This sage tincture recipe is easy and fun to make from the comfort of your own home. Sage is a common household herb with healing medicinal properties and other household uses.
About the Herb Sage
Sage is knows as Salvia officinalis or salvia, from the Latin salvere, which means cure. And, according to old folklore, it is the herb of domestic virtue. It is a common household herb that is typically recommended to accompany parsley, rosemary and thyme to flavor a variety of foods and meals.
What is a Tincture?
A tincture is a liquid that contains the herb’s properties in liquid form, usually alcohol but also non-alcohol methods such as vegetable glycerin. The liquid form is able to easily reach the bloodstream, such as when placed underneath the tongue and known for its convenience. Tinctures, when made from alcohol, can last indefinitely making this a timeless remedy.
Sage Tincture Recipe
Like most tincture recipes, this sage tincture recipe includes alcohol and fresh-from-the-garden sage. If you can make an organic sage herbal tincture you will eliminate the concern of pesticide residue. All the more reason to grow your own herbs in your windowsill or backyard garden.
- A handful or two of sage
- Alcohol (80 proof or higher, to break down the plant)
- Mason jars
- Amber jar with dropper
Step one: Gather your herbs. If using fresh herbs, make sure to wash them free of dirt and debris.
Step two: Chop the herbs finely.
Step 3: Place herbs in a mason jar and cover completely with the alcohol.
Step 4: For the next two weeks, share the jar daily.
Step 5: Using a cheese cloth, strain the liquid tincture into a dark colored glass jar ideally with its own dropper. You may discard the plant remnants. Store away from light.
Common Uses of Sage
There are some medicinal properties known through this herb:
- Digestive tonic and stimulant
- Reduces sweating (such as hot flashes with hormonal imbalances)
- Hormonal stimulant in menopause
- Soothes sore throats
Here are a few uses of sage in general for around the house:
- Scatter to repel insects
- Burn to help alleviate cooking smells
Sage is known as a companion plant that helps to turn-off certain invasive insects. The powerful aroma that sage infuses in the air tells those bugs that try to eat your other vegetable plants to take a hike!
A homemade, diy sage tincture recipe is simple and easy to make for your home purposes. Hopefully this gave you the scoop on how to make a sage tincture recipe that will last for a long time.
Of course, this is not intended to be medical advice, or to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. Please seek the care of a doctor for medical advice.
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