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Tea for Digestion

Lately I’ve been enjoying a simple blend of herbs to support my digestion. Here is the recipe:
In about 4-6 cups of water, add

  • 6-8 slices of fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 Teaspoon (or a big pinch) of Fennel Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon (or a big pinch) of Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon (or a big pinch) of ground Licorice Root
  • 1 Teaspoon (or a big pinch) of ground Slippery Elm
  • 4-5 Cardamom seed pods
  • Half a teaspoon of Black Pepper corns
  • 2 Teaspoons (or big pinches) of Peppermint leaves

Bring everything, except the Peppermint leaves, to a boil then simmer for 20 minutes. Turn heat off. Add the Peppermint leaves and keep on the cooling burner for another 5 minutes.
This makes enough to last a few days, or to serve tea all day to a small group of visitors.
The general idea behind this tea is to soothe the intestinal lining, support digestion and absorption of food, and to ease elimination. I have been enjoying a cup or two a day.
If making this tea from scratch doesn’t sound like fun, try Yogi Tea’s Stomach Ease Tea bags.

Herb Tea Ingredients

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Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.

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