Immune-Boosting Lemon Balm Tincture

Take advantage of lemon balm’s healing properties with this immune-boosting tincture.


| July/August 2015



lemon balm tincture

Take advantage of lemon balm's healing properties by making your own tinctures.

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You can take advantage of lemon balm’s many healing properties by making an extract or tincture. A tincture is an alcohol extract of the fresh or dried plant—for lemon balm, it’s best to make a tincture from the fresh plant. This immune-boosting remedy is perfect for cold and flu season. You can also dab a few drops on cold sores or herpes lesions using a cotton swab.

Ingredients

• Large bundle of fresh lemon balm
• 1 bottle vodka

Instructions

1. Coarsely chop leaves and stems of lemon balm.

2. Add plant matter to a glass canning jar until it’s about 3⁄4 full. Fill jar with vodka until plant matter is completely covered.





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