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Cramp Bark Tincture for Muscle Aches, Cramps & Spasms

You’ll need:
1 wide mouth jar with lid
1 amber bottle with lid for storing your completed tincture
Tincture bottle with dropper and/or spray glass bottle like this one (if you will be using your tincture externally as a rub.)
1 part cramp bark
1 part valerian root
3/4 part chamomile flowers
80-100 proof vodka (preferable if using it externally,) apple cider vinegar or food grade vegetable glycerin, enough to cover the herbs and fill your jar to the top.

Instructions:
Choose an appropriate size jar for the amount of tincture you will be making. You want to fill your jar 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full of the dried herbs.
Fill your clean glass jar 1/2 to 3/4 of the way full of the herbs.
Pour enough vodka (or apple cider vinegar or glycerin) over the herbs to completely cover them and fill the jar. Seal your jar with a tight fitting lid.
Let the herbs soak in a warm spot, out of direct sunlight for 4-6 weeks. Shake your jar often, every day if possible.
After 4-6 weeks, strain the herbs from the liquid. Fill a small tincture bottle for daily use and a glass spray bottle (if desired for using as a muscle rub) and pour the remaining tincture in a clean glass jar. Label and date your tincture. Store in a cool, dark place.

Recipe Notes:
Apple cider vinegar will cause your metal caps to rust. If using apple cider vinegar in your tincture, use either a plastic lid or place a piece of plastic wrap between the jar and the metal lid.

 

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