The current research on turmeric as kitchen cabinet medicine is backing up what herbalists have known for generations - it stops pain, is anti-inflammatory, promotes digestive health, detoxifies the liver, and boosts the immune system. Easiest way to get more of it? Golden Turmeric Milk!
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One of our "ancient Chinese secrets" in Asian Medicine is that black pepper happens to be an incredibly powerful medicinal masquerading as steak seasoning. It's a classic example of the pantry as medicine cabinet. Yogi Bhajan's recipe for black pepper and pomegranate "tea" is a fantastic example of silk road medicine to keep the cold & flu at bay!
One of the first questions I ask patients with the cold or flu is "have you broken a sweat?" Whenever we find ourselves fighting a serious pathogen, our body reacts by raising its internal temperature in an effort to burn out the invader. The breaking of a fever is an indicator that the fight is over. The sooner the fever comes, the quicker the pathogen is killed, and closer we are to recovery. Here's my regular recipe for recovery soup!
Tea was my gateway drug into Chinese Medicine and the addiction has only gotten stronger. It was my first herbal love and just because it's summer doesn't mean it's not the season to imbibe!