Recipes frequently referred to…
Chaga/Reishi tincture (double extraction)
Decoction of Chaga and Reishi:
>2 Tbsp Chaga, c. 2 slices Reishi in 16 oz water.
>Simmer 1.5 hrs., adding water to maintain 16 oz.
>Strain and add marc to CR2.
CR1: Alcohol extraction Chaga:
>3 Tbsp Chaga.
>4 oz. alcohol (40%).
>Soak for 4 weeks min.
>Strain, simmer marc in water about 1 hour, reducing to about 2 oz. water (this can be repeated if desired).
>Strain water, then mix the two liquids.
CR2: Second extraction, alcohol:
>Put marc from decoction in 2 oz. alcohol (40%) initially.
>Keep adding marc and alcohol to this jar with each future decoction, plus enough alcohol to keep it covered, recording date when added.
>When CR1 is ready, be sure it’s been at least 2 weeks past last addition to CR2, then strain and mix with CR1.
>OPTIONAL: If decoction is available, add an amount equal or less than the quantity of alcohol in the CR2 extraction.
Lemon Balm/Blue Vervain tincture:
>2 cups dry Lemon Balm
>c. 2/3 cup dry Blue Vervain
>add alcohol to fill jar to about 18 oz. (3 mos. supply?)
>Tbsp each: Astragalus, Eleuthero, Ashwagandha, Nettle.
>teaspoon each: Red Clover, Echinacea, Elderberry
>Overnight infusion in Qt. water
Decongestion Tea (kids):
>Mullein, Catnip, Chamomile, Tulsi, Marshmallow
—use about 1 tea bag each.
Four Thieves spray:
>dissolve Tbsp salt, simmer cinnamon stick in 12 oz. water.
>Clove Oil – 45 drops (or simmer cloves in water).
>Calendula Oil – 30 drops.
>Eucalyptus Oil – 30 drops.
>Lemongrass Oil – 15 drops.
>OPTIONAL: Peppermint Oil – 5 drops (or simmer herb).
Comfrey/Plantain Healing Oil:
>1/4 cup Comfrey root (chopped).
>1/2 cup Plantain leaf (dry).
>Infuse in 8 oz. Olive oil 6 weeks.
>Add Clove/Peppermint/Lavender/St. John’s oils for pain
Ensalvation of Healing Oil:
>4 oz. oil
>3 or 4 Tbsp Shea Butter
>About 3 tsp beeswax beads (=2Tbsp bulk)
>Onion, ginger, horseradish (1/4 cup powder)
>Chopped habanero (1 or 2)
>Chopped fresh Rosemary 1/2 cup
>Zest and juice of a lemon
>Turmeric 1 Tbsp.
>1 Qt. apple cider vinegar for 6 weeks
>Strain, simmer marc and add that water and honey.