The Alchemy of Spagyrics
In alchemical philosophy, it is said that EVERYTHING in the universe can be separated into three basic principles. As seen below, in plants the physical aspects represent soul, spirit and body.
Essential Oils (Soul)
Mineral Salts (Body)
Spagyric Extraction Process:
1: Alcohol Extraction
We begin by doing an organic alcohol extraction. Alcohol as a solvent is the most optimal as it extracts both fat-soluble and water-soluble components. Alcohol is also the only solvent that retains all the compounds of the plant in the same ratio and spectrum as the original plant. Alcohol is a solvent made of plants, for plants.
2: Mineral and Salt Extraction
In order to extract the minerals and salts that are trapped inside the plant fibers, the depleted plant material is taken out and burned. This process is known as calcination. The end result of the calcination is a sterilized ash where the water-soluble mineral salts have been released from its carbon bonds. This ash is then filtered through with distilled water. The water is then evaporated and only pure crystal minerals and salts are left.
The crystal minerals and salts are then put back into the alcohol extraction. This completes the spagyric extraction process. The tincture now contains all the plants compounds maintained in the same structure and ratio as the original plant, but now in a more potent and purer form. Now that the three principles have been brought together, a natural chemical reaction occurs where the fat-soluble compounds are converted to water-soluble compounds – so you absorb almost all of what you put into your body.