I'm dividing this subject into two parts. The first subject, from a previous post, is entitled "Supplies: Make your own Herbal Tinctures." The second subject, on this post, will involve the supplies that you will need to make your own herbal capsules - which is the method I prefer.
Not only is it fun to start making your own herbal supplements, it gives you a sense of independence and a peace of mind from knowing exactly what is put into those capsules. My last project involved milk thistle seeds. I made a fine powder from the healthy organic seeds that I use to mix into juice and to fill my empty capsules. I plan on making my own ginseng supplements, turmeric, powdered hot pepper capsules, etc., in the future. There's a broad range of herbal substances you can dry out and create a powder from, so if you have a decent knowledge about herb-related health benefits, your options and combinations are seemingly endless.
Okay, well, let's get down to the small amount of supplies that you will need to do this. First of all, to make a powder out of dried herbs, some people use different things. Take a mortar & pestle, for example. Some folks like to chop 'em up in a traditional blender, as well. But to me, the instrument that works the best for creating a very fine powder that allows for easy absorption within the body and that pulverizes the herbs within the shortest amount of time, is the coffee/herb grinder. These little gadgets can turn hard seeds into powder in hardly any time at all. Plus, they don't take up hardly any room at all. The one shown below, is the coffee grinder that I recently purchased online, and I am more than satisfied with it.
Even though it hasn't been a problem for me, as of yet, filling the empty capsules by hand may be a bit too tedious and time-consuming for some folks. If that's the case, you may need additional supplies, such as the capsule filling machine. It is a simple device that allows you to place the big part of the empty capsules in a "machine" (not really a machine by my standards) and the smaller part into the cover. From there, you dump your herbal ingredients into the holding plate or whatever, and put the cover on. Then, you lift up on it and the capsules will all be assembled just like that. I'm not promoting this overrated and overpriced (for what it is) product, but if you're interested just do a search for "capsule filling machine" or something similar; cheers!
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