Making Herbal Tinctures. Part 3

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Fill the jar to the brim with fresh plants, tamping it down as you go. Pour the liquor over the plant slowly, giving it time to seep through tightly packed leaves. You may want to leave it set for a few minutes before adding more liquor. (more…)

Making Herbal Tinctures. Part 2

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Fresh plants make the best tinctures when leaves and stalks are the parts used, although roots, bark, and berries are used dried. If dried plants are used (they’re easier to find retail, and keep easily) bear in mind that 1 part dried herb is equivalent to 3 parts fresh plant. (more…)

Making Herbal Tinctures. Part 1

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Tincture means alcohol. Although tinctures can be prepared with glycerin and vinegars, they tend to be less effective and spoil in a few weeks. Alcohol-based tinctures are an excellent way to extract healing and medicinal properties from plants, as opposed to vitamins and minerals, and will store on the pantry shelf virtually forever. (more…)