We present to you three spicy concoctions made from aromatic herbs and spices. These blends are guaranteed to keep you warm and ease your digestion. The recipes are so simple, everybody can prepare them in their own home! These mixtures are perfect for the winter season, when the temperatures are really low and everybody needs some warming up. Give them a try!
- Ginger and Basil
Mix both plants using parts of them equally. If they are dry, crumble them using your fingers, and if they are fresh, chop them small. Dip them into cold water for 6-8 hours, preferably overnight. Filter the concoction and consume it as it is. Besides the fact that your body temperature will rise pretty fast, this mixture has a powerful impact on your digestion and it also has antiseptic properties. Even better, it can have a positive effect on your mood as well. If you want, you can always warm up the liquid a little bit but without boiling it. If you feel like it, you can always sweeten it with a bit of honey. The mixture can be consumed in the morning, before breakfast, for at least 21 days. For a sedative reaction, it is wise to drink it at lunch or in the evening.
- Cinnamon, Anise and Cardamom
These ingredients are mostly used to flavor desserts and drinks. But only a few are aware of the fact that these aromatic plants can fight against the chills that we feel during winter. Also, this mixture has an amazing effect on the digestive system. You take the same amount of each plant, mix it together and dip the result in water for a few hours. The concoction can be ingested right after waking up in the morning.
- Pepper, Fennel and Coriander
This mix is thermogenous, digestive and carminative. It has an antiseptic effect on the respiratory tract, pharynx and digestive tract. It is prepared and consumed exactly like the first concoction in the article. All of these herbs and spices can be used in food for the same effect. The low temperatures in the winter season can also be fought using a healthy diet. Many types of health problems are caused by chilly winds. Warming up internally through drinks and foods is always a good idea. That’s why we will also suggest a type of food that will make your winter nights a bit more bearable. Guess what we’re talking about? It starts with an “S” and it finishes in “oup”.
- Hot Soup
Hot soups are the perfect option for winter months. A broth is recommended in the evening, because, in this way, it can keep your body warm through the night. On top of that, soup gives your body all the liquid it needs and it’s so easy to digest! It’s the best way to get warm and also introduce valuable nutrients into your diet.