How to Make Glycerine Extracts and Syrups

Start by soaking the herb in enough distilled water to cover it, for four hours, over night if it is a root. After soaking, add more distilled water so that the total added equals 16 oz. water per 4 oz. of herb. Use a multiple of these amounts for larger batches.

Simmer the herb on very low heat in a covered pan or double boiler for thirty minutes. Then strain the liquid into a clean pan. Put the liquid into a double boiler or on very low heat uncovered and simmer it down to one-fourth of the original volume (4 oz.)

Add vegetable glycerine - 1/4 but no more than 1/2 the amount as the liquid . Bottle in dark bottle, keep the large amount refrigerated and a small bottle out for daily use - use in two years.

Note: Use only stainless steel or glass pans.