I sat and thought and thumbed through the many recipes I have for fantastic holiday foods, but then I thought more and decided that this year I would provide something even more helpful.

I don’t know about you but I usually, ok almost always, eat way to much over the holidays especially at Christmas dinner. All the meats, side dishes, and yummy rich desserts just seem to have my name on them and so I eat and then eat some more.

So with that thought in mind, I would normally make sure I had elastic waist pants on or a long shirt that will cover me when I unzip a little.

I will not deny that this year I will probably overeat and feel all bloated and miserable. So I decided to share an herbal remedy that will counteract that misery.

Of course I realize that most people reading this right now are probably not like me, and you never overeat, you always politely refuse seconds of turkey, ham and roast and never over indulge in the side dishes or extremely yummy desserts that might be offered.

But this herbal remedy can come in handy for any of your friends or family members that may not have your will power and they do indeed end up like a stuffed turkey.

When you over eat many things happen; bloating, tiredness and gastric distress. Of course these are not only for over indulging, some people get them often after eating. This little herbal drink can aid you digestion if drink it daily.

There are probably a hundred herbs that you can use to help with that over eating feeling. Here we are going to use six of them, but you can add your own or omit those you do not like.

  • Rosemary
  • Oregano
  • Cilantro
  • Sage
  • Basil
  • Mint

It is a simple and easy to remember recipe and is also easy to carry with you in a small baggy.

Boil the water and add one teaspoon of each of the six herbs, let it steep 10 minutes until it is cool enough to drink and then sip it until it is gone.

If you are going to a party and have nothing else with you, try putting peppermint essential oil on your wrist before you go out and sniff at it every hour or so.

A Special Bonus – Morning after Tonic
If you ate too much, drank too much and wake up feeling just a tad fuzzy, hung-over and bleary eyed then try this little tea tonic.

Stir in one tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar with 10-12 ounces of boiled water. That is it. Just make sure to drink it on an empty stomach.

It will soothe the digestion, support your liver, detoxify you and slow digestive juices and reduce bloating.

If you do not like the flavor then simply add a little honey or maple syrup. You can also use fresh lemon juice if you have that on hand. You can also add a little honey or maple syrup.

Filed under: Healing Herbs

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