Foundations of Plant Medicine: Tincture Making
When herbalists want to create a plant medicine with an extended shelf life, they often make a tincture, which is an infusion using alcohol, vinegar, or vegetable glycerin as the base substance. Tinctures are very effective in extracting medicinal compounds from plants, last longer than a water infusion or decoction, and are an easy way to ingest less palatable herbs, or those remedies that require higher and more frequent doses.
In this class, participants will learn the basic principles of tincturing, including plant and herb preparation, ratios, and infusion mediums. We will explore some useful plants to tincture and discuss when and how to use them.
Class size is limited to allow for participant questions and interaction.
This class is being led by Natasha Tucker. Natasha is a local herbalist and naturalist who has studied the natural world for many years. She has had the great fortune to learn from several incredible teachers, including Sarah Preston, and Katie Singer, author of The Garden of Fertility. Currently she works for Black and Green Press. She is an avid gardener and was co-owner of an ecological landscaping company for five years. Her passion is sharing her love of the natural world with others. Learn more about Natasha at natashatucker.org.
|Tincture Making||$ 30.00|