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Ginger Essential Oil Properties And Uses

Ginger Essential Oil Properties and Uses

In this winter's cold, snowy weather, which is highly unusual for my fiery region, my inner fire started to seriously lag. We'd just been through our second snowy-icy spat for…

How It Works – Gingerol From Ginger

How It Works – Gingerol from Ginger

Ginger is an amazing healer. It is used around the world to treat indigestion, motion sickness and arthritis pain. One of the primary constituents is gingerol which is a flavonol. Flavonols are high in anti-oxidants and many are noted for their strong antibiotic qualities.

Herb of the Month: Ginger

Welcome to the Herb of the Month. This page is available to all and is a sample of what the Herbal Nerd Society Members get extra each month. This page has a special video, curated articles, and recipes based on the month's herb.
Ginger: The Best Herb For Helping Your Digestion

Ginger: The Best Herb for Helping Your Digestion

Ginger. In my childhood years, it was a snap. Cookie, that is. Ginger snaps were a relatively rare treat. Mom didn’t believe in dessert. She said if the meal’s good then you don’t need dessert or the extra calories. Case Closed. When relatives visited, though, ginger snaps were sometimes among the treats she stocked, so it wasn’t as if I was completely unfamiliar with this spicy little root by the time I had my first true Ginger experience.
Help Prevent Nausea During Pregnancy With Ginger

Help Prevent Nausea During Pregnancy with Ginger

I knew that ginger increases amylase and helps with dry mouth which, in turn, eases digestion. Ginny wouldn't care about that. She just wanted to stop the morning sickness. Ginger was her herb.
Honey Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe

Honey Ginger Salad Dressing Recipe

Most of my refrigerator door is dedicated to condiments. A nice dash of seasoning makes all the difference in bringing out the flavors in a meal. This dressing is a…

Ginger: Warming Medicine For The Soul

Ginger: Warming Medicine for the Soul

As early as the time of Confucius, the Chinese have grown and used ginger as both a medicine and a food. In ancient Asia, as today, it was valued for…

Ginger Has Arrived!

Ginger has Arrived!

The Practical Herbalist and Practical Herbalist Press are pleased to announce the publication of the sixth volume of The Practical Herbalist’s Herbal Folio series. Ginger: Warming Spice for Health and…

Chocolate-Dipped, Candied Ginger

There's nothing so fine as a bite of rich, deep chocolate, unless that chocolate is wrapped around a slice of freshly candied ginger. Between the two, you've got a total…

Apple Cider Vinegar For Lowering LDL Cholesterol

Apple Cider Vinegar for Lowering LDL Cholesterol

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive Article - Herbalists know that apple cider vinegar deserves its place in the spotlight is its proven effect of reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.
Vanilla Bean Substitutes: Make Your Own At Home

Vanilla Bean Substitutes: Make Your Own at Home

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive: Substitute sweet, floral extracts with a hint of earthy flavor for vanilla Extract in your favorite baked goods, including cookies, cakes, brownies, creams, puddings, and ice creams. My own favorite of late has been cardamon extract, although Pink Rose extract is a really close second. Consider other tasty flavors, too. Orange and Ginger extract wonderfully and they blend beautifully with chocolate and nutty flavors. Tulsi and Chamomile are beautiful when used lightly in golden cakes, creams and frostings. Whatever you're baking, it is wise to give your herbal extracts a test before you commit to the whole recipe. Here's How...
Vanilla Extract Substitutes: DIY Making Baking Extracts

Vanilla Extract Substitutes: DIY Making Baking Extracts

Herbal Nerd Society Exclusive: Substitute sweet, floral extracts with a hint of earthy flavor for vanilla Extract in your favorite baked goods, including cookies, cakes, brownies, creams, puddings, and ice creams. My own favorite of late has been cardamon extract, although Pink Rose extract is a really close second. Consider other tasty flavors, too. Orange and Ginger extract wonderfully and they blend beautifully with chocolate and nutty flavors. Tulsi and Chamomile are beautiful when used lightly in golden cakes, creams and frostings. Whatever you're baking, it is wise to give your herbal extracts a test before you commit to the whole recipe. Here's How...
Spearmint Energetics: Cool, Gentle, Predictable Medicine

Spearmint Energetics: Cool, Gentle, Predictable Medicine

Most of us have encountered Spearmint almost daily for much of our lives...in our toothpaste, mouthwash, chewing gum, and any number of candies and minty treats. There's a really good reason for that; Spearmint is a solid, predictable, gentle medicine that's been cooling and stimulating humanity for centuries. Spearmint for Colds, Flus, and Respiratory Ills Today, as it was used centuries ago, Spearmint is often one of the first go-to herbs Moms reach for at the first signs of a sniffle. Science tells us that Spearmint is anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, so it can help us fight off cold and flu germs. Energetically, Spearmint helps to cool and open the respiratory system - so it helps release and drain the stuiffiness from our sinuses and open up our bronchial passages.
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