House of Herbology: How To Make A Tincture

With the winter season in full swing, you can support your health with immune-boosting foods and herbs. Tinctures are one of the best ways you can benefit from healing herbs and are some of the most effective.

Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts made by soaking the leaves (dried or fresh), roots, bark, berries, from a plant in alcohol.

Echinancea is probably one of the most common herb in tincture form found in health food stores and chemists during the winter season. But did you know it’s also simple and easy to make your own tinctures at home?

Using few basic ingredients such as vodka and the herb of your choice (go for organic herbs from a supplier you trust or if you have your own herb garden, using your own is even better). You will also need supplies such as a canning jar, metal funnel, cheesecloth, alcohol, and amber glass dropper bottles.

Once the tinctures are made, they need to be stored in a cool, dark place for 6-8 weeks. With this in mind, if you are in need of a tincture right now for a particular purpose, then buying from a store is your best option.

Check out the video below on how to make your own tincture.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

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