Recipe: Flax Seed Tea
“… if you are stressed your body can be like a badly watered hanging basket. The water just goes straight through, hardly touching the sides! Linseed tea helps, because it is slightly gelatinous, this soothes and relaxes the colon, and allows it to absorb more water.”
I have posted a recipe before on making flax seed tea, but I believe that this one that Keith uses may allow the seeds to hold onto more of its therapeutic nutrients.
Flax seed tea recipe
- Put 1 teaspoon of flax seed into a saucepan.
- Add 1 litre of fresh, filtered water
- Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 20 minutes.
- You can then sieve off the seeds if you wish (I keep mine in)
- Use this “gel” to make further cups of tea for the day by adding hot water to warm it again. (Use about 1/4 – 1/3 cup flax seed tea and top up with hot water)
Hydration is the biggest benefit of flax seed tea that I am bringing to you today. However regular drinking of flax seed tea offers many more therapeutic effects. The mucilage in flax seed tea helps to:
- Soothe a sore throat and heartburn,
- Relax irritated lungs
- Sweep the colon and calm inflammation within it. (Don’t take if suffering from a bowel obstruction)
- Reduce gas, bloating and abdominal cramps
- Relieve constipation
Drink 1-2 cups of this flax seed tea per day in addition to 1-2 litres of water, to get your body water tight.
Wishing you all a very happy Easter