Herbal Digestion Tincture Remedy

natural digestion tincture recipe remedy Herbal Digestion Tincture Remedy

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

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Herbal Digestion Remedy Tincture
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A simple homemade remedy to help ease digestive troubles.
Recipe type: Natural Remedy
  • 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
  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.

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

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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. Salma 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. Ashlee Nixon 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.

    • Delphina 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.

    • Heather says

      Really? Why not get a funnel that will fit then. I’m aghast at all the lame questions this poor woman gets when she posts something. Folks, do your research, Google stuff. If you want tincture bottles, type in “tincture bottles” in the Google search window. Mountain Rose Herbs has all this stuff. Check it out before asking. Read the posts so you’re not asking the same thing over and over again. Apply some common sense about the alcohol. Try it out yourself and see. This gal is a mom like everyone else just letting you know what works for her.

  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?

  11. Layla says

    Would spearmint leaves work with this? I have never made a tincture before. My grandfather has awful nausea and horrible stomach troubles after his chemo treatments. He has another treatment scheduled in about two months. I have spearmint on hand from the root beer recipe you have (Mountain Rose Herbs had absolutely no listing for wintergreen which is what the recipe calls for). Would subbing the peppermint with spearmint make this less effective?
    By changing to the “wellness” way of eating, I have lost a little over twenty pounds, my husband has lost over thirty-five pounds, and it has cured our youngest son’s severe eczema that was unknowingly caused by a grain sensitivity. Your website was our sole reason for switching, and I am so glad we did. :-) Thanks in advance for your answer about the spearmint.

  12. Corinne says

    I just made this last night, forgetting I am going out of town in 3 weeks. Is it better to strain the tincture before I go or can I let it continue to marinate without a daily shake for the week that I’m gone? Thanks!

  13. Kris says

    I’m wondering if you’ve ever tried crushing your fennel in a coffee grinder before using. It might add more flavour, or is there a reason not to?

  14. Ashley says

    If you don’t get to taste the alcohol, what’s the purpose of using it? I’ve been searching the web for any and all natural remedies for myself as well as my toddler. These are great ideas but I’m a bit concerned about the alcohol part. Could you elaborate a little more on it, it’s purpose and that it’s not harmful for my toddler to ingest? I noticed a comment above asked about the alcohol as well and you responded that you can’t taste it once the mixture is complete. Just making sure it’s perfectly okay to give to my toddler. Thanks!

  15. Tim says

    Hi just an observation concerning your instructions on tinture making. If u pour alcohol Ito the hot water won’t that evaporate the alcohol leaving u with essentially a tea also if your going half and half with water and using 40% alcohol you end up with a 20% alcohol tinture which is not very strong if I’m right

    • bev says

      I am thinking the way you do….I would probably let the water cool before adding alcohol I dont use water but it would save money over time

  16. Anne says

    I’d love to make this but cannot stand the taste of fennel. Does is taste strongly of fennel or is there anything I could substitute for it?

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