Tuesday, June 4, 2013

making medicine

lemon balm
our patch of lemon balm has grown quite well this year. we've been harvesting it and drying it for tea-making. so, i figured it was about time to make some tincture! i just did the "folk" method, which involves; cutting up the plant and packing it tightly in your jar, covering it with alcohol (everclear in this case), and letting it sit for a bit. my herbal medicine making book said fifteen days, but i remember my teacher saying four to six weeks. i think i'll try to let it infuse as long as possible. it should be especially potent from little helping hands.
lemon balm tincture

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