All About Tinctures

Cannabis tincture, a herbal extract derived from cannabis plants, is a concentrated liquid form of cannabis that can be taken orally. This preparation is meticulously crafted by soaking cannabis flowers in either alcohol or glycerin, resulting in a potent and fast-acting product.

Tinctures have been used for centuries as an alternative medicine and natural treatment for various ailments. The botanical extract is known for its therapeutic properties and can be taken orally or applied topically, depending on the desired effect.

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What is a Tincture?

A tincture is a concentrated extract derived from medicinal substances, typically herbs or plants. It is created by steeping these natural materials in alcohol or another solvent to extract their beneficial properties. This liquid solution is then used as an alternative remedy or natural remedy for various treatments. 

How Are Cannabis Tinctures Made?

Cannabis tinctures are typically made using a few key steps: cannabis plant selection, alcohol extraction, decarboxylation, infusion process, and final product refinement. The first step is selecting the right cannabis plant. Different strains have varying levels of cannabinoids such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), as well as unique terpene profiles that contribute to the aroma and flavor of the tincture.

Next, the chosen cannabis plant material is soaked or steeped in a solvent, usually ethanol, to extract the desired compounds. Alcohol extraction is commonly utilized due to its ability to efficiently dissolve cannabinoids and terpenes. Decarboxylation is an important process that involves heating the extracted cannabinoids to convert their inactive forms (THCA and CBDA) into their active counterparts (THC and CBD). This step ensures the tincture will have the desired psychoactive and therapeutic effects.

After decarboxylation, the infused liquid is strained to remove any remaining plant material. The resulting liquid is then further refined through filtration or other purification methods to ensure a clean and potent final product.

It’s important to note that the potency and composition of cannabis tinctures can vary depending on the extraction method, the quality of the cannabis plant, and the desired concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes.

Gaining Popularity

Several types of tinctures have gained significant popularity in recent years. CBD tinctures, derived from the non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, have garnered attention for their potential therapeutic benefits. Herbal tinctures, on the other hand, harness the healing properties of various plants and botanicals to address specific health concerns. Additionally, flower essences, carefully extracted from vibrant blossoms, offer unique energetic qualities that can enhance emotional well-being.

Tinctures can be taken orally, allowing for easy absorption into the bloodstream. This delivery method provides a convenient and effective way to experience the benefits of herbal remedies. 

Wait…Don’t Cannabis Tinctures Taste Bad?

It is important to understand that the flavor profile of cannabis tinctures is influenced by the natural compounds present in the plant itself. These compounds, such as terpenes, are responsible for the distinct aroma and taste of various strains of cannabis. Thankfully, if the earthy notes of unflavored tinctures aren’t something you’re into, you can experiment with the wide variety of flavored tinctures on offer, including salted caramel, mango pineapple, and strawberry!

At Canna Culture, we are committed to providing only the highest quality cannabis products to our clients. Our extensive selection includes a variety of strains and products that have been carefully curated to meet the diverse needs of our customers.

Benefits of Cannabis Tinctures

Tinctures are available in different strengths and ratios of cannabinoids, allowing individuals to customize their treatment based on their specific needs. They can be consumed sublingually, meaning they are placed under the tongue for rapid absorption. Additionally, they can be mixed into food or beverages, providing an effortless way to incorporate cannabis into daily routines. Clients may wish to use tinctures for a variety of reasons, including the following.

  • Improved sleep quality: Cannabis tinctures can aid in achieving better sleep by promoting relaxation and reducing insomnia. They can help regulate sleep patterns and provide a more restful night’s sleep. Ratios of THC, CBD, and CBN can be combined to help you get that well-deserved rest you need.
  • Pain relief: Cannabis tinctures have been shown to effectively alleviate various types of pain, including chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and migraines. The cannabinoids present in the tincture interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to reduce inflammation and modulate pain signals.
  • Anxiety reduction: Many individuals find relief from anxiety symptoms with the use of cannabis tinctures, particularly those that contain CBD. Studies indicate that CBD is a potentially beneficial treatment modality for anxiety disorders. (1) The calming effect of cannabinoids helps to relax the mind, reducing feelings of unease and promoting a sense of calmness.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties: The anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis tinctures make them valuable for individuals suffering from inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. By reducing inflammation, tinctures can alleviate symptoms and improve overall well-being.
  • Muscle relaxation: Tinctures can provide relief from muscle tension and spasms. Their muscle-relaxing properties make them beneficial for individuals dealing with muscle pain, stiffness, or conditions like fibromyalgia.
  • Nausea relief: Cannabis tinctures can help alleviate nausea and vomiting, particularly in individuals undergoing chemotherapy or suffering from conditions like motion sickness or gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Enhanced appetite: For individuals experiencing a loss of appetite due to medical conditions or treatments, cannabis tinctures can help stimulate hunger and promote a healthy appetite.

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Questions about Tinctures

What’s in a cannabis tincture?

Apart from cannabis, additional ingredients may be incorporated into the tincture formulation, such as carrier oils like MCT oil or glycerin. 

Are Cannabis Tinctures Worth It?

Absolutely! Cannabis tinctures offer several advantages over other consumption methods. They provide a discreet and convenient way to consume cannabis, as they can be easily administered under the tongue or added to food and beverages. Tinctures also have a longer shelf life compared to other cannabis products.

How Long Does A Tincture Take to Work?

It depends on the dosage and your metabolism! Most tinctures, edibles, and topicals can take between 15 minutes and 3 hours to take full effect. (2)

How To Use Tinctures

When considering cannabis tinctures for specific medical conditions, factors such as strain selection, CBD-to-THC ratio, dosage, and frequency of use should be taken into account. It is advisable to consult with a person experienced in cannabis therapeutics to receive personalized guidance tailored to your condition.

For optimal results, follow these guidelines:

  • Research the strain or blend used in the tincture to understand its specific properties and effects.
  • Choose a high-quality tincture from a reputable source like Canna Culture.
  • Store tinctures in a cool, dark place to maintain potency.
  • Shake the bottle well before each use to distribute the cannabinoids evenly.
  • Start with a low dosage and gradually increase until you achieve the desired effects.
  • Be mindful of potential interactions with other medications or substances.

You may also want to:

  • Determine the best time of day to use tinctures based on your desired effects (e.g., relaxation in the evening).
  • Experiment with different consumption methods, such as adding tinctures to beverages or food.
  • Keep a journal to track your experiences and refine your usage over time.

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  1. Blessing EM, Steenkamp MM, Manzanares J, Marmar CR. Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. Neurotherapeutics. 2015;12(4):825-836. doi: 
  2. Boehnke KF, Yakas L, McAfee J. A mixed methods analysis of cannabis use routines for chronic pain management. Journal of Cannabis Research. Published 2022. Accessed December 11, 2023. 
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