Herbal Digestion Remedy Tincture

natural digestion tincture recipe remedy Herbal Digestion Remedy Tincture

This is by far the most used tincture in my homemade herbal remedy cabinet. It is simple to make, but very effective against early pregnancy nausea, motion sickness, and tummy aches that happen when the kids eat unhealthy food when we are not at home.

I’ve used this tincture in transition during labor when nausea hits, to curb morning sickness, and even for stomach bugs to help stop vomiting. It also works great for indigestion, heartburn, and other digestive disturbances.

This digestive remedy can be used externally on babies tummies for colic and gas and externally on the head (adult or child) for headaches.

This digestive remedy, along with my homemade chamomile tincture are two that I always keep on hand, especially with kids.

Herbal Digestion Remedy Tincture
 
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A simple homemade remedy to help ease digestive troubles.
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Recipe type: Natural Remedy
Ingredients
  • ½ cup dried peppermint leaves
  • ¼ cup-1/2 cup very finely diced fresh ginger root
  • ¼ cup dried fennel seeds
  • Approximately 1½ cups boiling water
  • Approximately 1½ cups vodka or rum
  • quart size glass jar with airtight lid
Instructions
  1. Put peppermint, ginger and fennel in glass jar and pour boiling water until they are just covered.
  2. Fill the rest of the jar with vodka or rum (food grade only! no rubbing alcohol) and put on air tight lid.
  3. Keep in a cool dark place for at least two weeks, but up to six, shaking daily.
  4. After 2-6 weeks, strain through mesh strainer or cheesecloth and store in vials or small jars.
  5. Dosage: for adults up to 1 tsp can be taken straight or in water as needed. For heartburn indigestion or nausea, one dose is usually sufficient, though sometimes a second dose is needed. In pregnancy, ½ tsp in the morning often helps with morning sickness, with additional doses if needed throughout the day. For children, 10-20 drops is usually enough, or it can be used externally.
  6. If you are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition, you should check with your doctor or midwife before using any herbal remedy or supplement.

natural tincture remedy recipe Herbal Digestion Remedy Tincture

Have you tried any herbal remedies instead of conventional methods? How did they work? Will you try this one? Let me know below!

 

 

Reader Comments

  1. carrie says

    I’m new to herbal remedies. This is the first one thst i’m trying. It’s in the “cool/dark” phase right now.

    This is my question
    Is the vodka still a large part of the mixture when it’s over?

    • says

      Nope, and if you’d prefer not to drink the alcohol at all, just put the tincture in a small glass of water and wait 15 minutes before drinking it… this gives the alcohol time to evaporate so you won’t taste it or get any at all.

  2. Mary says

    Why do you pour boiling water over the herbs? I’ve made tinctures before, but I just poured the vodka over them? Does there need to be water for using dried herbs in tincturing them?

    • says

      No, don’t necessarily need water but it still works with half water and you don’t need as much vodka that way. The boiling water just helps extract the properties from the herbs

    • says

      I use a lot of essential oils and think they are excellent when used safely. I’m not a fan of Young Living personally, and I just order all of mine from Mountain Rose Herbs which are cheaper and also organic and food grade.

  3. Kellyamber76 says

    You don’t happen to sell this by chance? I would love to buy!! I’m pregnant with constipation issues now… :(

  4. disqus_UyRUuVibRN says

    Is there a possible substitute for the alcohol? I don’t drink alcohol, but I’d like to try this recipe (even though I’m not pregnant)

  5. says

    Hi, as I don’t consume alcohol and would like to give those to kids when needed, I would use apple cider vinegar instead of vodka… The hot water will get the mostly out of the herbal property and vinegar will nicely preserve it. Beside, vinegar is good alone in our stomachs, it kinda doubles the purpose. Ever tried it with vinegar ?
    Thanks by the way.. Great job… Pining this one as well…

  6. says

    Would you recommend a few drops of this internqlly for a 2 week old with gas? We’ve tried the chamomile tinct and it works well with him, but I just decanted this and was wondering about using it with him.

  7. Whitney Mullings says

    Thanks Katie for this awesome post!!! I can’t wait to mix a batch to try it out. I have a 6 week old, is it ok to use externally? Just their skin is so sensitive, is there a minimum you would recommend?

  8. Sofie says

    I was just wondering if this is safe to take daily. My father has reflux and takes OTC meds daily. He is looking for something healthier than eating tums and rolaids all day. Thanks so much for your site. It is awesome.

    • LWils says

      Hi Sofie
      My husband uses a tincture similar to this. One tsp in a glass of water.
      When we are temporarily out of the tincture he uses 1 tsp on aluminum free baking soda in a glass of water. He still carries tums for when we are away from home.

  9. Melissa Brown says

    How do you fill the tincture bottles? I have some I bought with a tincture in it that I want to reuse, but my small metal funnel does not fit. If I pour it it will spill.

  10. Susan says

    Would it work to use glycerine instead of vodka? I’ve made echinacea tincure but used glycerine instead of vodka so was wondering if that would also work for this?

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