Week of September 30, 2014 - Weed Walk - Shiso, mints and elderberry

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:17 PM | Anonymous

Weed Walk

Where are those anthocyanins? Let’s keep our eyes open as we meander about with the goats. I am sure we will see some purple leaves, and perhaps some purple berries as well.


The purple leaves of shiso are loaded with anthocyanins. Capture the antioxidant power by making a vinegar of the leaves. Now! Winter is coming and the leaves are already falling off. Yes! You can pick them up off the ground for your vinegar if you waited a little too long.

Wild Mint
My wild mint turns purple in the fall, and that is when I make my vinegar, so it is another source of healthy anthocyanins to protect my lungs during the winter. I also make honey from the wild mint, but the vinegar extracts the coloring in a way the honey does not.

Elder berries
The blessings of Elda Mohr are endless. Her berries are proven to prevent the flu, even really, really bad flus like bird flu. And her berries can lessen the duration of the flu (if you already got it) by half. Wow! We will talk lots about elder berries during the Winter Remedies class. You may also want to listen to my HealthyLife.net radio show for October, which focuses on elder berries.

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