Rosemary Gladstar talks about dosages, supporting health protocols and creating effective blends. Perhaps one of the more difficult aspects of herbalism to teach is the art of medicinal formulation. Part of creating an effective medicinal formula is instinctual; you have to have a sense, an inner knowing or knack, of herbs, and an ability to recognize how they harmonize with one another. In addition, it is critical to be attuned to the individual the formula is being prepared for as well as having an understanding of the particular imbalance or illness the person may have. Understanding illness, how the disease effects the body, and symptoms of the illness are important when formulating as well. It is no simple task to teach and takes a while to master. However, formulating your own blends is a valuable and necessary craft of the herbalist and there's no time like now to begin to master it.