How to take Herbal Powders


The Dancing Herbalist

If you saw our post last week on making herbal infusions and decoctions you are probably now thinking: ‘I want to take root herbs but decoctions take so long every day.’ You are totally right in thinking that. That is why herbal powders exist.

Herbal powders are herbs that have been ground into a fine powder so that they do not need to be infused or decocted but can be added directly to your food or eaten themselves. You probably already use some of these herbs when you are cooking and just haven’t thought about it. Garlic and onion powders, turmeric, cayenne, sage, ginger.misc-herb-powders-4

While not all of these are used medicinally regularly, there are other herbs that are only used medicinally and not as a culinary powder. Some of my favorites are reshi and cordyceps mushrooms, burdock and dandelion roots, and schisandra fruit, often called five flavor berry.


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