***To make pumpkin pie spice, combine 1 tbsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, and 3/4 tsp ground all spice.
This recipe has been adapted from: thegirlwhowentpaleo.blogspot.com
Our botanical medicine class had the opportunity to go on a tour of the CCNM garden this term. We were introduced to many of the herbs and plants in the garden and learned a great deal of valuable information. In class, we have learned that by connecting with plants and their properties through the power of energy you can begin to understand what their properties are without any previous knowledge of the plants. This was something I had a hard time wrapping my mind around, but we had the opportunity to do a meditation with a plant and we found some interesting results. Find out what happened during the meditation at the very end of the post :)
Below are some of the herbs we studied!
Echinacea spp. (Cone Flower)
- You know you have a good quality Echinacea plant if your tongue will go numb and you can't taste anything when you eat some of the seeds.
- Great for the fall/winter season as it is commonly used to prevent and treat common colds.
- Enhances the immune system, relieves pain and inflammation, and has antiviral properties making it a great plant for treating various conditions such as urinary tract infection, sinusitis and hay fever.
The information in this blog is not intended to provide or replace medical advice, nor should it be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Please consult your health care provider before using any advice mentioned on this blog.