Good medicine can be as simple as steeping dried herbs and spices with water to make “healing waters” that help address the body’s imbalances. According to Vidya Light Miller, author of Ayurveda & Aromatherapy: The Earth Essential Guide to Ancient Wisdom and Modern Healing, “When you take herbs with water, you strengthen your whole system. Their potency goes directly into the body—it’s like taking liquid medicine.” You can drink these herbal infusions just as you would regular water—carry a bottle with you and sip all day.
Why? Cinnamon helps reduce cholesterol and stabilize blood-sugar levels.
How? Crunch a whole cinnamon stick with a rolling pin. Add the broken chips to 1 quart of water and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and serve warm or at room temperature.
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