- Cheesecloth or muslin for straining out herbs.
- A large meshed strainer.
- Steel pots with tight-fitting lids, including a double boiler.
- A grater reserved.
- Variety glass jars with lids to store Herbs, tinctures, salves, etc.
- Measuring cups ( optional )
- A coffee grinder reserved for grinding herbs.
Always Label Your Product
- The name of the product.
- The date it was made.
- The list of ingredients.
- Instructions for use, including whether the remedy is ment to be used internally or externally.
Keep a recipe of all your products in your favorite format. Record not only the ingredients but also the more of preparation, including the dates of when you started making it, strained it, finished it, and so on, along with any notes that might be important.
If it's your first time making something always test them in small batches.
Choose quality herbs if you are not a gardener or if the plants don't grow in your area. Buy from good sources that specialize in local and/or organic herbs.
Beverage teas can most certainly be conductive to good health, they are blended and served primarily, with flavor being the guiding factor rather than the healing properties of the herbs.
A medicinal tea, can be flavorful and delicious, but it's blended specifically for health purposes.
Source: Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs A Beginners Guide
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