Question.. How do you powder your herbs?

esoterica(7)September 3, 2005

I will be pulling up a couple of my okra plants to dry and powder to put into capsules, I want to powder the whole plant.

How do you folks powder your roots and herbs?

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I whizz them through my food processor. It can take a bit of whizzing, because my food processor is over 30yo and the blade is not as sharp as it used to be. But I end up with powder.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2005 at 5:54PM
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Herbalynn(Oregon, 7-8)

Ditto here. Foor processor or Vita-Mix (the champions of blenders). Just make sure the material is very dry before pulverizing (or you can end up with a pulpy mess).
Enjoy! Lynn

    Bookmark   September 3, 2005 at 9:05PM
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depends how much your doing, pestle and mortar are traditional but they are incredibly hard work (trust me) a coffee grinder may be a good idea
unlike a blender it is specifically designed for powdering, hint, make sure its clean and not full of coffee, using a spice grinder for peper my dad ended up with cinamon flavour on his dinner (i had used it for cinnamon several months beforehand)

    Bookmark   September 16, 2005 at 7:52PM
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dianamagic(10 San Diego)

Mrs. Kitchen, very similar to the Magic Bullet does an excellent job of powdering herbs. It is much more efficient than any coffee grinder i have used. It is also so good for smoothies! Diana

    Bookmark   October 6, 2005 at 12:43AM
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what about one of thos blender coffee grinder deelies
we have one that would work on harder bits of herb like roots i think
just a thought

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 2:48PM
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How am I going to powder camote tops?

    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 8:16AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Generally speaking, let leaf material dry and then grind. Roots, twigs, or other hard when dry stuff, cut into smallish pieces before drying and grind when dry. Unless something is very unusual, this is how you do it.


    Bookmark   September 5, 2011 at 2:49PM
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