Herbal Pantry: Cold and Flu Season Readiness


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Adding herbs to a cold and flu season supply kit is easy and valuable peace of mind. Clear a space in your kitchen apothecary for dried herb blends for tea and steam inhalations, tinctures for prevention and symptoms as well as a few homemade syrups. Please listen in as I share my favorites.

Cold and Flu Kitchen Apothecary Survival Kit

Foods for medicine

Honey, garlic, onion, ginger, dried sage & thyme

Tea Blends

Chai blend - 2 parts cinnamon & ginger, 1 part cardamom, ½ part clove & black pepper

Diaphoretic blend - yarrow, peppermint, elderflower, linden flower

Steam inhalation Blend

2 peppermint & elderflower tea bags, a spoon of thyme, sage & oregano and a drop or two of lavender & eucalyptus essential oil

Tinctures and Syrups

For prevention - echinacea tincture, elderberry syrup

Tinctures for coughs - wild cherry bark, mullein leaf, angelica

Interested in a medicine making episode on elderberry syrup? Send me a message and let me know! dina@theherbalbakeshoppe.com


Favorite echinacea tincture: Herbalist & Alchemist Ultimate Echinacea

Echinacea glycerite

Elderberry glycerite

Favorite chaga chai: Masala chai from the Chaga Company

Favorite essential oil brand: Floracopeia

Deepest gratitude to Andrea Klunder, my podcast boss. Find her at thecreativeimposter.com.

Original music by Dylan Rice




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Dina Ranade is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. She is also a mom of three - two daughters in college and a 17 year old son finishing up high school. Dina loves cooking for her family despite the challenges that this creates. She passionately loves exploring culinary herbalism and has been working on stocking her home kitchen apothecary or medicine cabinet.

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