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Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Colds/Flus/Fevers, Medicinal Recipe, Uncategorized | 3 comments

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

How to Make Elderberry Syrup When it comes to natural remedies, the better tasting it is, the more likely I will take it and make it. Fortunately, elderberry syrup is delicious AND full of nutritious and medicinal benefits for my household. Elderberry syrup is LOADED with medicinal benefits that help you strengthen your immune system and help you get over sicknesses quicker. This delicious syrup is full of antioxidants, vitamins A, B, and C (loads of it!), anti-inflammatory properties, and anti-viral benefits. There are countless recipes online, and I pored over them and combined them into my own concoction.  This syrup is a great preventative AND curative. You can simply take 1-2 tbsp. of this delicious syrup daily to keep your immune system strong, and double it if you get sick. I prefer to take my Elderberry Syrup in tea or juice, but you can also just eat it right off the spoon. Let’s take a look at the ingredients… Elderberries: very high in Vitamin A and C, these berries have...

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Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Ginger, Spices | 0 comments

How to Grow Ginger

How to Grow Ginger

This is a continuation of my Spice Series. Welcome to my information on How to Grow Ginger! **Ginger is a tropical plant that has green-purple flowers and an aromatic underground stem (called a rhizome). It is commonly used for cooking and medicinal purposes. **Even though ginger is a native plant to Asia, it is easy to grow and once established it does not require much assistance.     **Due to the vast amounts of information on Ginger, I will be posting about how to grow Ginger today.  Click here for my information on Ginger’s culinary uses. Click here for my information on Ginger’s medicinal benefits.   How to Grow Ginger Root: **Ginger is quite easy to grow. All you have to do is buy fresh ginger root from your grocery store, break off a piece at least 2 inches long, place in a pot with well-draining soil, and dig up some of the root whenever you need it. **If you live in zone 10 or higher, you can plant ginger outdoors. Otherwise, you can plant ginger...

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Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Ginger, Spices | 0 comments

The Culinary Uses of Ginger

The Culinary Uses of Ginger

The Culinary Uses of Ginger This is a continuation of my Spice Series. Welcome to my information on Ginger!   **Ginger is a tropical plant that has green-purple flowers and an aromatic underground stem (called a rhizome). It is commonly used for cooking and medicinal purposes. **Due to the vast amounts of information on Ginger, I will be posting about culinary uses today.   **Click here for my information on How to Grow Ginger. **Click here for my information on Ginger’s medicinal benefits.   Culinary Uses: **Ginger has been a favorite spice for both healing and cooking for thousands of years, especially in China and the Mediterranean. Europe joined in on the ginger-loving sometime in the ninth century, and it continues to grow in popularity throughout many regions of the world.   **Ginger is a staple spice in the cuisines of India, China, Korea, Thailand, and other Eastern regions. They usually use ginger for savory foods rather than sweet ones. Due to the rise in popularity of Asian and Indian recipes in...

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Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Ginger, Spices | 4 comments

The Spice Series: Ginger: Medicinal Benefits

The Spice Series: Ginger: Medicinal Benefits

This is a continuation of my Spice Series. Welcome to my information on Ginger!   **Ginger is a tropical plant that has green-purple flowers and an aromatic underground stem (called a rhizome). It is commonly used for cooking and medicinal purposes. **Even though ginger is a native plant to Asia, it is easy to grow and once established it does not require much assistance. **Ginger is not only a culinary spice, but it has long been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine as a nearly ‘cure-all’ because of its’ many health benefits. It is a very warming herb with a sweet but pungent flavor.   **Due to the vast amounts of information on Ginger, I will be posting about medicinal benefits today. Click here for my information on How to Grow Ginger. Click here for my information on Ginger’s Culinary Uses.   Medicinal Benefits: **For thousands of years, people around the world (including in China, India, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean region) have been using ginger for nausea....

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