Tincturing is super-easy and a great, cost-effective way to make your own medicine. Many medicinal herbs grow like weeds and are often labeled as “invasive.” Watch below as I convert this common pesky weed into medicine that will last me years.
How to make a tincture 101
- Identify the herb you want to harvest, determine which part you want to harvest (root, leaf, flower, rhizome), confirm the identity of the herb using a reliable reference.
- Harvest the herb.
- Process into small bits.
- Put into a sealable jar.
- Cover with with at least an inch of vodka.
- Seal and let sit for 1 month in a dark place, shaking 2 times per day.
- 1 month later strain and store in dark, glass container.
Tincturing tip! Place parchment paper or wax paper between the lid and glass jar so the alcohol doesn’t dissolve the rubber seal.