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Making Echinacea Tincture

purple coneflowers
purple coneflowers

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Purple coneflower is Echinacea purpurea. Echinacea tincture helps stimulate the immune system and fend of infection. I take it in the fall when other people start to get sick! The process takes small amounts of time over the course of about three weeks.

What you’ll need

A sterilized glass jar with tight fitting lid

80 – 100 proofgrain alcohol or vodka

cheesecloth

amber medicine dropper bottles

Fresh echinacea parts.

Dig up fresh Echinacea plants in July and August. With focused and good intentions, rinse and chop roots, stems and leaves. Pull off flower petals. Pull apart seeds from coneheads. IMG_5046 IMG_5047 IMG_5049 IMG_5050Choose enough plant material to fill the whole jar. Add alcohol to about ½ inch of the top.  Put the lid on tightly.  Store in a dark cabinet for three weeks or longer. Gentle shake the jar each day. After three weeks, strain the plant material so only the infused alcohol remains. Fill amber dropper bottles with tincture! Find time to do each step in a way that is calm and not rushed.

2 weeks until tincture ready
2 weeks until tincture ready

Take 10-30 drops per day.

Published by Julia

I'm a mom, coach and disaster planner. I like quilting and identifying plants and birds.

4 thoughts on “Making Echinacea Tincture”

  1. Patriciavak says:

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