Re-Grow Roots

Learning to live harmoniously in Missouri.

Herbal Tincture Recipes



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

Shared at: Party Wave Wednesday, The HomeAcre Hop, Tasty Traditions, Thank Your Body Thursday, Fight Back Friday, Eat Make Grow, Old Fashioned Friday, Fresh Bites Friday, Small Footprint Friday

Author: regrowroots

I am abundant love, joy, and healer.

12 thoughts on “Herbal Tincture Recipes

  1. What sort of alcohol do we use? So, can I just use like store-bought scotch or whiskey? Or it has to be something special?

    • Hey K! You can use any type of alcohol from the store. Make sure it’s at least 40% alcohol by volume. Many people use vodka, but I have been using whiskey and brandy lately and I really like the sweetness of those. We actually have a local distillery, Copper Run, not far from where I live that makes whiskey. I plan on buying some of that good stuff next time I stock up!

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    • Hi Cody! I’m so enthused to hear about your project!!! I have heard of Real Farm Foods before.. can’t remember where though. That sounds amazing and I will definitely check out your FB as soon as I get done commenting here. 🙂 Check out our local project – Home Grown Missouri. You can find us on facebook – . You can also find us on and our work in progress website – We have monthly meetings and workshops about growing food, eating healthy, and growing our community. We are always looking for guest speakers, so maybe we can set something up and collaberate! I’m also trying to popularize the barter movement and bring that back to life! 🙂 Have a wonderful day and I hope to talk to you soon!

  3. These recipes sound great! I’ve never tried making my own tinctures before, but I just might have to add it to my to-do list! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with Old-Fashioned Friday – I hope you’ll stop by again!

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