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  • The Yoga of Herbs
  • Presented by Veera Sanjana, MS, MSW, Certified Hatha Yoga teacher and Herbalist Oakwood Athletic Club April 15, 2010 The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana
  • Parsley Petroselinum crispum Description
      • Most widely known herb
      • 2 types
        • Italian parsley
          • pungent, flat leaf
        • Curly-leaf
          • mild
      • The lacey green leaves are packed with phyto chemicals and vital nutrients: it contains iron, betacarotene, chlorophyll, potassium, calcium, vitamins A & C
      • Greeks used to crown winners at competitions
      • Romans believed that parsley could prevent intoxication.
    The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana
  • Parsley Healing Properties Petroselinum crispum
      • A natural antibiotic and a cleansing tonic.
        • It enhances your immune system
        • Rejuvenates
        • heals to keep your system balanced
        • clean and clear
      • Believed to help :
        • Gout
        • IBS
        • Bladder disease
        • Kidney stones
        • Cancer
        • Indigestion
        • Lupus
        • Menstrual flow
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  • Parsley Healing Properties Petroselinum crispum
      • Helps in:
        • cleansing the blood
        • can dissolve sticky deposits in veins
        • may help to maintain elasticity of blood vessels
      • Lowers blood pressure
      • Settles stomach, aids in digestion
      • Prevents bad breath, chew raw parsley
      • Topical treatments of skin, hair
      • Eases menstrual pain, period irregularity, encourages milk production
      • Aids in treating deafness and ear infections
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      • Add flavor to: soups, salads and tomato sauces
      • Chopped parsley enhances vegetable saute and grilled fish
      • Add to pesto sauce for more texture
      • Parsley, garlic and lemon zest makes a nice rub for chicken, lamb and beef
    Parsley Culinary Tips Petroselinum crispum The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana
      • Parsley Pesto
        • 20 fresh sprigs of parsley
        • 2 large garlic cloves
        • 1/2 C pine nuts
        • 1/2 C  extra virgin olive oil
        • 1/2 C romano/parmesan cheese( optional)
        • salt/pepper to taste.
        • Blend all the ingredients. Serve
    • Parsley Drink
        • 5 fresh parsley sprigs
        • 5 fresh carrots
        • 1T.Sp. fresh lemon juice
        • Juice all three for a healing drink
      • Parsley tea
    Parsley Recipe Petroselinum crispum The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana
  • Sage Salvia Description
      • Variegated sage
        • often used as borders in gardens.
        • has green, yellow, white
        • and cream foliage
        • stays short and bushy with frequent trimming
      • Pineapple sage
        • grows to several feet tall
        • produces long strands of bright red flowers, which attract humming birds
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      • Natural antiseptic qualities
        • can use internally and externally for bacterial infections
        • sage infusion treats sore throat and other oral irritations
        • dip cloth in infusion and apply to cuts, scrapes, bruises
      • Recent studies support
        • antibiotic
        • antifungal
        • astringent
        • antispasmodic
        • estrogenic
        • hypoglycemic
        • tonic properties of sage
    Sage Salvia Healing Properties The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana 1/2
      • Greeks and Arabs used sage compress for relief from snake bites
      • Can reduce excessive sweating during menopause
      • Helps nerves, stimulates memory
    Sage Salvia Healing Properties The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana 2/2
      • The warm and wonderful taste is perfect for flavoring food. The fresh leaves are especially mellow-flavored, simply sauted with onion, garlic and a dollop of creamy yogurt.
      • Sage makes a nice garnish for your party platters
      • Freeze sage and store it in ziploc bags for later use.
    Sage Salvia Culinary Tips The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana 1/2
      • Sage fritters, sage stuffed squashes and potatoes.
      • Use fresh or dried sage leaves to flavor meats before roasting.
        • Add 1 T of minced sage to 1 C of chicken, turkey or pork stuffing.
        • Sprinkle over the top of an entire roast prior to cooking or place one sprig into individual chicken or turkey breasts. Works well with vegetables, too.
        • May need a hint of lemon to cut bitterness.
      • Garnish for your party platters with sage
      • Freeze sage and store it in ziploc bags for later use.
    Sage Salvia Culinary Tips The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana 2/2
  • Sage Recipes
      • Spicy Sage Potpourri
        • 3 tbsp. orris root
        • 1/2 tsp. Carnation oil
        • 2 tbsp of whole cloves
        • 2 cups of red rose petals
        • 2 cups of red carnation petals
        • 2 cups of dried artimisia flowers
        • 2 tbsps of crushed cinnamon sticks
        • 2 cups of red pineapple sage flowers
        • 2 cups of green pineapple sage leaves
      • If potpourri loses it's scent, you can mix 3 tbsp. of orris root and 1/2 tsp or add Carnation oil to renew the scent.
