Do herbs work?
A better question might be, do your herbs work?
If you’ve been into herbs for very long there’s a good chance you’ve been underwhelmed with some herbal medicines.
A major factor in the efficacy of herbal medicine is the potency of your herbal extracts.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to know, to be absolutely certain, that you’re using potent and effective herbal remedies?
Would you like to know how to make your own herbal preparations that are stronger than anything you can buy on the market?
I’ve been obsessed with using plants as medicines for over 20 years. During that time I’ve learned A LOT about what works and what’s purely theoretical. The wide variety of methods used to extract plants, and the opinions on which methods are best, can be really overwhelming and confusing at times. In 2016 I co-authored The Modern Herbal Dispensatory with herbalist Steven Horne. Our book has been adopted by Herbal Medicine Schools all over the world! A decade ago when I started my first online medicine making lectures, I envisioned a revolution of home medicine making that would increase accessibility to high quality inexpensive herbal remedies. That revolution is now well on its way!
Solvent Selection Weight to Volume Rations – Infusions and Decoctions – Macerations – Glycerites – Solubility – Capsules – Honey Pills – Electuaries and Medicinal Paste – Syrups – Solid Extracts – Lozenges – Tooth Powders and Mouthwashes – Vinegars – Herbal Wines – Flower Essences
Poultices – Compresses and Fomentations – Medicinal Oils – Salves – Balms – Butters – Liniments – Suppositories – Pessaries – Lotions and Creams
Percolation Extraction – Fluid Extracts – Tea and Tincture Powder Concentrates – Soxhlet Extraction – Recirculating Chillers – Vacuum filtration and Distillation – Hydrosol and Essential Oil Distillation – Spagyric Extracts
Gut Healing – Compound Bitters – Nerve Tonics and Sedatives – Allies for Anxiety and Depression – Acute and Chronic Inflammation – Urinary Antiseptics and Kidney Tonics – Expectorants – Nasal Sprays and Irrigation Solutions – Alteratives – Bacterial – Viral and Fungal Infections – Pain Control – Heart and Vascular Tonics
The book was just the beginning. In 2017 I relaunched my online medicine making course, filming 35 videos and providing high definition step by step instructions on the techniques covered in my book (and a few not covered). To make sure people knew how to use the preparations I taught, I recorded 15 videos on formulation for common problems.