A binder is an ingredient, such as starch, salt, or sugar, which is used for hand-pressing pills. the binder helps to compress and hold together ground herbs into tablet form. Honey or malt syrup can be used as a binder to roll powdered herbs into sticky pills.
A binder is typically an inactive ingredient that has no medicinal effect on the body.
This video gives a hands-on demo on hand-pressing your own herbal supplements into tablet form.
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