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tincture

 [tingk´chur]
an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable drugs or chemical substances.
compound benzoin tincture a mixture of benzoin and several other ingredients in alcohol, used as a topical skin protectant.
iodine tincture a preparation of iodine and sodium iodide in diluted alcohol, used as a topical antiinfective.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tinc·ture

(tingk'chūr),
An alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable materials or from chemical substances; most tinctures are prepared by percolation or by maceration. The proportions of drug represented in the different tinctures are not uniform, but vary according to the established standards for each. Tinctures of potent drugs essentially represent the activity of 10 g of the drug in each 100 mL of tincture, the potency being adjusted after assay; most other tinctures represent 20 g of drug in each 100 mL of tincture. Compound tinctures are made according to long-established formulas.
Synonym(s): tinctura
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tincture

(tĭngk′chər)
n.
An alcohol solution of a nonvolatile medicine: tincture of iodine.
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tincture

Herbal medicine
An ethanol-based extract that contains an herb’s essence, which is commonly mixed with water in a 50:50 ratio; tinctures have the advantage over other herbal preparations of a long shelf-life.

Pharmacology
A medicinal preparation, often of herbal origin, in which the ground substrate (e.g., bark, root, nuts or seeds) is soaked in alcohol to extract oils or other substances of interest.
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tincture

Pharmacology A medicinal preparation, often of herbal origin in which the ground substrate–eg, bark, root, nuts, or seeds is soaked in alcohol to extract oils or other substances of interest.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tinc·ture

(tinct.) (tingk'shŭr)
An alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable materials or from chemical substances.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tincture

An alcoholic solution of a drug.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Tincture

An alcoholic solution of a chemical or drug.
Mentioned in: Ipecac
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

tinc·ture

(Tr) (tingk'shŭr)
An alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution prepared from vegetable materials or chemical substances.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Make a tincture of 1 ounce by weight of processed or fresh bark and twigs per 2 ounces of high-proof vodka or grain alcohol, and steep for at least one month before straining.
Alcohol tinctures last several years in the pantry and are easy to tote.
gypseum-infected test, compared with the control group, the mycological efficacy of GCS (10%, 5%, and 2.5%) was greatly improved (80%, 70%, and 60%, resp.) after treatment for 7 days and the Tincture was 70%.
The effects of the tinctures were measured against an alcohol control - proving their antibacterial action was not simply due to the sterilizing effect of the alcohol they are prepared in.
Alcohol is the most widely used tincture solvent because it extracts fats, resins, waxes, most alkaloids, some volatile oils, and other plant components, which it preserves indefinitely.
But, the tincture should first be dissolved in water, and the dose should be reduced depending on the weight of the animal.
You have enough homemade tincture to fill and refill a one- or two-ounce dropper bottle many times over.
The website says the tincture, which contains dandelion and artichoke, is "a food supplement to help eliminate toxins and aid digestion".
Sally Ann Billington, 45, drank three tiny bottles of the tincture when she was feeling down after her brother's death from cancer.
* tincture of iodine (5 percent) can be purchased at a drug store
Rinsing the mouth with a solution of calendula tincture after filling, crown work or an extraction will help tissue heal in double time.
Some months after I told New Vistas Healthcare in Limerick about my experiences, they informed me that they had begun producing a tincture from dock that proves to be not only a powerful remedy to help detox environmental toxins, but is also a powerful remedy to treat hot flashes, making it an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.