How to make Homemade Tinctures of Calendula and St. John's wort? | Jewel for healing How to make Homemade Tinctures of Calendula and St. John's wort? - Jewel for healing

August 8, 2015

How to make Homemade Tinctures of Calendula and St. John's wort?

What's a tincture?


Tincture is the essence extracted from herbs and transferred to alcohol as a medium.

How to prepare a tincture?


The process of preparing a tincture means that the herbs overlaid with an strong alcohol containing at least 60% alcohol in it. 


It is best to use a fruit brandy or vodka, or you can opt for medical alcohol for internal use.

1.    Glass jars or glass bottles filled to half with  the
healing selected herb (best to use slightly dryish plants to evaporate excess water)

2. The rest of the jar or bottle fill with alcohol to the top, to cover healing herbs.

3.  Close the jar tightly and leave in a warm place (boards from the windows, in the kitchen) to stand for a specified time (from 2 weeks to 8 weeks)

4. Daily shake jar for the contents  united

5. After a period of standstill, the contents of the jars strain through cheesecloth into a clean jar or other glass container with a pipette.


How do I use a tincture?


Tincture is used in two ways:

1. By adding a specific number of drops in a glass with a little water and  drinking

2. Externally as compresses or rubbing on skin


Recipes for herbal tincture


• Tincture of calendula

Calendula is one of the female plants, so it is recommended to women in regulating the menstrual cycle and relieves menstrual pains to use the tincture of calendula.



This tincture has antibacterial, antifungal and immunostimulant effect. 

Calendula is very good in the treatment of all forms of skin infections (infectious and non-infectious nature), eczema, allergies, injuries, hemorrhoids, varicose veins.

Tincture of calendula is used for internal use for the treatment of sore throat, gingivitis, in healing from jaundice, ulcers, peptic ulcers and duodenal ulcers.

Calendula is one of the female plants, so it is recommended for women in regulating the menstrual cycle and relieving menstrual cramps.


How to prepare a tincture of calendula?


Take fresh calendula flowers, fill glass jars to half, and pour the alcohol. 


Close it well and keep in a warm place about 4-6 weeks. After this period, drain the content of the jar in a new bottle with pipette.

The use of tincture of calendula - 3 times daily 10 drops in a little water, half an hour after eating.


• Tincture of St. John's wort

 

St. John's wort is used as a tincture in the treatment of the following conditions: - Acute and chronic hepatitis - Chronic inflammation of the colon - A stomach ulcer


St. John's wort is used as a tincture in the treatment of the following conditions: 

- Acute and chronic hepatitis
- Chronic inflammation of the colon
- A stomach ulcer
- Inflammation of the gallbladder
- Insomnia, Moon Walking
- Uncontrolled urination (incontinence)
- Rheumatism
- Regulation of the menstrual cycle
- Elimination of depression and restore life energy

Preparing tincture of St. John's wort


Put in the jar fresh! St. John's wort flowers and stems with leaves, and pour with alcohol to the top of the jar. Keep in direct sunlight 4 weeks. After that, strain tincture through cheesecloth.


The use of tincture of St. John's wort

It is used three times a day for 10 drops in a little water.