An upset tummy has plagued all of us at one point. It could be something eaten, gastro or an emotional cause.
The stomach belongs to ‘late summer’ in the 5 elements, it’s corresponding emotion being worry. So when we say “sick with worry” literally the emotion worry is damaging our stomach energy. Not a good time to eat (if you even feel like it), or experiencing any strong emotions for that matter, which will only injure stomach energy further.
What would help settle the queasies is herbal teas, what are also helpful to protect your middle even if symptoms aren’t present. It might just help settle emotions too.
Soothing Tummy Sleep Tea
In a glass jar, combine…
3 Tblsp Peppermint
3 Tblsp Lemon balm (substitute Lemon Myrtle)
3 Tblsp Chamomile
3 Tblsp Culinary lavender
Put 1 tsp of the mixture in a tea ball or small teapot. Pour in boiling water and steep for 5 minutes or so.
For colicky babies over 4 months, you can combine with 30 mls apple juice or with milk.
Recipe courtesy of Golden Holistic Medical Centre http://bit.ly/ZJmZB9