Sunday, March 14, 2010

Garlic Lemonade

Pregnant and feel a cold coming on? Then try this remedy as suggested by Aviva Jill Romm in her excellent The Natural Pregnancy Book: Herbs, Nutrition and Other Holistic Choices. I highly recommend this book for all pregnant women who are looking for a natural, holistic approach to their pregnancy.

Garlic steeping in recycled jar.
Garlic Lemonade by Aviva Jill Romm

Steep 4 to 6 cloves of chopped raw garlic in 1 quart boiling water (cover the jar while you steep) for 30 minutes. Then add the juice of 1 or 2 lemons and honey or maple syrup to taste. Drink warm, up to 1 cup every two hours. If you don't find this tea palatable, try steeping the garlic as above, but add a couple of bouillon cubes or 1 tablespoon of miso to the tea instead of lemon and honey. This is a warming tea if you have chills but can be used at any time of year.

I have made this wonderful tea for years, both when pregnant and not. I make it every time someone in my family is coming down with a cold, and this year, even my picky four-year old will drink it and they all believe it makes them feel better, although the two younger ones still prefer theirs cold. I've just made it again this afternoon, as another cold hits our house. Me, yet again. Sigh...

Wellness blessings,

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