This herbal kit is designed to take anyone interested in making herbal medicine and guide you through the steps to make a potent, standard extract tincture. This kit includes 24 grams of ground passionflower leaf grown on site (passiflora incarnata) and makes a total of 4 oz of tincture.
This kit includes everything pictured: 24 grams of ground passionflower leaf, 2 oz amber glass bottle w/ dropper, 20×20 organic cotton strain cloth, stainless steel funnel, Ever Wilder 1″x3″ sticker labels and detailed directions to making your own tincture!
This is comparable to $40+ of tincture when purchased at select suppliers in 2 oz increments.
Passionflower leaves and flowers have been consumed as a tea for years. Modern herbalist also use tinctures and other extractions. Passionflower’s therapeutic qualities go far beyond a “sedative” or something to help you sleep. The leaf tea is also indicated for anxiety and other stress related effects. Passionflower has potential positive implications in the world of ADHD and so much more.
From the guide:
What is a tincture?
A tincture is a herbal extraction using alcohol as the menstruum. In other words, we are using alcohol to pull out certain compounds in plants for our consumption.
Why use a tincture?
Tinctures often have a high alcohol content and therefore don’t always make the most friendly way to consume herbs. For example, your finished tincture in this kit will have a finished alcohol content of around 50% – the other 50% water. Placing this directly in your mouth can result in burning, unpleasant feelings!
Even with this downside, tincture can be a very effective way of using herbs. Most of the time I will place a dosage of tincture into a small cup of water and drink. By doing this, you avoid tasting the tincture too much.
Alcohol is not only really good at extracting certain plant compounds, but it preserves them almost indefinitely. A finished tincture with an appropriate alcohol content will last for years in proper storage – a cool, dark place.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.