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Herbal Recipes

Herbal Recipes


Astragalus Butter

Astragalus powder is very versatile in all the ways you can use it. This recipe makes an excellent substitute for peanut butter -- and is better for you, too. To read a brief summary of astragalus health benefits, please click here and scroll down to the paragraph.

  • 1 cup tahini (sesame seed butter)
  • 7 tablespoons of almond butter (I also use pumpkin seed and hemp butters combinations thereof)
  • 3 tablespoons astragalus powder (I purchase it through PennHerb.com
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil (I often omit the oil to lower the calories) 
  • Sweetener to taste (I don't use any sweetener, but you can use maple syrup, agave nectar, or another favorite)
  • Dash of cinnamon powder (Sometimes I add a dash of nutmeg)

Warm the tahini and the seed and/or nut butters in a double boiler. Do not use high heat. Stir in the astragalus powder and cinnamon powder. Add the sesame oil and stir until you get a smooth consistency. There are really no exact measurements. Add more or less for the consistency that you desire. Refrigerate and enjoy within two weeks. I spread this delicious, health-boosting spread on apple slices, celery sticks, whole grain bread, and even thin it out with lemon juice and apple cider vinegar to use as a salad dressing. When using as a salad dressing, I often blend in a tomato, add fresh minced garlic, and omit the cinnamon and sweetener. Drizzled on crisp, organic salad greens, it's scrumptious. 


To learn more about the immune-boosting and health-enhancing benefits of the herb astragalus and how to use it in capsule, liquid extract, and other powder forms, as I do daily, and to learn more about healing ingredients for herbal recipes, please refer to my booklet/CD combo Herbs: Nature's Medicine Chest. You can get a copy FREE of this booklet with any purchase of The Joy Factor, Recipes for Health Bliss, The Healing Power of NatureFoods, Vegetable Soup/The Fruit Bowl, or Walking on Air by calling: 800-523-9971 (US & Canada) or 215-632-6100 (Intl), both ET, M - F, 8:30 - 5pm.



Dandelion Root Coffee

Looking for an easy way to incorporate all the health benefits of this amazing plant --- Dandelion Root? Try this easy roasted Dandelion Root coffee recipe. Serves 2-4

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons roasted dandelion root
  • 2 tablespoons roasted chicory root
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1-2 ginger coins (sliced from raw ginger root or you can use ginger powder to taste)

Place water, dandelion root, chicory root, ginger coins or powder, and cinnamon stick in a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for about 5 minutes. Pour coffee through a small mesh strainer into cups and serve.

FYI: This centuries-old detoxifier is in the same class as milk thistle. Here are some of the well known benefits of dandelion root: It encourages the liver to flush accumulated waste; it acts as a superior diuretic, which does not deplete the body's potassium levels like most pharmaceutical options; it promotes healthy digestion, particularly of fatty foods; it gently promotes bowel regularity without the risk of dependency associated with most laxatives; and the roasted root is a healthy yet energizing alternative to coffee.


To learn more about the detoxifying benefits of dandelion root and how to incorporate it into your diet, as I do daily, as well as a variety of other detoxifying herbs and foods, please refer to my booklet/CD combo Detoxify & Rejuvenate. You can get a copy FREE of this booklet with any purchase of The Joy Factor, Recipes for Health Bliss, The Healing Power of NatureFoods, Health Bliss, Be Healthy~Stay Balanced, Vegetable Soup/The Fruit Bowl, or Walking on Air by calling: 800-523-9971 (US & Canada) or 215-632-6100 (Intl), both ET, M - F, 8:30 - 5pm. I also order my cinnamon sticks, roasted dandelion root, ginger powder, and chicory root through PennHerb.com or through the telephone numbers.



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