Natural Alternative Health Section
of I Saw The Light Ministries
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Homemade Natural Health Tinctures
This page started on Sept. 18, 2022. On this specific page within the website, I will be posting all of the tinctures that I have made, and will be making, as well as other recipes that I find or read about for natural alternative health tinctures. Please check back occasionally for updates. Please also register to comment to share your experiences and reviews. Thanks.
Definition of a tincture: A mixture of one or more herbs soaked in organic apple cider vinegar or vodka or other alcohol, and then strained, for natural alternative health benefit. Minimum soaking = 2+ weeks. The longer it soaks, the more powerful the tincture solution.
Basic rules to follow
-Always use a glass jar, not plastic.
-Always leave a little room at the top of the jar to allow for the liquid and herbs to be shaken and move around. Do not fill completely full.
-You can use organic apple cider vinegar, or 80 proof vodka or other alcohol. It is claimed that alcohol pulls the healing oils out of the herbs, into the liquid more effectively. But apple cider vinegar provides additional nutrient/healing value. Either are acceptable and is a personal preference.
-When using apple cider vinegar, put a sheet of wax paper between the lid and the jar to prevent rusting the metal lid.
-If using apple cider vinegar, make sure it's organic. If using vodka or other alcohol, make sure it's not American made, as it will contain more GMO's. So buy only imported.
-The amount of herbs can vary greatly. Many people fill the jar almost full, or half full, of the herb before adding the preferred liquid. It's a personal preference. Of course, the more herb, the stronger the tincture, but I personally don't believe that you must fill the jar. I believe that 1/4 to 1/2 full of herb is sufficient and saves herbs. You can use only one herb, or mix several together in the jar. A mixture is often better.
-Minimum soaking time = 2 weeks. But 4 weeks is better. Most herbs could soak even longer if you want. The longer that it soaks before straining, the more powerful the healing properties.
-When soaking, remember to shake the jar every 1-3 days, or just whenever you think of it. Shake it hard, especially if rarely shaking it.
-Many books and websites disagree on whether you should soak the herbal tincture in the sun or in the shade/dark. I personally believe that it's better to soak them in the sun (but not in a south facing window where there's constant bright sun all day), and then when the soaking is finished, and the herbs are stained out, then store the tinctures in a dark cabinet/closet.
-After the desired soaking time is finished, strain out the herbs and throw the wet herbs away. Keep only the remaining liquid.
-Always label and date every jar of tincture that you make. The label should include all ingredients and amounts of each ingredient.
Dosage: Use 1-3 tablespoons per dose to add to water or other liquid. (Or take it straight if you are brave enough.) Start with just 1 tablespoon and see how it works for you. If it doesn't work well enough, increase to 2 tablespoons. Then if necessary the next day/night, you can increase to 3 and so on. It depends on the herbs used and the amount of herbs used, and how long it soaked, as well as how your body reacts.
Special Sleep Insomnia Tincture Recipe
1/2 cup cat nip,
2 tablespoons of passion flower,
1/2 cup chamomile,
1/4 cup dry basil,
1/4 cup lavender flowers/leaves
Fill the rest of the quart glass jar with vodka or organic apple cider vinegar. (Use glass only!)
Leave a little of bit of empty room in the jar to allow the contents to be shaken better.
(When using apple cider vinegar, put a sheet of wax paper between the lid and the jar to prevent rusting the metal lid.)
Put the lid on and shake!
Wait at least 2 weeks, (shaking daily) then strain, and throw away the wet herbs, and keep just the liquid.
Dosage: Use 1-3 tablespoons per dose to add to water or other liquid at bedtime. (Or take it straight if you are brave enough.) Start with just 1 tablespoon and see how it works for you. If it doesn't work well enough, increase to 2 tablespoons. Then if necessary the next night, you can increase to 3 and so on.
They say that vodka draws out more of the healing properties of the herbs. But the apple cider vinegar provides so many other health benefits.
The longer that the tincture sits before straining, the stronger and better and more effective that it will be.
The basil and cat nip both help with sleep but also with stomach problems. The passion flower is recommended on many websites for insomnia, hemorrhoids, asthma, mental health problems and many other things. (But at stronger dosages could cause nightmares. If you have nightmares with the recipe above, make a new one without the passionflower. Notice how I didn't use much of it in the recipe, so it probably won't cause problems. In low dosages, it could really be helpful for many health benefits. Feel free to experiment with more or less of each herb and please comment below to let others know of your recommendations.)
More tincture recipes coming soon! Please check back another day!
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