Root brews are my go-to in co-creating with the plants to create a powerful and transformative infusion to move out excess energy in the body and create harmony on an energetic level.
Burdock root, for example, is known for its detoxifying and immune-boosting powers, and combining it with other herbs can create a soothing and harmonizing brew for the spleen and liver.
Warming Herbal Brew
1-2 tbsp Food for the Blood®
1 inch fresh ginger, sliced
1 tablespoon dried licorice root
1 ceylon cinnamon stick
5 cups water
1 cup of maple syrup
1. Prepare the Herbs
- Slice the ginger
- Toss everything – Food for the Blood®, licorice root, and the cinnamon stick – into a glass pot, mason jar, or stainless steel pot. Let the ceremony begin!
2. Boil the Water
- Add 4 cups of water to the pot with the herbs.
- If you're using a mason jar, you'll a d d the water to the jar, as well as the pot that the jar will be sitting in.
- Bring the water to a soft boil.
3. Chill and Simmer
- Once it's boiling, drop the heat and let it simmer on low for 20-30 minutes. This allows the roots to release their compounds into the water.
- After simmering, strain the brew using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a large mug or bowl.
5. Add your date syrup
- Add date syrup to taste for a sweeter brew.
6. Work with the energy
Sip the brew slowly while it's still warm. Be present to the warmth, taste, smell, and sound of the herbs. Hold a vision in your mind of how you would like the herbs to support you, either in serving a part of your body or helping to manifest something in the world.
As you work with the energy of the plants, begin to learn and study each one firs in your experience with it first hand and then do your research. This way you can first learn energetically an physically with the essence of the plant somatically before moving into the logical min in learning about the herbs. The more awareness you have on the plants an understanding of how you resonate with the herbs, the more you can utilize the plants in different ways, flexing your herbal wrist.
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