Herbal Preparations Guide
Posted on January 06 2023
Whether you have your own herb garden or purchase herbs for infusion into edibles, there are a number of ways you can go about doing so. We share with you some popular ways of herbal preparations in this guide.
Chances are, you already infuse some of your herbs as tea. Because herbs are highly water-soluble, their beneficial properties can be extracted when you infuse them in teas. Herbal tea infusions are not only affordable, but they are also nutrient-rich, making them ideal for taking over a long period of time. If you do so, you will notice that they have a supportive health effect on the body which can be great for chronic issues.
With a tincture, herbs are steeped in alcohol instead of just water. One benefit of this is the longer shelf life it provides. The medical constituents in the herb also become slightly more potent in a tincture as compared to a tea. Other benefits of tinctures include how quickly they take effect as well as how portable they are, making them ideal for bringing along on travels. Our tincture jars are color-coded with chalkboard labels to make it easy for you to organize and identify the different jars. Our jars are also made of the highest safety standards and are BPA and lead-free. They are also dishwasher safe so you can simply pop them in the dishwasher after usage.
Have you considered adding herbs to edibles in powder form? This is an excellent way of incorporating herbs into your daily diet. Chances are, you are already consuming one type of herb or another without realizing it, such as cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, and nutmeg. However, one con of using herbs in powder form is how quickly they tend to oxidize. Powdered herbs will have to be stored in an airtight container away from sunlight to maximize their efficacy and maintain optimal freshness for longer. Our handheld metal spice and herb grinders come apart in two or four pieces and are made out of aircraft-grade, solid aluminum. Our grinders contain 33 triangular teeth to finely grind your herbs and spices into fine powder. Additionally, our grinders contain a neodymium magnet to keep the lid securely in place. This helps to maintain the freshness and efficacy of the herbs. Ensure that you clean the grinder thoroughly after each use.
Which Is Best?
At the end of the day, the best method of herbal preparation for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. How soon would you like to experience the benefits of the herb? Is cost or taste an issue, or do you travel frequently and need a portable solution to bring your botanicals along? How potent do you need your infusions to be? All these factors will determine the best method of herb preparation for you, or you may choose to experiment before deciding on the most suitable way of preparation. Either way, you can find the quality botanical infuser kits you require at ONGROK.