Thursday, February 16, 2012

Horehound & Cedar Tincture

Three weeks ago I gathered with my lovely herbie friends for a potluck and tincture exchange. Oh how I enjoy my plant friends; the food was wonderful and the abundance of herbs very fabulous.
I came home with Red Cedar tincture, Opium Poppy tincture, Hops tincture, Motherwort tincture and dried Horehound.
This evening I made Horehound tincture.
Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)
  • 50%; grain alcohol
  • Garden of Gradey
  • 24oz of dried leaf, flower & stem
What I know about my new tinctures:
  • Red Cedar in 75% alcohol 
Cedars are the Trees of Life
  • Opium 
  • Motherwort is from the mint family and is said to be a nervine that will quell irritability and anxiety, it may “ melancholy vapors from the heart” (Culpepper)