|Botanical Medicine (Herbalism)
Solid extracts are prepared in a similar fashion as a tincture but then the solvent is partially or completely evaporated or removed. Solid extracts are a very viscous solid or near solid extracts, similar to the consistency of molasses. Solid extracts can be redissolved in water and made into a tea. Herbs that are commonly found as solid extracts include: Licorice, Hawthorn and Rose Hip.
- Concentrated froms of the herb can be given without the solvent
- Delivers more therapeutic compounds
- Reduced shelf life compared to tinctures or extracts
- Only certain constituents are present
- Solid extracts are not that commonly found
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