Stomach flu is the pits
I have the flu. This time it’s my stomach, and my equilibrium–dizzy spells every so often, for no apparent reason.
So it seems like a good day to share my favorite natural tummy remedy.
**note: only very rarely do I take any essential oils internally. They are extremely concentrated and can be harmful or sometimes fatal in too-large doses; most should never be taken internally at all. Do your homework. And keep out of reach of your kids. **
Yucky Tummy Potion
Heat up a mug of water in the microwave
While it’s heating, drizzle a little honey onto a spoon.
Onto the honey drop one drop each ginger essential oil and sweet fennel essential oil. (ONE drop each. Two max.)
Drizzle more honey over that. (This helps the eo dissolve a little; it is still very volatile and most will just escape into the air.
Stir mug of hot water with the honeyed spoon.
At this point you should have a lovely fragrant steaming beverage; inhaling the fumes is honestly about as helpful as actually drinking it, IMO, but it tastes lovely anyway.
And now I’m going to go make some more.
Posted on June 17, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged aromatherapy, essential oils, fennel, ginger, herbal medicine, recipes, stomach upset, yucky tummy potion. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.