Can I get rid of the alcohol in a tincture?
July 13, 2006 6:56 PM Subscribe
Here's one for all the chemistry majors out there. I'm going to be making an herbal tincture using Everclear as the solvent. After the tincture has been made, is it possible to get rid of the alcohol by heating the solution gently in a double boiler without affecting the potency of the tincture?
posted by TorontoSandy to science & nature (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was hoping to store the tincture as is, then try to get rid of the alcohol on a dose by dose basis. I'm afaid that by evaporating the solvent, I'll be reducing the herbal potency of the elixir.