Food For Medicine

        Hot Flush Sage Tea

        Repeat every day for a week.

        INGREDIENTS

        • 6 fresh sage leaves, chopped 
        • The juice of 2 lemons

        METHOD

        • Soak sage leaves overnight in lemon juice.
        • In the morning strain and drink the juice. 

         

         

        Constipation Buster

          INGREDIENTS

          • 3 teaspoons flaxseeds soaked overnight in ¼ cup boiling water
          • 5 prunes, de-seeded
          • ½ cup filtered water
          • ½ frozen banana, sliced
          • ½ cup low-fat natural yogurt

          METHOD

          Process all ingredients together, including flaxseed soaking water. Serve immediately

          Jamu to Reduce Inflammation

          Turmeric is heavily used in Ayurvedic medicine. It has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities, takes on similar effects as fluoride for teeth, heals psoriasis and joint inflammation, helps with digestive problems and more recently is being used to treat depression. This is a Balinese medicinal drink.

          INGREDIENTS

          • 100 grams fresh turmeric root
          • 100 millilitres lime juice
          • 1½ tablespoons honey
          • water

          METHOD

          1. Juice turmeric.
          2. Mix with honey and lime juice.
          3. Top with water, mix and drink.