Friday, 29 August 2008

Agrimony

Agrimony is a herb that is not well know to many but has many uses.

It is perennial plant and grows up to 80cm tall. With its narrow pointed, deeply serrated leaves it is a very distinctive herb. The slender spikes of yellow flowers blossom in summer then are transformed into seed capsules. Both the flowers and foliage have a apricot fragrance, It grows naturally in most part of Europe and north Americas.

Agrimony in by-gone times was said to cause a deep sleep. When placed beneath a mans head this sleep would last until it was removed. It is a medicine that is steeped in tradition and as astringent and antibacterial qualities. With this is was commonly used for battle wounds alongside the treatment of bladder infections. There are also a number of other ailments that it can treat.

The flowers are used nowadays to treat sore throats, acne and diarrhoea. In France a tea is commonly made from the flowers and leaves and combined with ordinary tea it make an enchanting aromatic drink.

As well as food and medicine agrimony can be used as a source of a yellow dye. The whole plant including the root is used for this. A great range of yellows from very pale to a deep dark yellow can be made by harvesting the herb throughout the growing season.The later it is harvested the darker the yellow becomes.

If you want to cultivate and grow agrimony. You need to find a sunny or semi-shaded spot. It can put up with mini droughts and doesn't mind alkaline soil. For the seeds to germinate some cold weather is needed so planting in the autumn is a good strategy. To dry the herbs leave in a well ventilated area and store in air tight containers. Agrimony seeds can be harvested in late summer or early autumn and best stored in freezer.



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Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Curry Leaves

Curry Leaves are known Kadipatta and Sweet Neem and are gaining recognition now not just in India where they are used in cooking. The leaves are aromatic and are used as a herb. Gently frying the curry leaves in a hot pan for half a minute or so releases the flavour as well as its aroma.

There are many more benefits that curry leaves give other than for cooking. It aids digestion and quenches your thirst if they are chopped up and added to Butter Milk (Ayran) helps with digestion and this also quenches the thirst.

For heartburn and indigestion you can make a tonic by using an electric blender and make a juice. Just by add 1 tsp of curry leaves juice with 1 tsp honey in a glass of lukewarm water and it does the trick.

Morning sickness pregnant woman can be cured by taking 1 tsp juice of curry leaves, 1 tsp honey and 1 lemon juice mixed together with water, problem solved.

Eating raw curry leaves included in salads will give you lower bad cholesterol levels and, increase good cholesterol levels.

Curry leaves have the benefit of being an antioxidant aid, helping clear the system of toxins and Diabetic have curry leaves as a friend. If taken on a regular basis it will regulate blood sugar levels. Ten leaves in the morning and ten in the evening give optimum results.

Keeping your weight down once lost is difficult for many people but add curry leaves to your daily diet helps you to do this.

A great tonic for you hair can be created with curry leave. Just take some coconut oil and add few curry leaves and fenugreek seeds to it and then heat it up, strain, after it cools this can be applied to your hair. With regular applications you will notice that you hair will have got stronger and hair loss reduced. The colour of the hair also gets darker and graying of your hair will be delayed.

Finally, curry leaves are an aid to your complexion. Curry leaf juice added to turmeric powder makes up a paste which you apply to problem areas just as pimples and scars etc. After ten minutes the paste will have stained your skin yellow. Just wash it off and follow it up by by using plain white flour to remove the staining.


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Monday, 25 August 2008

Herbs Full Circle

Herbs have come full circle and will return time and time again as the favoured natural source of medicine

Modern medicine wouldn’t be where it is today without its herbal input..

For as long as anyone can recall we have used herbs not only for food, but as a remedy for disease, pestilence and this has had a major contribution to survival throughout all that time.

Evidence of herbal remedies dating back thousands of years across the world has been found by Archaeologists. What remained constant was the fact that so many different cultures globally actually used very similar methods. This knowledge was shared around amongst communities and passed down through generations. Eventually they were recorded in writings and now many of today's business used these roots to produce synthetic drugs. Aspirin, for instance, was created as a copy of the natural pain reliever found in willow bark.

The beauty of natural herbal cures is the lack of side effects, which is a trait in synthetic drugs. This is probably the biggest pulling factor to many people shying away from man made drugs and looking to turn full circle back to their roots for natural treatments and herbal remedies.

