This valerian tincture is a good remedy to have in your herbal cabinet. The herb's natural soothing and calming actions can quickly and effectively get rid of stress headaches. For those who prefer alcohol-free tinctures, the vodka can be substituted for vinegar or vegetable glycerin, though alcohols tend to produce the most potent and effective preparations.
- Finely chop the valerian root and place it in a jar.(5 minutes)
- Pour enough vodka into the container for the liquid to cover the herbs by an inch.(2 minutes)
- Store the container in a safe, warm location for four to six weeks. Remember to periodically shake the jar .
- After six weeks, strain the herbs, reserving the liquid. Store the tincture in a childproof bottle. Enjoy!
For stress headaches, take a few drops of this valerian tincture every hour until symptoms persist. Valerian tincture is very potent and should be used sparingly.