Solvent (i.e. 100 proof
alcohol or vegetable glycerin)
quart-sized glass jar
4 oz. fresh or 2 oz. of dried herbs
3 parts lemon balm
2 parts feverfew
100 proof vodka to fill (approximately 16 ounces)
Measure your herbs depending on wh
ether you are using fresh or dried herbs.
If using fresh herbs, chop until fine
Add herbs to glass jar.
Pour solvent over herbs to fill the jar. The solvent should rise 1
2 inches above the herbs.
Place the lid on the jar and shake until the herbs are we
Label jar with contents and date.
Set in a warm, sunny window and steep for 2
6 weeks, shaking daily.
Strain with a cheesecloth, compost the plant material, and place tincture in dark colored
bottles for storage in a cool, dark place. The tincture should keep for up to 5 years