Tinctures on alcohol - means of traditional medicine
Alcohol infusions are very popular in conservative and traditional medicine. Tinctures in medical practice are called clear liquid, which is an alcohol-ether plant extract. In contrast to water, alcohol tinctures can be stored for a long time without losing their healing properties. Such drugs are prepared in pharmaceutical factories, but they are also often made by the artisanal method: at home for self-treatment.
Do not confuse tinctures with extracts! The extract is a thicker substance formed by obtaining a high concentration of plant beneficial substances. They are used only in diluted form. But it is better to use tinctures, so as not to confuse the dosage. Making tinctures on alcohol occurs in the laboratory. This process implies serious responsibility. Prepare the infusion with the calculation of one to five, or one to ten on seventy percent alcohol. Next comes the infusion for a week at room temperature.After this, the tincture is to be settled, so that the whole plant residue is collected at the bottom of the tank. This process should last a couple of days at a temperature of no more than eight degrees. Next, the raw material is filtered. After that, the finished tincture is poured into vessels, which will get on the shelves of pharmacies.
Cooking at home
Homemade liqueur on alcohol have a wider range of applications than pharmacy. People are used to making universal medicines and curing all diseases with them. Ideally, the tincture should be transparent and have the smell and taste of the plant from which it is made. Of course, traditional pharmacists use vodka to make such medicines, so the result is excellent liquor. Thanks to medicinal raw materials, the tincture will be beneficial, but only if the person knows how to use it and in what quantities. Homemade tinctures can treat many diseases, but do not abuse them.
Alcohol tinctures are usually consumed inside. There are potent and ordinary. The first type is applied at the rate of 3-8 drops two to three times a day.Most often they are taken 15-40 minutes before a meal. This ensures a better absorption into the body. The remaining tinctures on alcohol can be taken in 10-50 drops at a time.
Do not forget that many tinctures have their own contraindications, so it is extremely dangerous to self-medicate without knowing the properties of a particular plant. It is unacceptable to use the tincture for purposes other than intended. Many potent plants in combination with alcohol overdose can lead to poisoning or other side effects. We do not recommend the use of tinctures for rubbing children! Thus, you put them at greater risk than a cold or hypothermia. The most popular tinctures are valerian and motherwort. They have a relaxing effect on the nervous system.
Alcohol tinctures have several advantages over other types of drugs and tinctures:
- all the healing elements under the action of alcohol are better drawn out of the plant;
- tincture is preserved longer;
- The effect of alcohol tinctures is much better, because the drug is better absorbed in the body and easier to be absorbed.