During the winter season add these fresh spices into your weekly regime to heal you, inspire you and energize you!
Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Borage, Nutmeg and Cardamom
Borage is a known healer of depression. When the herb is immersed in warm or hot water and drunk the beta-endorphins which is a “FEEL GOOD” compound within this delightful herb, enhances the serotonin in the brain, making you feel happy and decreasing ones depression.
Happy Tea Make this tea by adding 2 1/4 c fresh dried flowers to two quarts of water, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove and drink! For a sweeter taste add five stevia leaves into your pot!
Cardamom is a known digestive aid and remedy of celiac. By adding 1 tsp into a smoothie or drinking in a tea every day in the morning it has been known to increase ones ability to digest food properly. It has also been known in Southeast Asia to be added to breakfast cereals.
Cinnamon is known to heal upset stomach, fights cold and flu, and reduces yeast infections
For upset stomach, acid indigestion, cramps or heartburn: Make a tea of 2 cups of water, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tbl stevia leaves. Let boil for 5 minutes. Remove from stove and cover, let steep for 30 minutes. For cold or flu, the same as above, add 1/2 lemon juiced. Drink and feel better.
Ginger is known to help women when on their menstrual period. Ginger has a compound in it that decreases cramping, soothes stress causing emotional ups and downs and helps the body to relax the muscles.
Drink a tea of ginger by adding 2 cups of water to 2 tbl ginger, adding 1 tsp maple syrup or stevia.