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The methanolic and ethyl acetate fractions contain about 85.7% of the tested secondary metabolites with a high degree of precipitation, while hexane menstruum contains moderately 57.1%.
Then dissolve in that menstruum as much gold leaf as you wish and there will proceed from it a wonder, an extraordinary odour like that of violets, which not only from the gold and sea salt, but from everything in the laboratory, will enter your nostrils.
All you need are herbs, the appropriate menstruum (alcohol, vinegar, or glycerin base), and a jar with a tight-fitting lid.