Mycellium pack a ton of nutrition and medicine into their fruiting bodies or Mushrooms. Most of us are used to and absolutely comfortable with a few mushrooms on or pizza or added to stir-fry, but we don't often think of those as particularly medicinal. The real medicine comes from the stuff that tastes bitter and earthy, like Reishi or Turkey Tail, right?
Chapped skin, infected wounds, diaper rash, and eczema all relax under calendula's care. Most herb lovers have made a simple salve or lotion with calendula in it. Both varicose veins and hemorrhoids do well with topical treatments of calendula.
Gardens, like diet and exercise, are all highly individual. They need to be. What's worked so well for my friend, Master Gardener Sue Sierralupe, for instance, seems to fail miserably for me even though her techniques are proven and so many of them are super easy. Why? Because she gardens in a way that matches her personality, physicality, and energy. She's naturally matched her garden to her constitution, and it works brilliantly!
The Dandelion tops in this recipe offer a good liver-supporting element that offsets the challenges alcohol offers the liver and supporting systems. You can substitute Dandelion Root for tops using the same quantities. Dandelion is a terrific and easy Hop-substitute for home brew!