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  • Sage Recipes
      • Sage infusion spray
        • 10 fresh sage leaves
        • 10 ounces distilled water
        • Strainer or a cheesecloth
        • Spray top glass bottle
          • Make a sage infusion by steeping a teaspoon of dried sage or minced fresh sage leaves in a cup of covered boiling water for 30 minutes.
          • Strain the infusion into the spray bottle (keeps for 3 days)
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      • Rosemary is one of the oldest cultivated herbs.
      • Romans used it for:
        • aching joints
        • arthritis
        • a digestive aid
        • mouthwash
      • During the plague years, branches were burned to purify the air or carried to ward off sickness
    Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Description ‘dew of the sea’ The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana 1/3
      • Dried over rosemary bushes, clothing left in the sun would later discourage moths.
      • The long needle-like leaves are tough and oily. But if you need to think of a good idea. Bruise the evergreen needles to release the scent. The inspiring perfume excites a flurry of creative brain activity.
    Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Description ‘ dew of the sea’ The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana 2/3
      • Several recent studies have shown that
      • oil from the leaves can help prevent the development of cancerous tumors in laboratory animals
      • Researchers* also found that rosemary cut by 50% the incidence of breast cancer in animals at high risk for developing the disease. Future studies will demonstrate whether these properties extend to humans as well
      • * University of Illinois in Urbana
    Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Description 3/3 The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana
      • Energizing, aphrodisiac, cleansing and mood enhancing
      • Used in aromatherapy for treatment of:
        • anxiety
        • alteration of pain perception
        • to increase alertness
      • Anti-inflammatory
      • Antibacterial
      • Antifungal
      • Analgesic
    Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Healing Properties The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana 1/2
      • Aids in digestion of fats
      • Cosmetic uses include using as a facial steam and as a hair rinse.
      • In the bath, can be used as a sore muscle soak or to relieve cold symptoms. 
        • Make an infusion of 2 tablespoons dried rosemary to 1 cup boiling water.  Cover and steep for at least 10 minutes and strain. 
    Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Healing Properties The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana 2/2
      • Rinse off bush before cutting stems.  If you don't use it right away, hang it to dry so it is always close by if needed in a recipe. 
      • Use in a blend with other culinary herbs for:
        • chicken
        • in homemade breads
        • on fried potatoes
    Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Culinary Tips The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana 1/2
      • BBQs
        • Use a rosemary sprig to baste grilled corn on the cob with butter.
        • Use stems as skewers for grilling shish kabobs with such foods as chicken, pork, squash, tomatoes and eggplants. The shish kabobs will have a strong rosemary flavor.
        • Toss stems onto the coals for a smoky fragrance. 
          • If using a dried stem, be sure to soak it first to prevent charring.
      • Rosemary flowers can be used in salads or as a garnish.
    Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Culinary Tips The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana 2/2
      • Rosemary Tea
      •   Herbal butter
        • Soften a half a cup of butter and combine in 2 teaspoons of rosemary
        • Add the butter to baked potatoes or to meats such as fish and poultry.
    Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Recipes The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana
      • Common Thyme or Garden Thyme, is a commonly used culinary herb which has healing and cosmetic uses
      • Good source of iron
      • Roman soldiers would bathe in it to invigorate themselves for battle, and the women would sew sprigs of the herb into the knight’s vests as a token of good luck
      • The Egyptians used it in their ceremonies as an ingredient in their embalming fluids
    Thyme Thymus vulgaris Description The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana
      • Thyme has antiseptic properties  
        • can be crushed and used to clean cuts and scrapes, giving you an immediate garden antiseptic remedy
        • also have be shown to destroy many forms of fungus and disease causing bacteria.
      • Thyme can help soothe the trachea, bronchial tubes, and lungs
        • great cough remedy. Also recommended for whooping cough, cold, and sore throats.
      • As a tea or eaten raw it can help gastroenteritis
      • Because of its antispasmodic qualities it is also of great relief to women suffering from cramps during their monthly periods.
    Thyme Healing Properties The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana 1/2
      • Thyme Tea
        • Used as a tea bag and warmed thyme can cure;
          • sties
          • greatly aid in pink eye
          • conjunctivitis.
        • Can relieve hangovers
        • Many herbalists recommend it as a digestive aid or tonic.
    Thyme Thymus vulgaris Healing Properties 2/2 The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana
      • Thyme has a strong piquant or lemony flavor, which can enhance the flavor of meat, fish and poultry dishes
      • For fresh use, the flavor is best just before flowering.
