Healthcare begins in the kitchen.
It has been shown that high intake of spices equals lower rates of chronic disease. You would be surprised at all the home remedies are in your pantry, or spice rack. Read all about these helpful Kitchen Cupboard Medicines below.
Kitchen Cupboard Medicines- Lemon!
LEMON One of the most luscious of fragrances in winter, lemon is antiviral and antibacterial. Squeeze a wedge of lemon in warm water and drink it on an empty stomach to help alkalize and cleanse the body, reduce mucus and phlegm, increase hydration, lower inflammation, and boost the immune system.
Winter Lemon Elixir- Stir the juice of 1/2 lemon into a cup of hot water with a pinch of cayenne pepper and a spoonful of maple syrup to taste. Drink this at the first sign of and during an illness to alkalize the whole system.
Put Lemon Marmelatta into a clean jar, add the juice of 2 organic lemons. Scrap the white membranes out, and then dice or grate the peel, adding it to the jar. Cover with honey or maple syrup. Stir well with a chopstick to release air. Refrigerate for one week. Eat 1 to 2 spoonfuls as a condiment, spread on toast, or combine it with baked apples or pears. Rich in flavonoids and minerals, this lemony treat also helps to clear congestion.
Kitchen Cupboard Medicine(s) – Honey!
Honey buy local if possible. Honey’s antibacterial and antifungal properties help alleviate allergies and suppress cough. Electuary: A mixture of herbs or spices with honey. Vanilla Spiced Honey Electuary Mix well in a clean jar: 1/2 cup liquid honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/2 teaspoon ginger. Add to toast or hot cereal, or take a spoonful to ease congestion or a sore throat, and warm up the digestive system.
Kitchen Cupboard Medicine – Apple Cider Vinegar!
Apple Cider Vinegar- This vinegar is potassium rich, antibacterial, anti-microbial, and an excellent digestive aid. Use unfiltered, raw apple cider vinegar-1 teaspoon to 1 cup warm water and 1 teaspoon honey. This is called Oxymel, which helps reduce gas, bloating, heartburn, and reflux. It also helps relieves stuffy noses, and nighttime leg cramps. If desired, you can increase the amount to 2 tablespoons per cup of water.
Kitchen Cupboard Medicines – Ginger!
GINGER For warmth, better digestion, and to lessen congestion, enjoy ginger tea. Pour 1 cup boiled water over 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger. Add a squeeze of lemon and a touch of honey or maple syrup. Stir, and enjoy hot.
Ginger Honey Peel and slice enough fresh ginger root to fill a jar to 2/3 full. Pour gently warmed honey to cover, using a chopstick to release bubbles. Cover and shake jar daily for 2 weeks. The ginger may be eaten and the liquid used in tea or dressings.
Take it by the spoonful as a cold remedy, or add an equal part of brandy for a cordial. To warm the entire body and help draw congestion out of the head, give yourself a ginger footbath. By warming the feet, the internal organs function better. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of powdered ginger to a basin of very hot water, soak feet 10 to 20 minutes, and then dry them. Immediately put on socks.
Kitchen Cupboard Medicines – Turmeric!
TURMERIC A beautiful tonic for the liver, this powerful herb is a digestive aid, an anti-inflammatory, and a decongestant to mention just a few. Turmeric Electuary Place in pan over low heat: 1/4 cup turmeric powder and 1/2 cup water. Simmer 7 minutes. Remove from heat, whisk in 3 tablespoon ghee, coconut oil, or sesame tahini; 2 to 4 tablespoons raw honey; and 3/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper. Cool mixture, and then store refrigerator in a jar. Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon to oatmeal, rice pudding, or hot almond milk.
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