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.
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 a tincture?
I make the tinctures by infusing the macerated 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 or tripple extraction process. I usually just do the double extraction meaning I make a tincture in 95% alcohol of the fungi, then strain the alcohol and decoct (boil) the fungi and combine both the strong tea and alcohol preparation to about 50% each.