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Five Flavors Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe – LearningHerbs

This herbal cough syrup recipe was inspired by formulating with the TASTE of herbs. I wanted to create an effective syrup that encompassed all five of the tastes in Traditional Chinese Medicine (pungent, salty, sour, bitter, and sweet). It’s commonly believed that a meal isn’t complete unless it has all the flavors, so I thought it would be interesting to

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Home-Grown and Wildcrafted Smudge Sticks: Plant List and Recipes

Originally posted on The Druid's Garden:
Basket of newly made smudge sticks Creating homemade smudge sticks with local ingredients is a wonderful activity to do this time of year.  As the plants die back, you can harvest whatever you aren’t using for other purposes and create a number of beautiful smudges that can be used for many different purposes:…

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Dark Chocolate Cheesecake: An Offering For Hecate’s Night – Gather Victoria

So on Hecate’s Night, in honour of She who Ensouls All, I will offer this Triple Chocolate Cheesecake. Made with a blend of dark, milk and white chocolate, ricotta cheese and featuring a dark chocolate almond crust, it is lightly spiced with cardamom and lavender (some of her traditional offerings) and the not so traditional addition of wild fennel seeds and (just

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Sticky Toffee Acorn Bundt Cake: A Prize Winning Recipe! – Gather Victoria

I think acorn flour is wonderful in baking – especially cookies, muffins, and cakes. (And I’ll be including more recipes in the upcoming Gather Autumn E-Cookery Book for Gather Patrons.) Acorn flour has a mild but rich nutty flavor – once the tannins have been leached that is. Acorns contain tannins, bitter compounds that not only taste bad but can upset tummies.

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Building Better Bones with Herbs, and Lifestyle Changes

As our bones weaken over time, we can look to a variety of herbs and lifestyle changes to improve, and in some cases even rebuild, bone strength. Every second, someone in the world fractures a bone, and more than half of Americans over the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis or osteopenia. Although women are five times more likely to

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