"Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary". – Ancient Chinese proverb
Happy Belly Blend
Happy Belly Blend
Upset stomach? Bloated Buddha belly?
No one likes that! Here’s the remedy… and it actually tastes good too. The combination of these powerful healing herbs make will make your belly very, very, very happy!
Mint: Known to help IBS symptoms, most forms of lower intestinal digestion issues and may boost brain function.
Lemon balm: A member of the mint family, it eases stress, anxiety, insomnia, cold sores, high cholesterol, heartburn and indigestion.
Lemongrass: High in anti-oxidants, it also has a cooling energy which helps to soothe the belly and keep digestion running smoothly. Lemongrass after a meal is an ancient Chinese medicine remedy for most stomach issues related to digestion.
Calendula: High in anti-inflammatory properties especially related to the gut, but also for issues like ear infections, diaper rash, dermatitis, ear infections, ulcers, sore throats and more. It’s anti-spasmodic, anti-viral and anti-microbial. This is a very under utilized and under valued herb!
Fennel: The classic remedy for wind or as its also called: flatulence or indigestion. It also is known to boost immunity, boost brain function, regulate blood pressure and may reduce heart disease.
HOW TO MAKE WELLNESS INFUSIONS
Herbs, fruit, spices and rooibos are techincally NOT tea. They are called Tisanes or infusions.
Water: Fresh filtered water is preferred. Do not use distilled water. Depending on your area, tap water may contain chemicals or high levels of minerals which may affect the taste of the tea.
Temperature: No need to worry about temperature! Herbals + Rooibos love a good rolling boil, so crank up the temperature to 212˚ F!
Time: You can steep any herbal or rooibos until the cows come home. They will never get bitter or tannic! You can walk away from them and come back to a perfect cuppa. In many cases, the longer you steep the more flavor you get out of it!