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Desert Medicine Piñon Pine & Yerba Santa



Last nights immune boosting and my Ode to the Desert - decoction using some Mojave Desert native plants. Ethically wildcrafted by myself Piñon Pine needles, twigs, bark and Yerba Santa. Adding to this brew: 

•Ginger

•Elderberries

•Cinnamon

•Clove

•Anise

•wildcrafted Fennel

•Licorice Root

•Peppercorns

 •Cardamom

•Turmeric

This “spent” plant material will go into my composting bucket rather than throwing the left over plants away.

I let my decoction sit for several hours to overnight, soaking up all of the aromatics of the plants. If you have noticed many of the herbs are warming, Cardamon, Ginger, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Clove, Anise, Fennel, Peppercorns are all warming and blood moving. I especially enjoy this blend for the cooler months of the year. I also take this chai mix for making a Chai Gluten Free Cake by replacing the water for the chai. This can keep in the fridge for several days. You can also spice it up with spirits, adding a splash of Brandy for a wintertime cocktail.