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Herbal medicine making to me is an extension of food prep. We take plants and turn them into medicine that rivals any prescription drug on the market. There is an herb for everything and they’ve been used since the beginning of time for healing and enriching lives.
Making an herbal tincture is simple and very rewarding. Learn how just a few herbs are used to treat common ailments and you’ll eliminate the “need” for most, if not all over-the-counter meds. My family has been conventional medicine-free for about ten years except for a case of bacterial pneumonia that required antibiotics.
Dry or fresh herbs can be used. Today, I made an Echinacea tincture. I use this for warding off colds or shortening duration. You can use any of your favorite herbs in a tincture, even kitchen herbs like thyme and oregano.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
TO MAKE TINCTURE:
The above is my method. All herbalists have their own way of doing things. I’m sure you will too! That’s the beauty of herbs. You don’t have to be exact when making tinctures.
Dosage will vary depending on what herbs you used. I suggest the following books for help on your herbal journey:
To your health!