Three Way Philosophical Separation of Piper Nigrum
Purpose of medicament: To assist an imbalanced central nervous system in regaining homeostasis.
The Process: I began with the separation of the volatile Sulfur. I used 166g of dried herb which was macerated at room temperature in the dark for 24 hours in a menstruum of water. At which point it was transferred into a sand bath and heated to sweat out the volatile Sulfur.
After there was no more Sulfur entering the receiving flask I then added 20g yeast (Lalvin EC-118) && 680g local honey and corked the flask with a gas exchange airlock and began the fermentation, which took almost 2 full months to finally stop with all activity. When the peacock's tail was full, I strained the herb from the ferment, added a bit of distilled water to close off head-space and reduce oxygen contact disallowing for optimal conditions for acebacter[microbe which metabolizes ethyl-alcohol into acetic-acid (vinegar)], and corked off the ferment to be later rectified.
I dried the herb and prepped the herb for calcination. Here I burnt down the herb into blackened ash.
I then added extreme heat, under careful observance as not to fuse the constituents that I am seeking to rectify, until the herb would turn white no more.
I added enough distilled water to dissolve the ash completely and commenced with filtering until the received Livixium was thoroughly clear. This was added to a heat proof dish and gently heated from beneath to raise the Salt. This process was subsequently repeated twice more for a total of thrice calcined. There was still a slight streak in the top right corner but I jarred the Salt regardless though it could have used one further calcination.
Here I returned to the ferment and began the distillation of the tears of Diana. I went through two distillations, just, as a taste of the distillate upon finishing the 2nd distillation proved sufficient.
I am still working on this project. I have to yet evaporate the water from the original ferment and subsequently rectify the fixed Salt of Sulfur from the "honey." At which point I will do a complete reconstitution.
If these terms are confusing, I will be doing a brief introduction to the terms of Alchemy here in the coming days. In the meantime, please please PLEASE, ask questions! :D
PALPABLE POPE Ypyskypo Skwyrl, the Y'sas
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