Fermentation is an art as old as recorded history. It seems to have found its way into all cultures in various forms, ranging from sauerkraut in Europe, to kimchi in Korea, to tapache in Mexico, not to mention fermented drinks such as beer, wine, kombucha, sake, and mead. Fermentation is a process whereby various microbes (yeast, bacteria, and in some cases mold) are introduced to foods for the sake of preserving it.
We all know those moments when a sick child or loved one wakes up in the middle of the night and we have no cold medicine in the house. We have all lived that panicked moment when we have no idea what to do. Fortunately, there is so much you can do without even having to leave your house. Kitchen herbs can be used for many remedies such as herbal teas, steams, and soothing baths that can make all the difference.
Adrian Vinson, CH
Passiflora incarnata (Passion Flower) is a flowering vine with a long history of medicinal and entheogenic use. Its name is derived from concepts of Christian theology, related to Jesus and his crucifixion. It is well known for its use in conditions of the nervous system, particularly depression, insomnia and anxiety disorders. Passiflora is also indicated for heart palpitations and epilepsy, usually in combination with other herbs.