I have been surprised at the amount of conversations I’ve had, recently, about what a tincture is and how you use is as part of natural, holistic, health care. Since it has come up so much, and I have realized others might no know what a tincture is… getting the conversation started is important.
So a tincture is a type of herbal preparation. The herbs are placed in a container with a menstruum and left to steep for about four to six weeks. The liquid is strained to separate the herb, and then bottled into tinted dropper bottles. This is then taken orally as an herbal supplement. So how do you use it?