Glycerites are liquid herbal extracts that use vegetable glycerin as the extraction menstrum instead of alcohol. Because of the natural, almost nectar like sweetness, they are suitable for children and pets. They are also recommended for those with alcohol intolerance and people concerned about their liver health. Unlike alcohol extracts, glycerin extracts have a shorter shelf life of only 1-2 years.
From: Gaia Herbs
Gaia Herbs Alcohol Free herbal extracts are highly concentrated preparations that have been extracted initially with pure grain alcohol. The alcohol is then removed using low heat and low vacuum so that the plants vital constituents are preserved. Finally, the concentrated extracts are stabilized in vegetable glycerin. Each batch of glycerites is routinely tested to insure they carry the same efficacy as traditional alcohol based extracts.