Kitchen Medicine: Prebiotics from Herbal Roots


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Digestion is foundational to our health and well-being. Today we focus on herbal roots that provide inulin. This prebiotic is vital to keeping the friendly microbes in our body happy as well as our digestion. And then I’m back in the kitchen to make super easy electuaries with powdered roots. 🍠🍯

Herbal Root Prebiotic Electuaries

1 1/2 parts (1 1/2 tsp) dried burdock root powder

1 part (1 tsp) dried dandelion root powder

1 1/2 parts (1 1/2 tsp) dried chicory root, powder

1 1/2 parts (1 1/2 tsp) dried marshmallow root powder

1 part (1 tsp) cacao powder

1/8 part (1/8 tsp) dried ginger powder

2 1/2 parts (2 1/2 tsp) organic maple syrup (approximately)

Grind herbs in a spice grinder to a fine powder. Mix all ingredients together, adding the maple syrup gradually to form a thick paste. With hands roll into 1/4 inch round, small balls.

Source for dried herbs

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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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