Very Berry Tincture

Herbal Mixes: Very Berry Tincture

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Contains: Bilberry fruit powder, Bilberry leaf, Elderberry fruit, Red Raspberry, Orange Peel.

This combination is one of our favorites!

Fill a clean glass jar with 1/3 of herb mix, maybe a little more. Fill jar with 90 proof rum, vodka, or whiskey, screw lid on, label including all the herbs. The alcohol will break down the herbal properties in about 3 weeks. Shake once a day to help keep all the herb loose. After 3-4 weeks strain herbs off and throw away. Honey can be added to liquid tincture to make it more palatable. Keep tincture in a place out of sun and not too warm. A cabinet works great!

For more information on making tinctures using alcohol or glycerine, see our How To page. Also, the following books have been our best references on making our own tinctures at home over the years:

Herbal Antibiotics for making alcohol and glycerine tinctures
Practical Herbalism for making alcohol tinctures
The ABC Herbal for making glycerine tinctures

Customer Reviews

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by Page on Feb 22, 2014

Would it be at all possible to get this without Red Raspberry in it due to a severe allergy?

    Re: Allergy
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 24, 2014

    Unfortunately we are unable to do any special orders at this point so your best option would be to try mixing up your own. Thank you!

by RS on Feb 4, 2014

What are tinctures and what are the used for? It does not list the usage for tinctures How do I know what I can use these for?

Thank you so much!

    Re: Tinctures
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 4, 2014

    Hello, if you check out the tab that is on the right hand side of our home page that says: 'How-to' then go to the left hand side of that page and click on 'How to make a Tincture' you will find some information on what tinctures are and how to make it. Thanks!

by Sylvia on Jan 16, 2013

Do you recommend using this during pregnancy? Thank-you!

    Re: Pregnancy?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 1, 2013

    Personally I would feel safe taking it during pregnancy if made with glycerine or a non-alcoholic base, however I would suggest asking your health care provider before using. Also you shouldn't take it all the time, basically as an immune system booster, as the bilberry can inhibit iron absorption if taken over a long period of time, so we would suggest 2 wks. on-2 wks. off.

when would you use this?
by Joy on Jan 3, 2013

I am looking to strengthen the womb post cesarean delivery 8 months ago. Would that be an appropriate application for this tincture? How long would you recommend taking it and is it safe while breastfeeding?

    Re: when would you use this?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 28, 2013

    I would suggest using Red Raspberry for this!

Dosage on very berry mix
by Cynthia Blaha on Dec 1, 2012

I don't know if this mixture would be the same as
straight bilberry tincture, but the dosage on a bottle of tincture that I purchased recommends you take it for six days then off for one. Which of the herbs would decrease iron absorption, just the bilberry or the combination of all the herbs?

    Re: Dosage on very berry mix
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 28, 2013

    The main one is bilberry!

very berry tincture
by Charlotte Forrest on May 26, 2012

I would like to know what the dosage is on the Very Berry Tincture and how many times a day?????

    Re: very berry tincture
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    Hi! The recommended dosage is 1/2 a tsp 1-2 times a day but while this is good for you I suggest that you do not take it for a long period of time. Bilberry if taken in large amounts and over a long time it can inhibit iron absorption. Be sure to consult a doctor before taking it if you are on any medications! Thanks for your question!

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