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Decoctions – Lemon Ginger Cold & Flu

By |2022-08-10T22:13:09-07:00August 10th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

A warming and cleansing tea made with fresh lemon, ginger and honey. The measurement below make only one serving Then Making the Tea or Hot Infusion Ingredients 1½ cups water ¼-½ inch fresh ginger (sliced) ½ lemon (juiced) Raw Honey for Taste 1 bag herbal tea (or 2 tsp loose tea, optional Chamomile, Echinacea, Hibiscus) [...]

Long Infusions – Nettle Leaves

By |2022-08-10T21:52:04-07:00August 10th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

Nature's Multivitamin – nettle tea – contains vitamins, minerals, & antioxidants that support detox, energy, seasonal allergy relief & more. Ingredients 1/4 of a jar full of fresh Nettle leaves 3/4 of the jar with boiling hot water Instructions Pour hot water into your chosen size of jar and put the lid on the jar. [...]

Hot Infusions – Yellow Dock n Licorice System Detox Tea

By |2022-08-10T21:37:06-07:00August 10th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

A well-functioning detoxification system that is within all of us, is essential for hormone balance, healthy skin and a strong immune system. Sadly, both our environment and certain genetic factors can sometimes cause our detoxification capacity to become sluggish. For example, approximately 30-50% of us have the MTHFR mutation, which can impair our natural detoxification [...]

Hot Infusions – Tumeric Ginger Root Tea

By |2022-08-10T21:06:27-07:00August 10th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

Turmeric and Ginger Tea Recipes It is very easy to make a therapeutic turmeric ginger tea to start enjoying all its health benefits and give your health a well-needed boost. The recipe for turmeric and ginger tea is as follows: You will need: 1 teaspoon fresh grated turmeric root (or, if using dried turmeric, 1/3 [...]

Decoction – Busy Bee Eleuthero Root

By |2022-08-06T23:16:13-07:00August 6th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

Eleuthero Root or otherwise known as Siberian Ginseng has long been an herb that was used to help people keep up in stressful situations, support their immune system and build skills. This herb is an adaptogen which is considered helpful for: Adapting to stressful experiences Immune support Memory and learning Taken as a singular serving [...]

Long Infusions – Cold Remedy Mullein Leaves

By |2022-08-06T22:57:41-07:00August 6th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

Nature's Cold Remedy – mullein tea – Traditional herbalists often recommend Mullein leaf tea or extracts to soothe irritated mucous membranes during bouts of asthma, bronchitis, or the common cold. The leaves are anti-inflammatory, expectorant and moistening; helping to thin excess phlegm in the lungs. Mullein has been a favorite remedy used by traditional herbalists and [...]

Cold Infusions – Sore Throat Marshmallow Root Infusion

By |2022-08-06T22:43:06-07:00August 6th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

This one is a really easy one to make. Ingredients 1/4 of a jar full of dried and sifted Marshmallow Root 3/4 of the jar with water Instructions Pour warm water into your chosen size of jar. Add 1 tablespoon of your choice of natural sweetener and put the lid on the jar and allow [...]

Hot Infusions – Adaptogenic Chai Tea

By |2022-08-06T22:29:42-07:00August 6th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

First Make the Adaptogenic Chai Tea Mix This mix makes approximately 7 total cups of tea. See the next recipe box for instructions on making a single cup of tea. Ingredients to Put Together 3 tbsp plus 1 tsp hulled cardamom seeds 3 tbsp plus 1 tsp dried ginger root 3 tbsp plus 1 tsp dried cinnamon chips or a cinnamon [...]

Herbal Extracts Series Part I – Teas, Infusions and Decoctions

By |2022-08-03T21:05:55-07:00August 3rd, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal, Self Reliance|

Beyond your cup of joe in the morning, most of us haven't given any additional thought about what we drink that could help us in the long run, or even in the short term for that matter. We grab whatever is handy or in the fridge at work or at home and guzzle it down [...]

Decoctions – Roasted Dandelion Root Cacao

By |2022-08-06T20:36:14-07:00July 22nd, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|

Some nutritionists, herbalists, and other health experts believe that far too many modern industrialized humans are deficient in bitter substances, which in part contributes to our epic rise in digestive related illnesses, inflammatory conditions, immune challenges, diabetes, and more. Because chocolate is itself slightly bitter, it can be a great herbal vehicle for other bitters. [...]

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