Sunday, December 6, 2009

Herbs

Rich Remedies Incredible Garden Herb Healing Salad Dressing

“This is the best tasting salad dressing I have ever tasted, bar none. It will blow your mind. The people I have given it to drink it straight from the bottle it’s so good. Best of all, it has natural healing properties!”
Richard Tyson
Author, Chef, Mixocologist, Gardener, and Arm Chair Expert


The herb dressing relies on fresh herbs when available. Basil and parsley grow in a in a pot on our deck. If you are short on space or live in an apartment, this is the way to go. Fresh-picked herbs are preferred ingredients.



In the garden I grow oregano, rosemary, mint, thyme, and other popular herbs. When the garden isn’t producing or I can’t grow what I need, the farmers market supplies a wide variety of good, fresh herbs. Most of the herbs I use are local, in season so the ingredients change a little bit from season to season.

Garden Herb Recipe

Water- filtered (Ionized optional) 3 cups
Organic grape seed oil (key flavor ingredient) ½ cup
Organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (substitute lemon juice is vinegar is not permitted) ½ cup
Lemon juice 4 lemons
Braggs Liquid Aminos All Purpose Seasoning ½ cup
Seasonal herbs (see list below) 4 tablespoons or a small handful chopped
Cayenne red pepper 4 tablespoons
Black pepper 2 tablespoons
Himalayan pink salt 1 Tablespoon
Fresh habenero pepper (key flavor ingredient) 1 pepper or 2 for added heat
Fresh garlic cloves 6 – 8 cloves. Never enough garlic!
Scallion or onion 1/8 cup
Local honey 4 tablespoons
Fresh ginger root 4 tablespoons or to taste

Place ingredients in blender an liquefy for 1 minute. Decant to smaller bottles/


Here is the line up of the ingredients for this month’s batch of Rich Remedies Dressing. Note the fresh shallots and cilantro are in season in my area and were purchased at the local farmer’s market. Support your local farmer!















Salad Dressing Ingredients & Healing Effects

Herb Healing effects *
Garlic Active ingredient is allicin which has antibacterial, antifungal, blood thinning, and antioxidant properties. Said to reduce cholesterol, arterial plaque, and strengthen heart.
Ginger Digestive aid that has anti inflammatory properties. Used to treat nausea, vomiting and motion sickness.
Parsley High in vitamin C, iron, potassium and calcium. Used by naturopaths for urinary infections. Full of chlorophyll which is a mediator of bad breadth. Treats lost libido in women (buy it by the bushel basket guys)
Basil Antiviral properties. In folk medicine used to get rid of warts. Phytochemicals said to remove plaque from teeth
Rosemary “Herb of remembrance” Helps with blood circulation, particularly to the brain. Alzheimer’s, arthritis, diabetes, indigestion, and blood pressure are said to benefit from this herb.
Thyme Breathing problems like asthma, coughs, and bronchitis are said to be treated by doses of Thyme syrup prescribed by a physician. Also said to kill certain worms.
Cayenne/ Habernero pepper Capsaicin, the phytochemical that produces the heat in peppers is prominent in cayenne. Anti inflammatory, blood thinning, blood circulation,cholestral reduction, anti bacterial, pain reliever, and provides a “cooling effect” in hot weather
Onion/ Shallot Contains high amounts of quercetin in the onion skin that is a bioflavonoid that is known as an anti inflammatory good for treating allergies and respiratory ailments. Colds, diabetes, high blood pressure, and inflammatory bowel are said to benefit from the healing compounds in onions
Spearmint Indigestion, stomach ache, bad breadth, and colds are said to benefit from spearmint
Black pepper Contains the compound peperine.Digestive aid, constipation, and is said to help the body assimilate certain vitamins in the digestive process.
Oregano Antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal agent. Also used as an antiparasidic.

Grape seed Oil- Grape seed oil contains vitamin E, vitamin C and beta- carotene. It also contains Omega-6, Omega-9, and Omega-3 fatty acids which are good for cardiovascular health.

Apple Cider Vinegar- Contributes to making one’s body fluids more alkaline (high pH level) which is desirable when fighting disease. Diseases thrive in acidic bodily fluids.
Apple Cider vinegar also contains small amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and apple pectin. There are also trace minerals such as potassium present which lowers high blood pressure.

Filtered water – Ionized lowers the pH.

Local honey- amino acids, natural sugars. Pollen from local plants in the honey is said to help with some plant- based allergies. The honey “cools down” the

Bragg Liquid Aminos- Contains 16 amino acids – vegetable protein from soy beans

Note: These healing effects apply based on an individual’s specific body chemistry. They also apply when a proper diagnosis and prescription has been made by a trained medical professional. The therapeutic benefits (disease prevention) can be gained by adding these fresh herbs to food on a regular basis. Consult your Naturopathic healer for details on herbal remedies. Do not serve to people with allergies to peppers or soy products.

I add fresh cayenne and habernero peppers to taste. Less is usually better unless you like heat. If you fi8nd that you have gone overboard on the pepper, add more honey. It neutralizes the heat.

“Bonapetit”

Rich
www.richremedies.com

1 comment:

Sean said...

Although herbs have been used medicinally for thousands of years, few people are aware of the multitude of scientific studies done on plants.

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