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How To Make Artichoke Leaf Tincture

Rich in antioxidants like silymarin, artichoke leaf tincture supports liver health, digestion, cardiovascular health and more. Here's how to make it.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Infusing Time 21 days
Servings 0.25 cup
Calories
Author Heather Dessinger

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add 1 ounce of dried artichoke leaf (by weight) to an 8 ounce jar. Pour the alcohol over the artichoke leaf, then cover the with a lid and shake it well. If desired, write the start date on the jar using a sticky note, label, or piece of tape – it makes keeping track of how long it’s been steeping easier.
  • Place the jar in a dark, room temperature area. (I keep mine in a kitchen cabinet.) Let the mixture steep for 3-5 more weeks. Shake occasionally.
  • When it’s ready, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth, making sure to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Pour the tincture in a clean jar or dropper bottle and store it in a cool, dark area.

Notes

Safety Info

I only found a couple of cautions regarding artichoke leaf in all my herbal books and other research sources : 
  • "People with an existing hypersensitivity to any member of the Asteraceae family should use caution." (4) Some common flowers in this family that you might recognize are daisies and marigolds.
  • Avoid artichoke leaves if you have a known bile duct obstruction or gallstones. (1) (10)
 
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