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.

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!

Grinding....after by Amanda Slater

Powdering herbs with a mortar & pestle is time-consuming, but it’s optimal meditation time.
(Photo credit: Amanda Slater.)

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 22nd, 2016
7:00pm – 9:00pm
25 St. Mary’s Court, Brookline

The fee for this class is $20.

RSVP by filling out our contact form or emailing us at

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


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