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.
Servings 0.25 cup
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.
I only found a couple of cautions regarding artichoke leaf in all my herbal books and other research sources :
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- "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)