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April 21, 2011

Digestive Tea

If you have your own slew of digestive issues, you're probably always looking for natural digestive aids. Or you could just want something after a heavy meal. Either way, herbal teas can really help. This one is an easy blend of herbs and spices that you could probably find in your spice drawer.

Digestive Tea

1/2 inch piece of ginger root
1/2 tsp coriander seeds
1 cardamom pod (or about 1/2 tsp cardamom seeds)
1 tsp fennel seeds
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 dash of tumeric

1.) Peel the ginger root and slice it very thinly.
2.) Take a wide blade and smack the pieces of ginger on a cutting board, as if you're trying to flatten them. Do this until they break or squish a little bit.
3.) Break open the cardamom pod and get the seeds out, then "squish" the seeds with the flat edge of your knife. Do this again with the fennel and coriander. If you have a mortar and pestel, you could probably use that.
4.) Boil water. Put all of the ingredients in a loose tea bag, or in a tea strainer.
5.) Seep the blend in a mug full of boiling water, and let it seep for at least 5-10 minutes.
6.) If you prefer sweet tea, feel free to add a sweetener.
7.) Sip and heal.

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