There is not denying we live in a time of immense tension. So many of us are living under enormous stress and strain. But, come to think of it, so were our grandparents and relatives who lived through World Wars. The Great Depression and really hard times. For that reason, some of the homemade healing potions, teas and cures our grandmothers cooked up from the kitchen cabinet are the best things to turn to in tough times. Here are some lovingly passed down from Auntie. Many remedies can be made from what you have in the kitchen, from spices as well as plants. These kitchen table cures will offer you and your family much relief from stress and strain.  Here are a few simple tried and tested recipes:

 

Nutmeg Milk

 

Grated nutmeg soothes tension and upset tummies.  Use a nutmeg grater to grate a small amount (about 1/8 teaspoon) into warmed milk (cow, soy, rice, or oat milk).

 

Cayenne Infusion

 

Use this pepper as a remedy for colds, coughs, sore throats, heartburn, hemorrhoids, and varicose veins, or as a digestive stimulant and to improve circulation.  Make an infusion by adding ½ teaspoon cayenne powder to 1 cup boiled water.  Add 2 cups of hot water to make a more pleasant and palatable infusion.  Add lemon and honey to taste.

 

 

Easy Turmeric Detox

 

This spice is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial.  Turmeric is also a liver detox and curative for acne and common colds.  Make a turmeric tea by adding a teaspoon of the powder to 4 cups of boiling water.  Simmer over low heat until it dissolves, adding milk and honey to taste.