Back in early September, not long after we moved out here, I ordered a bunch of dried herbs, including Dandelion Root, Devil’s Claw Root, Feverfew, Peppermint, Oatstraw, and several others from Mountain Rose Herbs so that I could try out different herbal tinctures. Well, it’s been about 8 weeks so it was time for me to process those batches. Read on for more information on how to do it and what these herbs are used to treat.
About six weeks ago, I posted DIY – Herbal Tinctures (Part 1). Tonight it was time to process my first batch of herbal tinctures, and I’m happy to report that it turned out better than I had anticipated.
As a neophyte to herbalism, I’m only just discovering tinctures. I’ve been taking a St. John’s Wort tincture for my anxiety and I can tell that it makes a difference. The one drawback is that those little one-ounce bottles are exxxxxxxpensive! Making your own herbal tinctures isn’t hard, and they are far more economical than going to Whole Foods and buying the manufactured ones yourself. To see how to start your own tinctures, read on!
After four years of wishing and wanting and hem-hawing around, I’m finally taking the plunge to seriously study herbalism. Continue reading “Takin’ the plunge”