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Thanks for this great information. I would love to learn more about tincturing lemon balm since I have SO much from my very vigorous plant!

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Plantain. I was swarmed by hornets last summer and stung repeatedly. I had to drive to find plantain past manicured lawns lacking this most common plant. Found it, made the spit poultice and it was amazing. Hot, swollen, painful stung areas were normal in minutes unlike the stings I could not reach. I dried some to keep in a tin in my car but was thinking of tincturing it and keeping it in a mister in my car. Do you think a tincture applied topically would work, or work as well?

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Thanks for the information! Would you know something about making a double tincture--I think that's what it's called. You do your first round then strain the tincture and pour it over a fresh batch of herbs. From someone who knows, I'd like to know if you think it's worth the wait.

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It would be great if you classify tinctures based on properties or uses. It helps to not browse through all to get to what you want. Great recommendations By the Way!!

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I'd like to know how to make Lobelia (lobelia inflata) this is the one we use the most, for respiratory and sniffles. But I don't know what flower or what part to use or pick. Couldn't be my favorite little blue one in my Window boxes? Thanks

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There are just so many tinctures and balms etc to make. I so a number of them, but half the time I forget which I have And which is best for what!😆 How do you keep that many remedies sorted out, never mind the space to keep them all!

Always love your info Ashley, thank you!

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Hi Ashley,

Do you have any tinctures to help stabilize blood pressure?

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Why not put a golden raisin in the dandelion wine fermenter?

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How about oregano ? I have two bushes that are green and ready for a first harvest in March!

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Hi Ashley, thank you so much for this! I am just getting into making tinctures and infused oils, so this will be very useful. As someone currently suffering with a sore throat that is not shifting, I love the idea of a herbal oxymel. Can I ask your advice? The last 2 oils I infused did not work, I think the plants must have still been too damp (I live in Ireland in lake country, its very damp here!)... I'm just wondering how to go about drying them out before infusing? Not much sun about, would the oven be ok on a low temperature?

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