This is a hot sauce and a tonic rolled into one! With a mild kick, the hot peppers, ginger, toothwort, and hawthorn are good for getting the circulation going. Toothwort is a native wild herb in the mustard family. The root is often substituted for horseradish, with similar taste and herbal qualities.
The turmeric and ginger support the anti-inflammatory response throughout the body. Burdock helps tonify the liver and signal to the body that it's time to get the digestive juices flowing. All the herbs support the immune system all year long, but can help burn out the winter crud, too.
Everything is infused in apple cider vinegar, an all-around health tonic.
Locally grown hot peppers, ginger, and turmeric. Ethically foraged toothwort, hawthorn and burdock.
I love hot sauce, and put a few dashes of this tonic on just about everything I eat!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Consume at your own risk. Discuss any health concerns with a trusted practitioner.
This tincture includes 4 species of ethically, sustainably, and lovingly wildcrafted Appalachian mushrooms. I made it as a dual extraction. Because mushrooms have alcohol and water soluble components, I tincture them in organic gluten free cane alcohol first and then a long tea extraction (decoction).
Wild mushrooms are being shown to be super anticarcinogenic, preventing and fighting cancer. They are also said to be immunimodulating, taking the immune system from where it is to where it needs to be.
I take one 1/2 dropperful twice a day for immune system maintenance, and several times per day when I'm starting to feel sick. I also take a day of two off every couple weeks or switch with other mushrooms.
Allergies got ya down? Spring and fall pollen can knock you out. Don't let it put you out of commission! I formulated this tinctures with herbs known traditionally for tonifying the liver to stop the inflammatory response, clear mucus, stop the histamine response, and soothe aggravated mucus membranes.
I start by taking a half dropperful of tincture. I wait about half an hour and watch to see if there are any results. I increase the amount by one dropperful until I get to a point where I can feel symptoms decrease. Then, I'll take that amount as needed, cutting the amount as symptoms seem to decline. Make sure to drink lots of water and check out my blog article The Quintessential Allergy Blog for more info on allergy season support.
Ingredients: alcohol, water, burdock, red clover, stinging nettle, mullein, Spanish needles, goldenrod, ground ivy, mulberry2 ounces
Hello Ohio and Northern Kentucky! Abby Artemisia of The WANDER School returns to Treasure Lake to co-teach again with Doug Crouch of TreeYo Permaculture on November 30, 2019. Another daylong adventure in the forest, focusing on roots and gratitude, awaits all you lucky participants.
Have you ever felt something missing in your Thanksgiving celebration, a disconnect from the food, the meaning, like-minded people? Let’s shift it! Let’s get together with family of choice to celebrate the abundance of wild foods surrounding us. We will be focusing on the magical world under the soil as we head into winter, the great dark unknown. Roots are a fantastic metaphor for that, as well as seeking the medicine and food we need.
Fall is the ideal time to harvest roots, when all the vitality of the plant is returning there for winter storage. Learn how to identify them, how to harvest them, and then we’ll work together to transform them into a delicious feast of gratitude, along with some other wild goodies like nuts, pine, sassafras, and spicebush. You’ll also get to turn some into tinctures (liquid extracts) for your winter herbal first aid kit.
Bring warm layers (we’ll be outside digging and foraging), a water bottle, digging tools if you have them (digging/potato fork, trowel, shovel, hori hori), and an extra cutting board and knife if you can. Be sure to let us know any allergies (including allergies to alcohol) or dietary preferences you might have.
Date: Saturday, November 30 from 9:30a - 5p
Cost: $5 materials fee + Admission
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There’s so much medicine in the trees! It’s often ignored, though.
Abby Artemisia of The WANDER School and Cindi Quay of Cindi's Sacred Garden team up to offer a half-day walk and workshop on Saturday, October 26 from 10a-3p in Marshall, NC designed to honor the medicine of trees.
Trees can be tough to identify until you know a few simple tips and tricks. We’ll come together, starting with a Native American Ceremony to help us to be in the spirit to honor the trees. Then, we’ll walk this gorgeous land, learning the botany of the trees from Abby.
Cindi will tell us about the herbal benefits of the trees from a Menominee and Cherokee perspective, like medicine washes for sores and pain, and food for winter survival. Then, we’ll learn how to create a ceremony from our own Spirit connected to our Standing one’s (Tree’s) medicines, following harvesting in a way that truly honors them, and combines ethical harvesting techniques.
We’ll finish the day making a traditional tree medicine you’ll get to take home to stock your winter first aid kit.
Bring your lunch and snacks; herbal tea and water will be provided. Dress for the weather, wearing shoes for uneven ground.
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Earlybird registration through 10/19/19: $40 + $5 materials
Regular Registration: $45 + $5 materials
Location: Fera Farm, 503 Old Farm Rd, Marshall, NC
10a-3p, including 1 hour lunch break