Before I became interested in herbal remedies, I had never heard of a tincture. Maybe you haven’t, either.
A tincture is made by using alcohol to extract the medicinal qualities of a plant or herb. Think of it as a concentrated herbal tea…but with vodka.
Don’t let the alcohol scare you, though. It’s so concentrated, you only take a teaspoon of it at time. And if the alcohol is a real issue for you, tinctures can also be made with glycerin. I’ll give you instructions for both.
The general rule is that a teaspoon of tincture is equivalent to a cup of brewed tea.
Although I enjoy a good cup of tea now and then, it’s not my preferred method of taking remedies. I’d rather just git ‘er done, as they say.
Plus, with this Sleepy Time Tincture, I am usually using it or giving it in the middle of the night. When you’re trying to get to sleep, quicker is better.