As Nature continues to transition into Autumn, let’s continue to do the same.
Keep in mind, everything that is happening in the Universe is also happening within you.
You are a miniature universe.
Let’s find ways to keep those respiratory illnesses at bay while attending to our digestive system, the home of our immunity.
My answer is teas, broth, and soups. They are nurturers of our overall health.
Here I share with you a healing tea that is especially helpful at this time.
Star Anise is known as the “flu fighter” with its anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Star anise helps to clear mucous from the respiratory tract while soothing the digestive system from bloating, indigestion, and constipation.
Cloves are an anti-inflammatory, whose pungency helps to get everything moving; blood, energy, and emotions. Cloves help in clearing congestion, healing sinus infections along with stimulating gastric secretions for effective digestion.
Cinnamon is an immune boosting, blood sugar regulating, digestive healer. Cinnamon is loaded with healing qualities and great tasting!
Orange Peels are not to be wasted! The peel has its own array of health promoting phytonutrients with qualities that help maintain the health of your cardio-respiratory system, an important objective at this time of year.
Consider adding this tea to your Autumn mornings. Enjoy!
Star Anise Citrus Tea
By Teri Mosey
Yields: 2 cups
4 star anise, broken into pieces
½ teaspoon whole cloves, crushed not ground
1 cinnamon stick
Peel of 1 orange
2 cups filtered water
Splash of coconut milk (optional)
½ teaspoon Manuka honey (optional)
- Gently crush the whole cloves with a mortar and pestle. Break the star anise into smaller pieces. Place crushed spices in tea ball infuser.
- Bring water in teapot to boil, turn off heat, and steep the crushed spices, cinnamon stick, and orange peel for 20 minutes. Keep top on teapot.
- Strain into cup. Taste. Add a splash of coconut milk, honey or squeeze of the orange to your liking.
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