How to Make a Mushroom Tincture

Tinctures are a very traditional way to extract beneficial compounds from medicinal herbs and fungi. They also are surprisingly simple to make, although the process can take a while. This step-by-step guide explains how to make mushroom tinctures at home. But first, let’s look at the science.

Tinctures are a traditional method of taking functional mushrooms, and are surprisingly easy to make at home.

To extract the active chemicals from plants or mushrooms, you need a solvent. A solvent is basically a substance that can dissolve other substances. Water is probably the best-known example. Alcohol is another. However, water and alcohol are different types of solvents, and not all chemicals that dissolve in one will dissolve in the other.

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