This time of year (in the Northern Hemisphere at least) brings with it all manner of nasty cold and flu bugs that call for a drink with a little extra LOVE…

Smooth Mama’s golden mylk is not dissimilar to the turmeric tea I made here, only this one contains a couple of extra spesh ingredients to help nurse you back to full health 🙂

  • Nut or Oat Mylk of your choosing
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Maca
  • 1 tsp Slippery Elm Powder

Slippery Elm facts…

The multi-use slippery elm tree is native to eastern Canada and, eastern and central US, where it’s mostly found in the Appalachian mountains. North American Indians and early settlers used the inner bark of the slippery elm not only to build canoes, shelter, and baskets, but also as a healing poultice and a soothing drink. When it comes into contact with water, the inner bark produces a thick gelatinous substance that was used as an ointment to treat urinary tract inflammation and was also applied topically for cold sores and boils. The leaves were also crushed and used to reduce bruising and, during the American Revolution, surgeons treated gun-shot wounds with the same application. Early settlers boiled bear fat :-0 with the bark to prevent it from going rancid and, in the late 19th century, it was officially recognised in the United States Pharmacopoeia.

Slippery elm powder is thought to coat and protect both irritated skin and intestinal membranes. Historically, it has been used to treat allsorts; from gout, rheumatism, and cold sores; to abscesses, ulcers, and toothaches. It contains tannins which are thought to have astringent benefits. The powder (when incorporated into a drink) can provide a soothing action for irritated throats; treat coughs, bronchitis and other lung conditions.

This all-round medicinal saviour coupled with the energy boosting maca, should have you feeling a little more human in no time.

Slippery Elm is available at most health food stores.

Ooooo I feel better already!

🙂

 

 

NB: If you are taking any other medications, always check with a medical professional before commencing any complimentary treatment.