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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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HOW TO DRY HERBS WITHOUT A DEHYDRATOR

Electric dehydrators can be expensive, take up space and cost more in electricity. 

But your mint needs to be harvested now before it takes over the yard and blooms. At the same time, your calendula flowers are going nuts, and the roses are blooming. 

Dehydrating without an electric dehydrator can save initial costs in preserving your food, save on electricity, and save on counter space.

But what are the best methods for dehydrating without a dehydrator?

 

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.

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Allergy Fighting Tea Recipe

After a record cold and flu season, followed by the Coronavirus, seasonal allergies are not far behind, or perhaps they have already hit where you are. 

Rather than be the bearer of bad news (that allergy season is coming), I hope that this herbal tea can have you well prepared to battle allergy season before it hits.

Did you know that nettles can help reduce the inflammatory response caused by allergies? NCBI 2009 Nettles aren't the only herb that can come to your aide this allergy season!

 

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.

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Growing and Using Peppermint For Medicine

Two words.

Chocolate. Mint.

OK! That concludes this blog post!

Just kidding! Two of my favorite flavors are chocolate and mint but today we are going to just chat about Peppermint.

Not only is it tasty with chocolate, but it also shines when it comes to digestive health, cooking, headaches and muscle cramps. 

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, education and entertainment purposes only. Please consult a physician before using herbs medicinally.

This post also contains affiliate links throughout. Translation: We get a little kick back for sharing certain products, at no additional cost to you, should you choose to purchase said items. And - thank you for supporting our farm and family! Read the full disclaimer here.

Many of us are familiar with peppermint, it must be one of the most widely used herbs. It's also a very...

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MEDICINAL USES FOR CHAMOMILE

Black tea. Green Tea. Peppermint Tea. Chamomile Tea. Those are the must have's right? Pretty standard line up of tea when visiting any restaurant or hotel.

What is chamomile tea though? Does chamomile tea have medicinal uses? What are the medicinal uses of the chamomile flower? From calming teething toddlers to a relaxing cuppa before bedtime there are so many wonderful uses for chamomile. In today's Monograph Monday we are going to go over all those and ways to plant and use this wonderful little flower.

So simple that even the chickens can plant it! The chickens can plant it? Our chickens planted these chamomile flowers. They were the little tillers and movers that helped this chamomile to re-seed here in our garden.

Chamomile is an edible flower that looks similar to a daisy though it it is much smaller in nature and it has very different petals. There are two main types of chamomile most commonly in use; German and Roman. Though there is also a Spanish variety.

Chamomile is most...

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