Not all tinctures have to be made with alcohol. You may be trying to avoid even the few drops of alcohol that a standard tincture provides, or you are put off by the taste of alcohol enough that it interferes with your herbal protocol. Make some of your tinctures with vinegar instead, and avoid any problems that arise with using an alcohol base.
Time Required: 2 weeks
Fill your glass container with dry herbs
I have been toying with the idea of trying a small batch of tincture from a old kombucha.. perhaps of muellin. Any idea as to whether this will work? I have found that some non alcohol based tinctures that are best when made with alcohol can benefit from a few weeks soak in a very small amount of alcohol. This helps to break the cell structures making the substance readily available to the follow up.. be it oil, vinegar, veg. glycerine. (w/ alcohol: Shake vigorously twice daily, coffee filter the top for the last bit before the second part in order to evaporate the alcohol).