      • Use in herb butters and cottage cheese
      • Culinary Oils and Vinegars
      • For chicken and fish marinades, bruise fresh sprigs of thyme and combine with red-wine vinegar and olive oil.
    Thyme Thymus vulgaris Culinary Tips The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana
  • Basil Ocimum basilicum Description
    • A prominent cooking herb used in so many cuisines worldwide that it’s often called the “ king of herbs ”
    • In ancient times, Basil was used as an antidote for poison.
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  • Basil Ocimum basilicum Healing Properties
    • Herbal remedy for diseases of the:
      • brain
      • heart
      • lungs
      • Bladder
      • Kidneys
    • A Basil tea mixed with borage can be used to heighten vitality
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  • Basil Ocimum basilicum Healing Properties
    • Remedy for colds: fresh or dried leaves can be used in a tea
    • Ease the symptoms of diabetes: An infusion of lemon-scented basil
    • Anti-asthmatic properties: Leaves of the holy basil may be used
    • A laxative or for the treatment of diarrhea: Seeds have been used for both
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  • Basil Ocimum basilicum Culinary Tips
    • A culinary classic, the sweet clove-like flavor can be used to make pesto, thai-style relish, vinegars, cooling drinks, healing teas, salad, can be added to a number of vegetable dishes.
    • Basil is the ultimate complement to tomatoes, and also pairs very well with onions, garlic and olives.
    • Adding basil to dishes towards the end of cooking will help retain its color, aroma, and flavor.
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  • Basil Ocimum basilicum Recipe
    • SPINACH & BASIL SOUP 3 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil 1 large onion, diced 4 garlic cloves 2 bunches fresh spinach leaves, washed & stems removed 1 cup fresh basil leaves 3 cups herb or vegetable bouillon 1 cup milk (or milk substitute) Dash cayenne Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg ¼ cup freshly grated Romano cheese
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  • Basil Ocimum basilicum Recipe
    • Sauté the onion in the olive oil until translucent.
    • Lightly steam the spinach with just the water clinging to the leaves and add to a pot with the cooking liquid, sautéed onion, basil leaves and herb or vegetable bouillon.
    • Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes, and then add the milk, cheese, garlic (crushing the garlic is unnecessary as it's bound for the blender), cayenne and nutmeg.
    • Puree the soup in batches in a blender, then return to the pot, re-heat and add salt to taste. Serve hot.
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  • NASTURTIUM Tropaeolum majus Description
      • A very ornamental herb with bright orange/yellow flowers like hoods with a short tail. The leaves are shaped like the sacred lotus leaf with sprawling long stems.
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  • NASTURTIUM Tropaeolum majus Description
      • Flowers and leaves contain
        • Vitamins A, C
      • The shoot contains
        • Vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3 and minerals calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, and protein
      • The seeds contain
        • protein and oils
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  • NASTURTIUM Tropaeolum majus Healing Properties
      • The plant is antimicrobial
        • Useful for respiratory infections like bronchitis
        • flu
        • colds
        • reproductive infections
      • May clear mucous from the throat and lungs
      • A tincture from seed pods is considered antifungal
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  • NASTURTIUM Tropaeolum majus Healing Properties
      • An ancient color/chakra system…..
      • Orange focuses on the navel chakra
        • the centre for personal power (your true self)
        • the assimilation of food
        • stimulation of immune function
      • Yellow on the solar plexus
        • is thought to be hot and stimulating, affecting the stomach juices
      • Radiating red veins may effect the blood, stimulating the circulatory system
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  • NASTURTIUM Tropaeolum majus Healing Properties
      • Sour taste also indicates a plant acid, potentially improving stomach digestion
      • Hot biting taste of mustard acts as an antibacterial
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  • NASTURTIUM Tropaeolum majus Culinary Tips
      • Blossoms appear delicate, they are actually very durable and make for vibrant and long-lasting garnishes
      • Blossoms whole or chopped can decorate:
        • creamy soups
        • salads
        • butters
        • cakes
        • platters
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  • NASTURTIUM Tropaeolum majus Culinary Tips
      • Nasturtium has a sweet, peppery taste both in the leaves and in the flowers
      • Nasturtium buds can be pickled and used in place of capers. 
      • The leaves can be used make 'rolls' filled with carrots, cucumber, mango , water chestnuts, papaya, quinoa, and more…
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  • NASTURTIUM Tropaeolum majus Recipe
      • Nasturtium Mayonnaise 1 cup mayonnaise 1/4 tsp. finely minced garlic 2 tsp. coarsely chopped capers 1/3 tsp. grated lemon peel 2 tsp. chopped nasturtium leaves
      • Combine all ingredients. Keep chilled until ready to use.
