Ethanol extraction systems for botanical plants facilitate the production of medicines, curative tinctures, and calming salves used around the world. Extraction, which can be conducted by means of various tinctures, is the primary method for drawing beneficial compounds and oils from raw plants and botanical matter. In plant and botanical extraction, a range of “solvents” may be used, including naphtha, petroleum ether, and even olive oil.
Yet ethanol consistently proves itself to be one of the most efficient, effective solvents available for botanical plant extractions. Ethanol’s ability to produce potent extracts with high medicinal value makes it a desirable choice for most botanical plant extraction systems. Much safer than its more flammable counterpart, butane, ethanol is considered by the FDA to be “Generally Regarded As Safe,” and appropriate for human consumption.”