As an antispasmodic it can also be used to relieve cramps, but it is generally mixed with balm leaves and German camomile flower to make a tea for that purpose. The tea is also useful as an external astringent for skin problems, mouth and throat sores, and similar complaints.
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Compared to other methods, alcohol helps extract nearly all active constituents from a herb yielding stronger tinctures that require a lower dose to attain beneficial effects.
Alcohol eliminates the growth of bacteria and mold while preserving the valuable constituents resulting in a much longer shelf life.