Category Archives: Medicinal

Flor-Essence or Essiac medicinal tea: instructions for making

By Cat, May 25, 2017 Another name for this tea is Essiac; it is also available commercially, but I buy a similar herb mix at Swan Valley Herbs in Bigfork, and make my own tea at home. The method is a … Continue reading

Posted in Boiled, Health, Herbs, Medicinal, Steeped | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Chinese Herbal Teas: Instructions for making

By Cat, May 25, 2017 These instructions are from the Aurora Benevolent Healing Center, Bernie Bayard, ND., L. Ac. in Portland OR. I have not been to that office since 2008, so not sure it is still in business; the … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Herbs, Medicinal, Simmered | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Health benefits of cheese

By Cat, May 8, 2016 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) When I was a kid, I didn’t like cheese, probably because what they served in the 1950s grade-school lunchroom was Velveta. But as an adult, I’ve learned to love cheeses … Continue reading

Posted in Dairy, Fermented, Health, Medicinal | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Healing power of horseradish, and two tonics

By Cat, April 11, 2017 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) One of my fondest memories of my Dad is how excited he got when one of the local farmers brought him a bunch of horseradish (after he retired and gardened … Continue reading

Posted in Citrus, Health, Herbs, Medicinal, Onion family, Root Veggie, Vinegar | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Benefits of Specific Ingredients in Raw Juices

By Cat, March 2017 followed by frequent updates (photo, right, from Wikipedia, but I lost the link) Many different fruits and veggies provide incredible benefits for raw juices; and not just fruits & veggies, but also herbs, spices and mushrooms … Continue reading

Posted in Extract, Fruit, Fungi, Health, Herbs, Juiced, Medicinal, Nuts and seeds, Raw, Spices, Sprouted, Veggies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Cider Vinegar & Ginger Drizzle/Tea for Sore Throat

By Cat, Jan 2, 2017 I moved this to Apple Cider Vinegar Gargles for Sore Throat

Posted in Medicinal, Spices, Sweetener, Vinegar | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sage & thyme Gargle or Tea for sore throat

By Cat, November 2016 (Photo, right, by Cat) I’ve been bugged by lingering cold symptoms for the last few weeks. Well, to be honest, it dates back to early August when I had strep throat. After treating that with penicillin, … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Herbs, Medicinal, Steeped, Vinegar | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Immune-boosting homemade chai

By Cat, November 2016 (image, right, from Lisa’s Project Vegan blog (3) For a caffeinated beverage, I far prefer a good espresso or latte to chai, mainly because I’m not much of a black tea drinker. But when it comes … Continue reading

Posted in Citrus, Dairy, Fungi, Health, Herbs, Medicinal, Root Veggie, Simmered, Spices, Sweetener | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

14 Uses for Castor Oil at Home

By Cat, October 2016 (image, right, from Wikimedia Commons) In the 19th century, castor oil was a common remedy in American homes (see old advertisement, right), but its use has fallen out of favor, perhaps in part because people have become … Continue reading

Posted in Fat or oil, Medicinal | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Golden Milk (Turmeric Tea)

By Cat, Sept 2016 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) I’ve been taking turmeric in supplemental form (capsule), but I like the idea of consuming it as a food rather than a supplement after reading about it on Wellness Mamma (1) and … Continue reading

Posted in Blended, Dairy, Fat or oil, Medicinal, Nut Milk, Simmered, Spices, Sweetener | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment