I dug up some burdock root yesterday. I made fresh burdock tea and will roast the remaining root that I shredded for tea as well. The tea has a lovely cooling property that calms, and brings a nice wakeful feeling to my eyes without that jagged acidic wakeful feeling that coffee and tea brings. Last night before bed I had about 8 oz glass. Before going to sleep I do a little meditation trying to stay aware on the sensation of going to sleep, right up to the point where I disappear. I could feel a lovely cool wind like sensation throughout the body. It was very refreshing happy feeling. This is the first time I had the tea and harvested my patch, I planted burdock from seed 3 years ago. It's a beautiful large dark green leafed plant that is a lovely addition in my herb garden. I will post the recipe on my blog. I have already posted what the root looks like and how to prep the root for tea.
This week I feel very calm and cool and this is the low cycle of the month for my body. I usually feel a little grumpy and bloated this time of the month. I think it's because my body isn't so acidic. Grains, sugar, caffeine, meat, alcohol make the body very acidic. I read an acidic body makes one depressed, bloated, gain weight, promotes diseases and a host of other problems.