Made from solid marble this mortar and pestle allow you to easily crush and blend herbs or spices without altering flavors. A felt lined base prevents it from marking your counter or table. You can use this for culinary and medicinal purposes. If, for instance, your doctor recommends that you crush pills the mortar and pestle will work smoothly. Just remember to wipe the surface clean and to wash it. Unlike electric blenders no electricity is used, but you also don't have to spend extra time in the kitchen.