Calendula Tincture Topical and Internal

READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 10 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 10
    cups grain alcohol (vodka will do)
  • 1
    cup packed fresh calendula flowers
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DIRECTIONS

  • Take your flowers and place them in the glass jar, and fill the jar to the top with your grain alcohol. Screw on the top and let it seep for 2-4 weeks. Shaking twice a day.
  • After it has had time to seep 2 to 4 weeks later. Strain the tincture through a coffee filter or cheese cloth. Then pour carefully the tincture into a dark bottle. Make sure that the bottle is clean and air dried.
  • Now to use topical: Dilute 12 part tincture to 10 parts witch hazel, apply this natural remedy to affected skin area.
  • You can also put the mixture in a spray bottle to be used in a few days. Because there is no preservatives of any kind, having it in a spray bottle will not last as long as in the dark bottle. Keeping it in the refrigerator will prolong it and feel nice when sprayed.
  • Internal use:
  • A cleansing and detoxifying herb, Calendula works great for stimulating and purifying the liver. It is also a great tonic for stomach ulcers and digestive disorders, and a gargle for canker sores in the mouth and throat.
  • Using a funnel pour the tincture into medicine dropper bottles.
  • Dosage: taken orally is 5-15 drops for children and 10-25 drops for adults.
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