How-To

  • Determine Dosage

  • We like to determine the doses of herbs (especially tinctures) by starting each person with a small amount and increasing only as necessary. Then we jot down the amount so as to know how much to use next time…



  • Make a Glycerite

  • Glycerites (tinctures/extracts made with glycerine) are syrupy liquids that provide an alcohol-free alternative to the more popular alcohol tincture…



  • Make a Poultice

  • Poultices, also called plasters, can easily be made by pouring a small amount of boiling water over herbs and steeping them for a few minutes to release…



  • Make a Salve

  • Salves/ointments are generally antiseptic and bring healing to scrapes, cuts or burns by forming a protective layer over them…



  • Make a Tea

  • Teas (infusions and/or decoctions) have the advantage of being well assimilated, which make them easier for a weakened body to digest. Hot water releases more…



  • Make a Tincture

  • Tinctures are concentrated, liquid forms of herbal medicine that are simple to make and easy to assimilate. They are so concentrated that sometimes we…



  • Make Eggshell Water

  • Studies have shown that taking eggshell with vitamin D3 improves bone mineral density. Egg shells have been used for…



  • Store Herbs

  • Shelf life varies from one herb to another. A powdered herb will lose its properties much faster than a whole or cut herb. Those with volatile oils…