Now that the summer sun and pollution are revving up, you can use this simple recipe that some of my clients say really helps within a couple of days. Make some…
1 Chamomile teabag (or 1 t. loose herb)
1 t. dried parsley (or a full sprig of fresh, if you have it)
1/2 c. boiling water
Take the boiling water off the heat and let it sit for just a moment, as leaves and blossoms don’t need the higher heat that tea leaves, roots and stems do. Add your herbs and let them steep for four minutes, then strain into a glass jar and allow to cool.
Take a cotton cloth, wet it and as a compress, lay it across your face for a few moments a couple of times a day. This will help the inflamed capillaries externally.
For nutritional support on the inside, put a heaping teaspoonful of turmeric into your diet every day. In soups, salad dressings, rice, mayonnaise for sandwiches and salads, just get it in there. Or before bedtime, make
1 c. very hot milk (heat releases turmeric’s power)
1 t. of turmeric
1 t. raw honey
If you have achy joints, you will find that turmeric soothes them as well. I find that 400 mg. of SAM-e with the daily turmeric regimen is also very helpful with inflammation of the joints.
If you have a real problem with turmeric, try its cousin, ginger root.