I, for one, am quite enjoying Tincture Ben! He seems super chill, relaxed and seems to be really enjoying himself. Big guy is having a great dry January!
What do y’all think?
Any tinctures that affect the way you think
I would love to get into preparing my own tinctures at home. I use tinctures frequently but have never prepared my own. I don’t mind being around or working with alcohol, but purchasing and keeping around drinking alcohol at my own place just doesn’t sit well with me as someone in long term recovery. Yet I feel like I’m missing out by not diving into the practice of preparing tinctures. Obviously these kinds of feelings are personal.
How do any of you in recovery involve yourself in the process of preparing your own tinctures that sit comfortably with you as someone in recovery? I feel like other liquid extracts are usually lacking in the potency and power compared to tinctures and maybe people here can offer alternative methods as well to preparing liquid extracts that are just as effective as tinctures.
Getting my wisdom teeth out and am looking for a tincture to tide me over till I can dab again. Anyone know where to get a decent tincture?
Let me preface this by saying I've never tried tasting it and I've never made it so this is my first experience. This weekend I'm going skiing and didn't feel like cleaning the vape to bring to the mountain so I thought tincture was an easy way to get high with just a few drops under the tongue. Last night I attempted to make it and when I tried it I damn near burned a hole under my tongue. It probably was the most vile taste I've experienced in a while and with my tongue I can physically feel the skin burn where I left the drop in my mouth. I understand there is a water-cure method to improve the taste and I did not do that, so there is my first issue but I'm not making this post as much for the taste as I am that I was completely not prepared to feel pain just from tincture. Therefore, clearly TIFU somewhere and looking for guidance.
My process is as follows:
I am interested in seeing how strong it is per drop so I think I could get through it if I applied to coffee or soda but I thought the point was to take it sublingually. Where did this n00b go wrong? Thanks for your help.
Hi, I’m such a newbie to herbalism but started a lavender/ tulsi basil tincture! Will it taste like alcohol? Do you just drop it on your tongue? Put it in drinks or food? Just looking for advice on how to take it enjoyably. Thanks!
My husband bought some alcohol based tincture from the dispensary and it tastes awful. Can anyone recommend a way to have some that will be tasty?
So first I want to say thank you to everyone here. I smoked for the first time a few months ago, realized the various benefits of it (both medicinal and otherwise), and have been hooked since. You guys (along with the peeps over in r/weed) have been invaluable in my learning process and have been an amazing resource, so thanks.
I recently made a tincture from some AVB I've been collecting, more as a fun experiment than a necessity. I have a terminal degree in the hard sciences so decided to turn this into a project of sorts. For anyone curious I essentially performed a two-phase extraction, with the final product being solvent exchanged into 100% EtOH. From approximately 114g of AVB, I have ~50mL of tincture, dark brown in color. I haven't quantified the THC content, though may by HPLC or GC-MS if I can find a standard to run against.
My question however is what now? I don't drink, which is one of my primary draws to weed in general, and the idea of eating something foul tasting is a bit off-putting (sensitive to tastes), especially when I can just smoke instead (been using a Volcano Hybrid based on a suggestion here, 10/10 would recommend). I'm wondering what others have come up with for tincture uses that hides the flavor well? Some ideas I've been toying with are using it in dark chocolate brownies, throwing it back on the rotovap and turning it into essentially a tar (to do what with I'm not sure), trying various juices / non-alcoholic drinks, or just bottling it up and giving it to someone who knows what they're doing. Basically any suggestion is highly appreciated. Thanks!
I'm on almost 4 entire tinctures of the b*noid tincture and yeah, this shit is psychedelic as fuck. Visuals are undeniably present both closed eye and open. Very mentally stimulated almost like shrooms. Ultimate powerful sativa strain? Seems almost so. The O really does meet the hype and not always immediately. Give this one some time and a few trys and up dosage people, it took me time but yes, THC O really IS psychedelic. Fyi vaporwave/mallsoft isn't a half had soundtrack for this stuff haha.
My friend made a pretty good batch of opium tincture. Last batch i boofed it all and loved that experience. This batch im more interested in IV ROA. Is it dangerous to IV a tincture?
Just dropped it in for a while. It got me where I wanted to go very predictably but tasted like hell. So I started looking for other options.
One was sugar free gummies after making FECO. That was fun but less predictable.
Today I took about 3 ozs of green dragon and evaporated it to FECO using a rice cooker as a Bain Marie. Then I poured 3 oz of MCT oil, peppermint extract and monk fruit sugar into the FECO and mixed.
It’s a winner. So far similar amounts of this work like similar amounts of ABV green dragon and they taste really good
You can find it under the category "Herbalism Tools" or via this direct link here.
Hi friends :)
I created a small cheat sheet in excel that I like to share today, which is very helpful in creating a very precise tincture.
