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Posted by: 1328 (Guest), Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 2:10pm
The other day I received the GTD news letter about culinary herbs that boost the immune system.  I read about GT3 Teachers herbs and one of them is curry.  I have curry powder in the cabinet and it has some avoid herbs in it for GT3 teachers.  Is there a single herb called curry?  If so is it readily available?
Posted by: 1328 (Guest), Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 2:16pm; Reply: 1
I just found this http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archived/config.pl?read=141954
Posted by: Schluggell, Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 1:58pm; Reply: 2
[quote=1328]The other day I received the GTD news letter about culinary herbs that boost the immune system.  I read about GT3 Teachers herbs and one of them is curry.  I have curry powder in the cabinet...[quote]

Curry Leaf, Curryblätter, Kari Patta  {Murraya koenigii - Rutaceae}

I presume that to mean Curry Leaf. There are literally thousands of different blends of Curry Powder.

Posted by: Lloyd, Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 3:18pm; Reply: 3
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?135

It is listed in the spice section for teachers. There is no reason to think it is any different than the BTD listing, which is a blend of herbs/spices. This has been discussed many times in the past and will undoubtedly be brought up again many times in the future.
Posted by: SquarePeg, Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 6:42pm; Reply: 4
The ingredients should be listed on the bottle.  My concern about curry is that it usually contains ground fenugreek seed as the second ingredient.  Although "curry" is a superfood, Fenugreek is an avoid for Explorers.

How about if you try making your own curry powder using the non-avoids on the ingredient list of a typical bottle of curry.

I do like adding curry powder to the things I eat.  I get a very warm sensation from it.  I can imagine that it's kicking up my metabolism quite a bit.
Posted by: jayneeo, Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 7:06pm; Reply: 5
make your own blend....check out some internet recipes to get an idea then use the spices that are good for you. :)    (apologies to squarepeg who said the same thing in different words)
Posted by: 1328 (Guest), Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 7:11pm; Reply: 6
I like the taste of curry powder but I've learned my lesson many a times it is not good for me to indulge in foods that taste good when it has avoids in them.  

I did my grocery shopping today and one of the stores I has exotic foods, so I thought I would try finding curry leaf there....no success.  I will keep looking.  I will not use the curry powder in my dishes but will use them in my hubby's GT1 Hunter's meals.

(Jayneeo, you beat me to it with posting. ;) )
Knowing me and how I come up with my own mixes of foods and recipes I will probably come up with some type of curry powder that does not have the fenugreek, red pepper and black pepper.  ;D
Posted by: Schluggell, Thursday, March 6, 2008, 8:47am; Reply: 7
Quoted from SquarePeg
The ingredients should be listed on the bottle...


They don't necessarily have to put the ingredients for standard blended products in US, although in recent times they tend to - Its a matter of finding out what the USDA definition is.

Sort of like the difference between Ketchup & Catsup.
Swiss, Swedish, and Japanese Curry blends tend to be particularly mild and, in taste, remind me more of Christmas than anything else.

Posted by: 815 (Guest), Thursday, March 6, 2008, 6:54pm; Reply: 8
Indians usually don't use curry powder. They use a blend of turmeric, corriander, cumin and other spices.  I love Indian. It's my second favorite cusine.  I love anything exotic..Chinese, Tai, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Egyptian.
Posted by: 1328 (Guest), Thursday, March 6, 2008, 8:18pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from 815
Indians usually don't use curry powder. They use a blend of turmeric, corriander, cumin and other spices.  I love Indian. It's my second favorite cusine.  I love anything exotic..Chinese, Tai, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Egyptian.


