What is a tincture? A tincture is a traditional herbal medicine made by steeping a plant in an alcohol.There are special ratios to be followed for specific plant simples and compounds.A very popular and powerful tincture for colds and flus is the echinecea tincture or even astragalus root.
Many of these tinctures can be worked with on a ritualistic basis as well.The tinctures can be made in ritual or with ritual components.Prayers,crystals and chants can be added.They can be charged on top of a sigil of a deamon,entity or any other type of veve or sigil.Some tinctures can alter one’s mind set. Since they are usually placed under the tongue,they enter the blood stream quickly.Also,these tinctures can then be worked with to anoint mojo bags,dolls and candles even crystals.
I am going to discuss marijuana tincture in depth here as this is one that most can either obtain or make for themselves for ritual use.Tincture can be made from discarded parts of marijuana.Tinctues are safe .You can control the amount of tincture you take.Tincture making can be done discreetly.Tinctures have a long shelf life.You can get the buzz or the high this creates an altered state of mind for ritual.You can get very altered or light altered state for ritual.If you take prescribed medications-speak with your doctor before taking as this can have some reactions to some medications.
I take a quart mason jar-dry and clean.I also use good quality dry buds,leaves and stems.I grind or break it all up finely.I add in Russian vodka about 80% proof.This creates the correct ratio for needed for safe consumption.If you add a lot of high quality bud,the tincture will be stronger and a smaller dosage is needed.If you use a smaller amount or lower quality of weed for tincture then you may want to use a higher dosage.You can experiment with the dosage for yourself.Take a smaller dosage and wait until you feel the tincture take effect.
Many of the other herbs and plants can be made into tinctures for medical purposes and ritual purposes.Doing some serious research on plant tinctures ,take special care when taking medications prescribed by a doctor as to not mix tinctures and medications together.
Tinctures are under rated when it comes to rituals and creating altered states.Take the time to make them and explore everything from a simple tincture which is a one plant tincture to a more complex mixture of plants or even tinctures mixed together for a variety of purposes.Rosemary Gladstar and Susan Weed are great starts for herbal research.I am going to do some blogs on wortcunning here that are more indepth.