White Clover Tincture Recipe and Benefits

close up of white clover for white clover tincture

Herbal tinctures are easy to make and can provide so many natural benefits. Herbal tinctures are basically a concentrated herbal extract made with alcohol. Alcohol, such as vodka, is added to a fresh or dried herb to extract the active ingredients of the herb.

Herbal tinctures have been used for centuries for their healing properties and there are so many you can make and use, all with their own properties.

Tinctures are easy to make and can be taken internally or externally. You can make as much as you want and they can be taken straight or diluted. They also have a long shelf life and can last up to 5 years or more.

About White Clover

There are different species of clovers including crimson clover blossoms, red clover, and white clover. For this recipe, I used white clover which is very abundant in the early spring and into the summer. It is easy to pick the one cup of white clover flowers that you need for this recipe and there is no having to separate the petals, just cut off the stem! Red clover tea would also be a healthy tea to make or tea from crimson clover blossoms.

White clover (botanical name Trifolium repens) is one of the most important pasture legumes. It is a nutritious food source for all classes of farm animals and most wildlife. White clover originated in Europe and has become one of the most widely distributed legumes in the world and is also good for soil improvement as a cover crop and erosion control.

It is exciting to learn about all the wild edibles and wild blossoms that exist in our grassy lawn that are good for human consumption, have many medicinal properties and help so many health conditions and improve human health.

White clover blossoms are usually pretty abundant and last for a while throughout the spring and summer. I have patches of white clover everywhere!

white clover

Health Benefits of White Clover

There are many potential benefits to health from clover. White clover is a beneficial plant that contains a lot of essential vitamins and minerals and has some amazing medicinal benefits. Clover contains vitamins A, B2, B3, C, and E as well as magnesium, potassium, chromium, and calcium. It can be used as a herbal remedy to boost the immune system and treat fever, coughs, and colds. It’s also good for medicinal uses for treating cold symptoms, such as congestion and headaches. Drink a cup of tea to help relieve coughs and colds. It can be used to treat joint aches and pains and has anti-inflammatory properties. White clover herbal tea could treat rheumatic aches and joint pain too. The leaves can be applied as a poultice to heal wounds and burns.

white clover tincture clovers in the yard

How to Make a White Clover Tincture

The first step is to pick the white clover flowers.

Bowl of white clovers for white clover tincture

Separate the white clover flowers from the stem and add to a jar. I used a half pint canning jar.

white clovers added to a jar for white clover tincture

Pour vodka or grain alcohol into the jar (at least 80 proof) to at least cover the white clover. You can fill the jar almost to the top if desired.

Pouring the vodka over the white clover for white clover tincture

Cover with a lid and store in a dark place out of direct sunlight for at least 4 to 6 weeks. When ready, strain the clover from the liquid and add the clover extract to an amber jar. Store in a dark cabinet and shake the jar every few days.

white clover tincture

Enjoy!

Enjoy making and using this very easy-to-make white clover tincture.

white clover tincture

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Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only.  It should not be seen as medical or any other advice. I am not a medical expert so individual precautions should be considered.

As always, talk to your health care practitioner or pharmacist before taking herbs for medicinal purposes. Herbs can interact with certain health conditions and/or medications. Be safe first and foremost.

close up of white clover for white clover tincture

White Clover Tincture

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Herbal tinctures are easy to make and can provide so many natural benefits. Herbal tinctures are basically a concentrated herbal extract made with alcohol. Alcohol, such as vodka, is added to a fresh or dried herb to extract the active ingredients of the herb.

Herbal tinctures have been used for centuries for their healing properties and there are so many you can make and use, all with their own properties.

Ingredients

  • White Clover Flowers
  • 80 proof or higher alcohol, such as vodka or Ever clear

Instructions

  1. Add white clover flowers to a jar (size of the jar is your preference)
  2. Add the alcohol to cover the white clover, can fill the jar if desired
  3. Stir and shake the contents and then add lid
  4. Store in a dark place for at least 4 to 6 weeks and shake the jar every few days
  5. Strain the white clover from the tincture
  6. Add the strained tincture to a clean jar or amber-colored bottle

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