My grown kids like to tease me about my lack of bedside manner. Their version of childhood ailments is that I'd respond to everything with four basic questions and suggestions: 1. Have you been drinking enough water? 2. Have you been to the bathroom? 3. How about a nap? 4. How about a warm bath? Honestly, I still think those four strategies are perfect for most of life's ordinary wellness challenges!
I do have one more little strategy, however, for the tummy upset. You know that bloated, sour or topsy-turvy feeling that comes from eating too much of a very good thing? I love the Happy Tummy tea blend available in our shop if you'd rather not make your own, but if you're faced with a bellyache, this tea recipe is a good choice to get you on the road to recovery:
Better Belly Tea
1 teaspoon organic Fennel seed
1 teaspoon organic Ginger root
1 teaspoon organic Hops flowers
1 teaspoon organic Sage leaf
1 teaspoon organic Peppermint leaf
½ teaspoon organic Caraway seed
Combine all the herbs in a tea basket, infuser, nest or bag. Pour 1 1/2 cup boiling water over and allow to steep for 3-4 minutes. Add a little raw, organic honey if you'd like it a little sweeter. Sip, relax, and think soothing belly thoughts! This tea is pretty tasty, so feel free to enjoy the recipe even if you don't have an upset stomach.