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  1. Valerie
    January 15, 2013

    Could you tell me what kind of alcohol is used for the tinctures? Thanks.

    • J.
      January 16, 2013

      From the article above: “Almost any alcohol can be used to make a tincture. My preference is 100 proof vodka.”

  2. ELIZABETH ELIAS
    November 12, 2013

    i am looking for a stress relieve tincture i have the herbs but i dont know the amounts that it would use to make a tincture can you tell me thanks

  3. T
    June 20, 2014

    I have suffered from panic attacks for the past 8 months. I want to go the natural route. I would like to make my own stress relief, anxiety tincture. I know that rose hips, lavender, lemon balm. tarragon, st johns wort, chamomile, tumeric, rhodiola, and scullcap can be taken for anxiety, stress relief and even depression. I was wondering about the ratios of mixing them together and which ones are okay to put together? Can I mix lemon balm, rose hips, lavender, chamomile and scullcap? or would scullcap and lemon balm be too strong together? What would you recommend. I already make my own tinctures.

    • JessK
      July 2, 2014

      From all that I have studied regarding anxiety connected to the central nervous system, I would say that you shouldn’t necessarily just throw everything together into 1 tincture. I found that lemon balm and st. johns wort are probably your best route for calming your central nervous system. Chamomile is better for soothing stomach/digestive issues and lavender is an olfactory remedy most of all (better applied as an oil). Really it is what you respond to the best in the circumstance. Above all, it is the root of the attacks that is most important, but I have found that lemon balm can soothe your “out of whack” nerves and calm you from the inside out. If your anxiety is connected with sleep issues, you may then want to use a valerian root tincture which really helps induce sleepiness. If it is more depression, the st. johns will boost your mood more. Although all of the herbs you mentioned will positively enhance your well-being, I would say go for lemon balm and st. johns. Make separate tinctures and test them out so that you can see which is best for you in those situations. I just found tons of st. john’s growing next to my grocery store and am making tincture tonight! Etsy.com has really reliable sellers with wild-crafted tinctures for any imbalance. Yoga is also highly recommended for stress/anxiety, or just meditation. Om namah shivaya :) GOOD LUCK!

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