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Herbalism Tinctures: Recipes, List of Herbs, Herbal Healer Solutions

Herbalism Tinctures: Recipes, List of Herbs, Herbal Healer Solutions

My last post was on tinctures, how tinctures were made in general, what was used, and I added a recipe that I was going to use, and probably alter.

Today, I want to make an addendum to it by simply adding many different recipes for different tinctures.   Wake up the herbal healer in yourself by reading these tincture recipes and the list of herbs used to make them.  Herbal Solutions are a great addition to any survivalist’s skill set.  So let’s dive into the world of herbalism, once again.

If you want to know how to make the tincture, then read my last post.  Today is more of an ingredient list, and some of these only have one herb in them.  Storage time always includes a cool dark place and shaking the mixture daily.  As always (got to cover my own butt), always consult your doctor/midwife/naturopath prior to these doses, especially if you are pregnant.

Some great tinctures are:

Chamomile Flower Tincture

  • Uses: Calming, reduces pain, settles stomach, reduces gan and colic in infants, rub on bruises, improves adult sleep and helps children sleep, eases menstrual cramps, relieves headaches.
  • Ingredients
    • 1-2 parts fresh or freshly dried Chamomile Flowers
    • Boiling water (just enough to cover the herbs, and that includes with stirring them.)
    • 3-3.5 parts vodka or rum
    • Mason or Glass Jar with air tight lid.
    • Storage time: 4-6 Weeks
    • Dosage: 1 tsp 3 times a day as needed for adults.  Just a few drops for infants and can be rubbed on gums or belly for teething or for colic.  Toddlers and children get ¼ to ½ tsp.

Digestion Remedy Tincture

  • Uses: Pretty obvious.  Good for Pregnancy Nausea, motion sickness, tummy aches for bad food (yeah, that never happens!), helps reduce or stop vomiting when sick, reduce indigestion and heartburn.
  • Ingredients
    • 2 parts dried peppermint leaves
    • 1-2 parts finely dices fresh ginger root
    • 1 part dried fennel seeds
    • Boiling water (just enough to cover the herbs, and that includes with stirring them.)
    • 6 parts vodka or rum
    • Mason or Glass Jar with air tight lid.
    • Storage time: 2-6 Weeks
    • Dosage: 1 tsp usually for adults but in bad cases a second dose is needed.  ½ tsp for morning sickness in pregnancy, and additional doses throughout the day.  10-20 drops usually plenty for children.

Sleepy Time Sleep Tincture

Hard to do this one in parts, so you will get measurements, and will have to do math to scale it.

  • Uses: Also obvious.  Good for sick children, or long travels, insomnia, anxiety because it is relaxing and calming as well.
  • Ingredients
    • 2 tbsp dried yarrow flowers (relaxing, nutrients)
    • 2 tbsp dried catnip (calming)
    • 2 tbsp dried oatstraw (good for bed wetting)
    • 2 tbsp chamomile flowers (calming, relaxing), see the chamomile tincture above.
    • 1 tbsp dried mint leaves
    • 1 tbsp dried hops flowers
    • 1 tbsp dried stevia leaf (sweetener)
    • Boiling water (just enough to cover the herbs, and that includes with stirring them.)
    • 2 cups vodka or rum
    • Mason or Glass Jar with air tight lid.
    • Storage time: 2-8 Weeks
    • Dosage: 2-3 full droppers for adults.  1 full dropper for children over 2 years.

Rosemary Tincture

  • Uses: Abdominal pain, insomnia, gout, cephalagia, antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-inflamatory, expectorant, antiviral, aphrodisiac, disinfectant.
  • Ingredients
    • 1 part dried rosemary
    • Boiling water (just enough to cover the herbs, and that includes with stirring them.)
    • 5-7 parts 100 proof vodka or everclear (190 proof, better if using fresh rosemary)
    • Mason or Glass Jar with air tight lid.
    • Storage time: 4-6 Weeks
    • Dosage: For adults, up to 2 ml (25 drops, or almost half of a 5 ml dropper), three times daily.

Migraine Tincture

  • Uses: Obvious.  The lemon balm can calm irritable children, is an antiviral on cold sores, heal wounds and protect skin, treat cold and flu to some degree, relieves symptoms of migraines, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
  • Ingredients
    • 3 Parts fresh lemon balm
    • 2 parts feverfew
    • Enough 100 proof vodka or everclear (190 proof, better if using fresh rosemary) to cover herbs.
    • Mason or Glass Jar with air tight lid.
    • Storage time: 2-6 Weeks
    • Dosage: ¼ to ½ tsp every 30 minutes to an hour until symptoms subside.

Burdock Root Tincture

  • Uses: assists liver function, digestion, and skin health.  High in iron and lots of other minerals.
  • Ingredients
    • 1 Part Burdock Roots
    • 2 parts 100 proof vodka or Rum
    • Mason or Glass Jar with air tight lid.
    • Storage time: 2-6 Weeks

Stinging Nettle Tincture

  • Uses: rich in iron, potassium, calcium, manganese, and other minerals.
  • Ingredients
    • 1 Part cut fresh, or shredded dried plants
    • 2 parts 100 proof vodka or Rum
    • Mason or Glass Jar with air tight lid.
    • Storage time: 2-6 Weeks

Cold and Flu, Immune Booster Tincture

  • Uses: elderberry and hips has vitamin c and bio-flavonoids.  Lichen is an immune booster and has antibiotic properties for the urinary and respiratory systems.  Mullein restores lungs and promotes lung health.
  • Ingredients
    • 1 Part rose hip
    • 1 part elderberry
    • 2 parts usnea lichen
    • 1 part mullein
    • Vodka or Rum to fill jar.
    • Mason or Glass Jar with air tight lid.
    • Storage time: 3-6 Weeks

Heart and Blood Tonic, Energy Booster Tincture

  • Uses: Hawthorn known as heart tonic.  Stimulates heart to beat and can be used to treat people with arrhythmia.  Consult someone if you are on heart medication.  Ginseng for energy.
  • Ingredients
    • 1 Part hawthorn berry
    • 1 part ginseng
    • 2 parts olive leaf
    • Vodka or Rum to fill jar.
    • Mason or Glass Jar with air tight lid.
    • Storage time: 3-6 Weeks

This list should get any survivalist well on their way to becoming the Mad Herbal Scientist.  As you learn about new herbs, and research their effect on the body in a tincture, you can continue to develop new recipes.  They all have large commonalities, don’t they?

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Ken
Ken
Ken is addicted to fitness and mountain biking. He is such a thrill seeker, people are starting to be concerned!He enjoys MTBing, Hiking, Climbing, Geocaching, Orienteering, Weight Lifting, and Wilderness Survival.

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