I mean what is it really.
How do we create it and recreate it?
How important is it really?
Notes on stomach bugs
Last weekend, I visited my friends and their two kids and ended up with a brutal stomach bug, which made me think of an infusion that supports gut health and digestion.
Chamomile doesn’t just shine as a nervine. She’s also a carminative (which is a nice way to say she helps relieve gas)
Ginger and fennel are also carminatives. They also help with motility aka contraction of the muscles that mix and propel contents in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These ladies help move things through our system.
Cat nip isn’t just for pussies. Although she won’t get you giddy like your kitty, she’s great for healing the mucosal lining of your gut and mending the tight junctions
If you happen to be struggling with diarrhea, plantain leaf can really help with that.
It’s almost calendula season, and she likes to be known for more than just her beauty. Calendula is a powerful healer when it comes to the skin. And essentially, your gut lining is your internal skin.
And citrus peel, which is a great digestive bitter.
Put all of these into a jar or french press and let them infuse in hot water for a minimum of 30 minutes. Add honey if you’d like. You can consume this a half hour before or after meals. Keep leftovers in the fridge.
And remember, a happy gut is a happy immune system.