Clove tincture has multiple therapeutic purposes. I take it along with black walnut hull tincture and wormwood tincture as an antiparasitic. In this article, I share how to make your own clove tincture by hand.
Mix ground cloves with 80-100 proof alcohol. Let the mix sit for 6 weeks, strain and reserve the alcohol.
In Depth Tutorial
– Getting Fresh Organic Cloves
The quality of dried cloves can vary. After sampling 3 different organic clove brands, I choose Organic World Spice Market. The aroma of these cloves hit my face when I smelled them. They really stood out compared to other brands I tried.
– Grinding the Cloves
To ensure freshness, I purchased whole cloves and then ground them the day I made the tincture. If you do the same, make sure you clean your coffee grinder well before you use it again.
– Basic Recipe Plus
I used 2.5 tbl of ground cloves for every 2 oz of alcohol. For this particular batch, 8 oz of whole cloves ground down to 32 tbl, which calls for 26 oz of alcohol. The whole concoction fit perfectly into a 1 quart glass jar. If using a metal lid be sure to put a piece of plastic wrap down first. Store the tincture in a cool, dry place for 6 weeks.
– Finished Product
Next strain the mix through a coffee filter and bottle it. Take 20 drops three times a day for 2 weeks, along with the black walnut hull tincture and clove tincture. On the mornings you take the 3 tinctures, take the clove tincture first, about 20 minutes before the other two. The amount of tincture for a 2 week treatment fits perfectly into a 2 ounce remedy bottle. Store in a cool, dry place.