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How To Make A Fat-Burning Tincture

Losing weight is grueling. Luckily there’s plenty of research into weight loss, and employing a broad range of tactics is often the key to success, and this includes supporting your weight loss plan with herbs and spices.

There are a variety of plants and herbs that assist with weight loss due to their high fiber content, however, there are also some plants and herbs that can actually elevate your metabolism. This can lead to an increase in energy levels and potentially boost fat burning.

Plants associated with weight loss are often warming spices that also aid digestion. Some support the liver and kidneys to remove toxins, while others alter cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Herbs Recommended For Weight Loss

Below is a list of herbs and spices that you can utilize to make a fat-burning tincture. They are all relatively common plants, that can either be harvested from your garden or easily sourced.

Ginger Warming spice that has many health benefits including weight loss. It achieves this by increasing your metabolism, suppressing your appetite, reducing the amount of fat absorbed, and maintaining blood sugar levels.
Oregano Contains compounds that interact with certain genes and proteins to control fat production.
Black Pepper Increases metabolism which helps to suppress the accumulation of fat cells and can help to keep any lost weight off. It also aids digestion, controls your blood sugar level and cholesterol.
Cumin seeds Lower your blood sugar levels and cholesterol. They are full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds which can also increase your metabolism.
Alfalfa Is high in saponins, which have been found to decrease fat absorption in the body and moderate your appetite.
Ginseng root Keeps your gut flora in the balance as well as accelerating metabolism. It can also change the way fat cells are created and absorbed thanks to the saponins present.
Fennel helps with liver and kidney function to cleanse the body. It achieves this by facilitating mineral and vitamin absorption, which in turn can decrease fat absorption as well. It is a diuretic at higher doses, and the seeds have a higher concentration of medicinal compounds. Not be consumed when pregnant.
Cinnamon Lowers cholesterol, manages blood sugar levels, and increases metabolism. It may also reduce your appetite by slowing down the breakdown of carbohydrates.
Paprika or chili flakes Elevate metabolism and circulation. This can also help to burn fat via oxidation.

Spices Recommended For Weight Loss

Below you can find a shortlist of some other great herbs and spices that can either be added or substituted in your fat-burning tincture.

Turmeric Has the ability to suppress fat production and acts as an anti-inflammatory for the intestinal tract.
Cardamon seeds Increase metabolism to aid digestion. It’s also a mild diuretic and reduces bloating.
Hawthorn berries Full of antioxidants and saponins and are a mild diuretic. They have also have been found to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as aid digestion and increase circulation.
Milk thistle Studies performed on mice showed a significant reduction in body fat despite being fed a fattening diet. It too contains saponins to reduce your appetite and fat absorption.

Ingredients And Equipment

How to Make a Fat-Burning Tincture Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of sliced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of sliced ginseng root
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano
  • ¼ cup of chopped alfalfa
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of chili flakes or paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 200 – 250 ml of high proof alcohol (I’m using 40% vodka). The higher the percentage, the longer the shelf life will be.
  • A glass jar
  • Tea strainer or coffee filter paper

How To Make A Fat Burning Tincture

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a glass jar and shake. Make sure all of the ingredients are covered by the alcohol.How to Make a Fat-Burning Tincture - 1
  • Place in a cool, dark location for at least 2 weeks (such as the fridge) and shake every other day.
  • When the tincture is ready, strain it with a tea strainer. If you have used ground spices, then strain it through some coffee filter paper.How to Make a Fat-Burning Tincture - 2
  • Label your tincture and store it in the fridge.


There are a few ways that you can take this tincture. It has a warm, spicy taste which can use to spice up your cooking.

You can add a few drops to a cup of coffee or tea.

Or you can use it the traditional way by applying a few drops directly under the tongue and allowing it to sit for a minute before swallowing.

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Where can I find testimony to the efficacy of such?

Google the ingredient plus weight loss. i.e. “turmeric and weight loss.”

