NASTURTIUM BLOSSOM SALAD
Potent Antibiotic, Potent Satisfaction!
Welcome back to Yummy Yummy Baby!
During long hot summers such as this, I can not help but dream of our family vacation in the Mayan Riviera. I remember the blue waters, the Mayan Pyramids we climbed and the beautiful foliage that surrounded us.
Most of all, I remember the young kids and toddlers that walked around the pyramids, smiling, laughing, playing barefoot and selling little trinkets. I was 5 1/2 months pregnant with my second child, in awe at how these toddlers and kids could thrive without shoes, medicine, vaccinations, while exposed to such elements… These young children were so bright eyed, had perfect smiles and the vision of perfect health.
These kids in “impoverished conditions” are thriving, why is America having such a problem with low birth weights?
We stayed at a very quaint and historic hotel built right on the same grounds as the Chichen Itza Pyramid… It was a dream come true… I was touching, smelling and walking on these historic grounds, somehow wishing that I could go back in time and speak with a Medicine Man for just one day! Well maybe half a day, those were some scary times…
I woke up everyday to the present, but had the fortune of connecting with locals who inspired me! I had not met a Mayan medicine woman/man, but I was given their powerful message… All we need for good physical health is to understand our foods, plants and herbs and how they are here to help us thrive.
One of the most special plants I learned about was the Nasturtium…
Nasturtium is an edible flowering plant that not only has a high concentration of Vitamin C, but also has been considered a fast acting natural antibiotic by Meso-Americans for a very long time.
I also learned that eating a couple of the peppery leaves at the onset of a cold or flu can potentially instantaneously heal. The Nasturtium is considered a gentle and natural antibiotic and is believed to have major healing effects when eating 1 or 2 leaves- three times a day.
These bright, happy, wonderful little flowers originated in South America and were widely used by the Meso-Americans for urinary tract infections, kidney problems and for their general antibiotic action. In fact, it is reported that the Nasturtium was considered such an important part of the medicine cabinet, that no home was without a nasturtium plant if they could avoid it.
The Nasturtium leaf has mild citrus notes with a peppery tang. Although the leaves were very popular, it is the seeds that are considered a prized delicacy.
The Nasturtium inspires me to ask you whether you are truly aware of your Kidney Health? Does your family have a history of poor kidney health? Are you adequately filtering your body ON A DAILY BASIS? Do you know that you should be drinking a minimum of half your body weight in water ounces in order to maintain adequate kidney health?
So for example, if a person weighs 100 pounds, they typically need a minimum of 50 ounces of water per day… yes per day. This water is what is needed to rid your body of 2 quarts of toxins by sifting out 200 quarts of blood.
In honor of your kidneys, I bring you Nature’s gift… Nasturtium Blossom Salad! So yummy for your taste buds, so healing for your kidneys… Mmmm, enjoy before the nurseries run out, for their season is coming to a close!
NASTURTIUM BLOSSOM SALAD!
6-8 Nasturtium Blossoms
17 small Nasturtium leaves, approx 1-2 inches in diameter
1 head of Organic Butter Lettuce
3-4 cups of Mixed Greens (Organic Radicchio, Baby Spinach, Red Romaine)
1 cup of Organic Raw Fresh Snow Peas
1/2 cup of Organic Raspberries
1/2 cup of Organic Walnuts
1 small Organic Red Onion
Wash, crisp and break greens.
Wash Nasturtium leaves well and pat dry.
Carefully wash Nasturtium Blossoms.
Slice Red Onion in thin slices.
Place greens, Nasturtium leaves, Onion Slices, Peas, Raspberries and Walnuts in a salad bowl and toss lightly with the Balsmic-Coco dressing. Garnish with Nasturtium Blossoms. 6-8 Servings.
3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon of Stone Ground Mustard
2 Tablespoons of Coconut Agave
1/4 teaspoon of Sea Salt
Ground Pepper to taste
1/2 Garlic Clove minced
2 Tablespoons of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Toss all of the vinaigrette ingredients into a bowl and then whisk.
You are going to love this healing Nasturtium Salad… it’s absolutely Yummy Yummy Baby!
Sending you Love & Light, Dr. Dee 🙂