How To Make An Herbal Tincture

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How To Make An Herbal Tincture

It gives me great pleasure to share with you a video of one of my favorite herbalists, Rosemary Gladstar, demonstrating how to make a tincture. This video demonstrates what I have written about but never filmed myself.

If you have been following my blog in the past, then you know that Rosemary Gladstar was the herbalist who impressed me so much that I started down the herbal medicine path myself. Rosemary’s teaching will never lead you astray.

Enjoy! 

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  1. JeriWB says:

    Strangely enough this post just made me think about Jean M. Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear series. As a medicine woman and healer, the main character Ayla was always learning about herbs. I guess I can thank those books for a good portion of the knowledge I do have about various herbs and their beneficial applications.

    • Geek Girl says:

      It's interesting how books can help you learn even when you are not trying to.

  2. WOW, I love they way she did her video. I know some things bout herbs but no nearly as much as I would like to know. Stuff like this really helps me to understand more about herbs and their many benefits. 🙂

    • Geek Girl says:

      We need to see some cooking videos from you. 🙂

  3. The process she uses to bring out the good stuff from the herbs is very similar to some of the things brewers do when adding flavorings to beers. These techniques are all old world techniques that we need to take up again.

    • Geek Girl says:

      Old world ways are some of the best, no doubt about it.

  4. A.K.Andrew says:

    This a fabulous video, and how wonderful to be able to make your own tinctures. I use various ones on a regular basis, though unfortunately echinacea stimulates your immune system which is not good for people with autoimmune disorders like myself. One thing she didn't mention, and you may know this Cheryl, is where to get the roots, and also those adorable little blue bottles. Thanks so much for this post.

  5. Great video, Cheryl! Was really interesting to find out that you can use applecider vinegar instead of alcohol. Have used Echinacea for 15 years, or more, so if the plant grew in Sweden I would go ahead and make a tincture next fall.

  6. Dan Meyers_BREAK FREE says:

    Can't wait until you start making these videos :). I love this kind of stuff, my dad makes his own Elderberry and sometimes Echinaea… I think he secretly loves it when people start getting sick because he can try to heal them!