I began my tincturing journey earlier this year, and although my brother calls me the whichdoctor (misspelled correctly
, he keeps on coming back for more of my restful sleep tincture, as he has struggled with being able to fall and stay asleep for years! I recently turned the Big Mama's Red Raspberry Brew, as we like to call it, tea mix from bulkherbstore, into a tincture. I have only used glycerin tinc so far but am going to make a 1/2 alcohol 1/2 glycerin for my dad who finds the glycerin to be too strong/sweet/rich, some people just find the glycerin to be so over-powering that it deters them from taking the tincture at all. If I understand, another advantage to using alcohol tinct. or a mix of the 2 is that the alcohol helps keep the tincture good longer. I have read a number of places that a half-half mix is preffered for tasteThe only place I've been able to track the glycerin down at a reasonable price is on www.azurefarm.com
, I called every pharmacy in town here and none were able to get it for me, I spent most calls trying to explain WHAT glycerin is, to pharmacists. If that didn't feel like the blind leading the blind?! I just encourage any of you curious about herbal medicine and making tinctures to just read around all you can and just pick one that sounds simple, order your stuff, get out the crockpot and go for it! It is some of the most fun our family has had in years, and it feels so great to actually be able to give my family help for their ailments without wondering if the "cure" is worse than what ails them. Praise the Lord for all of the wonderful plants He gave us and for the older women who are willing to pass it on down . . .