Monday, October 27, 2014

How I Make Feverfew Tincture

Making your own herbal home remedies is easy.  Herbal tea is a great start but Tinctures can be a much stronger alternative.  The cost to purchase 2 ounces in the store is almost 4 times what it would cost to make your own.  Some are even 7 times more expensive!  Source

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What is a Tincture?
An herbal tincture is simply an herbal extract.  Herbal remedies have been used throughout history to treat illnesses and ailments without "modern medicine" and pharmaceuticals.  Tinctures are easy to make, home remedies.  If properly prepared and stored, your tincture will last indefinitely.  Source 

What are the benefits of Feverfew?
The word "feverfew" derives from the Latin word febrifugia, meaning "fever reducer."
Feverfew is used most often today to treat migraine headaches.
Feverfew has also be used for Asthma, Arthritis, Psoriasis, digestion and Menstrual cramps.

Feverfew is believed to aid digestion and lower blood pressure.  Long history of using leaves for fevers, menstrual cramps, and migraine headaches. Source

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To get started you'll need:  A clean jar with a lid, vodka or everclear, herb(s), measuring cups and/or scale and labels.  
If you purchase a DIY Tincture Kit from Mary's Heirloom Seeds, the herbs, jar with a lid, labels and dropper bottle are all included.  All you need to do is measure out your menstruum and combine! 

Let's get started making our Tincture!

DIY Organic Feverfew Tincture
Ingredients and tools:
1 clean jar with a lid (quart size)
3-5 cups of organic vodka or everclear
1 ounce of organic, dried Feverfew

1.  Start with a cleaned and sterilized glass jar. Place organic Feverfew in your jar.
2.  Measure out 3-4 cups of vodka or other menstruum and place inside your jar.
*If you choose to use ACV or Vegetable Glycerin, be aware that your Tincture will have a limited shelf life of approx 6 months*
3. Place the lid back on your jar and mix thoroughly.
4. Label your homemade Tincture with the Date and Ingredients.
4. Store in a cool dry place such as a kitchen cabinet
*Shake your brewing tincture regularly.  I prefer to shake my tinctures 2-3 times per week.*

Start straining and consuming Feverfew Tincture after 4-6 weeks.
I take 1/2-1 teaspoon of tincture in water as needed.  

Disclaimer: All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. We cannot and do not give you medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before consuming any product(s).  
Just a few of my Homemade Tinctures!
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Unknown said...

Great tute on how to make your own tincture. However - by start consuming do you mean drink it as is or mix with something?

Unknown said...

Hi Mary,
What a helpful natural remedy to have on hand in my home! Thank you so much for sharing this Feverfew Tincture recipe at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

Rose's Crafts at said...

You always have amazing ideas that I actually want to use. A sincere 'thank you' for linking up. this tincture idea. We love having you party with us. Can't wait to seeing you again Wednesday! ~ Rose

Kathi said...

Great post, Mary! I'll be passing it on to my daughter who gets migraines. I've read that feverfew is very bitter, could we add a bit of raw local honey to the water and tincture, or is that not a good idea?

Thank you for sharing this at the HomeAcre Hop; I hope you'll join us again this Thursday.
Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

Lil'Suburban Homestead said...

Mary really enjoyed your post! I have chosen yours as my fave this week for the From The Farm Blog Hop!