This product is for consumers who prefer their tinctures alcohol free. It comes with a glycerin base and is made from natural ingredients. Take a few drops of the tincture orally with the dropper. Chaga is a non-toxic mushroom that is known for its antiviral, antimicrobial and anti bacterial properties. It may take several weeks of use for products made from it take effect. However, tinctures act fast since they are super concentrated. The tincture is easy to use since it does not have to be brewed and is known to relieve symptoms of ailments from gout to the common cold.