Today I went to a tincture making party. A tincture is an herbal extract. They are more potent than an herbal tea, so you don’t have to take as much (which I like, since I don’t care that much for tea). A lady from our church bought enough herbs for everyone who signed up to make several different tinctures and teas. Then we got together and made the tinctures, teas, and a syrup. All the herbal preparations are for cold and flu symptoms. Perfect timing, as I am coming down with a cold. 🙂 The party was so fun, and I hope we’ll do another.
All the recipes we used can be found either in Be Your Own Doctor by Rachel Weaver or Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health.
Blackberry root tincture
Wild cherry bark tincture
Herbs for teas and a syrup