Pass the Turmeric! While the days are beautifully warm the nights are saying that Autumn is well and truly here. I'm taking proactive measures against cold & flu with some of nature's most powerful immunity boosters.
Take Turmeric, a powerful natural antibiotic and antiviral. Over the counter antibiotics tend to kill microbes indiscriminately, but turmeric kills only foreign invaders & encourages the growth of friendly bacteria. Turmeric is a warming herb. It stimulates formation of new blood & aids digestion of protein. It's also a powerful anti-inflammatory and an incredible, natural pain reliever, it helps with menstrual issues, toothaches, bruising & even digestive ailments like Crohn’s & ulcerative colitis. This stuff is so good and if you find yourself wondering how to take it, sprinkle it into hot water with a bit of ground ginger. Here's a recipe for an Immunity Tea that'll warm you inside out.
3/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 whole black peppercorns
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp fresh minced ginger
Pinch of saffron, optional
1 1/2 cups home made non-dairy milk (use natural sweetener like dates or maple, & vanilla)
1) make your milk.
2) Before you strain it, transfer to a pot and add all the spices.
3) Warm over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
4) Strain, serve, and kiss aches, pains, or the flu goodbye
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