We know that juices extract the essence of fruits and vegetables, providing a detoxifying and nourishing blend of easily digested and absorbed nutrients. Just as these extracted juices are the concentrated essence of our produce, so are the potent extracts and essential oils of tinctured herbs, flowers, and other medicinal plants. Using just a drop or two added to our juices or smoothies can advance the restorative benefits of juices exponentially.
Essential oils are essentially distilled volatile plant extracts taken from the flowers, leaves, stems, roots, and even seeds of plants. Many of these are otherwise inedible or not nearly as potent in their raw form. Once extracted and concentrated, they are extremely powerful in the smallest amounts. They not only help to enhance the flavor of juices and smoothies in complex or floral-flavored ways but address imbalances more effectively than other plant foods sometimes can.