After seeing Susan Saniie talk about making herbal tinctures at the Illinois Herb Association conference earlier this month, I asked her if she would come to the Homesteading Conference to give her talk for attendees there. I'm happy to say that she said yes!
I grow herbs on my homestead, and I dry them for a variety of uses, but I'd always wanted to know how to make tinctures, and Susan explained the whole process. Making your own tinctures is a great way to save money and become more self reliant.
Susan is a licensed and nationally board certified acupuncturist, practicing in Carbondale, Illinois. She also manages Dayempur Herbals, a cottage industry of Dayempur Farm in Anna, Illinois, which not only produces herbal remedies such as echinacea and mullein tincture, elderberry syrup and “Herbal Salve” but also grows the herbs used in the remedies.