn Berry, Leaf, and Flower, Org. Licorice Root, Org. Cinnamon Bark, and Org. Ginger Root.

Don’t be alarmed when you see alcohol as an ingredient. The company uses gluten-free cane alcohol as a means to extract and preserve the herbs. Urban Moonshine is bringing back the immune-saving magic of herbal tonics and in a certified organic manner.

Photos credit: Urban Moonshine

Kristina Caputi