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Stinging Nettle Root Tincture

  • Author: Joybilee Farm
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 500 ml 1x
  • Category: Tincture
  • Method: Infusion

Description

Harvest stinging nettle roots in the fall for this tincture that is helpful for men’s health.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried or 4 cups of fresh stinging nettle roots
  • 3 to 4 cups vodka or brandy (80 proof)
  • 1-quart jar
  • 5 amber glass bottles with dropper lids

Instructions

  1. Fill a quart jar with nettle roots. Pour 40% vodka over them. Generally, an herbalist would use alcohol of at least 50% or 100 proof for this preparation, but where I live you can’t easily find vodka with a higher alcohol percentage. The tincture is still strong enough even with a lower alcohol percentage.
  2. Cap tightly. Label and date the jar. Shake the jar once a day or as often as you think of it.
  3. After 6 weeks, strain the jar contents, reserving the liquid. Press the spent nettle roots with a potato ricer or other press, to capture as much of the tincture as possible.  Discard the roots.
  4. Pour the completed tincture into amber glass bottles. Cap with a dropper lid.
  5. Label and date. The tincture will be good for years.

Keywords: Stinging Nettle, Tincture

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