Medicinal Plants – Distillation – July 2018


Given as part of a year long course on growing medicinal plants and making healing products from them.

Rudolf Steiner College, Fair Oaks, 2018





These presentations go into the particulars of high quality fermenting and the construction and use of the proper laboratory equipment for small scale extraction.

  1. Alchemical principles of gravity and levity, ash and oil, salt and sulfur, phospholipids and phenolics in remedy production
  2. Guiding a ferment by focusing on yeast, sugar, hydrometer use, volatilization
  3. Construction of distillation equipment, glassware demonstration, Vigreux fractionation column, Clevenger essential oil extraction, vinegar mother
  4. Influence of spiritual archetypes on matter, natural and synthetic essential oils


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