One of the most common questions I'm asked is when to harvest roots for herbal medicine. Autumn is the perfect time to dig roots, as the plant has stored up lots of good carbohydrate energy to get it through the winter. The most fortuitous time of the fall for digging roots is the dark of … Continue reading Time to Dig Roots!
Solubility: The Basics Something is soluble if it dissolves in a particular liquid: picture stirring sugar into hot tea (soluble) versus cold water (not). Many plant compounds that we use for medicine have to dissolve in the water/alcohol/honey/oil/etc. for medicine to be a thing. Many plant constituents are polar, meaning they have a positive side … Continue reading Solubility in Medicine Making