This recipe for turmeric black pepper tincture is a no brainer- 3 ingredients and 10 minutes of hands-on time, plus a 2-4 week waiting period and BOOM! You’re basically a modern day apothecary, wizarding your health and wellness.
** You don’t have to use everclear, you can absolutely use vodka and omit the water as most people are more likely to have this around the house. I use high proof everclear and dilute it with water because some compounds are water-soluble and some are alcohol soluble. Even though this recipe dilutes the everclear to the same 40 proof level as vodka, it is likely to extract a more diverse range of nutritional compounds using water AND alcohol.
** I keep this out of direct sunlight while it’s steeping. After it’s pressed I store it in a blue or brown bottle, to prevent sunlight from altering the tincture.
** This beautiful orange root has serious staining power! Your hands, cutting board, counter, clothing, kitchen towels, light colored spatulas, and the like may become discolored from contact with turmeric! It’s a temporary discoloration, but one to note.
Keywords: Elixirs, Turmeric