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Code Information - Tincture

Code:
TINCT

Name:
Tincture

Description:
A "tincture" means an alcoholic or aqueous-alcoholic liquid, containing selected active components of herbal material, and obtained by percolation or maceration of the herbal material in alcohol or a water-alcohol mixture. Usually 1 part of the dry herbal material is used to make 4 or more parts of the tincture. Tinctures are sometimes obtained by dilution of a liquid, soft or dry extract. In contrast, "extracts" are more concentrated and "infusions" and "decoctions" are extracted in water.