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please help a lost idiot

Posted by bizzarbazzar 3/4 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 23, 06 at 22:53

Hi, I always make teas out of most of my herbs. I have read books on making tinctures and am lost. I would love to make some of my herbals as tinctures but do not have a fortune to put out. I have been on this site for awhile and just found THIS forum. Maybe someone can help Thanks so much for your time


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RE: please help a lost idiot

Basicly to make a ticture you masacrate the herbs in alcohol. I don't know what alchols are cheap in your part of the world; but here I use gin or vodka, they being the cleanest spirits,( perhaps you may have one in your locality made from apples).Sometimes I make a digestive useing cheap sherry. Tinctures may also be made useing vinagar as the carrier. also glycerine; but I've no experiance of this. Hope this is of some help, drop me an email if you want to know anything else I'll try to answer. Yours Aub


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Basic method for making a tincture:

Cover 200g dried or 300g fresh herb with vodka or rum in a bottle, seal the bottle and leave for about 2 weeks, shaking the bottle every 2 days or so. Put a piece of cloth inside a sieve and pour the liquid through, pressing down to extract as much of the liquid as possible. Discard the solid matter. Pour the tincture into dark bottles, seal and label. A tincture has a much stronger action than an infusion or a decoction. The usual dosage is 5ml 2-3 times a day diluted in 25ml water or fruit juice.


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Thanks so much, both of you! I am going to try that. I figured its about time I learn :)Have a great day too


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