DIY Cold Care Capsules


These are most effective, as many remedies are, if you can have them on hand and ready to take at the first sign of an ‘invader’.  This recipe was shared with me in early days of apprenticeship classes with Rosemary Gladstar. It is, as are many of her recipes, one of my yearly rituals in cold season.

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Cold Care Capsules

Hydrastis_canadensis_berriesSM1 part Golden seal powder (from cultivated source)
1 part Myrrh powder
1 part Marshmallow root powder (or Slippery Elm if from sustainable source)
(or Licorice root)
1 part Echinacea root powder

1/4 part Cayenne powder


I’ve added my own parts to this recipe:   1/2 part Turmeric powder

Use “00” gelatine or veggie capsules. These are often available at your local health food store or online like these here:
Capsule Connection 1000 Bulk Wholesale Empty Clear Gelatin Capsules, “00” size,

These little darlings, can shorten a cold, sore throat or flu.
Take at the first sign of symptoms.
Adults: Take 2 every 2 hours.
Children: 100 lbs and more: 1 capsule every 2 hours.
Children: 3 years old and up to 100 lbs – 1 capsule every 4 hours.


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All of the recipes in Rosemary Gladstar’s “Family Herbal” are well written and shared with LOVE by this most amazing herbal treasure.
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Rosemary Gladstar’s Family Herbal: A Guide to Living Life with Energy, Health, and Vitality


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What’s your favourite cold remedy??







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