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The Role of Alcohol in Herbal Tinctures

April 21st, 2020 · Comments

Many people who are new to taking herbal tinctures become concerned when the alcohol percentage reads over 40%. Why is the alcohol so high and is that safe? In this episode, Kris Vaughan explains the role of alcohol in herbal extracts (tinctures) and gives some comparison to common foods and beverages for context. Kris also discusses the plant compounds we extract from herbs and their solubility in water, alcohol, and glycerin. This episode offers basic information  and some chemistry to consider when making your own herbal tinctures or choosing to use them for your own health and well being.

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Herbal Infused Honey with Bella Donna

January 25th, 2019 · Comments

Bella Donna is an herbalist and bee keeper, and the co-creator of the SW Herb Fest with Kris Vaughan. In this episode, Bella Donna explains the difference between herbal honey and herbal infused honey. She shares her experiences with making herbal infused honey over the years.

 

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