Medicinal Mushroom Tonic and Tincture Blends

Medicinal Tonic & Tincture Blends: These 8 oz. packets of carefully formulated dried medicinal mushrooms and herbs allow you to make your own concentrated liquid extract at home. We blend our organic and wildcrafted mushrooms with organic and wildcrafted herbs from our friends at Healing Spirits Herb Farm. You choose which type of liquid extract you would like to make: TONIC (A concentrated water-based extract that can be easily prepared using a slow cooker) or TINCTURE (A concentrated alcohol-based extract that can be easily prepared in canning jars or similar wide mouth glass containers) . Tonic preparation takes 72 hours while tincture preparation takes two weeks, but both yield a potent liquid based extraction.

Tonic Preparation & Storage Instructions: Each 8 oz. package of dried mushrooms will make 1 gallon of tonic. Empty the entire contents of your mushroom packet into your slow cooker along with 1 gallon of water and set it to low. This will typically be about 200 degrees Fahrenheit. If you would like to add some additional flavor to your tonic, simply add organic chicken or beef bones and herbs to make a delicious and healthy soup stock. We generally recommend that you allow your tonic to cook for 72 hours in order to fully extract the medicinal constituents from the mushrooms. The woody medicinal mushrooms, suck as TurkeyTail and Artist Conk, require a long hot bath to break down. You will need to add water during the cooking process to maintain the level at the 1 gallon mark. Once your tonic is done, pour it through cheese cloth or a kitchen strainer into a separate container to remove the large pieces of mushroom mash. Don't forget to squeeze the strained-off mash into your new container to capture all of your tonic that has been absorbed by the mushrooms. Next, pour your tonic into ice cube trays and freeze. Once frozen, you can store your cubes in the freezer in a plastic storage bag or container. Melt 1 cube twice daily into hot soup, tea, coffee, or any beverage for an effective medicinal dose.

Tincture Preparation & Storage Instructions: Each 8 oz. package of dried mushrooms will also make 1 gallon of tincture. Add 1 gallon of 80 proof or greater vodka or other clear spirits to a large canning jar or similar wide mouth sealable glass container. Next, add your package of ground mushrooms, seal the container, and give the whole thing a shake. For smaller batches of tincture, simply use less alcohol and divide your mushroom package accordingly. Let your tincture rest at room temperature for two weeks, shaking the jar once a day. Once your tincture is done, pour it through cheese cloth or a kitchen strainer to remove the large pieces of mushroom mash. Don't forget to squeeze the strained off mash into your new container to capture all of your tincture that has been absorbed by the mushrooms. Tincture can be stored at room temperature for immediate use. For long-term storage, put it in the refrigerator or freezer. You can take 1 tsp. twice daily directly or mix it with a little juice to take the edge off. CHECK OUT OUR "MAKING MEDICINAL TEAS, TONICS, & TINCTURES" PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. WILLOW HARVEST ORGANICS LLC., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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