I'd have used an UNBLEACHED Coffee Filter, Elaina, but then I'd probably have used the Nylon Strainer, if I couldn't get the Filters.
Since you made a POWERFUL Tincture, according Dr. Schulze 's Method, then you could expect a DETOX Reaction! If you didn't know it, your Skin is your 3rd Kidneys! When you took the Echinacea Tincture, did your mouth get TINGLY and then later go NUMB?
"THANKS" for your Question!