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Q: Why do you use alcohol in your products?
A: Alcohol is a potent, effective menstruum that extracts fats, resins, waxes, most alkaloids, as well as many other plant components. Alcohol also serves as an excellent preservative maintaining the integrity of the herb for many years. The body rapidly assimilates alcohol tinctures and their effects can be felt quickly.
When using alcohol, water is included as part of the menstruum because both substances are needed to extract different plant chemicals. The ratio of water to alcohol determines the actual menstruum. Our typical menstruum is 40% alcohol (80 proof) and 60% water, though this varies.
The amount of alcohol in the average dose of tincture is equal to the amount of alcohol in a ripe banana. It is a safe amount for anyone in a 12-Step Program or Alcoholics Anonymous. If you’re still concerned about the alcohol, you can place the tincture in a cup add a cup of boiling water and the alcohol will evaporate quickly.