Making Herbal Tinctures

Making Herbal Tinctures which are strong extracts of herbs in alcohol is quite easy if you have fresh supply of herbs straight from your herb garden. They are highly concentrated liquid extracts from any herbal plants. Alcohol is am efficient medium for dissolving, it is better than water and acts as preservative. Glycerin is also used as solvent and the derivatives are called Glycerites, they are non-alcoholic extracts. They are sweet and thus more palatable to kids.

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Generally medicinal tinctures remain potent for 2 years and Glycerites remain effective for 3 months in refrigeration. Tinctures should be stored in cool, dry place. Extremely easy to make herbal tinctures can be made from any herb. Since they are concentrated, you can take dilute them in herbal teas or water. Half teaspoon two to four times daily till the ailment lasts is good enough for adults. For children it should be one fourth teaspoon two to four times daily.

 

Herbalists generally recommend 30 to 40 % alcoholic medium such as brandy, gin or vodka. This concentration effectively dissolves herbs nutrients and also preserves it. If you do not want to use alcohol as the medium, alternatively you can use apple cider vinegar which although not as good solvent as alcohol still adds its own medicinal values. It is an excellent non-alcoholic tincture suitable for kids and adults.

Making Herbal Tinctures, Liqueurs & Wines

Making Herbal Tinctures, Liqueurs & Wines

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You can both use fresh or dried leaves of the herbs and seep it into alcohol for 6 to 8 weeks. If you are in a hurry to use 15 days should also do. The herbs should be completely immersed in the alcohol. Shake once in a day to help the herbs dissolve completely. After the desired period, use a fine sieve to filter the tincture. Your herbal tincture is ready for use.

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