Tinctures and herbal extracts: There are three basic menstruums, or solvents used to extract the chemical compounds of herbs in tinctures, alcohol, glycerin, and vinegar. Water is also necessary to extract the water soluble plant chemicals.
How to Make an Herbal Tincture. Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts that are made using alcohol and chopped herbs. The tincture is especially effective in drawing out the essential compounds of plants, especially those that are.
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A simple start to a home apothecary with herbs, teas, leaves and such. Can be used prior to seeking medical treatment or in supplementation as desired. I've found most to be very effective. Herbology, Herbalism, and Herbal Medicine