Here’s the dried herbs I recently purchased: Dandelion root and leaf, Yellowdock root, Valerian Root, Nettle Leaf, Burdock Root, Hibiscus Flowers. More on them individually as I start actually using them. First to come ~ Burdock Root Tincture.
Making tinctures are very simple. The longest part of the process is letting it sit for 6 weeks before it’s ready for use.
Burdock Root (chopped)
Grain alcohol. I needed at least 100 proof. Most people use Vodka, but I’m afraid of it since I’m allergic. So we got Everclear.
Put all of the Burdock Root into a small jar. It should be more full than this, but I gotta work with what I got.
Filled the jar up to the top. :~)
Finally, label the jar with the date combined and the date it will be finished.
That’s all there is to it. The waiting begins now. How about a little more about Burdock Root?
Burdock is good for acne, among other things. Also; root tea used as a “blood purifier”; diuretic, stimulates bile secretion, digestion and sweating. Liver & kidney ailments.
High in inulin which is traditionally used for diabetes. Anti-bacterial.
Where found: waste places
I also combined Valerian tincture; good for if you have trouble sleeping. No need for sleeping pills anymore. Ginger Root tincture; ginger root is wonderful for warming the blood on cold days. It’s helpful during cold & flu season as well.
I’m thinking of making some Passion Flower tincture. It’s good if you have high blood pressure, which none of US have so I haven’t decided if I will make it yet. Maybe I’ll save it for making upon request from others.