Adding anti-inflammatory antioxidant-rich spices to your diet may help decrease inflammation and promote a healthy gut. Turmeric and ginger contain powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that are safe for most people to consume regularly.
1 small turmeric root, peeled and sliced
2-inch piece of ginger root, peeled and sliced
1 whole lemon, sliced
Place ingredients in a medium saucepan and set over medium-high heat.
Bring mixture to a boil, then remove from heat and let tea steep another 5 minutes.
Strain tea and enjoy hot or cold.
Instructions to inhale directly
Add up to 6 drops of undiluted essential oil to a handkerchief/tissue and inhale occasionally. Use up to 3 times per day.
Instruction for steam inhalation
Add 3 - 12 drops of undiluted essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Inhale slowly and deeply for 5 - 10 minutes. Use up to 3 times per day.
Tip: Lavender isn't the only calming essential oil. You can also use angelica, balsam, benzoin, bitter orange, cedarwood, celery, chamomile, cornmint, cumin, curry, frankincense, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, labdanum, laurel, lemongrass, marjoram, nutmeg, palmarosa, parsley, patchouli, peppermint, rose, rosewood, sage, sandalwood, scotch pine, spearmint, star anise, sweet basil, sweet orange, thyme, or ylang ylang