This month we are featuring Dr. Christopher’s Herb Syllabus Book. The Herb Syllabus book is part of our Advanced Herbalist program and is a very comprehensive study of our 100 herb list. It has in depth information on each herb and gives the history, uses, cultivation, harvesting and the preparations the herb is used in. It has over 700 pages of
information with beautiful pictures that were taken by the late Steven Foster. His work is world renowned, and he was a very gifted plant photographer. It is also full of amazing illustrations drawn by a wonderful botanist, Kay Thorne. Our students find this book very valuable for their research and it is available for anyone to purchase.
Have you ever made your own root beer using the original root of sarsaparilla? We are sharing a recipe with you today for you to try out that comes from the sarsaparilla chapter of the Herb Syllabus book. Most root beer you buy today contains no trace of an herbal root.
I love the personal experiences that Dr. Christopher shares about the herbs. We learn about his earliest experiences with burdock as a child. His mother had sent him up the hollow to take a message to neighbors who lived about a mile away. On the way, he discovered some large plants with big leaves and sturdy stalks. He gathered a large armful of the
leaves and stalks and joyfully presented them to his mother so she could make some rhubarb pie. She laughed and told him it was burdock, not rhubarb. He was disappointed, of course, and they threw away the herb. If they had known, he recalled, they might have peeled, chopped and low-heated the stalks for a good green vegetable dish, reported to taste very much like asparagus.
There is no other book like this. It would be a wonderful addition to your natural healing library as a reference guide, and it makes a wonderful gift for someone interested in learning about herbs and natural healing. Right now, you can get the Herb Syllabus at a special price of $68.95 which is $30 of the regular price. We hope you will love this book
as much as we do.
Jo Francks is a Master Herbalist working at the School of Natural Healing.
Dr. John R. Christopher founded The School of Natural Healing in 1953 with the intent to teach people how to cleanse and nourish their bodies in order to heal and prevent disease. His dream was to have an
Herbalist in every home, and a Master Herbalist in every community. Join his legacy at The School of Natural Healing!
Sarsaparilla Root Beer by Dr. John R. Christopher, MH, ND
2 ounces Sarsaparilla root
2 ounces Sassafras rootbark
1 ½ ounces wintergreen herb
½ ounce tansy
1 pint molasses
Simmer the herbs gently in water for about a half an hour. Strain. Add Molasses. When cool, add just a pinch (about ¼ teaspoon) of baking yeast or wine yeast. After two hours add 2 ½ gallons of lukewarm water. It will be fizzy in five or six hours and then should be bottled in clean bottles, well capped and kept in a cool place. This is a good blood
cleanser and a delightful cooing beverage as well.
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