December's gifts

Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea

 

Taste/Qualities: pungent, diffusive, both warming and cooling

 

USE: Strongly revered by the Plains Indians as a snake and dog bite remedy in which there’s an infected blood condition.  Although Echinacea became a widely popular herb for its immune boosting benefits (80’s)as it is known to elevate white blood cell count, it is also specifically indicated for lymph congestion with boils and acne and sluggish vitality.

 

DOSAGE: For immunity support before or for onset of a cold, 40 drops 3-4x a day.  For supporting elimination of toxins in blood, 40 drops 2 x a day.

 

Elderberry Cordial to sip!

Sambucus cerulea with ginger, cloves, cinnamon, honey and brandy

 

Taste/Qualities: sour and sweet, cooling, and warming, slightly spicy and bitter with spices added.

 

USE:   Y’all know how elderberry is medicinal at this point!  Now you can pour a tad bit in a pot, heat it up slightly, and sip some on these cold, winter nights.  It’s medicinal, but treat it like your very own special winter time beverage.

 

Dosage:  ½ cup does one plenty of pleasing justice.



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Posted on January 9, 2014 .