Spice-Rack: Cinnamon for Congestion, Diarrhea, & Nausea


Cinnamon is good for so many things besides making Snickerdoodle Cookies, etc. If you have the sniffles, it can help to relieve congestion.

Make cinnamon tea to help relieve the following:

  • * Congestion
  • * Diarrhea
  • * Nausea
  • * Runny nose
  • * Metabolize fats

How to make cinnamon tea:

All you have to do is make the tea with one cinnamon stick or one teaspoon ground cinnamon (or more to taste), one cup boiling water, and let steep for 15 minutes.  Stir well.  Sweeten with Stevia (this is what I use), honey, agave nector, or your sweetener of choice.

* However, women who are pregnant should not use large amounts of cinnamon, but it’s OK in foods.

Spice-Rack: Ginger Helps Nausea

Do you ever feel nauseated from sinus drainage or maybe from taking medicine or a vitamin? Sometimes I will feel nauseated from taking a vitamin B or when I have sinus drainage. For some people, motion sickness is a real problem when they travel. And for the expectant mommy-to-be, morning sickness can be a regular daily experience. Well, just look in your spice rack and grab the ginger. I’ve read you can make tea with it using 1 tsp. of ginger with 1 cup boiling water, steep for 10 minutes, strain, and then drink. (I would need sweetener.) I have not tried the tea, but we do keep Ginger Snaps around most of the time. I can eat a couple of those and it really helps my nausea go away.