In Ayurvedic medicine, it is recommended to have to 2 - 3 herbal tonics a day for optimal health. My nightly ritual is this delicious tonic infused with three powerful herbs; Turmeric, Cinnamon and Cardamon. These herbs each have significant proven effects on overall wellbeing. This is my bulletproof insurance to ward off ageing, chronic inflammation, assist in digestive health and weight maintenance.
The incredible health benefits of Turmeric are undeniable in battling chronic inflammation that can lead to practically all major diseases such as cancer, metabolic syndrome, heart disease and even Alzheimers. This powerful herb alone, taken daily in proper dosing, can be your health insurance for years to come.
Along with its many other benefits, Cinnamon has also been shown to significantly increase the sensitivity to the hormone insulin and thus reducing insulin resistance which is the main culprit of weight gain and leading cause of diabetes.
Cardamon’s health benefits include gastrointestinal protection by fueling the intestinal fires for optimal digestion, which is the key to a healthy gut and immune system. It also controls cholesterol, provides additional anti-inflammatory protection thus warding off cancer cells, improves blood circulation, provides anti-ageing benefits and oh (blush) it is also an aphrodisiac. 😊
It is important to get the adequate dosing of each herb for therapeutic benefits. It is a misconception that a dash or two in your food is enough. Herbs are slow acting and need larger amounts for therapeutic benefits. While adding spices to your food is good practice and has some benefits no doubt, for the full benefits, larger dosing in tonics are required. An Ayurvedic practionaire can give you proper dosing for major illness or chronic conditions.
This is my health maintenance blend that I found to be delicious but feel free to play with the measurements and adjust levels to your taste buds.
1 cup of unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
1 tsp Ghee (activates ingredients)
1 tbs Turmeric
1 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Cardamon
Dash of black pepper (to activate ingredients further)
Stevia (adjust to your sweetness desired level)
Mix all ingredients in saucepan, stirring continuously to blend the herbs. Bring to slight boil. Let simmer for another few minutes for the herbs to fully steep. Pour in cup and enjoy as you would a tea or latte.