Apple cider vinegar tinctures, also known as acetic tinctures, are a special class of liquid extracts that use raw apple cider vinegar as the menstruum.
Apple cider vinegar is made by crushing and juicing apples, first fermenting them to create alcohol, second fermentation to create acetic acid, the basis of vinegar.
Understanding Apple Cider Vinegar Tinctures
Apple cider vinegar preserves and easily extracts the volatile aromatics of herbs and spices, in addition to combining well with liver health and detoxification roots and formulas for maximum effectiveness. Apple cider vinegar can be used for the specific extraction of alkaloids from certain medicinal herbs.
Apple cider vinegar is not very effective for many medicinal herbs due to the specific narrow range of extracting only certain constituents, and not recommended for extraction of tonics, superfoods, or adaptogens.
Types of Apple Cider Vinegar Tinctures
There are two main types of tinctures that are best made with apple cider vinegar.
Bitters are a very broad class of tinctures used for digestive, liver health, and detoxification that may include any customizable combination of herbs for making an acetic tincture.
Lobelia is a specific use herb that helps to relax tension in the body, especially the organs, muscles, and joints. When made into a acetic tincture, lobelia will be greatly enhanced in usage to include the additional benefits of enhancing all other herbs taken with it.
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