Friday, July 23, 2010

Longevity Electuary


I stumbled upon a wonderful blog and wish to share a link to it with my readers. Plant Whisperer who owns that blog wrote:

"There are a million and one ways to make an herbal honey, an electuary, honey syrup, and on and on. My intention with this honey paste is for deep energy, somewhat in the tradition of Chyawanprash, the complex rasayana paste in the Ayurvedic tradition of healing. I do not have access to the vast array in the original recipes - and my simple formula is quite lovely. You can play with your own variations as well.

In an 8 oz jar, add:
3 tsp Ashwagandha and or Shatawari powder
3 tsp Spirulina powder
3 tsp Slippery Elm or Mallow powder
2 tsp Siberian Ginseng (Eluthero) powder
1 tsp Cardamom powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Cover almost full with good local, raw honey
Add 1 tsp of Rose hydrosol or Rose elixir
dried Elderberry powder optional as well!

Feel free to create your own, according to your personal herbal needs or constitution. Black pepper or ginger can be added for kaphas, extra rose or cherry for pittas, or taken in oatmeal for vatas."

This sounds wonderfully tempting! I am going to try this recipe and definitely will experiment with other ingredients. For those who are curious about the term, here is an explanation: The name Electuary derives from the Latin word electuarium or the Ancient Greekἐκλείκτον (ekleikton), which literally means "medicine which is licked away". Electuary  is a medicinal potion made of powdered herbs, spices, or other medical ingredients, mixed with sweeteners such as honey to hide the often bitter taste.

In radiant health,
Dominique