Hello friends! There is wellness emerging in all of us on our journey to healthful Self-Realization. Coming soon, this spring, Amanda, Kalee Mund, myself, and other staff members will be teaming up to bring you the most inspiring Self-transformative month yet at SSYH. A fusion of Bikram yoga, Macrobiotics, Ayurveda, and other ancient art forms will help you balance, cleanse, de-toxify, beautify, and transform yourself in the spirit of dedication and discipline; pleasure and FUN! All natural and unique as YOU!
This blog is going to introduce you to the Macrobiotic Home Remedies that will be served to you fresh every Sunday as part of this transformative experience ~ I will include the ingredients and the medicinal effects that each remedy produces in the body. Let’s get started!
Beginning with the basic and daily macrobiotic beverage:
KUCKICHA or TWIG TEA ~
This tea made from the branches of the green tea plant, dried and roasted, helps bring balance and alkalize the acidic blood of modern day people (meat, processed food, alcohol, sugar, flour products, coffee, etc all acidify the blood, which to be healthy should maintain a 7.2 alkalinity on the PH scale). The tea also relieves fatigue.
ROASTED BARLEY TEA ~
Another basic and daily macrobiotic tea made from roasted barley is traditionally used more in hot weather or hot conditions, as it cools the body more that twig tea. Cooling and moistening for heat conditions (red face, tongue, high blood pressure, rashes, tightness, anger issues). This tea regulates and strengthens the stomach, spleen and pancreas.
LOTUS ROOT TEA ~
(Lotus root and a pinch of sea salt - optional dose of fresh ginger juice)
This gentle-flavored tea made from root of the lotus brings relief to respiratory problems (smokers congestion, lung cancer, excess mucus from colds and flu, emphysema, bronchitis and asthmas) It is also beneficial for the intestines.
(Twig tea, ume plums, kuzu powder, shoyu, optional fresh ginger juice)
This super deluxe blood alkalizer is the king remedy for all types of cancers, and the fastest way to recover from a food or alcohol hangover. It supplies salty electrolytes to a fatigued body and regulates all digestive problems. It soothes stomach lining and relieves intestinal problems, stimulates circulation and regulates heart rate. On top of all this, it relieves nausea and anxiety and fights infectious mico-organisms. Overall it increases vitality in the body and mind.
CARROT-DAIKON DRINK ~
(Carrot, white radish (daikon), twig tea and shoyu)
This interesting hot drink relaxes tension and tightness in the organs from too much meat, dairy and salt consumption. It removes peripheral and recent fats and lowers cholesterol. It is also beneficial for dissolving kidney stones and relieving swollen ankles and feet. Also helps in weight loss.
ADUKI-KOMBU TEA ~
(Aduki beans, kombu sea vegetable)
This hot drink enhances immunity, adds minerals to the body, thereby strengthening the blood. It is the primary remedy for kidney related problems as it regulates kidney function.
SWEET VEGETABLE DRINK ~
(Onion, celery, carrot, squash, cabbage and daikon radish)
This hot drink regulates blood sugar levels (beneficial for spleen, pancreas and diabetic symptoms) Also beneficial for the thymus gland. It is an immune enhancer and it softens tightness caused by heavy animal food consumption.
(Unsweetened berry or apple juice/cider and kuzu powder)
This very soothing and sweeter hot beverage relaxes the mind and body. It is beneficial for stomach, intestinal problems and hypoglycemia. It relieves PMS and menstrual cramping and tension.
So, there you have it folks! Your introduction to macrobiotic home remedies! Looking forward to serving you through this transformative healing journey and getting to know you all personally. See you at Ume’s Kitchen for your remedy!
Blessings on your path,