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tincture

1. Pharmacol a medicinal extract in a solution of alcohol
2. a tint, colour, or tinge

Tincture

 

a medicinal alcoholic preparation derived from raw vegetable matter. Tinctures are usually prepared by infusing the vegetable matter in ethyl alcohol or, less commonly, in a mixture of ethyl alcohol and medicinal ether. Another less common method involves dissolving an extract from the plant. Tinctures are classified as galenicals and are prescribed for internal use only.

tincture

[′tiŋk·chər]
(materials)
A dilute solution (aqueous or aqueous alcoholic) of a drug or chemical; more dilute than fluid extracts, less volatile than spirits.
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Best as a fresh plant tincture, California poppy is also serviceable dry, made into tea, or taken in pill form.
Pour the remaining tincture into a glass jar and store in a cool, dark place.
There is, however, lack of information into the biochemical basis of the compounds present in the traditional preparations of the plant extracts using oil infusion and local wine tincture being used by the locals and traditional healers.
Those treated with GCS (10%, 5%, and 2.5%) possessed higher mycological cure efficacy (97.5%, 92.5%, and 90.0%, resp.), which is higher than Tujingpi Tincture (87.5%) on day 14 posttreatment.
The tincture bottles offered by MMC Depot can dispense thicker oils, all the way to extracts infused with other liquids.
Dr Margarita Gomez-Escalada who is leading the research project explained how tinctures are made from plants and herbs.
* Plain apple cider vinegar or a vinegar-based herbal tincture can help keep a dogs ears clean and healthy.
Otherwise, the body can absorb 10-15% of the contents of the capsule, while a tincture is immediately absorbed into the bloodstream.
The tincture is sold via the Duchy website, in selected Boots stores and in Waitrose.
The Duchy website says the tincture containing dandelion and artichoke, is "a food supplement to help eliminate toxins and aid digestion" as part of a regular detox programme.
One of the best uses of ultrasound is to obtain tinctures, which are often mixtures of water and ethanol that contain extracts from medicinal herbs.