Ginger is an amazing herb for 'Bad food combining', Ginger tea, Ginger tincture, Candied Ginger (my favorite!!!)
As Michael Tierra has said "Ginger is truly a medicine chest in a jar"...ginger jar.
Lady Alinor wrote: Ginger is an amazing herb............ Candied Ginger (my favorite!!!)
Do you have any recipes?
I recently found some crystallized ginger candy, at my supermarket in bulk...... They are great!
I simmer...at a very low heat setting...sliced ginger in raw honey until crystallized, this can take a while (don't want the honey to get too hot and kill it), so don't forget about it.
I do have a very good 'Medicinal' Ginger Bread/Cake recipe.
This is great for dessert after a meal that is kind of fat heavy....
Ginger helps us digest fats, right ? So Ginger bread is good for one and all any time of year! lol
I currently have a lap of sleeping kittens, best to let sleeping kittens sleep, so I will share the recipe in a bit...lol
I had a heck of a time finding the note book with the Ginger bread recipe.
It Is amazing how 6 kittens in the house can totally turn ones world all around...little devil kittens!
2 cups unbleached white four (or Gluten Free flour blend + 1/2 tsp xanthum gum if desired...not really needed)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger*
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup crystalized ginger, chopped
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup water
1 cup buttermilk (or 1 Tbls. vinegar and milk to make 1 cup)
*can use 3 Tbls. fresh minced ginger instead of 1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger.
1) Grease and flour 9 inch sq. pan. preheat oven to 350
2) whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and crystalized ginger .
3) melt butter, add molasses ( and fresh minced ginger if using) and pour both into dry ingredients. mix to moisten.
4) add water. Stir. Whisk egg into buttermilk and stir into batter.
5) pour into prepared pan. Bake 30-35 mins. bread will pull away from sides of pan.
6) cool 15 minutes before cutting
This is so health-ful after a fatty meal....or it can be eaten before the meal....lol
Nuts, candied fruit, raisins...chocolate chips can be added along with the dry ingredients.
I like dandelion for tummy trouble--especially as a preventative. Here's one article about it:
"Ingesting the leaves increases hydrochloric acid in the stomach, sends messages to the liver to prepare for digestion, increases the appetite and prepares the liver to break down fats. The more bitter the better for these functions! "
http://www.susunweed.com/herbal_ezine/M ... mother.htm
I also personally find that a cup of roasted dandelion root tea helps my stomach when I'm feeling gassy and bloated, AND makes me feel calm and centered energetically. She is my best plant ally!
I hope you are able to get your guts in order soon, and not have more awful upsets like this one.
Rosalee de la Foret has been sharing some wonderful Bitters recipes, some using Dandelion...Elecampane, Orange
Roasted Dandelion is good, we use plain dandelion root and burdock before meals (decoction).
The leaves we blanch and freeze for Tonic soups...Yum!
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