What is the difference (if any) between an herbal extract and herbal tincture?
- Janet SLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Tincture can be made at home by soaking leaves in alcohol or glycerine for 2 weeks, straining out the herb and storing in glass dropper bottles. (Roots & seeds take 3 weeks.)
Extract is made in a factory by a similar method but with mechanical stirring and a powerful press at the end of the time period. It's stronger than homemade so you take smaller dose.
Some extracts are also made into a powder so they can be encapsulated.