Cooking with Herb
Culinary Compounding for Health

Whether you want to wow your friends with your fun and festive edibles, wanting to take your healthcare naturally, or desire a career in the most exciting thing to happen to culinary arts since sliced bread, Cooking with Herb is your resource center for your home culinary compounding apothecary.

Magical Butter and It's Amazing Machine

Skill Level: Easy
Prep Time: N/A
Cook Time: 2 hours
Chill Time: N/A
Serving Size: Per recipe request
Yield: Approximately 2-5 cups/475-1180 ml

Ingredients:

¼-½ ounce/7-14 g botanicals per cup/240 ml*, decarbed

2-5 cups/475-1180 ml unsalted butter, softened; for best results, clarified**

1 tablespoon/15 ml lecithin per cup/240 ml***

Important:

Minimum is 2 cups/475 ml. Maximum capacity 5 cups/1180 ml.

Do not use margarine or water.

Now for the Magical Part...

Place the ingredients into your Magical Butter machine, and secure the head.*

Press the Temperature button, and select 160°F/71°C. Then press the 2 Hours/Butter button.

After the cycle is complete, unplug the unit at the outlet, and remove the head of the appliance. Put on your LoveGlove™, and pour the pitcher contents slowly through your PurifyFilter™ into MagicalButter Trays, formed molds, or other storage container.

Chef’s Notes:

*For best results do not pre-grind botanicals. Adjust botanical weight according to personal preference.

**For optimal extractions and maximum potency, based on extensive kitchen trials, our chef now recommends clarifying your butter before adding it to the pitcher. To clarify, gently melt and simmer the butter, discard the milk solids and surface foam, and retain the clear golden liquified butterfat. You can also skip clarifying and simply use melted or softened butter. Do not use cold, firm butter.

***Lecithin is optional but highly recommended. Lecithin is an emulsifier used in cooking and in the pharmaceutical industry for binding ingredients in lipids (butter, oils, and fats). It helps to increase the bioavailability of plant compounds in your high-lipid infusions, intensifying the potency of the resulting extracts. Lecithin can be made from soy, sunflower, rice, or egg yolk. It is available at your local health-food or vitamin store in the form of powder, granules, or liquid. Any type is sufficient except in capsules, because they contain too many binders and fillers. Soy lecithin powder is processed to eliminate compounds that may have estrogen-like effects. Lecithin granules are made from soy powder mixed with soy oil, so they may contain estrogen-like compounds. Because liquid lecithin is three times as potent as powder or granules (it’s also three times as messy), use only 1 teaspoon per cup of butter or oil for your extractions.

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HomeGrown Herbalist School of Botanical Medicine Program 

Online Program Curriculum

- History of herbal medicine
- General Principles of Herbal Healing
- Principles of Herbal Medicine Making
- Principles of Creating Herbal Formulas
- Central Nervous System: Anatomy, Physiology and Herbal Interactions
- Respiratory System: Anatomy, Physiology and Herbal Interactions
- Immune System: Anatomy, Physiology and Herbal Interactions
- Cardiovascular System: Anatomy, Physiology and Herbal Interactions
- Kidneys and Bladder: Anatomy, Physiology and Herbal Interactions
- Male Reproductive: Anatomy, Physiology and Herbal Interactions
- Female Reproductive: Anatomy, Physiology and Herbal Interactions
- Liver and Gall Bladder: Anatomy, Physiology and Herbal Interactions
- Muscles, Tendons, Ligaments: Anatomy, Physiology and Herbal Interactions
- Bones and Joints: Anatomy, Physiology and Herbal Interactions
- Digestive System: Anatomy, Physiology and Herbal Interactions
- Herbal Wound Management
- Managing Venomous Snake and Spider Bites
- Poultice use
- Herbal Pills, Boluses and Electuaries
- Advanced Tincture Technique (beyond pouring booze in a jar)
- Herbal Cleanses
- Veterinary Herbalism
- Herbs in midwifery and female reproductive cases
- Ethics and Legal Principles of Herbal Practice
- Working Up an Herbal Case
- Herbal Gardening
- Collecting wild Herbs
- Drying, Processing & Preserving Herbs
- Monographs on individual plants…

Program Includes:

Access to a Private HomeGrown Herbalist Student Forum

Log in to the forum any time to discuss assignments, ask questions or shoot the breeze with other students.

Two Herb walks

One in the desert & mountains and one in our gardens. We will deeply explore each of these environments and learn the plants that live there. The walks will be held in Utah and Southern Idaho.

Herbal Medicine Making Workshop

Role up your sleeves…we’re makin’ medicine! These seminars are held at various times in Utah and Idaho.

Herbal Wound Management and Suturing Workshop

You'll learn to manage even the most serious wounds using medicinal plants. You'll also learn basic suturing techniques (for academic interest and entertainment only).

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It is one of the most effective adaptogenic herbs. What this means is that the mushroom gives the body the ability to adapt to stress. The mushroom not only helps in balancing but also restoring and protecting the body.

Other than that, forestry workers and hunters love the Chaga mushroom. Their love for the plant is because of its ability not only to alleviate hunger but also to boost energy levels. It helps to alleviate symptoms of gastric ulcers, gastritis, intestinal pain, stomach upsets, eczema and psoriasis.

The health benefits the mushroom offers are all traceable to its antioxidant properties. Experts who measure antioxidant potency have discovered that Chaga mushroom’s ORAC score currently ranks highest.

Chaga mushroom is nutrient-rich.  A true superfood.  Chaga is rich in Vitamin D, potassium, cesium, amino acids, copper, zinc, and iron among others. Chaga mushroom also works well when used for detoxification. It slows down the aging process too. Chaga helps to regulate cholestrol level, blood pressure and blood sugar level due to its anti-inflammatory properties.  Chaga is a potent immune potentiator.  Like other functional mushrooms, it doesn’t fight any diseases on its own.  It’s the beta-glucan in the fruiting body that is able to help our body moderate our immune system.  It boosts immune system if the host defense is low, and suppresses immune system when it is overwhelmed (in cases like autoimmune diseases).  Chaga’s anti-tumor property also comes from its polysaccharides and triterpenes,  they seem to boost our body’s ability to fight free-radicals.

Due to its immunomodulating properties and its ability to regulate blood sugar, people who are taking antibiotics or blood sugar/pressure lowering medicine should consult physicians before including chaga in their daily routine. Read More