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  • Mint Mentha Description
      • Fresh mint has a taste that is cool and refreshing…perfect for a hot summer day
      • Many varieties include:
        • garden mint – orange
        • bergamont mint – lemon mint
        • Peppermint – spearmint
        • pineapple mint – apple mint
        • chocolate mint
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  • Mint Healing Properties
      • digestion
      • Relieving
      • heartburn
      • stomach cramps
      • flatulence
      • nausea
      • nervous tension
      • anxiety
      • colic
      • vomiting
      • refreshing the
      • body
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  • Mint Mentha Healing Properties
    • Uses include the following:
      • Menthol in peppermint:
        • soothes the lining of the digestive tract
        • stimulates the production of bile (an essential digestive fluid)
        • settles your stomach after a big meal.
      • Breath freshener (increase the effectiveness by adding a pinch of anise, caraway or cinnamon.)
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  • Mint Mentha Healing Properties
      • Calming, sedative effect.
      • Menthol vapors are famous for relieving nasal, sinus and chest congestion.
      • A more effective cold remedy, may combine peppermint with elder flower and yarrow.
      • Try drinking 3-4 cups of cool peppermint tea throughout the day, taking a sip every 15 to 30 minutes, for a hacking cough.
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  • Mint Mentha Culinary Tips
      • Mint
        • Cook a few sprigs with peas and new potatoes to enhance the flavor.
      • Spearmint, peppermint & apple mint sprigs:
        • Add to drinks
        • A beautiful garnish for fruit dishes
        • Make a refreshing tea
      • Peppermint makes an excellent flavoring for ice cream, chocolates, and other desserts
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  • Mint Mentha Culinary Tips
      • Peppermint is an excellent flavoring for:
        • ice cream
        • chocolates
        • other deserts
      • Fresh mint complements crunchy fennel and juicy orange segments add a light lemon vinaigrette for a refreshing salad.
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  • Mint Recipe
      • Prep Time: 10 mins
      • 2 fennel bulbs, trimmed and sliced lengthwise
      • 4 seedless oranges, sectioned
      • 30 fresh mint leaves, rinsed, dried, and sliced
      • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
      • Juice of one lemon
      • Freshly ground black pepper and sea salt to taste.
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  • Mint Mentha Recipe
      • Preparation:
      • In a large bowl, combine the fennel, orange segments, and mint.
      • Drizzle with the olive oil, then the lemon juice, and toss together gently with salad tongs or clean hands.
      • Season to taste with freshly cracked black pepper and sea salt.
      • Transfer to a serving dish if desired…enjoy
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      • Early Greeks believed marjoram was cultivated by Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love.
      • The herb is still added to love potions and placed in hope chests or under a woman's pillow to ensure a happy marriage
    Marjoram Origanum majorana Description The Yoga of Herbs The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana
      • Bruises
      • Conjunctivitis (infection of the eye's inner lining)
      • Cough
      • Headache
      • Insomnia
      • Lack of menstruation, menstrual cramps
      • Nausea and motion sickness
      • Muscle and joint pain
      • Sharp intestinal pains in infants
      • Snakebite antidote
    Marjoram Origanum majorana Healing Properties The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana
      • The leaves can be dried or frozen for culinary use.
      • Add fresh leaves to casseroles just before serving for the best flavor.
      • Use fresh leaves in:
        • sauces,
        • stuffings,
        • sparingly in salads,
        • egg and cheese dishes,
        • chicken soup,
        • stews,
        • fruit salads.
      • Add a sprig of marjoram to a mixed herb tea.
    Marjoram Origanum majorana Culinary Tips The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana
      • Often used in herbal sleep pillows
      • Marjoram makes a fragrant bath herb.
      • The flowers dry well for decorative arrangements or potpourri.
      • Makes an effective home insect repellant.
    Marjoram Origanum majorana Other Uses The Yoga of Herbs © Veera Sanjana
  • Chives Description
      • Part of the same botanical family as onions, scallions and garlic
      • Over 500 types of Allium, grown from small bulbs
        • some edible, some strictly ornamental, or both
      • Essential minerals
        • cardiac-friendly potassium,
        • bone-strengthening calcium
        • blood-building iron
        • high in folic acid (a B vitamin),
        • vitamin A and vitamin C.
        • Note: In fact, just 3 ½ ounces of chives supplies enough vitamin C to meet your daily requirement of 60 mg.