Some cultures of course never really diverted into other field of cures for illnesses. The Chinese have always used herbal remedies and now have turned it into huge businesses.

We find ourselves right now going back to herbal roots a natural way of life. It is now a revolution in herbal education that we are going through and with the benefit of modern technology in processing, herbal medicine has an assured place in the health of all Nations.


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Friday, 22 August 2008

New Fashion Fenugreek

Fenugreek is a herb and a legume therefore is high in protein and makes a good ingredient in many vegetarian dishes but the herb goes further than that. Fenugreek is the new fashion herb not just for food but as an alternative medicine and many other things

Fenugreek's history goes back to the ancient world where the Egyptians used to stuff the dead. The Greeks and Romans used it as feed for their cattle which is where the name came from meaning Greek hay.

Its characteristics are that it grow up to a metre in height with light green leaves and small white flowers and is an annual which means it has to be grown fresh from seed each year. The seeds are small and flat and very aromatic with a bitter taste. Although native to the Mediterranean and western Asia regions it is now cultivated around the world and still grown as animal feed in many area.

Prior to being cooked fenugreek seeds are not pleasant giving a very bitter taste. To get rid of this the seeds need to be roasted and then ground to reduce this harsh bitterness. Fenugreek seed extract is used in rum flavorings and is the main flavour in imitation maple syrup. The herb is used in breads in north Africa and the ground seeds, can transform bland vegetarian dishes. Also good in marinades.

Young shoots of fenugreek with other green leaved salads such as lettuce and watercress provide a lovely salad treat. The seeds are also used in many baked produce, ice cream and even chewing gum and soft drinks. Little is know about the fact that the seeds can be used as a coffee substitute if roasted and ground.

Fenugreek used to be used as a yellow dye but that seems to have died out in recent years. The leaves can be dried out and used as an insect repellent.

If ground and turned into a paste by adding sugar and oil this has been used by women to gain weight fast in regions where fat women are valued more than thin. There is a strong connection between fenugreek seeds and the production of steroids in turn this can be used for the treatment of sex hormones with many medicines connected with this in veterinary practices and genre.

In modern times some of the traditional uses of fenugreek have disappeared, but one area, which is more popular than ever is that it aids natural breast enhancement. This undoubtedly is the new fashion and will no doubt gain more recognition as more natural sources of treatment for this are looked into. In less terms of vanity, it has been found that it not be taken during pregnancy as encourages menstruation, but postnatal, it is a well know safe way to stimulate the flow of breast milk.

Finally, some advice on storage. The seeds should be stored in a cool, dry place and best to be used before they reach 6 months.



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Thursday, 21 August 2008

Cooking with Mint

Peppermint has a stronger taste than spearmint, so if you are planning on using these in recipes you should have this in mind. The common garden spearmint goes well with savoury dishes. This is what you would usually find in supermarkets. Peppermint is used extensively in sweet recipes to it's strong flavour.

Oil of Mint can be substituted instead of mint extract but need to use 25% - 50% of the volume given for the extract.

Dried mint is a good standby but is best used in cooking that involve longer cooking times such as stews, soups and meat and poultry dishes. Freeze dried mint is a bit different as it can be used in most dishes as it retains it's moisture once defrosted. Used with omelets, sauces and dressings you will have no problem as it doesn't require cooking. The general rule of 1 tablespoon fresh mint to 1 teaspoon dried mint goes here. See Dried herbs.

Recipes with mint in come from all over the world India with its chutneys, England with her good old mint sauce and jelly, (invented by the Romans.) North Africa/Middle East extensively used with rice and other grains cereals.

In Greece, Turkey and the Balkans States mint is used in stuffed vine leaves. Further east we find mint in the Vietnam the dish, 'Pho', this is their national dish Moving on to another continent, the South Americas have mint in their salsa dishes. Mint is indeed an International herb.

Cooking mint with vegetables and imposing the mint flavour just send the taste up a league or two. Minted peas or minted new potatoes are a classic example of a bland vegetable transforming into a wonderful meal.

Meats such as lamb, poultry and fish dishes excel with the addition of mint.

Then there are the deserts which again make some thing good into something special with its' inclusion, mint and chocolate is a classic example.

There are thousands of recipes which include mint and I have selected a very simple Mint and Pea Soup for you to try out.


