- Any medicinal plant, fresh or dried, root or aerial parts, can be extracted as tea or tincture, although some herbal remedies are stronger when extracted in alcohol and others in water. In general, aromatic plants are best extracted as tea or low alcohol tincture whereas oily plants are more potent in 50% or greater alcohol;
- Apple cider vinegar can be used instead of vodka for those who prefer no alcohol;
- Other late fall root options include dandelion from the yard for digestion and bowel function, valerian from the garden for sleep, burdock from the edge of fields for metabolism, and wild yam from the woods for hormonal balance.
4. Completely cover the chopped roots with vodka (100 proof = 50%);