Thursday, May 22, 2014

Digestive Tea & Tummy Rub Recipe

Digestive Tea Recipe

The herbs in this formula relieve cramps, bloating and flatulence.
• 1 tablespoon peppermint leaves
• 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
• 1 teaspoon anise seeds
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon chips
• 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seeds
• 2 cups water
1. Combine herbs in a clean jar.
2. Boil water; remove from heat.
3. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb blend per cup of hot water. Cover and steep for 20 minutes. Strain and enjoy before and after meals.
—Adapted from 500 Time-Tested Home Remedies and the Science Behind Them by Linda B. White, Barbara Seeber and Barbara Brownell Grogan.

Tummy Rub Recipe for Pain and Bloating

This oil blend relieves intestinal upset in adults and children.
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 drops peppermint essential oil
• 2 drops basil essential oil
• 2 drops lavender essential oil
• 2 drops ginger essential oil
1. Blend ingredients in a jar.
2. To use, lie on your back. Massage 1 to 2 teaspoons of the mixture onto your belly in a clockwise direction. Cover with a damp cloth and a hot water bottle or heating pad.
3. Cap and store leftovers out of reach of children. External use only.
Variation: Add 8 to 10 drops of any one of these essential oils to olive oil, then use as directed

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