Green Health

Roxanne’s favorite tea recipes

Hello hello everyone!

This is Roxanne speaking, for the first time on the Green Health program! I’m really excited about being the new Nature Seychelles Eco-Health Manager.Today I started my first classes (check them onhttp://natureseychelles.org/what-we-do/green-health to find out which one is the best for you)! It was great to meet the green healthy veterans and a few new faces who discovered my classes by (really funny) coincidence.


However I have more than exercise to share with you: updates, news and green health info.To kick it off, I want to share with you my Oh-My-God-so-yummy tea recipes that in addition to their flavor have amazing health benefits.

So without further ado, voilà, my favorites teas:

GOLDEN MILK
1/8 tsp Turmeric
1 Cup Milk
2 Tbsp. Almond Oil (cold pressed)
1/4 Cup Water (approx.)
Honey to taste
Optional: 1 cardamom pod

Boil turmeric in water for 8 minutes. Meanwhile bring milk and almond oil to boil. When the milk is boiling, turn off the heat and add the turmeric mixture to the milk and serve with honey to taste. The turmeric should completely surrender to the water. The cardamom seeds may be cooked with the turmeric for added flavor, but they are optional.
You can also make it frothy by putting it in the blender, using the lowest setting. Drink warm.

Healthy explanation for the curious ones: Turmeric is the most healing root for the body. It comes from the root of a plant which is grown mainly in India but it has been used in many countries for thousands of years as a healing food. It is known to be beneficial for the inner organs, the spine, the joints; purifying to the blood; and for general promotion of health. Its external healing properties are great as well. It keeps a person beautiful.


When used internally, it should always be cooked so that the body may more easily assimilate its healing properties. It’s an essential nutrient for women over the age of 28.
This recipe provides both vital ingredients—essential oils and turmeric—to help women keep their flexibility and vitality in the tissues. The oil provides lubrication and energy to the system, while turmeric supports the bones and makes the joints more flexible.

tea

photo by Earthsprout

GINGER TEA
Slice 2 to 3 inches of ginger root (just wash it, you don’t have to peel it) and bring to a boil in 4‐6 cups of water. Boil for 5 to 10 minutes, strain and drink. Or, after straining, add sweetener if desired (honey or maple syrup, no sugar, please!) and/or milk. May be served hot or cold.

Magic pick-me-up for everyone. Particularly useful to energize the nervous system and help renew energy during a woman’s menstrual period, relieve cramps and even help ease lower back pain.

YOGI TEA
Measurements can vary according to your taste. Be careful not to put in too many cloves or cinnamon sticks. Add spices to 3 Quarts of boiling water:
20 Whole Cloves
20 Whole Green Cardamom Pods
20 Whole Black Peppercorns
5 sticks of Cinnamon

Continue boiling for 15‐20 minutes, then add: ¼ tsp. of any Black Tea. After an additional one or two minutes add: 1/2 Cup Milk per Cup of liquid. (Or, strain before adding the milk, and store in the refrigerator until ready to drink, then add milk and bring just to boiling before serving.) When it returns to the boiling point, REMOVE IMMEDIATELY FROM HEAT. (Watch closely so it doesn’t boil over.) Strain and serve with honey or maple syrup to taste.

The black pepper purifies the blood, the cardamom supports the colon, the cloves are for the nervous system and the cinnamon is for the bones. The milk aids in the easy assimilation of the spices and avoids irritation to the colon. The black tea acts as an alloy for all of the ingredients, achieving a new chemical structure which makes the tea a healthy and delicious drink. Slices of fresh GINGER ROOT may also be included, especially when you are suffering from a cold, recovering from the flu or want extra energy.

Try them out and let me know how it went by writing to me directly on roxanne@natureseychelles.org. See you all on Wednesday!


 

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