This is a really stunning piece. The depth of the carvings add drama, and it's smooth and shiny. I love the way soapstone feels in my hands, almost powdery against the skin. Herbs possess many qualities. When you know what they are, you can narrow down the ones you want them to embody. Grinding herbs yourself is a way of embuing them with your intent, calling from them those qualities you most want them to bring.
Let food be your medicine, and medicine your food.