How to Make your Own Testosterone Boosting Herbal Tinctures at Home (Simple DIY Method)

This article explains you an extremely simple way on making your own herbal tinctures, which saves you a lot of dough in the long run, and can dramatically improve the absorption of certain compounds in the plant that could otherwise be destroyed in the gut.

Take Pine Pollen for example. It contains natural androgens, such as testosterone, not a mimetic but the actual hormone

…However those natural androgens are so delicate that they will be destroyed inside the harsh conditions of the human digestive track, which means that when you take Pine Pollen powder orally, most of the androgens are gone before they reach the bloodstream.

That’s where tinctures step in to help, as they’re basically the herb dissolved into alcohol (or some other carrier agent)…

…When the active compounds are dissolved into the carrier agent, you can simply take few drops orally, hold them in your mouth for few minutes and wait until the carrier agent along with the active ingredients penetrates the mucus membranes of your mouth going straight into the bloodstream.

And that’s simply why tinctures are sometimes pretty awesome. As you can bypass the digestive track, which comes handy if the active ingredient is delicate and easily destroyed.

Here’s a simple guide on how to make your own:

How to Create Your own Herbal Tinctures

herbal tincture guideAs you’ve probably seen already, tinctures can be pretty expensive.

Most people think that you’d need a laboratory or some fancy equipment to extract the active ingredients from a herb…

…When in reality you can easily do that yourself, from the comforts of your own home, and with less costs.

Here’s how:

1. Get yourself a solid glass jar – preferably a dark one (affiliate linik) – which can be sealed tightly.

2. Get yourself the herb you want to make into tincture, either in its pure form, or in powder.

3. Buy some strong alcohol to act as a carrier agent (I use 40% organic vodka myself).

4. Get some dark tincture bottles with a dropper cap (affiliate link).

5. Put the actual herb into the glass jar and fill the rest of it with the alcohol (I like to use 1:1 ratio of 50% herb 50% alcohol which makes a pretty strong tincture).

6. Seal the jar to make sure that no air gets into the contents

7. Wait 2-3 weeks for the active ingredients of the herb to dissolve into the alcohol (you can shake the jar daily if you want).

8. Your tincture is now ready. You can strain it to the smaller tincture bottles and use orally as explained above.

9. Now you know how to make tinctures and can be considered a modern day shaman.

How to Make your Own Testosterone Boosting Herbal Tinctures at Home (Simple DIY Method) was last modified: March 27th, 2017 by Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala is the founder of Anabolic Men, and an Independent Researcher that has been credited with organizing the findings that have helped thousands of men reach hormonal balance.
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  1. Paul on 10/06/2014 at 05:55

    Do you then just rub the alcohol into your skin?

    • Ali Kuoppala on 15/06/2014 at 14:40

      I use tinctures orally, just have them in your mouth for few minutes and then swallow, so that the compounds can absorb trough the thin skin of mouth.

      you could also apply tinctures to the skin but alcohol evaporates quickly so most of the compounds wouldn’t probably end up in the bloodstream.

  2. Shaf on 08/07/2014 at 03:29

    Hi Ali, love the website, what a great resource. Quick question, what are the alternatives to alcohol? I’ve heard of DMSO been used as a delivery method through the skin, however I wasn’t sure if it will work to extract the active ingredients from the herbs.

    • Ali Kuoppala on 01/08/2014 at 20:38

      I’ve also heard about DMSO, and I know that there’s plenty of non-alcoholic tinctures out there on the market.

      Never had the time to research any alternatives, as I’ve found it to be the easiest way to just dissolve the compounds in vodka.

      • George Mouhlis on 21/02/2015 at 13:29

        can any1 tell me mls of vodka per gram of herb/powder

  3. Rohan on 20/09/2014 at 11:31

    How many drops should I use when using pine pollen with a one to one ratio in 40% vodka. I was thinking 40 drops but not sure cheers

    • HamptonWalley on 14/06/2015 at 14:33

      I thought only 2-3 dropps. 40 sounds a little strong :D.

    • Midnight Gardener on 27/01/2016 at 23:44

      I use a dropper full.

  4. Nick on 02/04/2015 at 15:22

    Can you elaborate on the 1 to 1 ratio? By volume or by mass?

  5. Michele on 26/03/2016 at 01:43

    Hi Ali, i follow your site from a long time, you’ve been inspiring me every single workout with those articles.
    After reading this i have a question, do you know OraPlus? Is a vehicle liquid to make solutions, can it be more effective than organic alcohol?
    Thank you in advance man, have a nice day

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