All posts tagged: bitter tonic

Food day 2

First off, in my striving for perfection I struggle to find the perfect time to call it a day. If I post in the evening after dinner, that may be my whole day and when I’m rolling right I get to bed by 9:30. But then there are the days when I get involved in something engaging and stay up several more hours, get hungry again, have another snack etc. Yesterday was just such a case. After I posted I had some late night snacks 9:00 1/2 Coconut Macaroon Bar I like these, they are a bit like Mounds, but organic and only 9 grams of sugar from coconut crystals 11:00 pm the other half of the macaroon bar and 6 squares of dark chocolate with almonds (14 grams of sugar) hmm. That is a bit much sugar for me, especially so late at night and without any other food. But that’s often when I want something sweet, after my usual bed time. I feel best about sugar when I keep it really low, 5 …

Wormwood

Wormwood, Artemisia absinthium (Compositae)    “Nature’s promise that out of devastation life will spring up anew.” M. Woods Names:  Apsinthion, bathypikron (Gr) , Herbs fortis (Lat), Madderwort, Mingwort, Old woman, Wermut, Elss, Magenkraut, Wurmkraut, Bitterer Beifuss (Ge) Taste: bitter, warm, frarant Tissue States: cold depression, internal damp heat Effective Qualities: warming and binding; stimulant, detoxicant and restorative; cooling and draining Constituents: ess. Oil (incl, thujone), terpenoids (incl. azulene, tanacetone, bitter sewquiterpines and their lactones, triterpenoid, flavonoids ruitin, quercetin and hydroxycoumarins, polyacetylenes, ketepelenlide, tannins, organic acids, arabin, ascorbic acid, amino acids Characteristic Symptoms: Coldness and Deadness. People who have been through rough, brutal, dehumanizing events or harsh environmental stress resulting in emotional and physical coldness, lack of somatic activity, suppressed psychological affect, with stiff, cold extremities. Brutal, insane, idiotic. Pulse: hard in the middle on right hand, dead, masked feeling. Characteristic Uses: Stomach, intestines, liver, uterus Bitter Tonic. Stimulant to stomach, gallbladder and digestion. Promotes bile flow, reduces liver congestion, removes accumulation and relieves fullness, relieves bilious headache, (right flank and epigastric pain)Travelers indigestion and nausea. …