Mint and Pea Soup

Serves 4
Time 25 min


Ingredients :
1kg fresh or frozen peas
12 mint leaves
1/2 litre chicken stock
200ml cream
Salt and Pepper (Freshly ground)

Method:
Bring the stock to the boil and put the peas in with 2 tsp of salt. Bring back to the boil for three minutes.

Strain off the juice and keep to one side. Cool the peas down under some cold running water then add the mint leaves, cream and half the stock.

Ladle into bowls, season with an garnish with couple more mint leaves.

You may wish to browse a few site I have looked up that have some fantastic dishes you might want to have a go at.

http://recipes.epicurean.com/ - A wide range of mouth-watering recipes here

http://fooddownunder.com/ - An Australian based site with more recipes than you'll ever need

http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/ - Another 180 delicious recipes here.



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Monday, 18 August 2008

Mint the Cool Herb

There are about 20 varieties of mint, originating from Mediterranean area through to Western Asia. Mint can be propagated by seed, but can also swiftly take over a herb bed by creeping underground root systems. Mints are perennial, dying down in the winter.

The Romans looked upon mint as a carminative, helping flatulence and the digestion of heavy foods. The peppermint variety was not discovered in Britain until 1696, in Hertfordshire, and is now subsequently cultivated in Surrey region of the UK.

Mint now has been confirmed in treating stomach, carminative and antispasmodic problems. It is a tonic and stimulant as well as being good for nervous disorders, nervous vomiting and flatulence. It is especially recommended for old people for its digestive values, and for convalescence, fatigue and anaemia.

MINT OIL

The leaves and flowers are picked just before maturation this is when the essential oil content is at its peak. The mint is then steam distilled The fresh, the oil is very fluid with is thickening and darkening with age.

ITS USES

It is good for the nervous system as a regulator and sedative. The menthol it contains is good as tonic for the heart and pharmaceutical companies now process the oil.

It is good as it cleans the blood and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

Mint tea is good for acne LINK or spots and for if you feel nauseous


Tea recipe
2 tbsp chopped fresh or 2 tsps dried mint leaves
1 pint boiling water,

leave to infuse for 5 minutes

Optional
Sweeten with add honey or sugar if.

It is excellent for bruises and swellings based on this recipe
mix up an oil made from 4 tsp soya oil, 15 drops of mint oil it should be applied straight away and repeated for a few hours

Swollen gums or mouth ulcers can be treated by mixing 2 tsp rakia, cognac or whisky, 5 drops mint oil and 1/2 pint hot water. Gargle the mixtures several times during the day until it is all used up, Try to leave the mixture in the mouth for as long as possible after each gargle.

Toothache, no problem mint is a good remedy. Add a few drops of the oil onto some cotton wool and press it against the tooth. It is an anaesthetic due tot he menthol content and the pain will slip away in time for a less painful trip to the dentist.

Mint itself is quite harmless, but the concentration of the oil and the menthol content, can cause reactions and advice has been issued for its use.

- Mint oil should never be used undiluted, it may cause a bad reaction.

- In the bath, never us mint oil on its own.

- Use the oil on little areas of your body, never all over because of the menthol it would be quite dangerous.

- Using mint oil at night will keep you awake.

- Don't mix mint remedies with homoeopathic remedies as mint acts as an antidote!

Finally:
Mint is easily grown but transplanting roots or by seed, but try and grow them in containers as they spread like wildfire and you will end up with a mint garden. As the saying goes, too much of a good thing is bad.

Add. Cooking with mint takes on another chapter and will be dealt with at a later time.



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Friday, 15 August 2008

Viola Tricolour

The Viola tricolour or wild pansy as it is called is quite a beautiful plant. For the most it has been used as a model for painting and pictures. However, has been found to contain a rich source of anti-oxidants. This is excellent as an anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal remedy.

This viola tricolour based recipe is given for making a soothing cream to treat high blood pressure, indigestion, coughs and colds as well as rheumatic problems

Ingredients

1 cup Viola Tricolour (pounded into a pulp)
1 cup Aquerous cream
2 teaspoons vitamin E oil

Method

Use a milk double boiling system and put the cream and the viola tricolour pulp together and stir for around 15 minutes keeping the mixture warm.

