Introduction to Kratom Tincture
Tinctures have been used for hundreds of years (thousands of years, even) as a proven method to extract the active elements of medicinal herbs and plants from Mother Nature – turning nature’s bounty into a powerful form of safe and effective medicine.
The process for creating tinctures has been perfected over time, and today we understand a lot more about what goes into producing a world-class tincture. Base elements are added to a solvent (usually an alcoholic solvent) that will evaporate away, leaving behind the essential elements of this medicine in giving us the opportunity to heal and restore our body without potentially dangerous or disastrous side effects caused by modern medicine and their chemical cocktails.
A kratom tincture (when expertly crafted) gives you the opportunity to suppress coughs, fight back effectively against depression and anxiety, and can even be used to help with opiate withdrawal – one of the most serious health epidemics we are dealing with in our modern world.
Kratom also happens to be a wonderful painkiller in and of itself, without the potential addictive properties that modern chemical cocktails – especially opioids – inevitably bring to the table.
If you are thinking about diving headfirst into the world of crafting a kratom tincture, hopefully, you’ll find the inside information below useful. Follow the details we include in this quick guide and source out only the highest quality ingredients available and you’ll have nothing to worry about.
Let’s dive right in!
What is a kratom tincture?
As we highlighted above, this tincture is going to essentially distill down the most basic and powerful elements in the all-natural kratom plant through the help of slightly acidic alcohols.
The raw tracker materials are going to be blended with a handful of concentrated alkaloids, and then the entire mixture is going to be exposed to ethanol (the most appropriate alcohol for this distillation process) and water mixed together. A 25% alcohol to 75% water mixture is perfect, and you want to create an almost taste like or muddy consistency initially.
From there, you’ll allow this combination to set up over time until the alcohol has been allowed to evaporate completely. The remaining substance will act as a powerfully effective all-natural medicine since the most bioavailable and bioactive chemical compounds in the kratom and the other alkaloids have been drawn out and co-mingled with one another.
What are the benefits of a Kratom tincture?
The biggest advantage in moving forward with a tincture is its ability to provide incredibly responsive results from this natural medicine.
Unlike other traditional medicines, or even taking kratom in capsule form, your body doesn’t have to work anywhere near as hard to break down kratom and assimilated into the body when its core elements have already been brought to the surface as they are in a tincture.
Instead, the most impactful biochemicals are all ready to rock and roll, can be rapidly absorbed into your body your bloodstream, and will begin to mingle with your cells almost the second that you have taken advantage of this natural medicine.
This is obviously going to speed up the delivery of these healing elements, but it’s also going to speed up the healing process itself. A much more rapid commencement of the many beneficial impacts that kratom has to offer will be seen instantly, and you’ll find yourself feeling better than brand-new a whole lot faster than you would have with more traditional kratom delivery methods.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that kratom tinctures are so easy to create and so convenient to take advantage of, either. This is a much more suitable and flexible way to deliver kratom benefits, giving you the opportunity to take advantage of kratom in any and every way you see fit.
It’s almost impossible to see any improvement in your health and well-being when you snap a kratom capsule in half and sprinkle it on your skin topically. With a topical application of this tincture, however, you’ll notice almost instant results that are a lot more consistent as well.
Finally, you’ll appreciate the fact that these tinctures can be stored almost indefinitely. Unlike capsules or raw materials that will degrade over time, these oils and essential compounds are a lot more stable. You can buy kratom in bulk, create tinctures with all different kinds of additives and alkaloids, and then reliably use those purpose-made medicines as often as you like without having to worry about them going bad or becoming ineffective.
For one reason or another, these tinctures cannot be purchased over-the-counter.
If you are serious about taking advantage of all the benefits of this kind of tincture hands to offer, you’re going to have to learn how to produce this all-natural and truly ancient medicine on your own.
Thankfully though, the process is a lot more simple and straightforward than most people make it out to be. Armed with the inside information we detail in this quick guide you will be able to knock your first tincture of kratom right out of the park!
Can I make my own Kratom tincture?
To produce this tincture, you’re going to need a handful of key ingredients, including:
- Kratom (either kratom powder or kratom leaves)
- Ethyl alcohol
- Citric acids
- Tap water
The only somewhat optional ingredient in the list above would have to be the glycerin, but it’s not a bad idea to include it in your tinctures. The glycerin works to balance out the final chemical composition of the tincture while also preventing massive evaporation so that you can take advantage of these medicines for a lot longer than you might have been able to before.
The actual process of producing the tincture couldn’t be any easier to follow.
You’ll want to make sure that you weigh out your kratom materials so that you know exactly how much of this tincture you’re going to be able to produce. A good rule of thumb is that 4 ounces of kratom powder will produce a pint of tincture, and 7 ounces of kratom powder will produce a full liter.
The next step is to simply mix your kratom, the water, and your alcohol into a nonreactive bottle, pouring in the citric acid after you have shaken things up enough to be evenly mixed. From here, you could simply leave the combined ingredients together in that bottle and allow them to evaporate naturally – but there’s a way to speed things up significantly so that you can start using your tincture almost immediately.
What you want to do here is prepare a hot water bath in the biggest pot you have available. You want something that can comfortably accommodate a full bottle of tincture without spilling into the bottle itself. Bring the water to a boil in an otherwise empty pot and then – as soon as it begins to boil – take it off the heat.
Transfer your bottle of tincture into the hot water bath and allow it to sit for an hour or so. You’ll be able to dramatically speed up the evaporation process and will have a concentrated quantity of tincture ready to rock and roll.
You want to watch the bottle carefully, waiting until about 50% of it has been evaporated off. That’s how you know that your tincture is sufficiently condensed and ready to provide you with the medicinal benefits you are after
This is where you’re going to want to add your glycerin if you’re going to be using it to stabilize the mixture. Again, it’s not a bad idea to take this approach, as it’s going to guarantee that you are able to continue using this tincture for a lot longer than you would have been able to before.