December 16, 2010

Herbal PowdersThere are many types of herbal preparations, some of which are easy to prepare and some require special skills and knowledge. Herbal powders are definitely among the simplest ways to use your dried medicinal herbs and plants for preparing special therapeutic mixtures of herbal materials, or other types of herbal remedies. Actually, herbal powders have a vast variety of uses: they can be used for body skin care, for herbal baths, for treating skin abrasions, inflammations, as a part of dental care or many other types of treatments.

This type of herbal preparations means nothing but collecting ground fine particles of dried herbs, plants or their parts. Herbal powders can be a great material for making other types of herbal preparations like herbal candies, herbal teas or herbal capsules. They can be sprinkled onto foods or beverages, or added to honey for making delicious pastes. Moreover, one more important advantage of herbal powders is their being a great material for receiving various mixtures and blends. In particular, using herbal powders can be a good choice when you need to give some herbal material with bitter or unpleasant taste to children, because herbal mixtures can allow you mask unpleasant taste very effectively.

herbal powdersMaking herbal powders generally involves simple using a clean coffee grinder as a grinding device which can process herbs into fine powders. Use dried stems, leaves, blossoms, roots or other parts of medicinal herbs and plants for your herbal powders, and use an electric coffee grinder which was never used for grinding coffee beans. Remember that herbal powders can not be stored for as long as, for example, dried parts of medicinal herbs and plants, so it is recommended to prepare only small doses of herbal powders at a time.

Therefore, preparing herbal powders is very easy and it requires only some knowledge of what herbs can blend and go together best. If you learn making excellent mixtures of different matching herbal powders, you’ll be able to prepare your own potent custom herbal remedies and use health benefits of all possible herbs and medicinal plants more effectively, taking into account the specifics of your particular health condition. Growing, harvesting, drying and processing your own herbs can become a key to healthier life and creating better future for yourself and for your loved ones.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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