Garlic tincture – pure elixir that you can make by yourself


Garlic tincture strengthens the body. It is especially recommended in winter. It lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, so it can be used in the prevention of atherosclerosis.

Easiest recipe for garlic tincture is to chop 7 peeled garlic cloves and pour 1 glass of spirit (most spirits used for drinking will work, but vodka or other grain alcohols that are at least 40% alcohol by volume (80-proof) work best).

Close the mixture in a airtight jar (like this one on Amazon Airtight Glass Jar / Canister Set of 3 – 34 oz or 78 oz) and keep it in a dark place for 10 days. Drain the liquid and leave it covered for another 4 days, after that time the tincture is ready to use.

Garlic tincture

Garlic tincture recipe was invented by the Tibetans, who have been using it for centuries to strengthen their body’s immunity. If you would like to know more about benefits and suggested dosage you will find it all in this article.

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Garlic tincture benefits

Among other properties it helps people with psoriasis to extend the time between relapses. This tincture cleanses the body of fat build-up, rinses out undissolved calcium, rapidly improves metabolism, cleanses, tones blood vessels, improves eyesight, rejuvenates the body, prevents ulcers in the digestive tract.

Garlic juice stimulates the appetite, improves digestion, helps with many diseases of the respiratory system, prevents colds, eliminates headaches and insomnia, has diuretic, expectorant and pain relieving properties.

Garlic and finished tincture

Garlic tincture dosage

We take 5 drops in 1/4 cup of milk 2-3 times a day to strengthen against atherosclerosis, to improve digestion. After a month of treatment, you need to take a 2-3 week break.

Garlic tincture for ear infection

According to healthline.com „applying garlic topically may help ease the pain of an earache. One study with 103 children who had ear pain from middle ear infections, found that naturopathic ear drops containing garlic and other herbal ingredients was just as effective in managing ear pain as over-the-counter (OTC) ear drops”.

But I would not advise to use tincture for this purpose, only buy certified ear drops in the pharmacy.

Garlic tincture side effects

If you would be using too much of Garlic tincture you may experience unpleasant breath or body odor, heartburn, burning in your mouth or throat, nausea, vomiting, gas or diarrhea. That is why it is important to keep the right dosage of the tincture.

Garlic tincture with apple cider vinegar without alcohol

Chop one cup of garlic and add to a clean glass airtight jar, add 2 cups apple cider vinegar and close the jar. Leave it for next 4 weeks, shake a few times a day. After that time strain out the chopped garlic and store the tincture in dark bottles in a cool place.

Garlic tincture is definitely not tasty. But does everything that is healthy also have to taste good? There is no doubt that she is very healthy 😉

Recommened edequipment – what you may need to have to make such tincture at home

I hope that you have found my article useful. Below I’ve gathered all items that I am using when making my tinctures, some of them, like airtight jars, are necessary, some are just handy, you do not need to have them all to be able to make a good tincture.  

recommended tincture equipment
Tincture equipment examples
  1. Airtight jars.
  2. Mortar for herbs – granite.
  3. Mortar for herbs – stainless steel.
  4. Funnels for filling bottles.
  5. Large bottles, dark glass.
  6. Medium bottles, dark glass.
  7. Small bottles with dropper, dark glass.
  8. Cloth for tincture filtering.
  9. Coffee filters for tincture filtering.
  10. Alcohol meter to check how strong is your vodka/spirit.
  11. Tincture press for better extraction.

    Here you can also find a more detailed post with list of equipment that might be useful.

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Other names of garlic

If you would like to check more info about the garlic here you can find webmd.com article about it

It is also known under such names: Aged Garlic Extract, Ail, Ail Blanc, Ail Cultive, Ail Rocambole, Ajo, Alho, Allii Sativi Bulbus, Allium, Allium sativum, Angio D’India, Camphor Of The Poor, Clove Garlic, Common Garlic, Da Suan, Echte Rokkenbolle, Echter Knoblauch, Garlic Clove, Garlic Oil, Knoblauch, Lahsun, Lasun, Lasuna, Maneul, Nectar Of The Gods, Ninniku, Ophio Garlic, Poor Man’s Treacle, Rason, Rocambole, Rockenbolle, Rust Treacle, Schlangenknoblauch, Serpent Garlic, Spanish Garlic, Stinking Rose, Suan, Thoum, Vitlok.

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