The ingredients in this recipe work together to provide wonderful healing benefits. Lemon essential oil can help your body to detox naturally. Its known to support the liver and kidneys as well as promoting blood circulation and strengthening the immune system. Although acidic to taste, lemons are one of the most alkaline of foods and help to push our bodies to the required pH alkaline state of around 7.4. Cinnamon reduces blood levels of glucose and fructose slowing development of fatty liver disease.
Cayenne pepper contains a component called capsaicin which neutralizes what is referred to substance P, a neuropeptide linked to the cause of inflammation in the body. Cayenne increases circulation which provides a source of healing nutrients to the tissue, and the blood also carries away the toxins from the damaged or wounded area.
Ginger is an excellent natural anti-inflammatory as well. Ginger is a powerful diaphoretic which means it can increase perspiration and detoxify our bodies. German researchers have found that sweat contains a natural antibiotic named dermcidin that can ward off bacterial, fungal, viral and microbial infections. Thus, ginger helps strengthen our immune system as well.
Everyday Morning Detox Tea
- 1 3/4 cups water
- 1 inch ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon turmeric (where to find)
- 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- spoonful of raw honey
- 2 drops lemon essential oil
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Source: Living Traditionally
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