In our tonics we utilise a wide range of different botanical ingredients that have been shown to have positive health benefits. We take these ingredients and make them into small, easy to consume shots that can be taken at any time of day.
What is in your tonic?
Little Elephant Tonics isn't your average wellness brand. We aren't all about dropping some bezoars, charcoal and tree bark into a bottle and calling it a day. We're here to produce the best-possible tonics that we can, using only the finest ingredients sourced from around the globe.
Turmeric, a common spice used to give curry its yellow color, comes from the root of the plant Curcuma longa. It contains a chemical called curcumin, which helps reduce swelling. People use turmeric for many conditions involving swelling and pain.
You know it best as that stuff you put in everything because it makes food taste good and makes your tummy feel warm and fuzzy. Because ginger has been so widely used in traditional medicine, there are many scientific studies examining its medical value.
Pepper—it gives food a kick! But did you know that black pepper is also a health ingredient? Piperine, an alkaloid in black pepper, offers many benefits. It increases the bio-availability of curcumin and resveratrol amongst other things.
Valerian, also known as Valeriana officinalis, is a flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. The ancients used valerian root as a remedy for insomnia – they were on to something.
Passionflower is a climbing vine that produces fragile-looking white and purple flowers. The chemicals found in passion flower have a calming effect on the brain, which can help reduce stress and promote sleep.
Zyziphus is a genus of shrubs and small trees used in herbal medicine.It shows promise in the treatment of anxiety, according to a preliminary study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2000.
Sour cherries are a rich source of antioxidants. Recent research has suggested they offer a range of health benefits from exercise recovery to better sleep. Further research shows that sour cherry juice increases sleep time and sleep efficiency by potentially increasing the bioavailability of tryptophan and increasing your body’s production of melatonin.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. Cold-pressing is used to extract the oil, which is similar to how the oil from olives are extracted. The many health benefits of hemp seed oil come from its high content of linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, and gamma-linolenic acid.
We use honey as a natural sweetener in certain tonics. Honey, while sweet is also an anti-bacterial and anti-microbial agent.