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    How to Make Ginger Root Herbal Tinctures: Recipe and Uses

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    Ginger root herbal tincture can be prepared using the fresh root or the dried root. Herbal tinctures are medicines created to prolong the life of the medicinal benefits of an herb. Tinctures can be stored at room temperature for several years. Ginger root herbal tincture is used to treat the followi...
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