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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Therapy
Herbal Tinctures, Tonics & Extracts
Liniments & Syrups
METHODS & RECIPES INDEX


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  • Herbal Preparation Methods
  • Herbal Recipes Index





  • TINCTURE MAKING METHODS

    Fresh Plant Tincture: Pharmaceutical Maceration Method
    Dry Plant Tincture: Pharmaceutical Maceration Method
    Dry Plant Tincture: Pharmaceutical Percolation Method
    Fluid Extract: Pharmaceutical Percolation Method
    Making Tinctures - Fast & Easy Methods
    Vinegar Tinctures - Fast & Easy Methods


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    TECHNIQUE TIPS & SUGGESTIONS

    Selecting Your Spirit
    Video Links - Making Herbal Tinctures
    Making Medicinal Tinctures - The Benefits
    Supplies & Utensils You Will Need
    Tincture Resources
    Tincture Mathematics
    Fresh VS Dry Herbs
    Tincture Vocabulary


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    MAKING HERBAL TINCTURES

    This recipe is the simplest way to make your own liquid herbal extracts in your own home. >br>
    1. Start with a clean jar that has a tight fitting lid and the herbs of your choice. If you can use fresh herbs, then fabulous! Fresh material is always preferred but availability is determined by your local bioregion, climate, etc and many quality herbs may not be available. If you cannot locate fresh materials, be sure to get good quality, organic herbs from a reputable supplier. Note: Try not to use powdered herbs; they will be difficult to filter out in the end and the debris will settle in your final product.

    2. Chop the herbs finely a blender or coffee grinder works well. Then place the materials in the glass jar with a tight fitting lid, such as a canning jar.

    3. Pour a good and strong grain alcohol, brandy, or vodka over the herbs. Completely cover the herbal material, and leave 2 to 3 inches of alcohol above the herbs. 100 proof alcohol is recommended, but you can also use grain alcohol. When using grain alcohol, mix it with equal parts of purified water to create 50-percent alcohol to 50-percent water ratio. If you wish to avoid alcohol, then vegetable glycerin or vinegar may be used. When using vegetable glycerin, dilute it with equal parts of water. Although glycerin and vinegar are not as effective or strong as alcohol, they do create milder extracts that are suitable for children or those sensitive to alcohol. If using dried herbs you will need to add more alcohol over the next day or two as the dried herbs absorb and expand. A good ratio for dried material is about 1 part herb to 5 parts alcohol, and with fresh material 1 part herb to 3 parts alcohol.

    4. Cover with a tight fitting lid, shake well, and place the jar in a dark place. Allow the mixture to soak and macerate for 4 to 6 weeks. Shake every few days to help the alcohol extract the active constituents from the herbs.

    5. After 4 to 6 weeks strain the herbs. Use a large strainer lined with fine mesh cloth or cheesecloth. Make sure to tightly squeeze the material to extract every precious drop from the cloth. Funnel the material from your larger container into smaller bottles, preferably amber bottles and store your tinctures in a cool dark place. Your herbal tinctures will stay good for at least 3 to 5 years, if not indefinitely.





    MAKING HERBAL SYRUPS

    Syrups are the tastiest and sweetest types of herbal medicine available, and they are loved by children and adults alike. Here are instructions for creating your own yummy syrups at home:

    1. Simmer 2 ounces of herb in 1 quart of water over low heat until the mixture reduces down to 1 pint of liquid.

    2. Strain the herbs from the liquid, and place the liquid back into the pot.

    3. Add one cup of sweetener and warm over low heat until the sweetener and herbal liquid are completely mixed. Sweeteners used can be: honey, vegetable glycerin, agave nectar, maple syrup, or sugar. If using raw honey, be careful not to simmer or boil the syrup, as this will destroy some of the beneficial properties of the honey. In order to better preserve your syrup, 2 pints of honey may be used in place of the one cup of honey.

    4. At this point, you may add a flavoring extract or fruit concentrate if you wish to flavor it. Lemon juice may be added for sore or tickly throats, or brandy can be added as a relaxant and preservative.

    5. Remove from heat, bottle (preferably in amber glass bottles), and place in refrigerator. Your herbal syrup will last for several weeks to months within the refrigerator.

    You have now made your own remarkable medicinal herbal medicines for a fraction of the price you would have paid at the store. Enjoy!





    HERBAL TINCTURE RECIPES

    Adrenal Support Tincture
    Antibiotic Tincture
    Back Pain Tincture
    Cayenne Tincture Recipe
    Cayenne Pepper & Lobelia Tincture
    Clove Oil Toothache Tincture
    Cold & Flu Tincture
    Cold Remedy Favorite Tinctures
    Earache Tincture
    Garlic Tincture
    Garlic & Echinacea Tincture
    Garlic & Goldenseal Tincture
    Lavender Tincture Recipe
    Liar's Medicinal Tincture Recipe
    Marigold Tincture Recipe
    Plague, Common Cold & Influenza Tincture
    Rosemary Tincture
    Sedative Tincture
    Super Five Tonic Apple Cider Tincture


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    HERBAL MOUTHWASH & MOUTHRINSE RECIPES

    Antiseptic Mouthwash


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    HERBAL LINIMENT RECIPES

    Aching Body Liniment
    All Purpose Liniment
    Arthritis Liniment
    Burn Liniment
    Canker & Cold Sore Liniment
    Cold & Chest Tightness Liniment
    Gall Liniment
    Injury Relief Liniment
    Multi-Purpose Liniment
    Skin Care Liniment
    Sore Muscles Liniment
    Sprain & Sore Joint Liniment
    Sprain Liniment
    Stiffness Liniment


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    HERBAL TONIC RECIPES

    Adrenal Gland Stimulant Tonic
    Adrenal Respiratory Tonic
    Adrenal Support Tonic
    Aloe Vera Tonic
    Blood Purifier Tonic
    Blood Strengthening Tonic
    Blood Thinner Tonic
    Body Cleanser Tonic
    Bowel Regulator Tonic
    Cardiac Tonic
    Cold Remedy Favorites Tonic
    Common Cold Tonic
    Feverfew Tonic
    General Tonic
    General Herbal Tonic
    Indigestion Tonic
    Heart & Brain Fortifying Tonic
    Heart Strengthening Tonic
    Heart Tonic
    Liver Tonic
    Liver Problems Tonic
    Liver & Spleen Strengthener Tonic
    Purifier Tonic
    Sassafras Spring Tonic
    Spring Allergies Tonic
    Women's Special Tonic

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    Sea Buckthorn Oil
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    Tamanu Oil
    Vitamin E Oil
    Wheat Germ Oil





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