Sadly, many of the herbs we sell here at Lost Empire Herbs are a bit on the weird or unknown side for the average man and woman. But what are you supposed to do with often-times-bad-tasting powders and tinctures? In fact, just the other day I received this comment from Jared: "Dude, how the heck … [Read more...] about How to Take Herbs
At first, when I started hiking for mushrooms, I was bummed out to learn that Reishi, Chaga or Cordyceps don't grow in my area. Some of the most famous mushrooms just aren't here where I live. But then I got to know more about the mushrooms that do grow in my area and discovered: Lots of … [Read more...] about Hiking for Mushrooms
A Soxhlet extraction is a way of making tinctures that requires some specialized equipment but comes with some very cool benefits. See it in action in the video here. The standard way of making herbal tinctures involves letting the herbs soak in your alcohol solution for a period of at … [Read more...] about Soxhlet Extraction for Tinctures
Do Herbs Have a Shelf Life? These are common questions we’re asked. And, as with many things, the answer is a bit complicated, depending on a variety of factors. Depends on the herb Depends on how it is stored More specifically, depends on access to light, air, and heat. Herbs Don’t … [Read more...] about Shelf Life: How Long Do Herbs Last?
New to the herbal world and unfamiliar with how to take tinctures? Don't worry, I made a video for you..... A tincture is an alcohol extract of an herb or other material. While other things can be used and are sometimes called tinctures, alcohol is the solvent for a true tincture. A vinegar … [Read more...] about How to Take Tinctures