Tinctures (Liquid Extracts)Tinctures are an effective and readily available method of ingesting active compounds into the body. This is a great way for anyone who struggles with taking tablets or capsules to benefit from the power of natural supplements. The usual dose is a few drops to a teaspoon taken daily by mouth, as it is or diluted in a drink.
- The ratio refers to amount of herb to the amount of solvent in the extract, for example a 1:3 tincture is made with 1 part herb to 3 parts liquid. So the lower the second number, the stronger the extract.
- The percentage refers to the alcohol content. A 45% tincture is made with liquid consisting of 45% alcohol and 65% water. Different constituents require different amounts of alcohol for them to be extracted.