Tincture


  

In the herb pages I often mention tinctures.

Here you find a recipe how to prepare your own tincture from herbs.

A tincture is an extract from herbs made by alcohol. You can use simple spirit from a supermarket or you can use strong alkohol bought in a pharmacy. I always use simple spirit an I am happy with it.

A selfmade tincture is good for about one year. If you keep it cool, it can stay longer.


Ingredients

  • Fresh or dry herbs
  • Alcohol from 40% to 90% Vol.

How to do it

  1. First cut the herbs in small pieces.
  2. Fill the herbs into a jar until half of the jar is filled.
  3. Pour the spirit into the jar.
  4. All the herbs should be covered.
  5. Close the jar and put it at a warm place.
  6. Let it stand for 10-40 days.
  7. Shake it sometimes.
  8. After the waiting time the tincture is ready.
  9. Now you can filter it.
  10. You need a second glass that should be bigger than the first glass.
  11. And you need a filtering paper or cloth.
  12. Cover the second glass with the filter.
  13. Pour the tincture through the filter.
  14. The tincture is dropping through the filter.
  15. When the most liquid is poured out of the jar, you could put the jar with the herbs upside-down on the second jar, to make sure all the tincture flows into the second jar.
  16. Put the jars at a save place and let them stand for several hours.
  17. Take a dark bottle and a small funnel.
  18. Pour the tincture through the funnel into the bottle.
  19. Fill as much bottles you need for filling all the tincture.
  20. Now all the tincture is filled into bottles.
  21. Label the bottles with content and date for always knowing what is inside.

Use fresh or dried herbs.

First cut the herbs in small pieces.

Fill the herbs into a jar until half of the jar is filled.

Pour the spirit into the jar. All the herbs should be covered.

Close the jar and put it at a warm place.

Let it stand for 10-40 days.

Shake it sometimes.

After the waiting time the tincture is ready.

Now you can filter it.

You need a second glass that should be bigger than the first glass.

And you need a filtering paper or cloth.

Cover the second glass with the filter.

Pour the tincture through the filter.

The tincture is dropping through the filter.

When the most liquid is poured out of the jar, you could put the jar with the herbs upside-down on the second jar, to make sure all the tincture flows into the second jar.

Put the jars at a save place and let them stand for several hours.

Take a dark bottle and a small funnel.

Pour the tincture through the funnel into the bottle.

Fill as much bottles you need for filling all the tincture.

Now all the tincture is filled into bottles.

Label the bottles with content and date for always knowing what is inside.

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