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Make Better Medicine – The Art & Science of Botanical Tincturing Intensive

Jun 13 - 16, 2024

Elderberry's Farm, 1978 Harding Road, Paonia, CO


The Art & Science of Botanical Tincturing. This class is designed to help herbalists learn the art and science of crafting potent herbal tinctures (hydroethanolic extracts). By understanding the principles of solubility and extraction that apply to tinctures, we get a broader spectrum of constituents in a more concentrated, consistent product. We'll explore different methods of tincturing and look at the pros and cons of each method. Expand your skills and techniques as we compare different ways to extract both fresh and dried herbs. Compare maceration to percolation Learn how to make a good tincture in 15 minutes using either fresh or dried herbs in the Vitamix! Learn how to use the Magical Butter Machine to make a strong tincture, like the Eclectics made with a water bath percolator Reproduce the time-tested method of percolation used in Fenner's Formulary, 1888 Learn easy tincture math to consistently calculate proportions and concentrations 4 day workshop ticket price includes all workshop activities & supplies, access to the corresponding online class materials, platform or meadow camping (with use of bathhouse), mid-day organic lunch & evening festivities.

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