Why infuse Dandelion & Water?

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP – Living in Natures Love Lifestyles @insideawareness.com

by Renee Lindstrom

Dandelion Infused Water

The picture above shows spring and summers first blossoms in our morning infused water that starts our day at Inside Awareness for Healthy Lifestyles.  For stronger liver support, increasing bile dandelion leaves will be added too!  The qualities in the leaves are stronger than in the flowers.  This includes bitterness.  While the flowers are sweet the greens are bitter.

Drinking  infused water with immune system builders is one way to protect ones own health to ensure ongoing wellness.


Why dandelion infused water?

  • Gentle laxative
  • Antibacteral
  • Source of antioxidants
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Relieve’s pain, cramps & depression (headaches, backaches, menstrual cramps)
  • Supports vision with a Compound called  helenin that is helpful for night vision and Vitamin A and Vitamin B12 good the eyes
  • Preventative for boils, skin infections, tuberculosis

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Buy Dried Dandelion Leaves

More on other plants; flowers, leaves, stems and roots for infusing water go to Inventory of a backyard forager.  


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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Dandelion Flower Tea Recipe

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

by Renee Lindstrom

Dandelion: Flowers, Leaves & Roots

Pick & Rinse 8 to 12 fresh flowers (organic & untreated)

12 oz of boiling water

Honey (optional sweetener)

Pour hot water over fresh flower and let steep for up to five minutes. 
 Filter dandelion tea infusion and sweeten to taste. 
Enjoy your tea moment!
(Imaginative memories of reading Classic - Wind & the Willows come to mind)

Why dandelion blossom tea?

  • Antibacteral
  • Source of antioxidants
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Relieve’s pain, cramps & depression (headaches, backaches, menstrual cramps)
  • Supports vision with a Compound called  helenin that is helpful for night vision and Vitamin A and Vitamin B12 good the eyes
  • Preventative for boils, skin infections, tuberculosis

Buy Canadian Dandelion Seeds

Buy Dried Dandelion Roots

Buy Dried Dandelion Leaves

 

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Wind in the Willows

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

Turmeric – Black Pepper Water Challenge!

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com

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I have challenged myself to drink Turmeric Water for 30 Days.  My purpose is to support my liver, my heart/brain connection and to use this as an anti-inflammatory.   I have read that our hearts have a direct reflection on our brain health. If our heart is clogged up so is our brain!  I drink this before eating anything in the morning.

After drinking this water I wait an hour prior to eating afterwards.  What I have noticed so far:

Day #1 – I noticed that my thyroid seemed to jump for a couple of seconds about an hour after drinking Turmeric Water and later in the day,  after about 8 hours of drinking it,  I felt adrenaline course through my body and  I started to feel extremely hungry!  Drinking this water is far more effective and faster acting than the capsules I have taken previously!  

Day #2 – All day I felt my adrenaline course through my body.  At one point I  I had the thought that I may not be able to continue this challenge if this kept up! I felt extremely hungry! 

Day #3 – My adrenaline was settled for the day, however, my lower belly felt warm all day and into the evening.  My gut felt alkaline.  Pressure in my lower back disappeared completely!

Day #4 – The day has just started however what I have felt since drinking this a couple of hours ago is warm with a clear, settled mind.  My gut and mouth feels alkaline.  Waking in the morning with pain in an injured wrist I noticed that after drinking Turmeric Water the pain  disappeared.

I look forward to more days exploring this morning drink and health benefits.  

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In researching this drink I have read that the healing properties in Turmeric can be enhanced and absorbed more easily  by our bodies if taken with black pepper!  Never using black pepper in my drinks before  I was curious about it.  what I am noticing is a nice warm feeling that I enjoy.  It is comfort.  

Turmeric Water 

  • 1 teaspoon of ground Turmeric 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground Black-pepper
  • 8 oz glass of water

You can heat up water adding turmeric and pepper.  I simply use room temperature water and blend in a blender before drinking.  

Turmeric Pepper Paste

  • 1/4 cup turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of water

Heat ingredients while stirring until thickened.  When it forms a paste take off heat and store in glass container.  Keeps in fridge.  Enjoy 2 tables spoons a day as garnish for your recipes or on salad.  

Turmeric Tea 

  • 3 teaspoons ground turmeric 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3.5 pints of filtered water
  • Raw Honey or Stevia 
  • Nut milk optional

Begin to heat water  while adding ingredients and simmer.  Enjoy!  

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Curcumin is an active ingredient in Turmeric that has more than 7000 reviewed scientific articles explaining its health benefits. It is used in homeopathic medicine and a medicine in  Chinese and India.  It is used as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and for anti-aging.  It comes from the dried, powdered roots of the Curcuma longa plant.  

Black pepper is known to reduce a receptor known as TRPV1 in the body that automatically reduces pain throughout the body.

Turmeric and black pepper raise the levels of serotonin and dopamine in your brain and inhibit mono-amine oxidase.  The hormones increase happiness and  the enzyme is often linked to depression.  Together these two spices can be used to improve your mood.  

Turmeric Turmeric is used in Ayurveda applications and a herb believed to cleanse the chakras. It is aligned with the Solar Plexus Chakra and a garden plant I would recommend for your personal healing garden.  I would plant it in the center circle.  

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Traditional uses and properties of herbs are for educational purposes only.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.


Copyright 2014 – 2019  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000