Directions

  1. Fill jar about 'A full with fresh herbs. If you use stinging nettle, be sure to gather the leaves before the plants begin to flower.
  2. Fill the jar with vodka.
  3. Let the mixture steep for 2 to 3 weeks at room temperature.
  4. Strain. Fill an eyedropper bottle with the tincture ior daily use.
  5. To use, put 20 to 25 drops of the tincture into a small glass ol water and drink. Repeat 3 or 4 times a day. For best results, begin

Goldenrod

Ragweed

Goldenrod

Ragweed

Don't blame goldenrod {Solidago spp.) when seasonal allergies make you sneeze. Although this showy native plant is highly visible at the height of the allergy season, it's not the cause of your woes. The real culprit is ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia), an introduced species that raises its inconspicuous flowers in many of the same sites where goldenrod blooms, taking drops 2 weeks before allergy season and continue until the air clears. 6. Store remainder in a glass jar in a cool, dark place The tincture will keep for up to 5 years in these conditions.

Yield: About I quart of allergy-fighting tincture

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