Podcast 024: Taco Seasoning Herbs & -Ency vs -Icity
This week Katja talks about the herbs that defined taco seasoning in her Texas upbringing, and their qualities when as medicinal herbs. Along the way, she takes a moment to appreciate the life of World War I herbalist and author, Maud Grieve. Ryn goes over an important lesson in phytochemistry – that no one compound accounts for all the observed effect of an herb – considering this today as it applies to specific qualities: so demulcency & astringency aren’t reducible to mucilaginicity & tannicity.
Herbs discussed include fennel, cumin, coriander / cilantro, cayenne, onion & garlic, marshmallow, cinnamon, & hibiscus.
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