Wowza. This is what happens when you put fresh St. John’s Wort flowers (which are yellow) and leaves (which are green) into vodka (which is clear). It turns red! This happened after only a half hour or so. This tincture will eventually be one of the things that gets me through another long gray winter (along with a stint in New Orleans!). This is real summer magic in a jar!
I’m working on making my tinctures more accesible so that I can play with them and get to know more deeply their tastes and actions. I’m so blissed out on the clear bottles! Putting medicines in clear bottles rather than amber ones means that I’ll have to be more careful about keeping them out of the light, but to me it’s worth it to get the extra dose of color, the beauty medicine.
Categories: Herbal Medicine
Organically grown rose petals, lemongrass, and orange peel infused with vanilla make a beautifully yummy tea (add some honey and a dash of cream!) that is available to you at the Douglass Loop Farmers Market in Louisville, and on Etsy! https://www.etsy.com/listing/151900185/rose-orange-tea?ref=v1_other_1