Muocus Cleansing Tea.
I have had the habit of drinking this mucous cleansing tea every fall for years.
This year it totally slipped my mind until today while I was getting a cupping treatment. It is an adapted recipe from the fantastic book Healing with Whole foods by Paul Pithford. If I was to recommend only one book for nutritional healing this book would be the one … I always return to it as a reference.
The recipe is as follows ;
pr one liter of water simmer
1 tb sp fennel seeds
1 tb sp fennugeek seeds
1 tb sp flax seeds
1 tb sp liquorish root in pieces
for approximately 30 minutes
Then let water come off simmer and ad 2 tb sp nettle leafs and let steep,( not boiling), with a lid on for 10 min.
Drink at least one cup daily preferable on empty stomach for 21 days.
The tea will gently clear intestines and lungs of mucus while replacing it with a healthy mucous membrane.
It is an awesome way to prevent fall-winter colds and generally strengthen our immune system( which is so closely related to the health of our digestive system) and can also be taken at other times when a cold is coming on or going around,
I usually make a bigger batch and keep it in mason jars in the fridge.
Cold the tea is a bit jelly like due to the flax seeds so I prefer to drink it while hot just take care not to boil as you heat it in order to preserve the goodness of the nettles.
It may seem like a bit of a production and it is not always easy to bring in a new habit for a longer stretch like 3 week.
Your body will thank you though and it is worth it!
I got the ingredients today and will be brewing this up in the morning.
For tonight I am sipping a glass of wine in front of the fireplace that I lit for the first time this season .
I promise …it wont make you feel like the Mad Hatter…but I do love this image.