Chronic fatigue, headaches and indigestion have become the most common ailments of modern life. The busy lifestyles most of us have today leave very little time for healthy habits. If you are frequently short of time and cannot maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet, we recommend a natural recipe that will improve your health on many different levels.
The recipe combines a few common ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Plus, it’s very easy to make, meaning it won’t take much of your time.
What you need:
- 3 rosemary sprigs
- 3 lemons
- 250g honey
- 1l water
What you do:
Wash the lemons thoroughly. If you’re using lemons that have been grown conventionally, soak them in water to which you’ve previously added a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of baking soda. Let them sit for several hours then rinse well. This will remove all pesticides the lemons have been treated with.
When you’ve cleaned the lemons, chop them nicely and add to 1l of water. Add the rosemary sprigs then bring the mixture to a boil. Cook until half the water has evaporated then strain. When the liquid has cooled, add the honey and mix until it blends well. Store in glass bottle or jar.
Drink on a regular daily basis.
Rosemary has been used as a medicinal, ritual and seasoning herb since ancient times. Its medicinal properties were used for treatment of stomach pain, gout, icterus, insomnia, cephalagia, for the calming of nerves etc. Ancient Greeks used to burn rosemary branches on the altars of their gods because they believed it was a sacred herb. The Ancient Romans and Egyptians held the same belief. The most important medicinal properties of rosemary include analgesic, antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antiviral, aphrodisiac, disinfectant effects. Its active compounds have choleric, antiseptic, diuretic and tonic effects at a nervous level. They stimulate bile secretion, destroy microorganisms, improve urinary function and blood flow and boost cognitive ability. In addition, rosemary contains a number of secondary elements such as carnosol and carnosic acid, which are beneficial for neutralizing the effects free radicals.
Last, but not least, rosemary provides calming effects by working against fatigue, sadness, anxiety, calming muscle soreness, digestive pains and also, indigestion caused by stress.
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