Herbal Medicine Extractions: Advanced Tincture Methods
Curious about how to create fresh plant extractions and get the alcohol to water ratio correct?
Wondering about dual extraction techniques and when this should be applied?
Wondering about the elusive percolation technique and how this plant extract is completed?
Preparing herbal medicine extractions that are effective and continue to have measured and repeatable outcomes from one extraction to the next takes research and a well thought out process. Ensuring that a systematic, organized and consistent process is followed is an important consideration to effective plant medicine extraction.
Starting with foundational principles of extraction this intensive will review basic principles of phytochemical constituents and the solvents known to provide effective extractions. From there we will explore several methods of extraction including:
- Scientific Measurement Maceration Basics
- Tincture Extractions: Fresh & Dried Herb Methods
- Dual Extraction
- Percolation Method
During this 4 hour live intensive Colleen Emery will be demonstrating each technique from start to finish to showcase how a systematic approach to plant extracts will yield really effective herbal medicines that honour the holistic process of medicine making.
Creating plant medicine extracts for over two decades, Colleen Emery founded Emery Herbals in 2003, their compounding Botanical Dispensary offers access to over 275 herbs and tinctures, most of which are prepared onsite utilizing the methods demonstrated in the intensive.