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  • Chives Allium schoenoprasum Healing Properties
      • Eases stomach upset / Promotes good digestion
      • Protects against heart disease
      • Protects against stroke
      • May help the body fight bacteria that can cause disease
      • May increase the body's ability to digest fat
      • Stimulates the appetite
      • Clears a stuffy nose
      • Reduces flatulence
      • Prevents bad breath
      • Combined with a low-salt diet, they help lower high blood pressure
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  • Chives Allium schoenoprasum Healing Properties
      • Cold Prevention: The high vitamin C content in chives can help prevent colds. They also speed recovery if a cold develops by helping the body to expel mucus; the sulfurous compounds in chives are natural expectorants.
      • Cholesterol Reduction: Scientific research shows that chives stimulate the body's digestion of fat. Eaten regularly, chives may help lower blood cholesterol levels.
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  • Chives Allium schoenoprasum Culinary Tips
      • Recipes from India and China date back nearly 5000 years.
      • A stunning purple blossom that can become a fantastic treat for any food lover
      • The delicate taste of chive blossoms one of the finest infused vinegars you will taste.
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  • Chives Allium schoenoprasum Culinary Tips
      • Chives and chive flowers are high in vitamin C, folic acid and potassium.
        • routinely added to recipes to restore vital nutrients lost in cooking
      • Chives add flavor to:
        • omelets
        • scrambled eggs
        • salads
        • sprinkle over cooked new potatoes
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  • Chives Allium schoenoprasum Recipe ~ Herbed Goat Cheese
      • 5 ounces goat cheese 1/2 teaspoon lemon (or regular) thyme, minced 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoon snipped chives 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon curly parsley, finely chopped optional: 1 1/2 tablespoons extra chopped chives 8 chive flower blossom heads, separated into individual blossoms
      • Combine all but the optional ingredients in a food processor or by hand. Let sit a least one hour before using to blend flavors.
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  • Chives Allium schoenoprasum Recipe ~ Chive Infused Vinegar
    • Fill a one quart jar about 1/2 full of white vinegar.
    • Start snipping and submerging the blossoms as they open. If you continue to snip and remove all the blossoms, this will force the plant to keep making flowers.
    • Once the jar is full-with vinegar covering the blossoms, cover and let steep in a dark cupboard for at least 2 weeks. The blossoms will fade to white and the vinegar will become a shockingly pink color.
    • The delicate taste of chive blossoms will arguably be one of the finest infused vinegars you will ever taste. Be sure to keep this treat in the dark as sunlight will fade the color rapidly.
    • This makes a wonderful gift for your food loving friends.
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  • Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Description
      • Fennel is a sun loving herb with feathery leaves.  The seed-like fruit it yields, its bulbous root , the yellow flowers and the leaves are all used for many different purposes.
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  • Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Healing Properties
      • Antispasmodic
      • Analgesic
      • Diuretic
      • Uses:
        • stimulate appetite
        • ease indigestion
        • soothe coughing
        • reduce intestinal spasms
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  • Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Healing Properties
      • Promotes secretion of breast milk in nursing mothers.
        • When taken by the mother, oils may pass to the baby to soothe digestive troubles.
      • The seeds used to regulate the menstrual cycle and relieve PMS
      • The diuretic properties of fennel help to relieve fluid retention
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  • Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Healing Properties
      • Can be used to treat urinary infections.
        • By aiding elimination of toxins from the system through the urine, it makes a useful remedy for arthritis and gout.
      • Additional treatments include:
        • asthma
        • bronchitis
        • colic
        • Crohn’s disease
        • food poisoning
        • motion sickness
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  • Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Culinary Tips
      • The seeds are used in breads and sauces
      • The bulb and leaves are used in:
        • soups
        • salads
        • savory dishes
        • especially fish dishes
      • Fennel is a healing herb used in many cuisines including :
        • Chinese (five spices)
        • Indian (curry powder)
        • Italian (for sausages and liqueurs) 
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  • Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Recipe
    • Braised - Parboil the whole bulb for 10 min. 
      • Remove and cut into thick slices (about 3-4 per bulb lengthways).
      • Brown in butter and garlic until the whole garlic clove takes a little color. 
      • Add a little water, cover and slowly braise, turning a few times until done - about 40 minutes.  Keep adding small amounts of water so as not to let it burn. The fennel should be lightly brown - allow the liquid to cook down  to a little sauce toward the end of cooking time.
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  • Fennel Foeniculum vulgare Recipe
    • Baked - Parboil slices
      • Drain and place in a buttered dish. 
      • Cover with grated parmesan cheese and bake for 15 minutes in a hot oven.
      • Fennel Tummy Tea
      • Steep fennel sprigs and 1 cardamon pod in hot water for 10 minutes. Take small sips until tummy settles.
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