$234.00 USD

Would you like to add our Medicine Math Calculator for Elixirs for just $79 ($20 off regular price)? 

This spreadsheet will calculate everything you need to know to create just the right amount of simple or multi-tincture, multi-honey elixir with exactly the right alcohol concentration (EtOH %). It also gives you detailed information about how much of each herb is present in various doses of elixir.

What you'll get:

  • Programmed calculator spreadsheet with examples from the Extraordinary Elixirs! class, and blank pages for your formulas
  • Video tour of the calculator with details about how to use it
  • Step-by-step how-to guide PDF to download
  • Access to the Make Better Medicine Forum to ask us your questions
  • Note: the checkout sequence is a little odd. If you decide to add the Calculator, you pay for the class first, then the Calculator payment option will pop up. Just check the little box below & keep going ... you'll see :>)


Botanical Tincturing + Solubility & Extraction Bundle

What you'll get when you sign up:


THE ART & SCIENCE OF BOTANICAL TINCTURING: Learn how to create concentrated, consistent, professional quality botanical tinctures. The Art & Science of Botanical Tincturing course will help you evolve from "recipe based" crafting to "process based" medicine making, using affordable apothecary equipment & the seven factors that optimize botanical extraction. You will soon be offering your clients and customers more vibrant tinctures that truly embody the healing essences of your favorite herbs!

SOLUBILITY & EXTRACTION: everything you need to know about the principles & arts of botanical chemistry, constituent solubility, menstruum matching & other significant factors for making better extractions. Learn practical steps you can use to improve all kinds of herbal products. This class gives you a great foundation for getting the most out of our other Make Better Medicine classes.

The bundle includes:

Make Better Medicine: The Art & Science of Botanical Tincturing class

  • Two recorded Q&A sessions with Lisa Ganora & Kat Martello (from the March 7 live meetings)
  • Custom Menstruum Math Calculator (extraction ratios, fresh & dried herbs, maceration & percolation, concentration, dilution & mixing two menstrua) 
  • More than 11 hours of engaging video from our herbal lab at Elderberry's, with demonstrations of important concepts & methods
  • High-quality audio files you can download & take with you to listen to on your devices
  • Detailed handouts that supplement & expand on the material in each video lesson 
  • Supplementary PDFs: Herbal Constituents Outline & Solubility of Constituents
  • Supplementary PDFs: Historical Botanical Percolations from the 1800s
  • An illustrated PowerPoint deck for visual learning
  • Fun self-assessment quizzes that help keep you on track
  • An active community forum where you can ask us your medicine making questions & connect with your fellow students
  • Unlimited access to all the class materials (& downloads to keep forever!)


Make Better Medicine: Solubility & Extraction class

In 8 detailed lessons, we cover the principles of solubility that you need for making any kind of herbal medicine, and the influences on and methods for making great products.

1. Why Solubility Matters

2. Polarity & Solubility

3. Polarity & Solvents

4. Solubility: Other Influences

5. The Plant Matrix & Solubility

6. Glycosides, Aglycones & pH

7. pH, Precipitation & Solubility

8. CO2, Organoleptics & Constituents

Each lesson includes a video, a detailed study guide, an audio file to download and a fun self-assessment quiz. You'll also receive a course booklet with additional information on herbal constituents and their solubility, and an illustrated PowerPoint deck. You will have lifetime access to all the materials in this class and downloads to keep forever! The class includes a lively forum where you can continue to ask us your medicine making questions!