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
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.