Herbal medicine is the medicine of the people. It is
simple, safe, effective, and free. Our ancestors used
-- and our neighbors around the world still use -- plant
medicines for healing and health maintenance. It's easy.
You can do it too, and you don't need a degree or any
special training. Ancient memories arise in you when
you begin to use herbal medicine -- memories which keep
you safe and fill you with delight. These lessons are
designed to nourish and activate your inner herbalist
so you can be your own herbal expert.
In our first session, we learned how to "listen"
to the messages of plant's tastes. In session two, we
learned about simples and how to make effective water-based
herbal remedies. The third session helped us distinguish
safe nourishing and tonifying herbs from the more dangerous
stimulating and sedating herbs. Our fourth session focused
on poisons in herbs and herbal tinctures, which we made
and then collected into an Herbal Medicine Chest.
In this, our fifth session, we will find out how to
help ourselves and our families with herbal vinegars,
one of the green blessings of the Wise Woman Way.
Why Use Herbal Vinegars?
Herbal vinegars are an unstoppable combination: they
marry the healing and nutritional properties of apple
cider vinegar with the mineral- and antioxidant- richness
of health-protective green herbs and wild roots. Herbal
vinegars are tasty medicine, enriching and enlivening
our food, while building health from the inside out.
Herbal vinegars are far better for the bones and the
heart than soy beverages. They have a reputation for
banishing grey hair and wrinkles. Sprayed in the armpits,
herbal vinegars are highly effective deodorants. As
a hair rinse (try rosemary or lavender vinegar) they
add luster and eliminate split ends.
Anything vinegar can do, including clean the kitchen,
herbal vinegars can do better.
Vinegars Seek Minerals
Minerals are important for the health and proper functioning
of our bones, our heart and blood vessels, our nerves,
our brain (especially memory), our immune system, and
our hormonal glands. No wonder lack of minerals can
lead to chronic problems and getting more can make a
big different in health in a few weeks. One of the best
way to get more minerals -- besides drinking nourishing
herbal infusions and eating well-cooked leafy greens
-- is to use herbal vinegars.
Vinegar and Your Bones
It is not true that ingesting vinegar will erode your
bones. Adding vinegar to your food actually helps build
bones because it frees up minerals from the vegetables
you eat and increases the ability of the stomach to
digest minerals. Adding a splash of vinegar to cooked
greens is a classic trick of old ladies who want to
be spry and flexible when they're ancient old ladies.
(Maybe your granny already taught you this?) In fact,
a spoonful of vinegar on your broccoli or kale or dandelion
greens increases the calcium you get by one-third. All
by itself, apple cider vinegar is said to help build
bones; when enriched with minerals from herbs, I think
of it as better than calcium pills.
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