Use of medicinal plants?

Updated on June 7, 2019 in Medicinal Plants
10 on June 7, 2019

What are some good books that describe the use of medicinal plants?i have read several books on what plants do, but they never say how to prepare them.also, if anyone knows what a “tincture” is and how to make one, that would be very helpful

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6 on June 7, 2019

Tinctures are herbal extracts that are made by letting a herb sit in a menstruum (alcohol, glycerin or apple cider vinegar) for 6 weeks before its strained and ready for use. They are more potent than infusions, and are taken in small doses, ranging from 1 – 90+ drops, depending on the herb

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So what kind of herbal i should need for Tinctures

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Generally, fresh herbs are best used to make the tincture, as they preserve the herbal properties at the peak of potency and freshness, although dry can be used if necessary.

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Thanks do you know about use of menstruum ?

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The menstruum used depends on what herb you are using, and who its for

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Can you elaborate with example ?

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Sure why note

I use apple cider vinegar for tincturing plants like wintergreen and willow, because it extracts the methyl salicylate better than glycerine or alcohol. I

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2 on June 7, 2019

Sorry, this is not just about plants, but I thought I’d mention it in case you had an interest. A book called “Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet” by Ibn al Qayyim al Jawziyyah is about how cures actually come about

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is it Islamic book  ?

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yeh It describes everything Prophet Muhammad used as medicine 1400 years ago, like honey, black seed, dates, incense, exercise, sleep, combinations of food, etc. I found it very beneficial. The publisher has it for a better price than amazon. Here’s the address, if you want to buy it. 

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