Tummy tamer tea

“Your breath will smell like licorice and the bitter essential oils will help to relieve gas, bloat and indigestion.”

Turmeric is a root that looks similar to ginger. Like ginger, it is used to reduce inflammation and treat digestive disorders.   Turmeric also contains colorful compounds which may help fight infections and some types of cancer.

Fennel seed acts as a powerful carminative, helping to reduce and expel gas from the digestive tract. If you don’t have time to make tea, you can simply chew on a teaspoon or so of fennel seeds. Your breath will smell like licorice and the bitter essential oils will help to relieve gas, bloat and indigestion.

Serves: 4 cups

This warming tea is lemony with a hint of heat from the ginger and turmeric. It helps to sooth an upset stomach and calm indigestion. It also works as an immune booster. That said, you may find yourself making it when you are feeling quite well, just for the simple pleasure of it.

Healthful Tip: Store washed fresh ginger root in a baggy in the freezer. Then, using a microplane, grate frozen ginger into various dishes, smoothies and teas.

1 Tablespoon fennel seeds

½ Teaspoon freshly grated ginger root

¼ Teaspoon turmeric powder

¼ of an organic lemon

4 cups hot water

Place fennel seeds, ginger root, turmeric powder and a whole quarter of a lemon (skin and all) in the tea infuser. Add 4 cups hot water and allow to steep 20 minutes. Serve with a teaspoon of honey, if desired.

Healthful Tip: Store washed fresh ginger root in a baggy in the freezer. Then, using a microplane, grate frozen ginger into various dishes, smoothies and teas.

Head  Recipe by Tenley Mirza, MS CNS LDN