Using a fine sieve, strain the mixture through and add the vitamin E oil.

When cool place into a sterilised seal container (a screwed top bottle is ideal.) Then store in the fridge.

Application


The cream should be applied and rubbed in frequently until the symptoms are subside. You should naturally see a doctor if the symptoms persist for any length of time.

You can also make an infusion for a bath by boiling up 4 cups worth of the flowers, including the stems, in two litres of water for 10 minutes. this can then be strained into your bath and is very good for the easing of rheumatism and general aches and pains.

These are easy to grow if you can get hold of the seeds. It is an annual plant therefore needs to be replanted in the early winter each year. They need a little attention and is possible plants in a well dug composted area. Twice weekly watering and ensure dead heads are plucked off to give a longer flowering period. You will be rewarded well with this most attractive and useful plant.

The seeds can be bought online through this site: www.eseeds.com



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Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Basil Faulty? No!

Every time I hear the word Basil it reminds me of Faulty Towers. This herb has been around well before the 1970s comedy TV programme started.

Basil strikes me as a versatile and widely used herb with many varieties with diverse characteristics. Some basil varieties have scents as far ranging from pineapple to cinnamon and lemon to cloves The colours range from cool green to striking purple leaves. Basil grows well in warmer climates and is used throughout southern European area, especially the Mediterranean region and in parts of Asia.

Thai curry uses a variety called holy basil or tulsi this is an important part of the make up of an authentic Thai curry. Mediterranean regions use basil and tomato as the classic combination. Pesto of course is made from crushing basil leaves and adding pine nuts and sometimes Parmesan cheese and olive oil as an addition gives another classic dish.

Apart from it's magnificent contribution to food, basil is a carmenative, which means it relieves gas. When brewed with tea is said to also aid digestion.and relieving stomach cramps, sickness and constipation.

Basil being an annual plant is very easy to grow from seed but hates the cold. If you buy basil, look for bright green leaves with no wilting or black spots on the leaves. Dried basil is a suitable alternative, it keeps little of the aroma and flavour of fresh basil if not kept too long in storage. so there is no excuse not to use this versatile herb all year round.



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Tuesday, 12 August 2008

The Beautiful Jasmine

The flowers of the Jasmine are enjoyed in the garden, as house plants and as cut flowers. Jasmine is also the national symbol of the Philippines, Indonesia, Island of Java, Pakistan and Syria.

Floral arrangements are made up and worn by women southern and southeast Asia. Many of the Jasmine species also produce an 'absolute', this is used in the producing of perfumes and incense.

In China Jasmine 'Tisane' is drunk in China it is known as Jasmine flower tea. Some varieties of Jasmine flowers are also added to make another type of tea tea which commonly has a green tea base or oolong tea base.

Jasmine flower are plucked very early in the morning when the petals are firmly closed as they only open during the might. After storing in a cool place until around 7:00 in the evening, the petals will have then begun to open.

Flowers and tea are then integrated in purposely designed machines with controlled temperatures and humidity. The tea will eventually absorb the moisture from the flowers; the result is Jasmine Flower Tea.

Less scientific but just as interesting is the belief that Jasmine is used to attract spiritual love by being put into love sachets and carried around. A drop of Jasmine oil with in almond oil massaged into the skin is known as an aphrodisiac. Wearing the flowers beings wealth and money and if burned in the bedroom, Jasmine bring about fortune-telling dreams.

If you want to try growing Jasmine, and many do, it is best grown indoors in pots. Being an evergreen vine it likes bright light, but not direct sunlight. What would be needed is some support such as a trellis, lots of water and the occasional hand brushing to fertilize if there is a lack of natural flying fertilizers such as bees etc.



