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Herbal Tea for Allergies (Fight Seasonal Allergies)

It’s inevitable, this time of year brings so many seasonal allergies from pollen, mold, and even chemicals. But did you know allergies can be an immune system response due to gut-related issues? Come learn the best tea for allergies to help get through this tough season. 

Ahh, spring is in the air, and with it comes those pesky seasonal allergies! If you’ve been with us for a while you know all about the best herbs to grow for tea, our favorite allergy fighting tea recipe, and you may have even tried our roasted dandelion root chocolate truffles (talk about a delicious way to get dandelion root into your diet!). 

 

But first things first, let’s discuss why seasonal allergies are worse for some of us than others… 

 

 

What Is an Allergy?

An allergy is an immune response to allergens entering the body creating a histamine response. These can be environmental (pollen, mold, chemicals, etc) or they can be gut-related causing...

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Lemon Dill Probiotic Salad Dressing with non fizzy Kombucha

Many of us know of raw kombucha benefits. As we have been making homemade kombucha in order to get those benefits without the high cost of buying kombucha at the store. But in the process of learning how to make kombucha fizzy, sometimes we end up with some non fizzy kombucha. Sometimes we might have a lot of flat kombucha that we don't want to throw out. Is there something we can do with that flat non fizzy kombucha or is it totally ruined?

No worries my tea and herb-loving friends, I have good news! There is hope for your non fizzy kombucha and your DIY Kombucha making at home is NOT a failure! 

 

Before we start: This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally. Grab all the deets on the Medical jargon here. This post...

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Sweet Hibiscus Tea Lemonade | Tazo ® Passion Fruit Tea Hack

Starbuck's ™ very berry hibiscus refresher and Tazo's ®  Passion fruit tea are very popular right now and with good reason. Their sweet, fruity flavor, especially as an iced passion fruit tea really hits the spot on a warm spring or summer day. 

These drinks are packed with refined sugar, concentrated fructose, high in caffeine, and/or "natural flavors".   Let's take a look at some less refined options, lower in caffeine without the chemicals and "natural flavors".

It's time to tea hack this drink and turn it into something fabulous just in time for the warmer months!

 Before we start: This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally. Grab all the deets on the Medical jargon here. This post also...

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Fudgy Brownies from Scratch with Chocolate Dandelion Root Tea

Sourdough discard brownies might be all the rage right now but there is still a place for standard fudgy brownies from scratch, especially when they are homemade brownies. Let me tell you what, if you want fudgy, moist, and chocolaty with a kick of coffee-like flavor then these brownies are the ones! They are practically 'health food' when you sub in the einkorn flour and maple syrup for an all-natural sweetener.

Add in there the benefits of dandelion root coffee and chicory root tea then you have one tasty brown recipe. Let's dive into why you should include these two herbs in your homemade brownies.

 

Photo By: Kayla Joy Creative

Before we start: This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally. Grab all the deets on the...

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How do you Make a Mint Julep Cocktail with Green Tea

Mint juleps are a sign that spring and summer are here. Perhaps you have taken a trip and enjoyed Disneyland's Mint Julep Recipe or know that mint julep recipes are made around the time of the Kentucky Derby. Did you know on average 12,000 mint juleps are served in the 2 days of the Kentucky Derby races? It takes 1000 pounds of mint to make them all!

Whether you are asking yourself:

What are the best mocktail recipes?

How do you make a mint julep?

What are some great recipes with mint leaves?

How do I get the most flavor out of mint leaves?

Can I make mint julep without alcohol?

Or what are some of the coolest cocktails in the world?

 

 

Then you have come to the right place! Let's dive into some of that goodness here, shall we?

 

Before we start: This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only....

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How to Make An Irish Coffee with Chicory Root Tea

 

March isn't just a time for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Irish Coffee, Stout Beer, Corned Beef, and Cabbage. It's also around the start of spring, which means it's time for plenty of chicory root coffee or in this case chicory root tea!

Not only does chicory grow in the spring but its roots are highly beneficial. What are the benefits of chicory root? Chicory root contains large amounts of prebiotics, a.k.a. the food that all those probiotics you are taking need to actually do their job. Prebiotics are equally important to gut health as are probiotics. Let's dive more into the details of the why and the how, shall we?

 

 

Before we start: This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally. Grab all the deets on the Medical...

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Health Benefits of Turmeric and Lemon Turmeric Cake Recipe

 

The benefits of herbal tea and the benefits of turmeric are many. Many will ask "Is herbal tea good for you?" "What are the benefits of turmeric?" We are going to dive right into those here in this post along with a fabulous Lemon Turmeric Tea Cake Recipe. 

Turmeric is likely part of your life already as it is used to color many foods such as a prepared chicken stock from the store, Turmeric is also the base for most yellow curry powders, so chances are that if you have eaten curry or a purchased chicken stock/broth you have already met our friend turmeric.

Herbal tea, also known as a tisane, is not actually tea at all. Herbal teas are made from many different types of herbs, but a true tea comes from the camellia sinensis plant or the tea plant. Herbal teas have many different benefits and are naturally free of caffeine. All herbal teas with the exception of those containing a plant like the cocoa bean or coffee bean are free of caffeine from the get go.

 

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Roasted Dandelion Root Tea Benefits with Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Spring is near and one of the first flowers to sprout and bloom is the humble dandelion. With the abundance of this well-known 'weed' many wonder what are the benefits of dandelion root? There are really so many uses for dandelion's from making dandelion wine to dandelion jelly but the root is really where it is at when it comes to medicinal uses for the dandelion. Especially when you can use dandelion root in this chocolate truffles recipe. But I'm getting ahead of myself...

 

Before we start: This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally. Grab all the deets on the Medical jargon here. This post also contains affiliate links. Translation: We get a little kickback for sharing certain products, at no additional...

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DIY Simple Syrup (Using Flowers)

The end of winter and the start of spring hold two special holidays: St. Valentine's Day and Mother's Day (as celebrated in the United States). Flowers are usually front and center during these two special holidays. The later doesn't give way to as many local fresh flowers as Mother's Day might but, no worries, dried flowers to the rescue!

There are so many wonderful things that you can do with dried flowers for Mother's Day and St. Valentines Day (or any time of year) but, why not make an edible bouquet? This isn't any edible bouquet though.  Edible in this instance means a drink, but first we need to make a rose and lavender simple syrup. The question is though, how do you make simple syrup?

 

Before we start:
This herbal information is just that, information. This blog post and I DO NOT INTEND to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or illness. This is for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs...

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Elderberry Lemon Chia Pudding Recipe & Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds. Where do chia seeds come from? What are chia seed health benefits? Are there calories in chia seeds? Those funny looking little black seeds that everyone is always raving about, you know the ones famous for the Chia Pet® creatures that gained their popularity in the 80's? (Yep, I'm an 80's kid).

 

 Yep, those chia seeds.

 

Only today we are not planning on growing any little creatures with these seeds. We're going to cover their wonderful benefits and how they help us easily add our daily elderberry syrup to our diet without having to work too hard at it. After all Sambucus Nigra (or black elderberry) is super popular right now with covid. Not to mention the concerns over cytokine storms and elderberry.

 

Let's dig in, shall we?

Photo by @kaylajoycreative

 

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