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How to take Herbal Tinctures


How to take a Herbal Tincture or Fluid Extract

Herbal tinctures and fluid extracts are really easy to take. The tincture or fluid extract can be taken by measuring the recommended amount in a small measuring cup.

This tincture or fluid extract can then be added to filtered water or fruit juice, alternatively it can be taken directly. Often it is recommended that the tincture or fluid extract be taken 2 / 3 times per day.In some cases it is preferable to evaporate the alcohol before taking the tincture or fluid extract . This is advised with babies, children, the elderly, and if someone is sensitive to alcohol or recovering from alcohol addiction. This can be done by putting the measure of tincture or fluid extract into a pan of boiling water, allow this to boil for 30 seconds then turn off the heat and leave for 10 minutes to let all the ethanol in the tincture evaporate. This can then be added to fruit juice or taken directly.

Tinctures or fluid extracts are a liquid herbal preparation in Alcohol. On each bottle it states the percentage of alcohol present, it also states the strength of the tincture 1: 3 means 1 part herb to 3 parts liquid. Herbal extracts are often stronger.