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Monday, 11 August 2008

Underrated Oregano

Oregano and marjoram are two herbs that many think are one of the same. Even botanists make claims that there is no difference between the two herbs. Well they are different no matter what scientist say, if you cook and use herbs you will know that the two herbs in question have a distinct difference to a recipe.
We are going to just take the greatly underrated oregano in this instance and is mainly produced in Turkey with a slightly bitter but stronger flavour than its Greek neighbour.
The use of oregano in medicine is prolific to say the least with the oil of the oregano herb well know throughout history as one of the strongest and most effective antibiotics. Coming from natural sources it is entirely safe to use. It also works against fungus, parasites and viruses and can be used externally and internally. What's more there are no negative side effects!
On the healthy food front, going back during the late 1940s, oregano became very popular it he United States, the reason being that American war veterans brought back with the the taste they had experienced with pizzas in which oregano was a plentiful topping. It did a fine double act taste wise with tomatoes and the sauces made from tomatoes. The addition of egg, cheese and basil made up a combination that was born and bred in Italy.
There are two other types of oregano, the Greek oregano and the Mexican varieties and they can be interchangeable with many dishes that require oregano. In Mexican cooking the Mexican oregano is used for its specific earthy taste and has small buds and flowers much more predominate that the Greek variety which has have a more leafy element.
Meat, liver and kidney dishes, along with salads and many stuffing are great with the addition of oregano. It is not just confined to pizzas dishes as many believe. Many soups, vegetable dishes, pasta sauces and scrambled eggs are also a great combining match for this versatile herb.
Fresh oregano is the best if you can grow it or buy it and with lightly sauteed courgette and onions is a treat you must try.For a simple elegant appetizer, even a simply dish of cheese on toast will be transformed into something really special is oregano it sprinkled on one minute before removing from the grill.
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Friday, 8 August 2008

Cat's Claw

Cat's Claw is used for its flavor, scent, or potential therapeutic properties. Includes flowers, leaves, bark, fruit, seeds, stems, and roots.

This particular herb grows wild in many countries of Central and South America, especially in the Amazon rain forest and dates back to the Inca civilization. The cat's claw herb has been used for centuries in it's native lands to prevent and treat disease.

In more modern times, it has been used for a variety of health conditions, including viral infections such as herpes and HIV, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, and arthritis.

It has been used to support the immune system and promote kidney health, as well as to prevent and abort pregnancy. Therefore, women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should avoid using cat's claw because of this.

The inner bark of cat's claw is used to make liquid extracts, capsules, and teas and the preparations of cat's claw can also provide health benefits if applied to the skin.

Studies in humans have shown a possible benefit of cat's claw in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. the herb stimulates part of the immune system, but it is not fully conclusive just yet with regards to reducing inflammation and supporting the immune system.

The National Institute on Aging is studying how cat's claw may affect the brain. New avenues for research in Alzheimer's disease treatment are currently being studied.

Few side effects have been reported for cat's claw as long as it is taken at recommended dosages, this applies to most herbs.

The cat's claw herb has lots of positive effects on health, yet still has lots of potential as studies on the herb progress.

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Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Herbs for Headaches

Is there a herb for headaches? A question that is commonly asked and the simple asnwer is yes, there are quite a few. But then what type of headache do you have would depend on what kind of herb you would need as a remedy. Also what would work for one person wouldn't be as effective on another, everyone is different and the reaction can vary from person to person. It is really for you to try and find out which herb works best for you.

Herbs are never going to be as strong and as the man made drugs but can rememdy a headache just as effectively. You should be aware that taking herbs in excess is not recommended and can have a negative affect if done. Only take the recommneded dosage of herbs advised by herbalists.

I am going to list a few herbs that can effectively treat headaches. Which is best for you is a matter for debate and unless you actually try eachone only you can findthis out.

Ginko
Ginko or ginko biloba is leaf of the ginko tree, which is becoming increasingly popular as herb for headaches It improves the flow of blood therefore gets more oxygen pumping to the brain. Because fo these effects it also improves memory and alertness as well. Try it in tea with peppermint a nice combination.

Peppermint
Peppermint or mentha piperita, which was just metioned has been used since time memorial for headaches Starting off with the tea infusion there are many other ways to take peppermint and many product with peppermint as an additive. Don't over do it though it'll give you heartburn and stomach problems.

White Willow Bark
White willow bark is another very popular herb for headaches. It has the same effect as taking an aspirin. The relief you get is caused by the reducing inflammation. It shouldn't be taken over a long periods. You should treat it like any other painkillers anbd be cautious about taking willow with other painkillers and medications, if in doubt ask your doctor.

There are many other headache curing herb remodies such as Meadowsweet, valerian, skullcap, chamomile and for migraine sufferers a very effective cure from the the herb feverfew.

The secret is to try each one and see which works best for you.


