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Immune Boosting Magic: Fire Cider Recipe

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This is a traditional herbal remedy used for colds and flu. I always make my fire cider ahead of time to have it one hand, because it takes a bit to set up. Use it as a preventative and double it up if a virus does latch on.

Ingredients

1/2 cup of grated ginger root
1/2 cup of grated horseradish
1 onion, chopped and diced
10 cloves of garlic, crushed or minced
2 cayenne peppers, chopped (or 4 Tablespoons of dried cayenne)
1 lemon (chopped, peel and all)
1 orange (chopped, peel and all)
Springs of fresh rosemary (or 3 Tablespoons dried)
1 inch of fresh turmeric chopped (or 2 Tablespoons dried)
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw Honey

Prepare all of the ingredients and add them to a quart sized jar. Cover the ingredients with apple cider vinegar. (Metal and vinegar do not mix, so cover your metal components with a plastic wrap or parchment, or just use BPA free plastic lids.) Shake daily for a minimum of 2 weeks. I personally like to let mine go for 3-4 weeks.

Use cheesecloth to strain. Sweeten your liquid with 1/4 to 1/2 cup of raw honey. Store, and enjoy!

Sometimes, I also like to change it up and add: Thyme, Rosehips, Ginseng, Grapefruit, Schizandra berries, Astragalus, Fresh Parsley, Burdock, Fresh Oregano, or Peppercorns. Look around in your cupboards and get creative!

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3 Herbal Teas for Youthful, Beautiful Skin in Days

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For each recipe, use equal parts and steep for 8-9 minutes.
I like to use a french press or infuser pot to make teas from loose herbs. Check out the unpaid review I did of this pot with a stainless steel infuser. Glass Tea Pot with Stainless Steel Infuser
Youthful Skin Tea for Oily Skin
For oily skin, use the following cleansing and cooling herbs.
Yarrow
Tulsi
Youthful Skin Tea for Dry Skin
For dry skin externally, add juicy herbs to help support the skin.
3 Herbal Teas for Youthful, Beautiful Skin
Youthful Skin Tea for Combination Skin
For combination skin, focus on nutrients and minerals to feed the skin.

 

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Delightful Immune Boosting Tonic Easy Recipe

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There are a few key items I keep on hand during certain times of the year. I don’t know about you but I really don’t like colds, sore throats, or sniffles; nor do I appreciate the common or uncommon flu. I’m not a fan. So I have some secrets in my herb cabinet to keep my family from experiencing these. They don’t always work on preventing every bug, but they cut our experiences of the sicklies by more than half.

How do I know? Because I pay attention.
Have you ever felt just *off* one morning? Like you couldn’t pinpoint what was going on, but you chalked it up to just having a bad day? Then a couple days later you are in bed, with tissues and a butt load of things you bought at the drug store just to get you through? Sound familiar?

Yeah, I used to be that person, too.
But then I started making plants my medicine, and my prevention.

This is one of my prevention recipes.
After this is made, take one dropper full of Delightful Immune Boosting Tonic and mix it in a teaspoon of raw honey (not the teddy bear stuff), and swallow. The raw honey changes the taste of the tonic and makes it delightful enough that my finicky son will even take this.

The only trick to making this work prior to a cold, is to *remember* to take it as a daily preventative and not as the remedy! (But if you forget like we all do, it works great as a remedy, too.)

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Delightful Immune Boosting Tonic Easy Recipe

You’ll need:
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh Garlic (2-3 cloves chopped finely, set aside to let allicin develop fully)
Turmeric (2-3 Tablespoons)
Cayenne Pepper (a Tablespoon)
Fresh Ginger (sliced and about half a cup)
Lime or Lemon (1 full size, 3-4 key limes if using)
Ginseng (1 Tablespoon)
Sage (2 Tablespoons)

Put all of your ingredients into a mason jar with a plastic lid (or use plastic wrap to cover before attaching metal lid), and pour your apple cider vinegar over the ingredients until full.

Shake it daily.
Strain and use after 2-3 weeks of shaking.
Bottle in little cobalt bottles with droppers.
Enjoy!

(These make great gifts for your neighbors, too!)

*Sidenote* I just made this the other day and forgot my cayenne before I snapped the picture. Somehow it was in the fridge? I tell you, I live with monkeys. I poured a little into my hand (I’m not a measurer, I palm it), and I snorted it after throwing it in the jar. Sigh.

Don’t snort cayenne.
Let that be your herbal tip for the day.
It wasn’t pretty.

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Vapor Rub Salve Recipe

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Need something cooling and soothing to open up the respiratory passages, but want to steer clear of petroleum-based products? Unfortunately, most of the chest rubs we grew up using from the drugstore are made with a base of petroleum jelly and turpentine, along with herbal ingredients that are actually helpful, like eucalyptus and menthol. Such a shame! Making your own rubs at home is super easy and allows you to harness the powerful benefits of these plants without relying on a byproduct of the oil industry. All you need is a simple salve base of organic carrier oil and beeswax to get started.

Basic Vapor Rub

8 oz organic carrier oil (I used almond oil)

3/4 oz – 1 oz natural beeswax, coarsely chopped or use pellets

25 drops organic eucalyptus essential oil

10 drops organic peppermint essential oil

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Directions

Depending on the texture you want, measure out the beeswax. Less wax will yield more of an ointment viscosity, while using the whole ounce of wax will create a more solid, lip balm like consistency. Place beeswax and oil in the top of a double boiler and heat gently until the beeswax melts. Remove from the stove top and stir in the essential oils, counting each drop carefully. Immediately pour the mixture into your tins and place lids loosely over the jars so the oils don’t escape, but allow to cool completely before placing caps onto the containers.

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This eBook is very personal for me. I share my own recipes and methods that work in my own healing and my family’s health.

There are 25 recipes of tea, infusion, and juice; all present to give you the needed boost for whatever your challenge is.

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Delightful Vegan Dandelion Pesto Recipe

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Vegan Dandelion Pesto with Cashews

Ingredients:

1 large clove of garlic

1 large bunch of Italian flat leaf parsley

2 cups of chopped dandelion greens

1/2 fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2 cup of cashews

3 tbsp parmesan cheese (I prefer the coconut cheese to keep it vegan)

1/2 cup of olive oil

Sea salt

Preparation:

Fill a medium-sized sauce pan with water and bring to a boil.

Blanch the greens, by placing the dandelion greens and parsley in the pot, making sure everything is fully submerged. Only cook for 1 minute.

Strain the water from the saucepan and fill again with cold water to stop the cooking process.

Strain the greens again and transfer them into a food processor.

Add the cashews, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, a pinch of sea salt to the mixture and blend until you’ve reached your consistency of choice.

Serves 6 people

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Dandelion Medicine (One of my most treasured books!)
Dandelion Recipes

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Delish! Vegan Dandelion Greens Saute Recipe

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Vegan Dandelion Greens Saute

Ingredients:

2 bunches of dandelion greens, lightly chopped or torn

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 red onion, chopped

1 carton mushrooms of your choice (I like crimini) , chopped

1/4 cup red cooking wine

1/4 cup water

4 tbsp coconut oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.

Add the garlic and onion. Sauté for 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent and lightly brown.

Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes until they have reduced and softened.

Add the dandelion greens, red wine, water, salt and pepper. Cover the skillet for about 7 minutes, or until the greens have softened.

Serve over pasta or eat as a side. Delish!

Serves 4 to 6 people

Learn more about dandelions:

The Ultimate Dandelion Cookbook
Dandelion Medicine (One of my most treasured books!)
Dandelion Recipes

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Herbal Medicine Making Course
Free Plant Medicine Method Class
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