Today I’ll be sharing two tincture recipes with you that have been brewing since 2011. As they sit, the properties of the herbs are extracted into the alcohol that they are submerged in and the tincture becomes stronger.
Brewing directions for both tinctures presented here:
Fill a glass jar at least 1/2 full with the herbs and cover with 40% alcohol (or higher) to an inch or so from the lip of the jar. Let stand for at least 3 weeks, preferably longer.
Remedy for Viruses (Colds, Flu, etc) + Immune booster!
- 1 part rose hip
- 1 part elderberry
- 2 parts usnea lichen
- 1 part mullein
The elderberry and rose hips have a lot of vitamin C and bio-flavonoids to help your body kill the virus. Usnea lichen is a super immune booster and has antibiotic properties that are specific to the respiratory and urinary systems. Mullein promotes lung health and restores our lungs.Available in my etsy shop here.
Heart & Blood Tonic
- 1 part hawthorn berry
- 1 part ginseng
- 2 parts olive leaf
This tincture is very powerful and can create a big energy boost. Hawthorn has long been known as a heart tonic. It will actually stimulate your heart to beat and can be used to treat people with arrhythmia. If you are on heart medications, consult a naturopath or holistic healer before using hawthorn.
See my DIY: How to Brew a Tincture for more information. Enjoy!Interested in purchasing herbal remedies? See my shop @ Roots Apothecary