How to Make Echinacea Tincture to Super Boost your Immune System
Echinacea is a great support to your immune system when you have a cold. Today you’ll learn how to make a traditional Echinacea tincture. To prepare the tincture is the best to use fresh Echinacea, but if you can’t find it fresh, then use a dried one and preferably organic.
How to Make Echinacea Tincture
1 1-pint glass jar
¼ cup dried Echinacea
1 pint vodka
Put dried Echinacea in the jar. Add vodka till up to the top. You may use less vodka, but make sure to keep some space at the top of the jar.
Close tightly with lid.
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Write down on your jar the date and the date when you expect your tincture to be ready. The tincture in this phase is called menstruum. Keep it at room temperature for 1 or 1,5 months. Shake it 2-3 times a week.
After 1 or 1,5 months strain the menstruum to remove the herbs from the vodka. You can strain it through a piece of cheesecloth secured with a rubber band. Pour it carefully into the cheesecloth and drain it for some time. Then squeeze it with your hands to extract the remaining liquid.
Throw away the herbs.
You got your Echinacea tincture!
Pour your tincture into bottles, preferably dark and label them.
If your tincture is prepared with 25 % alcohol, it will last forever.
How to use:
If you have a cold, take half a teaspoon of Echinacea tincture 3 to 4 times a day.
Have you ever made Echinacea tincture?