I think this might very well be the perfect post to reiterate that there is no wrong size to make a tincture. Normally I do not make tinctures this small, but I realize not everyone has a large family or sells their creations so…tiny tincture.
Yarrow is actually a great plant for a tiny tincture. Yarrow is a first aid plant so you probably won’t be consuming her every day. Save those big jars for things like echinacea tintures, nettle infusions, or lemon balm honey.
I’ve done super detailed tincture recipes before so for this tiny tincture, simplicity is the word of the day.
- Take your little jar and fill it halfway with dried yarrow.
- Top the jar off with 80 proof alcohol. Vodka is my choice. Make sure the flowers are covered.
- Label it and set it somewhere out of direct sunlight.
- Give it a shake every day or two for at least 6 weeks. You can definitely go longer, but this is the bare minimum.
- Strain it. Bottle it. Make sure its still labeled, and use as needed.
Boom, Baby! Twenty second tincture recipe.
This tincture is awesome for stomach cramps and bleeding. I’m looking at you, Moon Time! It can also be used externally to clear up bruises. I’ve heard that taking a few drops of yarrow tincture is an effective way to stop nosebleeds but we’ve only tried the powdered yarrow (super effective!) for this application. There are actually A TON of medicinal applications for yarrow. You can learn all about them in Magickal and Medicinal Herbs: Yarrow.
You can purchase dried yarrow in the Apothecary.
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Disclaimer: Please note that I am a not medical professional and everything written here is a product of my own research. Don’t take any advice given here over that of a trained doctor. If you ingest any herbs, always make sure that you’re 100% sure that they’re safe. If you’re pregnant or giving to a child, always consult a doctor before ingesting herbs and plant you aren’t familiar with. Magickal instruction and spells are for personal entertainment purposes only. The desired result/outcome cannot be guaranteed as a result of using any magickal item, and should not be used as a replacement for medical/professional assistance.
– Notes from my studies at Vintage Remedies: School of Natural Health.
– Additional information collected from various sources including personal experience and synthesized in my personal materia medica.