What’s New from the Gardens of Desert Woman?
Get ready for
Valentine's Day with
Love Hearts for all those you Love!
Learn how to
make Calendula salve, a simple, easy, inexpensive herbal remedy to use
on cuts, burns, diaper rash, dry cracked skin or as first-aid under a
Take home a
heart-shaped tin of Calendula salve.
Addition of Lavender essential oil
The class will
be taught by Monica Rude, owner of Desert Woman Botanicals,
at the Herb
Studio 200 Turkey Creek Road. Look for the sign on the right side.
February 1st / 10
pre-register at the Gila Valley Library 575-535-4343 or
575-535-2860. Class size limited so sign up soon to avoid
Sponsored by the
Gila Valley Library.
Cost: $1.00 per heart you want to take home.
Cider - Something Olde / Something
Our most popular product for many years has been “Fire Cider”,
cider vinegar and honey-based tonic. It is a Hot, Sweet, Sour
used most frequently for winter season illness but also popular
year-round as a mood lifter, mover of Chi, digestive aid, health tonic
is a long-time traditional herbal remedy made and
many folks and herbalists. It gained extra attention a few years ago
when it was trademarked by a private company who sought to keep anyone
else from using the name “Fire
Cider”. This created a huge furor in the
herbal community as we were being deprived of a common name for a
common remedy. Years later after lawsuits and a trial, the trademark
has recently been canceled and the name “Fire Cider” can be
To celebrate this tremendous victory, DWB has created a
special, limited edition of Fire Cider, Campfire Cider,
Cayenne, as well as all the usual ingredients in our original
Classic Fire Cider.
Ginger, Horseradish, Astragalus, Burdock,
Hawthorne. It is certain to produce... Easy Heat Fading into a Slow
Burn.... We think you'll agree it is...... Smoky, Intriguing,
Mysterious... and delicious!
Don’t worry - our olde standby, Classic Fire Cider, is
Coincident with the Federal Court decision to free Fire Cider
from trademark restriction, is the publication of a new book...
101 Zesty Recipes
for Health-Boosting Remedies made with Apple Cider
Vinegar by Rosemary Gladstar and 75 herbalist contributors, including
Desert Woman Monica Rude who has been bringing it to you since 1999!
The book includes recipes for making Fire Cider and recipes for using
it medicinally and in food. Visit...
Special thanks to The Fire Cider 3 & Rosemary Gladstar for
spearheading the campaign to free Fire Cider from trademark &
fighting the Good Fight. To learn the details of this important victory
for the herbal community, visit...
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It's Fire Cider
Season and, yes, the Fire Cider is
started making this traditional herbal remedy back in 1999 & it's
more popular than ever. We grow our own Cayenne so it's always fresh
& spicy. Effective & best-tasting – that's our goal.
Can't wait? Fire Cider is "just a click away!"
And, oh, did I mention our fabulous and
limited edition Campfire Cider?
I did? Well, no harm!
And thank you for your patronage & support!
This is one way to dry cayenne
Cut off the
stem, split down to
the tip, remove seeds and ribs and let them dry in a sunny window. The
rest of the seeds will drop off when dry. This way there is no mold
inside. Wash the gloves and scissors in baking soda water. This method
is for those who want the flavor without so much heat. For more heat,
leave in the seeds. Store in an airtight container in a cool dark
place. Use within a year.
Thanks to Jeanie McLerie for the photo.
specializes in capturing The Healing Energies of the SouthWest Desert
& bottling it up for your benefit whether you live here in the
desert or are far away in another climate.
Our herbal products are prepared with herbs in our
sustainable garden, from other organic growers, or from
ethically wildcrafted sources.
Our grain alcohol is certified organic. Our olive oil is
certified organic and cold pressed. No ingredients are genetically
engineered. The beeswax and honey comes from our local beekeeper. We
take time and great care to prepare by hand and in small batches to
insure quality and provide you with the finest herbal products.
Monica Rude / Desert Woman