How to Make an Echinacea Tincture

Unfortunately summer vacation does not always mean a vacation from the sniffles and sore throats. Seasonal illnesses are a real thing, but at Travaasa Austin they are all about creating natural ways to heal them or at least offer some relief. Kim Grabosky Chalfant is Farm manager at the resort and she stopped by with more on their tincture making classes. She also showed us how to make a simple tincture to help prevent and treat infections. You start by clipping echinacea or cone flower into small pieces including the stem, flower and cone. Then fill a jar with the plant material and top it off with apple cider vinegar. Then cap with parchment paper and a metal lid and let it sit for about 2 weeks. If it’s really good it will make your tongue tingle. Travaasa Austin is an experiential resort in the Hill Country. You can check out all of their unique activities and make reservations by checking out travaasa.com.

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