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Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Herbs for High Blood Pressure

An amazing fact is that the majority of the population of this world suffer from high blood pressure. A staggering 40 million of these are Americans, due the the western lifestyle and diets which is part of their culture now

With all these people that have high blood pressure less that a quarter are receiving any treatment for it and nearly 80% aren't even aware that they have high bloody pressure! Controlling high blood pressure becomes increasingly difficult the older you get and when the age of a person reaches 60 it its even harder to control.

There are herbal remedies out there that can help high blood pressure and can make a major difference with this aliment. The types of herbs that have been proven to be affective are numerous so I have just listed a few more common herbs that would benefit.

Hawthorne
As well as helping with the recovery of exhaustion hawthorn increases the blood flow giving a stronger contraction of the heart.exhaustion.


Olive leaf extract
Within the compound of the olive leaf there is a substance called oleuropein. for suffers that have high cholesterol, the substance promotes oxidation therefore reducing the levels of cholesterol.

Garlic
One of the most well known herbs, garlic keeps blood from clotting and forming platelets. Hypertension and cholesterol suffers concerns are effectively elevated by using the garlic herb.


Blueberries
Quite a surprising find was the blue berry. It fights to keep down cholesterol levels and was found to be more effective than many designer drugs for reducing cholesterol levels with no side affects.

You can get all of these herbs over the counter fresh or in processed form. O just do as I do (apart from the olive leaf extract) grow your own or pick from the hedgerows.


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Monday, 4 August 2008

Bulgarian Herb Pasta

Introduction

This was a recipe given to me by a Bulgarian Baba Mama in my village, of Skalitsa, she grows all her own herbs including all in this recipe. She used dried Bulgarian pasta which is just as good as any expensive Italian imported product.

The herbs just bring out the flavour of the bland pasta and with the strong olive and herb content gives you a contrast of flavours that match so well. Any pasta can be used and either fresh or dry versions. Although fresh herbs are better, dried can and often is a good substitute.

Ingredients

300 grams uncooked pasta
225 grams butter or margarine
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon fresh marjoram
1 tablespoon fresh savory
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
salt
freshly ground black pepper
6 large sliced black olives

Notes: Substitute one teaspoon for on tablespoon if using dried herbs.

For dried herb advice click on Use-of-dried-herbs

Method

Prepared the pasta by cooking following given instruction.

Melt the butter or margarine over a low to medium heat then stir in the garlic on a medium heat cooking until soft. Stir in all of the the herbs.

Put the cooked pasta after draining into a large bowl. Add the butter/margarine and the herb mixture gently fold it in until fully mixed in. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Finally, cover the top with the black olive slices. Serve.

Conclusion

You won't be disappointed and yet another example of the simplest homemade food being the best tasting and the best for your health.


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Friday, 1 August 2008

Alfalfa Leaves - HooDoo Magic

I know all about Alfalfa leaves living in Bulgaria. It is called Lucerne here and is grown and cultivated extensively as it is considered one of the best feeds around for livestock. It is also dried in the spring sunshine when the growth is strongest and stored for superb and prized winter feed.

So it was with great interest to find that it has other uses and is know by a number of other names such as, Buffalo herb, Mu-s and Purple medic.

Alfalfa is actually in the legume family of herbs and it possibly have been a native of Europe in Spain and Italy. The name Lucerne is nothing to do with the town in Switzerland, that is just coincidental. The common name comes from the Arabic, al-fac-facah, which means father of all foods.

Alfalfa leaves are used in Hoodoo Folk Magic and the Occult circles and it was quite a surprise to find that the use of the herb for reason other than food was apparent.

To some it is believed to have the power to bring about Good Fortune. This covers a range of areas where luck bring in money both through business and through gambling.

It is said to prevent poverty and financial troubles and traditionally folk sprinkle Alfalfa under the carpets in their places of business to entice and keep paying customers or impress the manager in return for favours.

The other tradition is to get a pinch of Alfalfa leaves and place it in a green flannel bag or trouser pocket. Then with this in place, when the time comes to place a bet, it is believed that it will help them to achieve a win.

There is no evidence to suggest any of this is true, but there are many who do.

Even if you are a non-believer in the HooDoo factors, you can still make a cup of tea out of the leaves and it can be bought in tablet form nowadays аs а provider оf beta-carotene and vitamins C, E, and K.


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