I am Deathly Allergic to Alcohol. How long does this procedure take to use water (or some kind of Oil? What kind of Oil?)

As most of the Active Components of the herbs mentioned in this formula are water soluble and not fat soluble and all your might not work well. But you could combine all the ingredients and make a strong tea. Most likely combining all the ingredients and using about a tablespoon of the herb to a cup of water athletic seat for about 5 minutes and drink that throughout the day. You could also make a glyceride using the warm method with these herbs I’m just double the dose you take.

If you can’t use alcohol for a tincture, use apple cider vinegar

If you are making a glyceride is it a 1:1 substitution for the alcohol?

Dr. Richard Schulze ( states in his training videos that you can evaporate the alcohol by pouring boiling water over the tincture before each use.

I have a friend who is also Dangerously allergic to alcohol, and we tested this, and it does absolutely work, she never felt sick.

Food grade glycerin is also used for tincture recipes for those who can’t do alcohol.

Try apple cider vinegar instead of vodka. It might work.

You could try extracting in vinegar or glycerin instead if you are allergic to alcohol.

You could make an extract with apple cider vinegar instead. Follow all the same steps here, but instead of alcohol, use ACV

You can use vegetable glycerin in place of alcohol.

Hey ! This isn’t my recipe or anything but i study this stuff and to make a tincture you need alcohol, and water can’t be used sadly. Infusions of oil can be made but have different effects.

How would you substitute chopped alfalfa with powered alfalfa?

You can get alfalfa in dried form at Tractor Supply, Walmart, or a feed store. You can get loose alfalfa or compressed cube form in the equine section. Hope this helps! Love and Light to all. This is a great recipe to add to your tincture cookbook.

Can you literally use organic seeds from the spice section in the store for the cumin, fennel, etc ? Can you suggest best place to buy gingseng root and alfalafa ? Thanks!

Hi Leslie,

You can find most of the ingredients for this recipe here:

God bless!

I live in a coummuity where they grow alfalfa. If you see a field usually there are some growing outside thefield or ask the grower. They gladly will give you a hand full. Ginseng I’m going to buy at our local asia store.

How often do you take it?

Before ingesting the dose of the tincture, will it affect the potency if you let the alcohol first evaporate at room temperature right before taking that dose?

How do you define the difference between “herb” and “spice”?

Hi M,

Herbs are leaves, and although most come from herbaceous plants (plants that lack woody stems), a few do come from woody plants, such as bay leaf. Basil, rosemary, and parsley are often found in a kitchen’s spice rack but actually qualify as herbs because they are aromatic leaves.

Spices tend to be stronger in flavor than herbs because they are made from crushed portions of plants that are especially rich in essential oils. Herbs can be found either fresh or dried, chopped or whole.

God bless!

How much and often is this supposed to be digested?

Can you be more specific on the dosage? A few drops – how many is a few, and before meals? or once a day?

Hi Kathy,

The dosage is about a teaspoon (or 30 drops) of tincture a day, but how you take it depends on your taste and method of ingestion. It’s easy to add a teaspoon of the tincture to a salad, stir-fry, or even a chai tea, but it can be a bit more challenging to let a teaspoon of tincture sit under your tongue, so it’s easier to take 8 – 10 drops of tincture at least 3 – 4 times a day instead of when using this method.

God Bless!

Who sells ginseng root and alfalfa?

Mountain rose herbs likely has all the ingredients you will need.

Where can one find ginsing root and alfalfa? Is the alfalfa dried or as sprouts? Are there any substitutions for them? Will the tincture still work if I cannot source the ginsing and alfalfa? Thank you!!

