Immunity Tonic Herbal Tincture Making Kit
Tincture Kit Includes Herbs, Glycerin, Dropper Bottle, and Jar!
Elderberries- Sambucus Nigra (Jie Gu Mu) - The berries have been used as a cold and flu remedy when made into a syrup or infusion. They can help to reduce a fever and can be used as a cough expectorant. They also have anti-oxidants and are good for the immune system.
Rose hips - Rosa Multiflora or Rosa Rubiginosa - 3 rose hips have just as much vitamin C as a small orange. Mint -Mentha piperita. (Bo He) Can clear the heat of a fever, also will help with headaches.
Cinnamon Twig - Ramulus Cinnamomi. (Gui Zhi) Cinnamon Twig brings heat to the extremities, clears heat out of the body
Ginger root - Zingiber officinale. (Sheng Jiang) Great warming herb that can also help to clear out pathogens
White Peony Root - Paeonia lactiflora. (Bai Shao) - Blood building and tonifying for the spleen.
Honeysuckle Flowers- Japanica Lonicera. Jin Yin Hua. Anti-viral herb, clears heat, soothes sore throats
Norway Spruce Tips or White Pine Needles- Picea abies and Pinus strobus. Both conifer tree needles are good for the lungs and are a great source of vitamin c, supporting immunity.
Mugwort Leaf- Artemisia Vulgaris. huáng huā hāo. Great tonic for the lungs. Anti-inflammatory. Can help alleviate headaches and sinus congestion.
Reishi mushroom is a polypore mushroom. Ganorderma Tsugae is the latin name. Chinese Pinyin is (Ling Zhi). Reishi is a great liver detox and is used for calming the heart. It is also a tonic for the spleen, heart, and lungs. Turkey tail mushrooms Trametes versicolor-It is anti-cancer and great for the immune system. All medicinal mushrooms are great for immunity but these two are particularly amazing!
Instructions for straining, care, storage, and use of the tincture.
Use small pint sized ball jar. Combine the herbs with 2 ounces of glycerin and add 2-4 ounces of water depending on how high it needs to be to cover the herbs. Start with 2 ounces and see if you need to add more to keep the herbs below the liquid level. Add a fermenting weight or something that can weigh down the herbs ifpossible.
Keep the ball jar out of the sun in a cool place. Shake the jar everyday if you can to extract the medicine from the herbs. After 4-6 weeks strain the herbs through a fine mesh filter like a nut milk bag. Squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible. You can then do the optional double extraction process. Start by putting the glycerin mixture aside. Then add the herbs to 1 cup of water bring it to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes.
Then strain and combine with the glycerin that was set aside. There are some medicinal qualities that will come out from the glycerin (beta glucans) and some that will only come out by being decocted in water (poly-saccharides). After combining the water with the glycerin put the mixture back in the ball jar or put into dropper bottles.
Label with what herbs were used and put in a cool dry
place for storage. The tinctures extracted in glycerin will last for 2-3 years. Instructions for use- Add 1-2 dropper full into 6 oz. of filter water. Take 2-3 times a day.