Tea Time: Medicinal Herbal Tea’s

Tea is a time-honored and widespread preparation method used by cultures around the world today - for at least the past 3,000 to 5,000 years, as well. This makes sense because teas utilize the most popular and available liquid substance in the world: water. Water at its boiling point {212 degrees F} will remove, or … Continue reading Tea Time: Medicinal Herbal Tea’s

WHY A DECOCTION TINCTURE?

If you have dabbled in making your own medicinal herbal remedies, chances are you have likely entered the world of tinctures. Those little dropper bottles of herbs you see in the natural food store rely on alcohol to pull key constituents from plants, and with most plant properties, alcohol does an excellent job. Tinctures are … Continue reading WHY A DECOCTION TINCTURE?

Distillates, Hydrosols, Tinctures, Syrup’s & More.

Distillates and Hydrosols: The aromatic liquids that remain after essential oils have been distilled from plants. We use distillates in herbal preparations, in spritzers as a skin freshener, and if we are sure of the source {if we make them ourselves or know the maker}, in culinary recipes and beverages. If the distillate is made … Continue reading Distillates, Hydrosols, Tinctures, Syrup’s & More.