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Offline knitting another

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can bilberry fruit be used in tinctures?
« on: February 15, 2012, 11:25:10 AM »
I have dried bilberry fruit (kind of look like raisins) - does anyone know if they can they be used to make a glycerine tincture? Everything I have read says to use herbs but I'm not too sure this would be considered an herb, more like a dried fruit...  :-\

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Re: can bilberry fruit be used in tinctures?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 01:36:27 PM »
I have made a syrup from dried elderberries so I'm sure you could make a glycerite in much the same way.  Similar to this recipe.

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Re: can bilberry fruit be used in tinctures?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 03:34:16 PM »
Thanks for that link!! That is exactly what I needed to know.  I also benefitted from some of the other info there - great website! Thanks again!  ;D