Turmeric is a natural antibiotic, it improves poor digestion by aiding the good intestinal flora to keep the food moving, and also promotes proper metabolism. Mix a teaspoon of honey with a few dashes of turmeric and each day take the mixture before breakfast. You will stay healthy through out the holiday season. Plus, your joints will thank you for the extra anti-inflammatory properties turmeric provides, as well.
For those days when it’s just too cold and you need warmth, add cinnamon to your morning meal. You can use it in your tea or coffee, or in your cereal, oats, and on toast. Cinnamon is a blood circulator and strengthener. It increases heat in the body and is a great herb to use when someone is suffering a cold or the flu. If you feel a cold coming on, take 1 teaspoon grated ginger with 1 tsp. cinnamon, and 1 tsp. licorice and boil in 1-quart water for 10 minutes. Drink 1 cup every 3 hours, sweetened with a little honey.
This season make your pantry the #1 go-to to keep you and your loved ones well over the holidays. A great book to keep next to your spices is The Yoga of Herbs by Dr. David Frawley & Dr. Vasant Lad.
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