Thursday, July 25, 2013
Herbalism: Plantain Tincture
Today I made my first tincture with the wild herb Plantain. It has pretty much taken over the most lush areas of our lawn and the dog run. (Save I did not wildcraft herbs out of the dog run... ewwww!) So, the tincture is the fresh herbs, of course, packed into a canning jar after they have been bruised. The jar is then filled with 100-proof vodka. With the cap on tightly, I gave it a good shake and put it in the dark herb closet. I'll repeat this process 2 or 3 times a day for 2 to 6 weeks. The taking out, shaking and putting it back into a cool dark place. After about 4 weeks, most likely, I'll strain through my cotton canning bag and store the liquid in dark amber glass bottles for later use!