herbal medicine

  • Tincture : method

    Tincture : method

    The term tincture refers to a preparation with alcohol, vinegar, wine or glycerine. Herbal tinctures are alcoholic or water-alcoholic. Alcool is a better solvent than water for extracting plant constituents. In general, tinctures are solutions that contains at least 45 percent alcohol with the ration 1:4. These are the ratios of herbs to menstrua: Tinctures…

  • Wine and Vinegar infusion

    Wine and Vinegar infusion

    Wine infusion Wine is characterized as a spirituous liquid, the result of the fermentation of grape juice. The other ingredients of the wine are sugar, gum, tannic, malic, acids, coloring, tartrate of lime, and volatile oils (bouquet). Medicated wines are one of the oldest classes of Galenic preparations. They are hydro-alcoholic solutions made from various…

  • Types of solvent in Herbal medicine

    Types of solvent in Herbal medicine

    There are 5 types of solvents that are used traditionally in herbal medicine: water, vinegar, ethyl alcohol, wine, oil. Water is remarkable solvency extract for diverse substances. Vinegar is generally classed among the derivatives of alcohol because it is produced by the oxidation of alcoholic liquids. Wine could be a good solvent for the herbs.…