Author: Robin Rose Bennett
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Description from the publisher: “One of the most common ways of healing self, family and friends is with homemade herbal medicines called “meals.” As Hippocrates said, “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food.”
There is medicine all around us. Our kitchens, including our spice racks, can be an abundant source of effective medicine for us, and safer than what we find in the pharmacy. Open your mind and your senses to the broader possibilities for creating healing feasts in your own kitchen.
Common herbs, foods, and condiments such as basil, garlic, salt, onions, carrots, dark leafy greens, honey, vinegar, and so much more provide remedies for a vast variety of conditions. Mint plants, so rich in antioxidants and helpful for digestion, can help keep us well and in tip-top shape, which is to say, in mint condition! Many healing spice plants are in the mint family, such as basil, sage, rosemary, and lavender.
Some Common Healing Foods
Apples—for digestive health.
Basil—for good fortune, good spirits; helps the system heal in the presence of parasites, fungi, viruses, and/or bacteria.
Cinnamon—styptic, antiseptic; helps circulation, lowers blood sugar.
Garlic—for respiratory, immune, and digestive health.
Ginger—euphoric, stimulant, ant-spasmodic, and anti-inflammatory.
Honey—for wounds; rehydrating, anti-allergenic, provides amino acids.
Hot cocoa/dark chocolate—healthy comfort food; antioxidant, endorphin-stimulating.
Lavender—soothing, antiseptic; heals burns.
Lentils—phytoestrogen-rich, nourishing, and protective to female reproductive system.