Thursday, 17 October 2013

Guide Lines on Herbology and its Data

How to choose book/ information itself:

Avoid those that have continuous  studies on 'lab rats'. 

Confounds me know no end when a herbs have  been used by humans, the 'noted'  old and newly re-discovered herbs  alike...
... especially when they have been used for untold number of centuries by the human species.

always compare old herbal books to the new ones information on same herb differ 

For example in clupeper book the herb that got bad press  was 'wormwood' yet at the same time praised :/
in Micheal terria western herbology book the latest herb getting bad press is comfrey- namely its roots 
its leaves are fine to use  nicked  name 'knit bone ' very good source of calcium ... definitely for the golden girls 

[ meandering thoughts : most women foot wear unless its a gym foot wear are truly pitiful  when it come to grips on the sole of foot wear has no grips , being slippy aside, hardly built to last seriously sad  when it come to winter wear boots] 

Neway keeping in mind the  #herb 'properties'# one should always consider 
what has changed in the average human conditions  to come  to a conclusion
and whether that should be kept in mind/ disregard  when using alone or in blend

does the book give  the more sciency info as in what the 'make up' of the herb is, 
do you know how understand that ?/ learn to do so?

information online can be good  but contradictory to one another ;
may confuse you silly unless its  herb, food etc coming back into public attention i stick to the information in books - 

how to test out  herbs  your trying for the first time or ones you already tried & use them more efficiently

It's  much easier  to understand how to use herbs if you find out /work  out
 what body type you are in  the Ayurvedic   system than proceed from there in choosing the suitability of the herb

use the herb in manner indicated all by it self , the time of day may have significance too, not to mention zodiac moon cycles anything taken Pisces days has a much stronger affect this includes full moon days,  so observe your body responses 

with combo of 'assistant herbs' in short these are herbs that ensure  the key herb [s] to needed part of the body

over all as general analysis i find assistance herbs  either one or more of the following properties:

  • digestive 
  • circulatory
  • an affinity for the lungs

refer to Chinese herbal books  for more info

a quick an easy example 

1 cup of Hot water
 1tbspn/2tsp 1 or 2 key herbs  
¼ -½ tsp of  garam masala tea powder {i use this as easy version of assistants herbs combo mix]

To increase the medicinal properties steep for 5 hours or over night/pre -prepare in the morning for evening use

For those who grow their own herbs /buy them fresh it mite be good idea  to take few sprigs/leaves etc  of the herb of choice;  blend it in a blender with cup of water  strain and than drink

you can/ is it may {?} as alternative option blend with pre-prepared cooled down herbal tea water instead 

for those of you have tried Indian masala tea-[that's with milk]  that may or may not have a dash mint in it   and bored with taste why not try using a different herb [s]?

just avoid herbs that curdle the  milk from experience usually  floral herbs with exception  being chamomile there could be more 

aromatic herbs are a good choice to start of with

to make flavoured milk tea:

you will need saucepan 
water- dependent on number of cups you want to make 
add the herbs 
add one black tea bag /teaspoon black tea

bring to boil = lower heat cover with lid 
allow to simmer for atleast  5 -15 min [max 20 min]

than add milk about the same amount you would in diluted drinks
another 1min -5min or so of  simmering 
than bring  to quick boil  and  pour in to mug/cup   sweeten sugar, honey etc

ps some teas will taste great for  dunking with biscuits  others... what can i say don't waste your biscuits

laters fuzz

ps will correct typo later


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