Culinary Herbs, Part 1: Savory Medicine Already in your Pantry!


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Did you know that there might be a whole entire medicine chest in your kitchen cupboard?
As your cooking for the holidays, we’re going to look at what herbal goodness we can slip into your meals (savory) & treats (sweet, next episode!). In this episode, we’ll talk about savory culinary herbs and how they can help you & your family. Here we go to Scarborough Fair --parsley, sage, rosemary, & thyme (JK. No parsley today.) In actuality, the plant friends featured are Sage (Salvia officinalis), Thyme (Thymus vulgaris), Oregano
(Origanum vulgare), Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus), Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annuum), & Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

You’ll find some commonalities shared by all our herbs today. All of this episode’s herbs are carminative, which means they “ease gasiness, bloating, & tummy upset”. I’d say that’s a must during our holiday feasting, right? Additionally, many are antimicrobial, antioxidant, astringent, and/or toning for a few different body systems.

One of the coolest things about these plant friends is the long culinary and medicinal traditions behind them! Black Pepper was even used as currency once upon a time! So we’ll touch on some historical points as well, often stretching all the way back to ancient Greece & Rome. How cool is that?

All of us at the Herbalist’s Path hope you have a good (if not necessarily conventional) holiday season in this crazy 2020.

Remember, different bodies react to herbs in different ways. The information presented is in no way meant to diagnose or remedy any ailment. Find out what works for you with the help of a certified herbalist, naturopathic practitioner, or other health There’s a variety of ways to get this plant medicine in your body --tinctures, capsules, teas, etc. For some ready-made tea options, check out Mountain Mel’s Herbal Teas at Use code THP15 at checkout to receive 15% off just for listening. Or make your own with bulk herbs from our partners at Mountain Rose Herbs or Oshala Farms.

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Making your own herbal medicine is one of the most empowering things you can do! Especially when all the store shelves keep running out of the remedies you might typically use. You'll end up saving your family tons of money, and feel really cool doing it! Get yourself early access & a $100 discount to Medicine Makin' Mommas here.

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