Select a glass jar (preferably wide-mouth) with a tight fitting lid. Cut, crush, chop or otherwise break up the dried plant material that you wish to use and then pack it tightly into the jar. Pour enough alcohol over the plant material to cover it slightly, and put the lid on it. Let the jar sit in a cool, dark place for six weeks, but shake the jar once every day. Avoid letting sunlight hit your jar, as it can have a negative effect on the tincture-making process. Pour off the alcohol, and that's your tincture. Easy, right?
Peppermint Tincture**_: Add 5 to 10 drops of peppermint tincture to a glass of water or other beverage, and drink slowly to relieve upset stomach. It's good for indigestion, colic, and hangover; aromatherapists use it to improve concentration and diminish depression.