PureCapsUSA and Colorado herbalist Marla Alexander of Roots Medicine Gardens recently hosted "Grow Your Own Medicine Cabinet," an herbal wellness night for a local women's interest group. Participants learned how to grow and process herbs to make safe, natural herbal remedies right at home. With the oncoming cold and flu season, Marla focused on making remedies to help ward off and treat these seasonal maladies.
While preparing their capsules, everyone got to test a 20-count manual capsule filler and create professional-looking capsules to take home to their families.
Follow our suggestion below on an herbal remedy you can make yourself, and perhaps you will be inspired to host your own Winter Wellness night!
Herbal Cold Care Capsules
Capsules of Choice
Glass Mason Jar
Face Mask and Gloves
100-ct Size 000 or 240-ct Size 2 Capsule-Filling Machine (Optional)
1 Part Echinacea Angustfolia Root Powder
1/2 Part Garlic Powder
1/4 Part Cayenne Pepper Powder
In a non-reactive bowl, mix the herbal powders until well combined.
If filling by hand, add the mixture to your empty capsules, securing them tightly once full (skip to step 4).
If filling with a machine, align the powder guard and scoop the powder to start filling the capsules. Then, use the spreader to add the powder to all the capsule bottoms and use the tamper to ensure the powder is packed.
Add your filled and joined capsules to a small glass mason jar and secure the lid tightly.
Store in a cool, dark, dry place and enjoy this at-home herbal remedy as needed. These capsules should stay fresh for 6-12 months.