Ginseng tincture (alcoholic extract) is a product, the advantage is the shelf life and immediate usability, which is appreciated by those who do not have time to always do čaj.Tinkturu we can easily prepare yourself at home.
- 5 -10 g of dried slices of 6-year old ginseng ,
- 0.5 dl consumer or medical alcohol 40-70%
(Or other quantities in approximately the same ratio).
Preparation 1: (normal cooking process)
Put together in a glass container so that the root was completely immersed in alcohol (nalámat can root into smaller pieces). Let it stand in a dark place (not the refrigerator) for at least 14 days. Excessive cold slows leaching. Shake occasionally. After completion of leaching pour the tincture into a suitable container. Dried slices of the leaching considerably during swell and still wearing the store significant amounts of tinctures and active ingredients, but it is in this simple way of leaching can not be avoided. Tincture preferably stored in a dark cold place (refrigerator typically) has a long shelf life.
Preparation 2: (Procedure laboratory)
Those of you who have access to functional Soxhlet extractor (Mr. Soxhlet was from Brno, I do not know yet exactly where he lived - that you have to find out for yourself, if you had one of its extractor wanted to borrow), they have the possibility to prepare even better tincture much faster and comfortably - extraction thimble is poured cutting or crushing ginseng and the extractor were added 10 ml of solvent (70% I used potable alcohol) per gram of ginseng, extractor operates to extract at least 1 hour at normal pressure.
It is used in small quantities. Dosage depends on the purpose, but are common benefits from just 10 drops to a small mannequins (5 ml). Even a small amount of ginseng is beneficial. Tincture is best taken in the morning before eating in clean water, which lends an interesting flavor, but can be added to other beverages (not in milk).
Effects of ginseng are broader and more balanced than conventional stimulants caffeine based drinks. Alcohol tincture does not present a health risk - in small quantities it is perhaps slightly beneficial to health. Combination of ginseng with alcohol is a chapter in itself.