A tincture made of echinacea (commonly known as purple coneflower) is often used in herbal medicines. Echinacea is popularly believed to be an immunostimulator, stimulating the body’s immune system and warding off infections. It’s great to have on hand for cold and flu season. Time to put some up for a rainy (sneezy) day!
How to make Echinacea Tincture:
Echinacea root (purple coneflower root)
100 proof vodka (I used 151 proof Everclear)
Take root and cover with vodka. Sit in a cool dark place and shake DAILY for SIX weeks.
After six weeks strain through cheese cloth.
Squeeze all of the liquid out of the cheese cloth and discard the used echinacea root.
Bottle in sterilized jars/containers.
Now you’re ready for the cold and flu season! If you don’t drink alcohol, just put a couple of teaspoons into a cup of hot tea and the alcohol will evaporate.
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