On my side, I always like to make a standardized extract so I can calculate the dose accurately. For that, I always consult a materia medica (and that’s what I advise everyone to do) where ratio and dosage are precisely reported, proven by the long clinical experience of the authors.
If you use a herb as medicine this method will be proven extremely efficient over time; you will be able to adjust every dose accordingly, avoiding overuse effects and increasing dosage where needed.
My best sources for that are the following books: “Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth” by Sharol Tilgner, “The Medical Herbal Dispensatory” by Thomas Easley, and “Advanced Herbal Pharmacy” by Scripta Rustica. Especially the last one gave me new hints of how to create a percolation more effectively (but that will be discussed in another post)
This Maceration Cheat Sheet can easily calculate the total amount of menstruum that you must use, based on the ratio between your herb and alcohol (weight/volume or anything else you may need). It can also help you dilute your alcohol, if as an example your preparation asks for a 35% proof alcohol and you have on hand a bottle of Everclear which is approx. 94%. Also, according to the herb’s dosage, it can guide you on how many drops/dropperful you must take at a time (for 1 oz. bottle) or how many teaspoons.
Input data that you must add are the herb’s weight, corresponding ratio, the alcohol that’s required for the extraction, and the alcohol that you have on hand.
Take a look at the picture’s example. I have some dried corn silk that I want to extract, in 25% alcohol. The herb weighs 80 gr. and all I have got on hand is a bottle of Everclear, of 95%. Every value is inputted on the left arrow. Your final calculations will show up on the horizontal line, above. Also, as you may notice from the info that I have added as an example, the herb’s dosage is about 3-5 ml. When I add that value on the right row (“how many ml?”) I can get the exact drops of my dosage or a converted... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hey guys, my first time making something out of abv is real close, but my knowledge is limited to what I've read here. My plan is to do something that I'll be able to use sublingualy. I plan to make a tincture using everclear and then evaporate all of the alcohol. Is this going to work for sublingual administation? Do I need to watercure or just drop it in a jar, put everclear inside, close the lid, let it sit for like a week, then strain all of the plant matter and evaporate? Am I missing something? Any help is welcome.
I bought the 900mg wellcanna tincture and the lilac diesel distillate that’s in the syringe and they worked great for the first week. Now they seem to have no effect at all and idk why.
How do you guys dose with these products? Under the tongue? Make an edible? I have a metered dose Vape too but it’s so harsh on my throat.
So I have a half ounce (decarbed) in a half cup of 180 proof, the article I read said to let it sit for three months I just wanted to check with people who have done it before.
Pretty much the title. Not a smoker; avid sublingual doser. Curious if anyone else is here.
But who is “James?”. Or is it better to say “WHAT?”
There’s been a debate for quite a long time between UK and US herbalists, on what herbal preparation is superior in terms of effectiveness. On one hand, US herbalists deeply affected by the Eclectics of the 18th century, are focused to extract large amounts of the most biologically active constituent in a plant using high proof-alcohol. On the other hand, UK herbalists believe in the synergistic effect of the whole plant, using lower proof alcohol but a much more potent extraction ratio.
Myself, I am more focused on extracting certain compounds of a herb but I have seen UK herbal preparations making wonders. As an example, many herbalists insist that Silymarin should be extracted using 70% - 80% proof alcohol. Contrariwise, a mild preparation of fresh Milk Thistle seeds extracted on a 30% alcohol, at a 1:3 ratio, managed to reverse a serious liver disease just by using 15 drops a day -but that’s a case study for another post.
Anyways, “James” is an abbreviation for the phrase “Juice and Macerated Extracts”. This preparation, in reverse to standard double macerations, extracts first the water-soluble compounds of the plant and is a practice of the UK's herbalism community.
In a step-by-step guide, for a “James” we always use herbs in a fresh state. Herbs suitable for this kind of preparation are those that are best prepared as succus and have high water content like cleavers, nettles, feverfew, chickweed, plantain. Smooth-leafed herbs that make good poultices also are good candidates. An example of this is the following:
1 kg of Nettles, Urtica Urens, was reduced in a food processor to an extremely fine mulch. After it is wrapped in a multilayered piece of cheesecloth, it is pressed slightly with the help of a tincture press. The resulting juice yields 425 ml and is reserved in a refrigerator.
In the next step, we must macerate (the very dry by now) plant material, by adding the same volume of alcohol with our pressed juice. Ultimately, this will help us determine the final alcohol content of our preparation and to preserve both fluids when recombined.
The partially exhausted herb (575 g) was rubbed to reconstitute and placed in a glass jar. We add again 425 ml of 50% alcohol and shake the contents slightly. In this step, we must use heat for better extraction of co... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi. Just tried to make tincture with Master Wu recipe. I used about 4 grams of Ak-47. 60% is the highest legal spirits in my region so i hope that it was enough. For those who have more experience... How do my finish product look..? Did i do it right?