Why must this tincture be stored in the fridge- shouldn’t it be shelf stable?
Can you use half alcohol and half something else so it is not just alcohol being used- to enhance the taste? If so, what would be best to use and would it be shelf stable then? Thanks

I have no idea why this would need to be refrigerated. As for the alcohol content is long as the alcohol content is about 30% or higher it will be shelf-stable for years. And this recipe she only uses 40 proof vodka which is only 20% alcohol which would not be self stable for an extended. Of time. People need to realize that you take the proof of your alcohol you’re using divide that in half and that’s the amount of alcohol there actually is. So again with the 40 proof alcohol she says to use which by the way is not a high-proof alcohol you’re only getting in the end product 20% alcohol by volume.

40 % alcohol by volume is called 80 Proof.

The post actually says 40% or 80 proof.

This is what the post actually says. 200 – 250 ml of high proof alcohol (I’m using 40% vodka). The higher the percentage, the longer the shelf life will be. Saying 40% vodka is not very clear at all and actually would not be allowed by most professionally trained herbalist it really needs to State 40% alcohol containing vodka or 80 proof vodka. Stating 40% vodka really means nothing.

It needs to be kept in a “cool dark place” like a refrigerator. It does not say in the refrigerator.

I literally states, “Label your tincture and store it in the fridge.”

Thank you Nicole for all your incredible information and your passion to reach out and give us your beautiful gifts sooo freely. 💛. Much appreciate you and your beautiful golden heart and wisdom.

Blessings in abundance to you and your family.

Hi Tatiana,

Thank you so much for your kind words.

God bless!

In my other tinctures I’ve used half alcohol and half glycerin. Is this acceptable? What, on the average have people lost weight and how long does it take? I know everyone is different.

How much pineapple juice do I drink a day for weight loss? And is an all organic pineapple do the same?

Hi Lanette,

Don’t get the store-bought juice though as they are often laced with artificial sweeteners and preservatives.

It is best to freshly squeeze out the juice from the fruit itself just before you drink it.
You can drink it in the morning or before bed.

Many blessings and good health!

Still didn’t tell her/us readers how much to ingest.

Can you really lose weight drinking pineapple juice?And also is there something I can do to fix the pain I’ve had for years (I’m on pain medication)I hurt in my back both hips and legs so much so that I can’t move/walk around much at all due to the pain

I am unable to source fresh ginsing root. Can I use ginsing powder instead? And if so, how much to be equivalent to 2 tablespoons fo sliced ginsing root? Thank You!!

Hi Marj,

Yes, you can use ginseng powder as well. I would suggest using 1 tablespoon.

Many blessings and good health!

I am so grateful for this recipe and the knowledge you all pass along. I’d be lost without it! How many times a day can I take this recipe? I just finished making it today and I love the spicy flavor! It’s amazingly good! <3 thanks thanks thanks!

Hi Kristen,

Thank you so much for your comment.
You can add a few drops to a cup of coffee or tea every day for at least 30 days.
You can also let a teaspoon of tincture sit under your tongue.

Many blessings and good health!

For the alcohol that you need use Ever Clear it is 190 proof.

For the alcohol that you need use Ever Clear it is 190 proof.

I disagree with you on Ever Clear. The proof is to high with Ever Clear. If you use Ever Clear you need to have some mad math skills and play with percentages. On top of that with the 190 proof the water soluble content will not be extracted and is part of what you are after. All of my tinctures are made from 100 proof vodka which is 50% alcohol and 50% water.

If there is a bad taste in the liquid then add a sweet Rum The liquor store has many flavors of rum you will be surprised the flavors they are.

Oh boy oh boy do I have a question. I have a serious back issue and cannot stay on my feet for an extended time so how do I lose weight along with losing the extra skin that will be present if I can’t work it off? I hope there’s a real solution to this. I’m 70 but in this man’s mind, I’m younger and shouldn’t have this gut at any age.

What can I replace the alcohol with?


how long does it take before seeing weight loss results?
Has any one tried this?
Where can i find reviews on this?
Has it been tested before?

i love these post, so exciting.

Does it need to be fresh alfalfa? Or can it be dried?

Is the ginseng fresh or dry?

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