Another intuitive concoction came to me yesterday. Honest, my kitchen looked like an apothecary from days gone by and I must admit I felt very at home brewing my potions 🙂 In fact, I felt soothed by the simple act of cutting fresh herbs, peeling roots and not thinking about why or how much, and just giving over to intuitive health. Imagine my surprise on googling healing properties of both of these concoctions!
1 medium size turmeric & ginger root (no bigger than a two fingers each). I prefer to use fresh organic turmeric and ginger root rather than powder.
4cups boiling water
Add grated turmeric and ginger to boiling water and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes. Strain and add a squeeze of lemon juice and a dash of honey if preferred. I like to make enough of this yummy tea so I can have a cup while it’s hot and then chill the rest to make iced tea.
Other interesting stuff I just found out:
An herbaceous plant in the ginger family, turmeric is native to South Asia. However, it’s become a popular culinary and medicinal herb around the world. Most praised for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties, it’s also known as a powerful gastrointestinal remedy, and as a treatment for wounds and skin infections, chronic stomach upsets, gastrointestinal disorders, acne and skin disorders, arthritis and bursitis, and bad breath and gingivitis.
Turmeric’s healing benefits are attributed to curcumin, the compound responsible for the herb’s yellow pigment. Practitioners of Ayurveda, a traditional Indian medical system, believe the herb can cleanse and heal the entire body when taken internally. Use any of these turmeric tea recipes to make your own healing beverage.
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