Medicinal

Tarragon Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is easy to make and great for your digestion. The addition of tarragon (traditionally known as the ‘king of herbs’ in France) enhances the digestive assisting powers of kraut. Tarragon stimulates bile production among many other things (see below).

  • 1 head of cabbage, shredded
  • 1 T dried tarragon (or 2-3 T of fresh tarragon)
  • 2 T sea salt
Menstrual Tea

Menstrual Tea

With the rise of environmental toxins, many women are having increased problems during their period. I have been drinking this tea, with slight variations for a few years now and it really helps to balance and even out a wide variety of menstrual symptoms. There are a lot of other herbs that can be ...

Medical Marijuana Butter-Leaf Flour

Medical Marijuana Butter-Leaf Flour

This recipe is developed from Nina's Basic Medical Marijuana Recipe and can be used by people on the GAPs, SCD or other low-carb, no-grain diets. This method creates a marijuana flour which can be substituted for regular wheat flour in any of your favorite recipes. Using a coffee or spice grind ...

Rose Hips on the Tree of Life

Rose Hips on the Tree of Life

--Recipe for Rose Hip Soup-- Unlike people, roses probably do not consider themselves as having a purpose in life. But if a rose bush did have a mission, I expect its greatest sense of achievement would come from creating, not just a whole lot of beautiful flowers, but the grand array of round, r ...

Grandma’s Rose Hip Soup

Grandma’s Rose Hip Soup

Mormor's Nypon Soppa This dish is a favorite in Sweden and contains high amounts of vitamin C. Rose hips also contain many other health enhancing properties. This recipe comes down to me from my mother's mother (Mormor) who was Swedish. I have altered it slightly for the GAPS or SCD diets. ...

Fenugreek and Fennel Salad

Fenugreek and Fennel Salad

serves 4. This refreshing and balancing salad will cool you down on a hot summer day. 2 bulbs fennel, sliced as thin as possible and placed in ice water while preparing remaining ingredients 1 bu fenugreek leaves, chopped (1c) 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil 2 t lemon juice 1 t harissa ...

The Heart, Venus and the Rose

The Heart, Venus and the Rose

The rose family, Rosaceae, has a deep connection to the heart -- simply inhaling their perfume strengthens it. The Rosaceae family includes strawberries, apples, raspberries, cherries, plums, blackberries, hawthorn, peaches and pears, all of which have five-petaled flowers. Many of the Rosaceae ...

Raw Honey Vinegar

Raw Honey Vinegar

This is an amazingly simple recipe and results in a delicious, high-quality white vinegar with the flavors of the honey you have chosen to use. Try basswood or buckwheat honey for a darker, richer vinegar. Use raspberry honey for a lighter fruitier vinegar. 8:1 Water : Honey Eight parts water ...

Orange Spice Pomander

Orange Spice Pomander

I found this handwritten recipe in one of the many second hand community cook-books I search through for old-fashioned traditional recipes. Whole oranges Whole cloves Powdered orris root Ground cinnamon Method: Select firm oranges. Stick cloves into orange skin, until rind is all cover ...

Spiced Herbal Iced Tea

Spiced Herbal Iced Tea

I often keep a little pot of simmering herbs on the back of the stove making a flavorful medicinal tea, the herbs and spices vary depending on the season and other conditions. Suggestions for basic simmering herbs and spices: pau d'arco (immune booster and anti-viral) rooibus red tea (anti-o ...