[TCM] herbal tinctures
alstone at beyondwellbeing.com
Tue Oct 26 15:41:35 EDT 2004
On Oct 24, 2004, at 5:50 PM, ZSandell wrote:
> i am wondering if any one knows where to find herb to alcohol ratios
> for making chinese herbs into tinctures.
> zoe sandell
I have two books on the subject, and they don't really give any
constant quantities. In general, I've always made large jars of
tincture and tend to have about one third of it full of herbs, while
the rest is alcohol.
The most common alcohol used in China for tinctures is "Bai Jiu" which
translates to "white wine" but it isn't really a white line like what
we'll find coming out of California or France, but a much stronger
I use vodka myself, for my tinctures.
Here are a couple of books that I've found on the subject:
1) Chinese Medicine Wines & Elixirs
Bob Flaws - Blue Poppy Press
2) Preparations and uses of Chinese Medicated Spirits and Wine
Written by Lu Lei, Yu Yangbo, Lu Shunyun, and Liu Hongjin - Shandong
Friendship Publishing House
Hope this helps.
Al Stone, L.Ac.
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