This little mortar and pestle set is great for preparing small amounts of herbs or spices.
It is also good for grinding up pills for your dogs, or yourself.
You can pretty much grind anything in it, including grains, tea, ginger, or garlic. I have used it to prepare some of my sage that I was drying for the winter.
It is pretty old fashioned, but it worked for centuries, and it will still work, even if the power goes out. Which is one of the things I like about it.
I feel more prepared for emergencies, when I have things that will work without power. If we have a big earthquake and have to live without power for months, I can still prepare and cook our food.
This one is made of marble, and it is pretty. You can get one and just have it for display. Till you need it.