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!

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