Restorative Herb Balls

It’s time to renew, restore and revitalize your body mind and spirit! Try these tasty Restorative Herb Balls to enhance longevity.

Below are the main ingredients:

Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococus senticosus) – used in China for several thousands years, this herb is a powerful adaptogen and immune tonic. Eleuthero normalizes adrenal activity, reduces stress, heightens mental alertness, improves concentration, and boosts the transmission of nerve impulses in the brain.[2]

Ashwaganda (Withania somnifera) – this classic herb has been used in India and Africa for thousands of years to improve sleep, decrease anxiety, alleviate fatigue, improve energy, support fertility, enhance memory and promote longevity.[1]

He Shou Wu – Fo ti (Polygonum multiflorum)this herb is legendary in traditional Chinese medicine. “Scientific studies have shown He Shou Wu stimulates the body to produce longevity promoting substances including superoxide dismutase, which is the most powerful antioxidant in the human body; and it has been credited with reversing many diseases, DNA protection and repair, and extending lifespan.”[3]3 

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) – ginger is well known around the world for it’s therapeutic properties and it’s flavor. It stimulates peripheral circulation, is an aromatic appetite stimulant, antioxidant, anti-microbial and supports digestive health.[4]

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) – where there is warmth, there is life! Cinnamon is sweet, spicy and pungent. Classically, it was used to warm the body, treat gastrointestinal disorders, improve circulation, and clear mucous and congestion.[5] Cinnamon also, makes these restorative herb balls taste much better.

Enjoy!

Restorative Herb Balls
 
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Recipe type: Herbal remedies
Cuisine: Food is medicine
Serves: 12-14 balls
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp. Siberian Ginseng powder
  • 1 tbsp. Ashwaganda powder
  • 1 tbsp. He Shou Wu (cured) powder
  • 1 tsp. Ginger powder
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon powder
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp. local honey
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • ½ cup toasted sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together (except for ¼ cup of the sesame seeds).
  2. Roll into small 1-2 inch balls.
  3. Coat the balls in the remaining ¼ cup sesame seeds.
  4. Store in the refrigerator.
  5. Enjoy 1-2 balls per day.
 

[1] Alchemy of Herbs, by Rosalee De La Foret, 2017 Hay House, pgs. 299-301

[2] Healing Lyme, Stephen Harrod Buhner, 2005 Raven Press, pgs. 135-136

[3] https://www.consciouslifestylemag.com/he-shou-wu-fo-ti-benefits-spiritual/

[4] Medical Herbalism, David Hommmann, 2003 Healing Arts Press, pg. 597

[5] Rodales 21st Century Herbal, Michael J. Balick, PhD, Rodale 2014, pgs. 140-141

 

Andrea Beaman is a internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching individuals and health practitioners how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.