Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What do I do with this bulk herb I just bought?

    I get emails from people saying, “ I just bought (fill in the blank) bulk herb, what do I do with it?” Using bulk herbs is a great way to save money, but it is a good idea to know how you are going to use bulk herbs before you purchase them. Here are some of the ways that I use bulk herbs.

capsulizing herbs    Powdered herbs are easy to capsulize and you can save the most money capsulizing single herbs.  Sixteen ounces of powder will fill about 1500 “0” sized capsules. I find that the “00” are easier for me to hold and get into the little capsule machine. A pound of powder will fill about 1000 “00” capsules. In the photo I have just capsulized twenty-four Kava Kava. I like to keep Kava Kava in my night stand, it is a great one for relaxing to get to sleep, especially helpful when my muscles are sore.

Add herbs to juice    Another way I use powdered herbs is mixed in with my Jurassic Green. To my fresh squeezed orange juice, I add Maca Root which contains over 55 naturally occurring, beneficial phyto-chemicals including important hormonal precursors and sterols. It is a mood and energy level booster and great for both men and women. Acai is a little purple berry packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and Omega essential fatty acids. Its antioxidant levels outranks nearly every other food on the planet, including; pomegranates, blueberries, and goji berries and sure helps the taste of my concoction. Ginkgo is good for mental function and blood circulation. Calc Tea is Herbal Calcium, I buy the mix your own formula and mix them all together and re-bag and remark the mylar bag the herbs come in. The mix your own formula kit is a great way to get your Herbal Calcium - one kit will make 3.5 lbs of powder which lasts my husband and I six months.  My morning drink tastes fine to me and it is a great way to get more nutrition into my body.

making extracts    Making a single herb extract is easy and something that I do quite often. Alcohol is the best way to preserve the medicinal value of the herbs and the extracts stay good for many years. Pictured I have Black Walnut and Pau D’Arco that I had left over from my Candida Cleanse a while back. Black Walnut is an herb Dr. Christopher recommends for people that have problems with fungus or tumors and cysts. Black Walnut is high in potassium and people get tumors and cysts when they are low in potassium. Pau D’Arco kills bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Green Tea is a powerful anti-oxidant that inhibits the growth of cancer cells, and kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. The last one is the Elderberry extract, Elderberry is a well known immune booster, flu and virus fighter, as well as being high in potassium. Now would be a perfect time to get Elderberry going to have some ready for winter!

    To make an alcohol extract use 16 oz. of Vodka per 4 oz. of dried herb. Put it in a glass jar with a lid and shake it three times a day for 2 weeks. I cover it with a towel to keep the light out. Strain it and put it in a glass jar, marking what it is and when you made it. It will be good for many years, indefinitely if kept in a cool dark place. We have empty amber bottles available 1 oz. 2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz. sizes very reasonably priced.

tea press    Another way to use bulk cut herbs is to make a tea. Add a teaspoon of bulk herb of choice to a cup of water. Boil the water and then pour it over the herbs. Steep for ten to fifteen minutes, strain, sweeten if desired. I got this great little french press for Christmas one year and love it. It makes 4 cups of tea, the plunger is up when making the tea and then push it down to keep the herb from getting into the tea. Love it and you can buy one just about anywhere!

    Bulk herbs are 5% off for August, there is very little mark-up in bulk herbs, so 5% off is a big deal! We have so many bulk herbs it takes 22 web pages to list them all. Many herbs are available in both cut and powder, 4 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz sizes. They come in reclosable mylar bags.

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Have a great month!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dr. Christopher's Adrenal Formula,
A Safe Alternative to High Energy Drinks

Dr Christopher's Adrenal Formula    If you have been looking for a safe alternative to energy drinks at a fraction of the cost you have found it.  Dr. Christopher’s Adrenal Formula is a well-balanced blend of herbal ingredients full of nutrients needed for normal functioning of the nervous system and helping the body to overcome nervous overloads and maintain proper adrenal function. High energy drinks have been found to be very harmful.  The Adrenal Formula will feed the adrenals as well as give energy with ingredients that are not toxic to the system.

    I have mentioned quite a few times how much I love the Adrenal Formula, especially when I am on vacation.  We had a great vacation last week on the Oregon Coast.  On the drive out I meant to put the Adrenal Formula where it was accessible but I forgot and really paid for it the whole drive because I was drowsy.  We took 2 days to get there and the second morning after the drive I woke up feeling rather shaky.  I took two capsules and was fine, and took Adrenal Formula all week and was able to enjoy the vacation.   

    We decided to drive back in one day and I knew we would need the Adrenal Formula so I made sure that we had it with us.  We got up at 5:00 am and drove 18 hours to get home. There were three of us driving and we all took the Adrenal Formula three times during the drive. I was amazed at the difference, I napped here and there, but when I drove or wanted to be awake I was alert.  We got home safely at 1:00 am and slept well that night.

    Dr. Christopher’s Adrenal Formula is a great formula for anyone who is burning the candle at both ends.  Students, people in high stress jobs, health care workers and parents running on overload doing it all.  Safe to take every day because it feeds the adrenals.  Fifty doses in a bottle of 100 capsules for $12.74 and it is a healthy choice!  Adrenal formula is available in capsules.

    Please feel free to email me or call me at 801-228-1901 if you have any questions about the products we sell at Herbs First.

Have a great month!