Tinctures have been around for centuries. A tincture is a liquid held under the tongue for several seconds to a minute, where the substances suspended within it are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. This occurs because the area under the tongue has an unusually large amount of blood vessels close to the surface, where CBD and medicines can easily pass through both the thin membrane of the tongue and the cell walls.
To start off, you’re going to need your own hemp flowers. You can buy hemp flowers from various places around the country. What’s important to note here is that legal hemp strains produce plant matter with no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC — the psychoactive part of marijuana).
What is a Tincture?
Today, tinctures are making a comeback for several reasons.
How to Make Your Own Alcohol-Based Cannabis Tincture
Because of this, hemp CBD tinctures will not get you high or impair your ability to drive or focus. That makes it a safe project to try on your own.
Tinctures are experiencing a modern revival as more people look for non-synthetic, safe, and affordable forms of medicine. Tinctures are relatively easy to make at home, and they’re a wonderful alternative for anyone who wants to consume the benefits of THC or CBD without smoking.
Tinctures are experiencing a modern revival as more people look for non-synthetic, safe, and affordable forms of medicine.
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In the 1800s and early 1900s, tinctures (alcohol-based, plant extracts) were the most popular way to ingest cannabis or hemp (Cannabis sativa). In her book, Healing with CBD, Eileen Konieczny writes “Well-known companies like Eli Lilly, Parke-Davis, and Bayer produced tinctures that contained cannabis, which were considered safe and effective for conditions of nausea, delirium, epilepsy, migraine, and painful spasms.” Cannabis tinctures faded in popularity after the Mexican Revolution began in 1910 and Mexicans fleeing the war brought with them rolled cannabis leaves and flowers that they smoked and called Marijuana .