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making an extract from an already powered root

 
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I apologize if this has been posted. I have not seen it and am new to the group. I have turmeric root powder.  I want to know if I can make an extract or tincture with the powder. Everytime I try and look it up all I get is how to make the powder, which I already have. Also if possible to do either which would you do?  Thank you in advance for any help you can offer
 
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Hi Deb, welcome to Permies!

I don't make many extracts, but I make a lot of tinctures and can confirm that you can absolutely make a tincture with turmeric root powder. The reason I choose tinctures is because they have the longest shelf life. They can keep for years and years in a cool dark place.

Here's a really good video by Mountain Rose Herbs on how to make tinctures. They're using cut and sifted herb in the video, but I make many of my tinctures from powdered herbs too.

 
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Something else to consider, I seem to remember reading that if you use powder, shaking of the container helps keep the herbal goodness moving into your liquor. If you don't the powder all sinks down, into a near solid. Kinda. A cut and sifted herb has more nooks and cranies for the liquor to surround, more surface area is exposed.

Anyhow, I use both cut and sifted and the powders as well. I have not done a side by side comparison of powdered: one shaken, one not.
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