How to Make Blue Vervain Tincture

How to Make Blue Vervain Tincture and The Ways to Use

Blue Vervain Tincture combines Blue Vervain and alcohol, which helps nourish the body and benefits health. Medicinal alcohol can be used in two ways: orally and topically. However, excessive use can be harmful to the body. This article will share how to make Blue Vervain Tincture to prepare it safely for your health care.

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Ingredients to Make Blue Vervain Tincture

To create Blue Vervain Tincture, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Blue Vervain
  • Colorless alcohol (e.g., vodka)

Note that you need a neutral glass bottle or ceramic container to contain the alcohol and herbs and prevent oxidation during the soaking process.

How to Make Blue Vervain Tincture

how to make blue vervain tincture

Preparing the Blue Vervain

The first step is to thoroughly wash the Blue Vervain herb to remove any dirt and foreign substances. Rinse the Blue Vervain under cold water to remove any debris. Then, dry it thoroughly to remove excess moisture.

Creating the Tincture

Once the Blue Vervain herb is dry, chop it into small pieces for easier placement into the glass bottle (or ceramic container). Next, pour alcohol into the bottle until the Blue Vervain is submerged. Seal the bottle tightly to prevent oxidation.

Steeping and Straining

For medicinal alcohol used for external treatments, soak for a short time to ensure timely treatment (usually soak for a few days). For tonic medicinal alcohol, the soaking time will be longer, typically ranging from 1 to 3 months before use.

Medicinal herbs from animal sources may require a longer soaking time.

For Blue Vervain Tincture, you can soak it for about 4 - 6 weeks. Shake daily to ensure thorough soaking of the herb in alcohol. Remember to store in a dry, cool place, away from direct sunlight.

After soaking, strain the solution using a filter or clean cloth to separate the herb from the solution.

Bottling

Carefully pour the strained solution into clean glass bottles with tight-fitting lids.

You can label the bottle with the date of bottling for reference.

How to Use Blue Vervain Tincture

ways to use blue vervian tincture

The average dose is about 1 - 2 ml per time. You can take it once or twice a day, on a full or empty stomach, as directed by your doctor. Remember not to overdose, as it can cause adverse reactions. [1]

How to Store Blue Vervain tincture?

To ensure the best effectiveness of Blue Vervain Tincture, store it in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight. This helps prevent the deterioration of the alcohol's components and preserves it longer. Keep it out of reach of children to avoid any potential hazards.

Blue Vervain Tincture Uses for Health

Blue Vervain Tincture enhances mood and reduces stress, anxiety, and depression. It also alleviates nervous exhaustion, insomnia, sexual disorders, and headaches, promoting mental alertness and energy. Regular use can help you stay mentally sharp and full of energy.

Additionally, Blue Vervain Tincture promotes better sleep quality by soothing the mind and body, resulting in improved and deeper sleep.

Overall, the effects of Blue Vervain can be summarized as follows:

  • Supports the nervous system and emotions
  • Relaxes the mind and body
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Enhances restful sleep

Blue Vervain Tincture Dosage

Research shows you can take 1 - 2 ml daily, divided into several doses throughout the day. Take it after meals to reduce stomach irritation and minimize digestive issues. [1]

Note for Using Blue Vervain Tincture Safely

Some contraindications when using Blue Vervain Tincture may include:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • Individuals sensitive to alcohol or Blue Vervain

Before using Blue Vervain Tincture, remember to consult your doctor to avoid unwanted reactions.

FAQs

Is it Safe to Take Blue Vervain Tincture

Blue Vervain Tincture is considered safe and has been used by many people. However, overdosing may compromise its safety. Consult your doctor if you want to change the dosage you are using.

Can You Take Blue Vervain Daily?

You can take Blue Vervain Tincture daily but must ensure the correct dosage to avoid adverse effects.

Conclusion

Careful preparation of ingredients, tools, and dosage is necessary to make and use Blue Vervain Tincture. Soaking may take a long time, but it will benefit the body. Another essential thing to note is the dosage when using it. Make sure you do not use too much and abuse it, as it can have adverse effects on your body.

References:

[1] Eclectic and Botanical Therapeutics for Mental Health. (n.d.). https://site-herbalstudies.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/06135156/EclecticBotanicalTherapeuticsforMentalHealth.pdf
[2] Richey, H. (n.d.). Emotionally-Focused Herbal Therapy. Retrieved April 2, 2024, from https://americanherbalistsguild.com/sites/default/files/Proceedings/richey_holli_-_emotionally_focused_herbal_therapy.pdf
[3] Graeme Tobyn. (2011). Verbena officinalis, vervain. Elsevier EBooks, 327–336. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-443-10344-5.00036-7
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