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Lemon Verbena Tincture

How to Make a Tincture: Easy Herbal Home Medicine

An herbal tincture is an alcohol-based liquid into which the properties of one or more herbs have been infused. Tinctures (also called herbal extractions) are one of the most popular herbal preparations used by clinical herbalists in our modern culture. Tinctures can be taken on the tongue, just like a flower essence, or can be added to a cup of water or tea. I have made mouth tonics, which are a lot like a mouthwash, from mainly tinctures and I often use tinctures as part of my cough syrup formulas because of the preserving nature of the alcohol in the tinctures.
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Yarow

Yarrow: The Wound Healer

Achillea millefolium Yarrow is nature's bandage. Since yarrow grows in every vacant lot, abandoned field and rocky wayside, it's clear Nature must think herbalists need a lot of bandages. This scruffy little herb contains its own antiseptic and a soft…

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