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WINTER HERBAL SOUP – HERBS DE PROVENCE FLAVOR Tomato based with Barley and Black Beans

November 10, 2014

8 cups water or vegetable or grain or meat stock 16 cloves Garlic, peeled, whole 1½ teaspoons Black Peppercorn whole (or use Long Pepper, a Chinese herb called Bi Ba) 2 Bay Leaves whole 1/2 oz Rehmannia Root (Shou Di Huang) 1/4 oz Astragalus Root (comes either in little pieces or long slices which easily […]

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DONG QUAI DAHL (Indian style lentil soup) with QUINOA

November 10, 2014

Make the medicinal herb broth: 8 cups water or vegetable or grain or bone broth or meat stock 16 cloves Garlic, peeled, whole 1oz Dong Quai Root Place all of the above in large pot and simmer covered for 1 hour. Strain or take out all herbs with slotted spoon and discard. Sauté on low […]

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SPRING HERBAL SOUP – BURDOCK & NETTLE Fennel & Holy Basil Flavor with Mung Beans and Rice

November 10, 2014

8 cups water, vegetable, grain, meat or bone broth 16 cloves Garlic, fresh, peeled, whole 1/2 oz Burdock Root Place all of the above in large pot and simmer covered for 30 minutes.   Turn off heat and add: 1/2 oz Nettle Leaf Stir in, cover and let sit for minimum 1 hour Strain   […]

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SUMMER MILLET – Italian Flavor

November 10, 2014

In large pot sauté until purslane is only partially cooked: 2 cups Purslane, chopped 1/2 cup Green Onions, chopped 1 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper, ground 1/2 tsp. Rosemary, dried, ground 1/2 cup Olive Oil   Add and lightly cook but keep firm: 1 cup Summer Squash, cut to any desired size […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Yarrow

November 08, 2014

YARROW (Achillea millifolium)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood  “Yarrow is one of the primal remedies of the Western herbal tradition.  It can be called the ‘master of the blood.’  Through numerous devices – clotting, unclotting, neurovascular control, flavonoids, etc. – it regulates the […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Sweet Violet

November 08, 2014

SWEET VIOLET (Viola odorata)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood  “The leaves and flowers together are used; they have a sweet, slightly mucilaginous, slightly salty taste and cool impression.  “Violet is suited to cases where the mucosa is dry, when expectoration needs to be […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Scullcap

November 08, 2014

SKULLCAP (Scutellaria lateriflora)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood “Skullcap is ‘a sure treatment for almost any nervous system malfunction of a mild or chronic nature, from insomnia to fear to nervous or sick headaches, and as a basic palliative-restorative when pasturing out from […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Red Clover Blossom

November 08, 2014

RED CLOVER BLOSSOM (Trifolium pratense)   Excerpted from: New Menopausal Years The Wise Woman Way By Susun Weed  “Red Clover is everything you thought soy would be, with none of soy’s drawbacks.  Instead of leaching minerals from the bones, Red Clover contributes generously to bone health.  Instead of disturbing the thyroid, Red Clover helps normalize […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Nettle, Leaf, Root, & Seed

November 08, 2014

NETTLE LEAF, ROOT, AND SEED (Urtica dioica)                                                                                                                     Excerpted from: Healing Wise By Susun Weed  NETTLE LEAF  “Nettle leaves are gentle enough for an everyday nourishing brew and powerful enough to heal damaged tissue.  Kidneys, lungs, intestines, and arteries are tonified, strengthened, and gradually altered toward optimum functioning with consistent use of Nettle, freshly cooked […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Maca Root

November 08, 2014

MACA ROOT (Lepidium meyenii)   Excerpted from: The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs By Leslie Taylor “In Peruvian herbal medicine today, Maca is reported to be used as an immunostimulant; for anemia, tuberculosis, menstrual disorders, menopause symptoms, stomach cancer, sterility (and other reproductive and sexual disorders); and to enhance memory. The nutritional value of dried […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Hawthorn Berry

November 08, 2014

HAWTHORN BERRY (Crataegus oxyacantha)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood “Hawthorn has been shown to lower unhealthy cholesterol and high blood pressure.  It apparently does this by improving the deposition of lipids in the walls of the capillaries and in the red blood cells […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Dandelion

November 08, 2014

DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood  “Although best known for its general properties as an alterative, Dandelion also possesses virtues of a highly specific nature, though these more definite indications are not well known.  It is indicated when heat descends deeply […]

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