I got the e-mail signed and turned in yesterday so today I get to fill out the paperwork of what we need. Since I'm not a truck driver, I hope I don't forget anything! I also want to get my husband's receipts scanned and turned in so I can get the filed before they get lost. I went through all those papers yesterday and separated out the shipping papers from the documents needed to be taken into account for financial purposes. I have a lot to do today. I'd like to go back outside and check for more blackberries. We still don't have enough picked for jam but I'm putting what I collect in the freezer so they don't go bad before I can use them. I'm looking forward to making some but it may end up having to wait until the break in the fall. I only have 2 more days left of this break and I don't see having enough in that time. I leave you today with my digestive aid lab. I did talk about this briefing in previous posts but since those are gone, you can see the whole thing of what I shared in class. I need to get some breakfast cooking. My daughter took a late nap yesterday and when I woke her up, she didn't want dinner. The only thing I could get in her was a spoon of peanut butter and half a cup of chocolate milk. It's better than nothing but not the best of "meals" so this morning has to be good and hearty. Have a great day!
To start, I have a cold so I’m not going to use this whole recipe. I normally fill out a virtual herbarium entry for labs. I know this is a different class but I want to keep the consistency. Since my smeller and taster aren’t working well right now, I want to have some left to fill out that portion of the herbarium.
I am using ¼ of each herb.
I use a glass tea pot so I put a tad over 1 cup of water in the tea pot since some will boil off. While I waited for the water to heat up, I added 1 teaspoon of the herbal blend to a sachet. I know these things say “press and brew” but I’m lost on that one so I folded down the top and placed the bag in a ceramic steeper. Despite not being able to breathe, I was able to smell all the herbs in the mixture except the ginger. Using a pot holder once the water was hot, I poured it into the cup and waited until it was done. I’m not sure if this tea is actually good or if it just tastes good because I can’t breathe but I actually was feeling a bit better an hour after drinking it so I’m on cup 2 right now… LOL My face was on FIRE but now it’s up to a dull roar. This does make sense because I use lemon, ginger, mint and honey to help with sinus colds.
Since I already filled out my lavender entry, I checked there for safety concerns with this herb and there are none. I couldn’t find any for the others either. For me, the safety procedure I had to follow is keep my kids away from the stove, remind my daughter that it’s HOT and be careful when pouring – use a potholder when lifting the pot.
Other things that are good for digestion are flax seed. I also used ginger for morning sickness. I had a friend who was made ill by it so it really depends on the person but I would recommend it as an option. I wanted to provide a recipe so I let my fingers do some walking. In Seal & Seal (2009), I found this little gem on page 79 though I would never touch this.
Chop horseradish root, put in blender. Add enough cider vinegar to blend. Store in fridge. Use as a condiment or eat a teaspoonful. This is for sinuses and sluggish digestion.
The data on the web page is incorrect, I got a 40-pack of bags not a 3-pack.
Bruton-Seal, J. and Seal, M. (2009). Backyard Medicine: Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies. Skyhorse Publishing.
I am currently a student at American College of Healthcare Sciences earning my Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine. This blog is my journey of juggling mom-life with student life. My husband is a truck driver so I'm essentially a single mom all but 3 days a month. It's a challenge but we will get through this. I complete this degree on 18 December 2019 and will take one additional semester and then be done for a while. My children need more attention from their mommy but I can't wait on getting this education done. I will do what I must for now.