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Dandelion tincture

Returning to dandelion day to re-visit the tincture we started.

I let this go a full 4 weeks.
 
Time to press...

and bottle.


Now, what is dandelion tincture good for you ask? 

It's a good substitute for swamp water!  Just kiddin'...

Traditionally it's been used as a gentle cleansing/detoxifying tonic.  I wrote more about it here.

Definitely glad to have this on hand again. 

Herbal love!

7 comments:

  1. Wow I love it. I love tinctures and natural medicine. Great pictures too by the way.

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  2. Loved your post on Dandelions too - you are giving me lots of great ideas for what to do with the ones in our yard (other than making wishes of course).

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  3. good stuff! looks like you will have plenty on hand :)

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  4. What a neat idea. I've only ever thought to dry dandelion and make a herbal tea. The tincture sounds like an interesting project. Requires some patience though. Four weeks is a long time! How long will that batch last you?

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  5. Wow..that is really interesting. I would love to try it!

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  6. Lucky you Susan - I will be doing a give-away soon where you can choose one of my herbal remedies... ha!
    Jill - this will last all year, but I make tinctures for friends/clients, so this will be shared with others. :)
    Melanie - yes, wishes are important too, so are the seeds the wishing disperses. They ensure dandelions for next year!
    xoxo

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  7. I have dandelion in my salads and drink them in my teas. i had to bring seeds over to Dom Rep. Lovely Dandelion!

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