To make a 25% (1:4) alcohol tincture
25 grams of propolis
100ml of strong clear grain alcohol (75 proof or higher)
Glass jar with lid
Coffee filter or fine cloth (muslin)
Clean the propolis by removing any obvious contaminant such as pieces of wood or other debris. Place propolis in a clean glass jar.
Add the alcohol and close with a tight-fitting lid. Shake. Leave the propolis soaking for 2-3 weeks in a dark place, shaking it 2-3 times a day.
At the end of this period pace the jar in the refrigerator for a day, and then filter through a coffee filter or a fine cloth (muslin).
Store the liquid in dark-coloured bottle away from direct sunlight. Propolis tincture made this way should last indefinitely.
This recipe does not constitute medical advice and the presenter cannot accept any legal responsibility or liability for their use.