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What is a tincture?

Tinctures are herbal extracts in alcohol that you take internally to benefit from the constituents of the herbs used.  The effects of one dropperful of tincture can be as potent as a cup of tea of the same herb because it is concentrated (packed in) and extracted in alcohol which can be a stronger way to extract than water for some of the compounds of plants.


They are available in 1 oz bottles or 2 oz bottles and are simples, meaning just one herb per bottle.


I offer some formulas , meaning more than one her per bottle. I love making custom blends and will happily formulate one for you, just email me to chat about what is going on.


Tinctures contain alcohol so they are not recommended for folks who do not want to consume alcohol (for religious reasons, or because they are sober, or because alchohol just doesn't work with their body well).


How do you take a tincture?

You injest tinctures internally by dropping the recommended dose either directly in your mouth or under your tongue or add them to water, juice, or tea to dilute the strong flavors of alcohol and herbs.


Where do you source your plants?

All of the plants are either grown or wild harvested with care by me.


How do you make your tinctures?

I make the tinctures by infusing the macerated (chopped or blended) plant matter in a jar of high proof, ethyl alcohol and water for at least 6 weeks.


Different plants call for different preparations but often I use fresh plant material, and a ratio of 1:2 or 1:3, or herb: liquid (marc: menstrum).


Fungi call for a double extraction process which combines a tincture of the fungi in 95%  alcohol, and a water extraction or strong tea/decoction of the fungi. I combine both the strong tea and alcohol preparation to about 50% each.


Can I make my own tinctures?

Folks can make tinctures at home easily using the folk method.


  • Put finely chopped, fresh or dried plant material into a clean jar, filling it about all the way up or about 3/4 the way full.
  • Add your alcohol to the jar making sure to cover the herb matter fully
  • Allow 2-4 weeks for the plant to infuse into the alcohol in a cool, dark place, shaking it periodically
  • Strain the liquid off through a cheese cloth, sqeezing out all of the good last bits through the cheese cloth
  • Compost the plant matter
  • Bottle your tincture
  • Label your tincture with the date it was made, the plant or fungi name and where you got them.
  • Enjoy!

Tinctures- Single Herb Extracts in Alcohol

  • Use the drop down menu to view the varieties of tinctures available here.

    We have these tinctures listed mostly for folks who know what they are looking for and are already familiar with the herbs they want to buy.  If you want to learn which herbs can help your specific body, mind, and spirit to be it's most vital and whole self, please contact AC Stauble, our clinical herbalst to set up a consultation. We can do the consultations over the phone, or internet if you are not in the central NY region. The initial consultation will take an hour to an hour and a 1/2. Follow ups will take a 1/2 hour to one hour.

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