Making Herbal Medicines: The Power of Powders

When extracting herbs into alcohol or infusing them in water, we can only pull a fraction of the plant’s constituents in either solvent. For many plants this suits our purposes fine, but some have both water- and alcohol-soluble constituents, and we’d like to keep both in our finished medicines.

cumin & fennel seeds in mortar & pestle by gorgeoux, on Flickr

Powdering herbs by hand is optimal meditation time.

Powdering is one of the best ways to preserve all the medicinal qualities of our plants, while also getting them into an easily-absorbed form. Taking a teaspoonful of dry powder, though, isn’t a very appealing prospect!

Come learn to make and use your own herbal powders – and how to blend them with nut butters, honey, and ghee to make tasty and healing edibles. Go beyond your standard Zoom Balls to nourishing, soothing, and vitalizing remedies. Put the power of powders to work for you!

No prior experience necessary. This class will be hands-on, simple and fun! We’ll have plenty of tastings and stories to share.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm
25 St. Mary’s Court, Brookline

The fee for this class is $25.

Register for class by filling out our contact form, emailing us at, or calling 617-750-5274.

This class took place in the past. Interested in a re-run? Let us know!


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