Friday, October 30, 2009

Spicy! Nature’s Cures for Winter Chills

Most recent article on Elephant is up!

Check it out here. Hope you like the photo, it's my own work.

Even this morning I gave two co-workers two different types of herbal teas, and had some myself as well.

One had bronchitis and was coughing up a storm. I gave her some Earl Grey tea with slices of fresh ginger, which she said smelled divine ("And I can't smell anything right now!")

Another had an upset stomach/digestion issues so I gave her my favorite blend of mountain mint, sweet basil, and fennel seeds.

I drank this tea the other day after having a really irritated stomach from eating too much oily and spicy mango-lime chutney. The menthol in the tea really helped as a relaxant, and the fennel always helps my stomach issues as well.

Although I'm not the type of herb-loving person who believes that plants are a complete cure-all, I do believe that for general daily maladies, herbs are a very refreshing and delicious pick-me-up for improving your all around health.

Plus hydrating yourself with warm tea is always a good idea in the winter months!

1 comment:

Erin Palmer said...

Love the photo and this post! I think the natural healing powers of tea are incredible. My dream is to own my own lavender farm and create different types of lavender tea.

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