Herbal Tinctures

Author: Carla Fiscina
May 23, 2011

herbal tinctureHerbal tinctures are definitely among the most commonly used and most effective herbal preparations. Tinctures are actually concentrated liquid herbal extracts, which include three main ingredients: dried herbs, pure alcohol (possibly vodka, brandy, rum or other solvent) and spring or distilled water. However, some people prefer preparing alcohol-free tinctures using apple vinegar or vegetable glycerine as a primary solvent. Herbal tinctures are very potent and strong, that is why the best way to use them diluted in warm water, fresh fruit of vegetable juice and so on. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Powders

Author: Carla Fiscina
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. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Infusions

Author: Carla Fiscina
November 6, 2010

Herbal preparationsHerbal infusions (along with herbal teas) are, probably, the easiest type of herbal preparations though they still should be considered a state of art. They are water-based type of preparations which can be used for extracting all benefits and curative powers of medicinal herbs. Usually, herbal infusions are received as a result of steeping dried or fresh plants or their parts (stems, leaves, roots, blossoms and so on) in boiled water. At that, steeping process for preparing the best herbal infusions can take from 15-20 minutes up to several hours. Read the rest of this entry »

September 30, 2010

medicinal herbs and plantsGrowing own medicinal herbs and plants is certainly the best and the safest solution for those who want to try making herbal preparations in their kitchens. This way you can be sure that you are getting the best quality medicinal herbs and plants for your herbal preparations. Those people who have small gardens have a great opportunity for cultivating own herbs and plants, but what to do if you do not have one? Read the rest of this entry »

September 14, 2010

Those who want to open own herbal pharmacy and master the art of preparing own herbal remedies usually face a problem of obtaining the highest possible quality herbs and plants.  It is quite difficult for many of us to cultivate own variety of herbs on our kitchens or gardens, though this could be the best option, definitely. Buying fresh herbs in a neighboring supermarket or health care stores can be a little expensive. Besides, very often the herbs from supermarkets are lacking quality and go bad even before they are used for herbal preparations. Read the rest of this entry »

September 6, 2010

herbal preparationsBefore we define and analyze the specifics of a number of herbal preparations, as well as check out the tips on making them at home, there are some things and considerations one should go through before coming directly to the point. As I’ve mentioned before, preparing own herbal teas, decoctions, extracts, infusions and other types of herbal remedies is a very interesting and creative process, which however requires certain skills and knowledge. Read the rest of this entry »