How to Make a Chaga Tincture

A tincture is an alcoholic derivative of a plant, herb or mushroom. Tinctures are effective in extracting the medicinal compounds and preserving them for long periods of time. Tinctures are useful in that they are easy to use, they are quickly absorbed, and easily added to drinks, recipes etc. In this demonstration I am making a Chaga Tincture. If using herbs, skip the heating part and just store after straining.
Ingredients: Chaga & Vodka.
1. Fill a glass jar with ground chaga, any size will work depending on how much you want to make.
2. After adding chaga, fill the jar to the top with vodka.
3. Put the cap on and let sit for 3 weeks. Patience my friend.
4. Pour contents of jar into small saucepan. Add 2 times the amount of water as chaga/vodka mixture (2:1). Cook on medium low heat for 30 minutes.

5. Strain the chaga out of liquid. Repeat step 4. Add the water and cook another 30 minutes (yes, 2:1 again)
6. Cool, and store in glass or ceramic jar.
There you have it! A tincture. 1 tsp is plenty to add to a single 8 oz drink (coffee, tea or by taken by itself).
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