Saturday, September 13, 2014

A very simple Tea Recipe, for when Im sick

Yesterday, which seemed out of no where, I got severely sick.
Nauseous, vomiting, fever, chills.. you know, the works.
Well, Maybe not out of now here my daughter had been sick only a day and a half earlier and I carelessly drank after her,.. I know I know, Bad Idea.

And Once upon a time, I would have resorted to Medicine to get me well.
I have nothing against medicine, though I strongly believe it should be used as an alternative or in conjunction with natural remedies.

So I fired up my stove, chopped up the ingredients and threw it in the pot of boiling water.

The kids and I have really come to enjoy this tea time together. Maybe its because I leave the spoon I Used to stir with it inside the cup, so that's how they enjoy drinking it.. out of a spoon. :)

I try to stay diligent and at the first sign of symptoms, I give this tea to my family, a minimum of 3 times a day, for about a day or two, depending on symptoms I'll decide to go longer, and I also place the humidifier in the room (with ginger water instead of plain water)

I woke up this morning feeling much better and most symptoms have disappeared.. Im still NOT 100% (somewhere between 60-75%) but considering I was completely out last night, I consider it a Huge improvement.

Here's how i make the Ginger Water for the Humidifier..

2-3 Inches of Ginger root (preferably Organic)
5-6 Cups of water

Pour water in Pot and set on high, bring to a boil,
Peel and diced up the Ginger root and add to water.
Put lid on and turn down stove to low heat.
Let simmer for about 20-30 minutes.
Strain water. Set in container and let cool.
When "Cool" put inside the container for water in the humidifier and just turn on as instructed.

This technique has helped my son clear out congestion and troubled breathing, which he has had since he was an infant. Something that Doctors said he would always, and have treated with a "Nebulizer" and were always upset after my visits because I "REFUSED" for him to go on inhalers.
I just refused for Medication to be the Only alternative to healing and health.

My Go To Tea Recipe is as follows

2-3 cups of water
1 inch of Ginger Root (preferably Organic)
2-4 Cinnamon Sticks (preferably Organic)
1 Lemon per cup
1-2 Tbsp of "RAW" Honey per cup (preferably Local Organic Raw Honey)

Pour Water into a pot, bring to a boil.
Peel and dice Ginger Root and add to pot.
Add Cinnamon Sticks.
Lower Heat to just above a simmer.
Let Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the water has reached a VERY dark reddish tint.
Slice lemons in fourths.

Pour Tea into cup add. Add RAW honey, add 2-3 slices of Lemon (your preference) and squeeze the juice out of the last slice into the cup. (we are wanting to get the lemon juice from this last one)

Stir and Enjoy..
The taste of this tea its a little spiced but still very warming to me.

*RAW Honey (unfiltered) is Strongly suggested instead of regular conventional honey, Most local grocery stores carry Raw Honey, don't be scared of the price tag. I assure Raw Honey is the best.
Raw Honey contains Live enzymes and antioxidants which are essential to aid in neutralizing Free Radicals (enemies of the body)
On a side Note Raw Honey Might have a printed expired Date but in reality it Never goes bad. If it crystallizes just warm it up and its good to go. It has a NATURALLY long Shelf Life.

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