As you can tell I LOVE TURMERIC(Curcuma longa)…..having just shared some wonderful information on FB…I have been presented, from time to time in my practice in many instances with my Clients where Tumeric has been of great medicinal benefit. Including, myself….I have just been experimenting with a Tumeric Tea (I will add the recipe). I have used Tumeric in my cooking, forever….I think one of the most exciting and wonderful advantages of being an herbalist is the deep connection and reverence that we develop with the plant kingdom as we connect with the plants, using the many gifts they offer.. and not being afraid to experiment and use the herbs in our everyday cooking. After all…. plants were our first medicine…….
It is interesting to note, respected ethnobotanist James A. Duke, Phd..did comprehensive studies of Tumeric…Reviewing some 700 studies, he concluded that turmeric appears to outperform many pharmaceuticals in its effect against several chronic, debilitating diseases (Alzheimer’s disease, Arthritis, & Cancer) with virtually no adverse side effects. Adding tumeric to you diet is one of the best moves toward optimal health that you can make….check out those curry dishes….Have fun and explore your options….
4 cups boiling water, add
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tsp. milk thistle
Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes
I added lemon to taste, you could also add honey or stevia if you choose
It is not only really good as a hot tea, try it iced…Yummmmmm
Enjoy….many, many green Blessings,
Hi Beautiful Ones….Yesterday, there was a break in the weather and I really felt the need to get out and connect with the Nature Spirits. It seems for days the area around the Lake has been calling me…so I took off to experience the Plant Kingdom and the wonderous gifts that Mother Earth had for me on this beautiful spring day…there were many, as always……..It is always so exciting to me, to see which Plant Allie will speak to me at any given time….but it seems the one speaking to me yesterday was Oatstraw(Avena sativa) she is still young right now, but as the seasons change, she will grow and mature. In the meantime, she has a message for us…Oatstraw Speaks….”My name is Oats. I am priestess of Ceres, great mother of grain. I am the archetype of fertility. I am Corn Mother. I am the mother’s gift of nourishment. I am the mother’s gift of love. Love. Love. I am Love”..as spoken to Susan Weed….if only we all could hear her message….She is a wonderful Green Plant Allie that we so often overlook and she is here to say..” I bring you many, many gifts. I am a strength-giving food, a nerve tonic, love potion, and a rejuvenator and much, much more”…..try this recipe Festival Oatcakes 1/4 cup butter Melt butter and honey carefully. Stir in oats, wine and 1teaspoon honey pinch of salt. Add more honey slowly to suit your taste. 1 tbls. wine* Form little cakes, put on an oiled baking sheet & bake more honey at 350 for 15 – 20 minutes or until brown. optional: 1/8cup rasins 1/8 cup walnuts *elderberry or dandelion Preparation time: 30 minutes unless you taste the wine too frequently! Until next time…….. Enjoy!!!! Many Many Green Blessings, Dixie