Suzanne Tabert- Guest Writer

Suzanne Tabert is a bioregional herbalist, director of herbal education at the Cedar Mountain Herb School and adjunct professor at Bastyr University. Her passion is taking students to wild places and giving them tools to engage and connect with flora, fauna, and the exquisite beauty of nature. Suzanne has been inspiring students with joy and excitement for all-natural living for over 30 years. A labor of love from 27 years of offering herbals to 1,000s of customers at street fairs, workshops, and farmers markets, Suzanne has written Wild & Beautiful, a botanical skin care book for those who wish to glow with good health from the inside out and the outside in, published by Ogden Publishing and available at Mountain Rose Herbs and motherearthnews.com. She’s currently writing her next herbal book, The Quest for Calm ~ Herbal Empowerment for Resilient Emotional Health (available fall 2022), while offering an amazing platform for folks all over the world to connect with each other and with nature. “The plants are always teaching us; all we need to learn is to open our senses to them.” ~Suzanne
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How to Extract Vitamins and Minerals Out of Herbs

Continuing our study of phytochemistry, the focus of this post is on the nutritional benefits of plants. Every plant needs vitamins and minerals to thrive just as we do. In turn, plants are fantastically nutrient-rich, some more than others. We’ve been told to eat our veggies because they’re good for us! All cultures cook with botanicals for taste and health. However, there are also other excellent ways to incorporate the nutritional benefits of plants. We can readily extract plant nutrients in low ethanol (<40%) alcohol tinctures, in water, and in herb-infused vinegar and honey. Let’s delve into how to extract vitamins and minerals in plants, preserve them, and utilize them in ways our loved ones will enjoy taking.

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Phytochemistry For Beginners: Constituent Groups and the Menstrua That Love Them


Phytochemistry is the study of the constituents in plants that cause physiological changes (aka health benefits) in the human body. These changes are what herbalists are attempting to achieve when creating herbal remedies. We call that herbal medicine. Knowing the actions and needs of constituents and which menstrua will extract and preserve them gives the medicine maker a clear view on pairing constituents with the correct menstrua to create effective remedies. 
Menstruum, or plural menstrua, is the extractor and preserver of plant medicine. The most common menstrua are water, alcohol, honey, glycerine, and apple cider vinegar.

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Suzanne Tabert- Guest Writer

Suzanne Tabert is a bioregional herbalist, director of herbal education at the Cedar Mountain Herb School and adjunct professor at Bastyr University. Her passion is taking students to wild places and giving them tools to engage and connect with flora, fauna, and the exquisite beauty of nature. Suzanne has been inspiring students with joy and excitement for all-natural living for over 30 years. A labor of love from 27 years of offering herbals to 1,000s of customers at street fairs, workshops, and farmers markets, Suzanne has written Wild & Beautiful, a botanical skin care book for those who wish to glow with good health from the inside out and the outside in, published by Ogden Publishing and available at Mountain Rose Herbs and motherearthnews.com. She’s currently writing her next herbal book, The Quest for Calm ~ Herbal Empowerment for Resilient Emotional Health (available fall 2022), while offering an amazing platform for folks all over the world to connect with each other and with nature. “The plants are always teaching us; all we need to learn is to open our senses to them.” ~Suzanne
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Recent Posts

How to Extract Vitamins and Minerals Out of Herbs

Knowing the actions and needs of constituents and which menstrua will extract and preserve them helps herbalists to craft effective remedies. Learn how to extract vitamins and minerals from plants so you can make nutritive preparations for your wellness routines.
WRITTEN BY Suzanne Tabert- Guest Writer

July 8, 2022

Phytochemistry For Beginners: Constituent Groups and the Menstrua That Love Them

Knowing the actions and needs of constituents and which menstrua will extract and preserve them gives herbalists a clear view on pairing constituents with the correct medium to create effective remedies
WRITTEN BY Suzanne Tabert- Guest Writer

May 4, 2022