GOOD MEDICINE FROM THE KITCHEN
Your essential pantry stock:
Apple Cider Vinegar, Apples, Banana, Basil, Bilberry, Cacao, Capsicum, Carob, Carrots, Celery, Chamomile, Chillis, Cinnamon, Coconut, Cranberries, Cucumber, Dandelion, Echinacea, Elderflower, Figs, Garlic, Ginger, Ginger, Grapefruit, Grapefruit peel, Grapes, Guava, Hibiscus, Honey, Horseradish, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Licorice, Mint, Oats, Onion, Peppermint, Potato, Propolis, Psyllium, Rosemary, Salt, Seaweed sheets, Shitake, Slippery Elm, Soy Beans, Star Anise, Strawberries, Thyme, Vitamin C, Wasabi, Watermelon, Yarrow, Zinc.
Not so long ago the main source for our veggies was not a huge supermarket or shopping mall, but from the local market, greengrocer or our garden/ allotment. Supermarkets are a relatively new phenomena. Beforehand we would use the friendly grocer, butcher, the baker and candlestick maker. The family kitchen was a most valuable resource as the first stop medicine chest. The importance of passing this information on to our children and friends cannot be emphasised enough. By checking out the contents in your cupboard, fridge-freezer, windowsill or garden you too can be the 'medicine woman/man' or your family! Herbal teas, chicken soups, syrups, lozenges, shakes, sprays, compresses, poultice, sitz bathes, washes, basic supplements and certain foods are all important for your families health.