That is interesting to know that the Indians blend their curry powder.  I was doing a little bit of research on the herb curry and found that Indians have an herb, tree or bush (whatever it is) called curry leaf.  I would love to try just the herb curry leaf.  I've had the curry powder that is the blend of several herbs and loved it!!  But since some of those spices are avoids for me I shy away from curry powder.
Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, March 8, 2008, 3:35am; Reply: 10
Go to your library and stroll through the cookbook section.  Check out some Indian and Indonesian cookbooks and copy down what looks like you could make yourself.  I do that a lot, and just leave out what we can't use (peppers).  Sure, it's not going to be a real curry without peppers, but it sure tastes good with turmeric, cumin, cardamom, garlic, ginger, and lemongrass.  It's amazing what you can cook with a half a dozen spices.  If you get a few books and write down just a few recipes out of each one, you'll be really excited about cooking again.
Posted by: CB, Sunday, March 9, 2008, 4:18pm; Reply: 11
Let's see, now how do I get that Genotype newsletter, it's hard to believe I didn't sign up already.  thx.  CB.
Posted by: 1328 (Guest), Sunday, March 9, 2008, 10:28pm; Reply: 12
I went to the the genotype website and clicked on receive a daily newsletter.
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Sunday, March 9, 2008, 10:37pm; Reply: 13
I buy curry leaves at the Indian grocer. It's not the same as the "curry" powders available. It's has a different savory kind of aroma. Great with brussel sprouts.
Posted by: Lloyd, Sunday, March 9, 2008, 11:33pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from 815
I buy curry leaves at the Indian grocer. It's not the same as the "curry" powders available. It's has a different savory kind of aroma. Great with brussel sprouts.


They are similar to Bay leaf in many ways. I used to make a killer 'dahl' with curry leaf and homemade curry powder.
Posted by: 2780 (Guest), Friday, March 21, 2008, 2:25pm; Reply: 15
Tumeric good for o's?? Been using Tumeric Catechu(GAIA Herbal brand liquid) ,sinus formula (Horseradish root, echinacea, lobelia herb and seed, eyebright, goldenseal, nettle leaf, yarrow, olive leaf, bitter orange, black cumin seed, coleus, kola nut, peppermint oil)(Quantum herbal products liquid) What else can I use do for a head, sinus (heading toward chest) cold! It is day 5 and I seem to be getting better but fear this will go head down in to my chest (the usual progression for me) if i cannot clear it up.  :(
Posted by: jayneeo, Friday, March 21, 2008, 4:20pm; Reply: 16
redoxa from NAP is awesome for the lungs....get them in shape before the onslaught.
saline spray or drops up the nose....I find that works best!
Posted by: Lola, Friday, March 21, 2008, 4:50pm; Reply: 17
that s good to know! :)
Posted by: 1328 (Guest), Sunday, March 23, 2008, 12:47am; Reply: 18
Quoted from 2780
Tumeric good for o's?? Been using Tumeric Catechu(GAIA Herbal brand liquid) ,sinus formula (Horseradish root, echinacea, lobelia herb and seed, eyebright, goldenseal, nettle leaf, yarrow, olive leaf, bitter orange, black cumin seed, coleus, kola nut, peppermint oil)(Quantum herbal products liquid) What else can I use do for a head, sinus (heading toward chest) cold! It is day 5 and I seem to be getting better but fear this will go head down in to my chest (the usual progression for me) if i cannot clear it up.  :(



I ALWAYS have problems with my sinuses!!  It gets quite aggrivating.  Mine starts as a sore throat goes to the chest and then back into the head! If we could learn which herbs will work and be patient in using them I know we will see some great healing taking place.  I'd like to know how what herbs can dry up sinus infections!  That would be awsome!
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, March 23, 2008, 12:59am; Reply: 19
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what herbs can dry up sinus infections!

the ones Melissa mentioned are right on!
you want to keep your nasal passages well lubricated, cause drying them up could bring other issues......
Posted by: 2780 (Guest), Sunday, March 23, 2008, 2:01am; Reply: 20
which did Melissa say?? Elderberry and astraaagus?? I lost track :-/
I started using both of those last night and maybe its too late but the head still fills up and I am now coughing (productive) but painful at times. I just would love to stop the stuff from accumulating!!!
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, March 23, 2008, 6:48am; Reply: 21
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1205472571/s-3/#num3
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?m-1206108660/s-11/#num11
these two posts might help
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