Make this easy Echinacea Tincture Recipe to help fight colds and the flu. One of the most effective ways to use medicinal herbs is in the form of a tincture.
Echinacea is an antiviral that fights colds and the flu, and promotes the healing of infections. Take this tincture when fighting an infection, or apply it topically to minor inflammations such as hangnails and bug bites. Making tinctures is easier than you think!
Note: Always discuss herbal treatments with a qualified medical professional, particularly if using in combination with prescription medicines, if pregnant or nursing, or for children.
Echinacea Tincture Recipe
• 1 cup fresh echinacea buds, flowers, leaves and stems rinsed, chopped and pounded
• 1 cup 190 proof ethanol alcohol (Everclear) and 1 cup distilled water
1. Place prepared herb in a clean jar. Cover with the solution of alcohol and water. Keep in a cool, dark place, shaking twice daily, for 48 hours (these delicate plant parts require less time than many others).
2. Filter tincture through a food-grade screen. Pour finished tincture into a brown glass bottle and label.
This recipe was create by: Dr. Michelle Cook