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HIBISCUS & SHISO LATTE

Winter has hit the Northeast and the flu season is in full swing. I am taking Soul’s elderberry syrup faithfully and echinacea as needed.  The best way to prevent the flu is to get plenty of sleep, eat well and build a strong immune system. I have been experimenting with herbal blends that support the … Continue reading “HIBISCUS & SHISO LATTE”

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BLACKBERRY THYME OXYMEL

WHAT IS AN OXYMEL? Oxymel originates from the Latin word oxymeli meaning acid and honey. An oxymel is a mixture of vinegar, honey and herbs used in many traditions as a medicinal drink. Not all herbs taste great, and a spoonful of sugar will definitely help the medicine go down. But herbs are much more than “medicine”.  … Continue reading “BLACKBERRY THYME OXYMEL”

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HOW DO I TAKE HERBS? ~ TEA, INFUSION OR TINTURE?

There are many different ways to prepare and ingest herbs  – hot and cold infusions, suppositories, oxymels, and syrups are some examples.  A few of the most common ways are teas, infusions and alcohol tinctures.  Choosing the best method depends on what condition you are treating and the therapeutic effect you are looking for. Water extracts only the … Continue reading “HOW DO I TAKE HERBS? ~ TEA, INFUSION OR TINTURE?”

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