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Spring Cleaning For Athletes Means Root Beer

Spring Cleaning for Athletes means Root Beer

Just about the time spring rolls around, I often notice my performance beginning to lag. Winter's a tough season on the body. Between the flu and cold season challenging our…

Root Beer Syrup Recipe

Root Beer Syrup Recipe

In days gone by, people made root beers as food and medicine. This recipe is designed to take advantage of the more tonic effects a good root beer can offer,…

Three-Root Syrup Recipe

Three-Root Syrup Recipe

If you've made Candied Burdock or Candied Turmeric, Three-Root Syrup is a natural follow-up project. Burdock and Turmeric are classic blood-purifying herbs. They're often included in detoxification blends and both…

Dandelion Porter Recipe For All-grain Beer Brewing

Dandelion Porter recipe for All-grain Beer Brewing

My goal was to develop a good porter that did not use hops. With it's liver-supporting properties and wealth of vitamins and minerals, Dandelion seemed like the perfect substitute. In the original version of this recipe, I used a combination of fresh and dried dandelion tops for bittering, which yielded a well-balanced, lightly bittered porter, and fresh and dried sage and calendula to achieve a hop-like aroma. At first, the aroma wasn't right, but after letting the brew age for three weeks the scent had mellowed considerably to one quite reminiscent of the Tetnanger hops I might otherwise have used.
Medicinal Properties And Use Of Burdock

Medicinal Properties and Use of Burdock

Burdock (Arctium lappa) is one of those troublesome weeks that gives more health benefits than most of us generally credit it. Like dandelion, it's got a long taproot gardeners who…

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...
Gout: Natural Treatment Options

Gout: Natural Treatment Options

Herbs are concentrated forms of nutrition and phytochemicals. Black (Tart) Cherry is a well known as a gout reducer which is backed up in scientific study. It can be consumed in either pill, powder or juice form.
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…

Dandelion – Pocket Herbal

Dandelion – Pocket Herbal

Taraxacum officinalis - Asteraceae family To early American colonists, dandelions were carefully tended crops. Europeans brought this ancient food with them to plant in their gardens for use as salad…

Dandelion: The Liver Cleanser

Dandelion: The Liver Cleanser

Taraxacum officinale, a.k.a. Fairy Clock Few plants can fill the herbalist's heart with such joy as the common dandelion. Dandelion's sunny yellow flowers open every morning with a familiarly radiant…

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