a medicine made by dissolving a drug or plant in alcohol.
"the remedies can be administered in the form of tinctures."
Tinctures are the primary form of infusion in most herbal practices. Any alcohol can be used, however high proof grain alcohols have been used more commonly for shelf stability. Alcohol based remedies should be avoided by pregnant women.
a mixture of honey and dilute acetic acid used as an expectorant.
"Apple cider vinegar and honey were used to make the oxymel."
An oxymel is a great alternative to any tincture. They're safe for those with an aversion to alcohol, they can be used more frequently with a wider variety of purposes, and taste great!