Alternative to tinctures using vegetable glycerin in place of alcohol to extract a plant’s medicinal constituents.
Glycerin is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid with an incredibly sweet taste and consistency of thick syrup. Although sweet, it contains no sugar and has a low GI index. It's a bit too sweet for me, but I do use glycerin extractions for sweetening tea, oatmeal, and smoothies.
Plant materials used are personally grown or wildcrafted, and selected at the optimal times, to ensure the freshest and most potent herbal remedies.
Vegetable glycerin is used in place of alcohol to extract the medicinal constituents of the plant. While alcohol is generally regarded as both a superior solvent and preservative, glycerins provide an alcohol-free option for those sensitive to alcohol.
1 oz. Dropper Bottle $7
2 oz. dropper bottle $12
Available glycerins include:
Catmint is calming and relaxing, with a gentle minty taste. Along with other mints, catmint offers relief with many digestive issues and provides good respiratory support.
Hyssop has a long history of medicinal use and was so highly esteemed that it was traditionally considered to be a cure-all. Because of its bitter tang, I don't turn to the dried plant for a relaxing tea. But used as a glycerin, it's a pleasant and health-supporting addition to tea and other foods.
Lemon Balm has a nice lemony taste that is enhanced further by the sweetness of the glycerin. Lemon balm is known for inducing sleep, lowering fever, relieving headaches, and calming upset stomachs.
Marshmallow is my favorite glycerin because it actually tastes like marshmallows! Gycerin infused with the marshmallow plant is quite thick, thanks to its ability to extract the beneficial mucilage from the root, something alcohol is not able to do well.