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Herbal Glycerites: 101
Herbal Glycerites: 101

An herbal glycerite is the “free” version of a botanical extract. That is, unlike tinctures that rely on alcohol to extract the chemical components of plant material, a glycerite is made using a medium called glycerin. There are several benefits to using glycerites over alcohol-based tinctures. Since spring is just around the corner, those delicate violets that will soon be dancing on your lawn are ideal for making glycerites.

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bulk fennel seed

bulk burdock root, cut & sifted

Loaded with antioxidants, burdock is one of the workhorses of the botanical kingdom. Add to teas, soups and stews, or use to dilute tinctures.

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bulk elderberry

bulk elderberry, whole

The perfect tonic herb, especially during the winter months. Add elderberry glycerite to tea, syrups or use to sweeten tinctures. Combines well with thyme, lemon balm, hyssop.

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bulk elder flower

bulk elder flower, whole

Use alone or combine with chamomile for internal use or calendula and lavender for use in your favorite skin care formulas.

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bulk goldenseal

bulk goldenseal, cut & sifted

Goldenseal is the source of the bitter compound berberine. The glycerite may be taken in tea or added to other tinctures and extracts. It may also be used in skin lotions and creams.

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bulk oatstraw

bulk oatstraw, cut & sifted

A rich source of calcium and other nutrients, an oatstraw glycerite is an excellent daily tonic. It’s also very good for dry, itchy skin when added to lotions and creams.

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bulk stevia

bulk stevia, cut & sifted

Use the dried leaf or powdered stevia (ours contains up to 95% steviosides) to make a glycerite. Use to sweeten beverages and liquid foods. Note: Not recommended for baking.

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Bulk Herbs & Spices

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