Tuesday, November 24, 2009

herbal vinegars for good health

I was going to spend the time making this post but instead I found this in my stash of book marked sites. It does a much better job of explaining than I could ever do . Here is a snip from an article on the subject..

herbs to use in vinegars
  • Apple mint leaves, stalks
  • Bee balm (Monarda didyma) flowers, leaves, stalks
  • Bergamot (Monarda sp.) flowers, leaves, stalks
  • Burdock (Arctium lappa) roots
  • · Catnip (Nepeta cataria) leaves, stalks
  • · Chicory (Cichorium intybus) leaves, roots
  • · Chives and especially chive blossoms
  • · Dandelion (Traxacum off.) flower buds, leaves, roots
  • · Dill (Anethum graveolens) herb, seeds
  • · Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) herb, seeds
  • · Garlic (Allium sativum)
  • · Garlic mustard (Alliaria officinalis)
  • · Goldenrod (Solidago sp.) flowers
  • · Ginger (Zingiber off.) and Wild ginger (Asarum canadensis) roots
  • · Lavender (Lavendula sp.) flowers, leaves
  • · Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) new growth leaves and roots
  • · Orange mint leaves, stalks
  • · Orange peel, organic only
  • · Peppermint (Mentha piperata and etc.) leaves, stalks
  • · Perilla (Shiso) leaves, stalks
  • · Rosemary (Rosmarinus off.) leaves, stalks
  • · Spearmint (Mentha spicata) leaves, stalks
  • · Thyme (Thymus sp.) leaves, stalks
  • · White pine (Pinus strobus) needles
  • · Yarrow (Achilllea millifolium) flowers and leaves
  • Burdock root
  • Yellow Dock root
  • dandelion (flowers, buds, leaves, and roots)
  • Comfrey
  • Garlic Mustard
  • Chickweed
  • Red Clover
  • Lambsquarter
  • Nettles
  • Red Raspberry Leaves
how to make your own herbal vinegars

A very good article written by one of my favorite net folks, Susun Weed. She also has a very good you tube series that you may want to check out

a few recipes using your herbal vinegars

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