How to Make Happy Tummy Honey
This is such a simple home remedy! Happy Tummy Honey takes very little time to make.
It preserves well and tastes delicious.
It is the perfect remedy to have on hand for whenever you have an upset stomach or feel like you just haven’t digested a meal that well.
Happy Tummy Honey
1 cup honey
2 tablespoons powdered fennel seed
2 tablespoons powdered coriander seed
1 tablespoon powdered cumin seed
Clean sterilized jar
Dried powdered herbs
The herbs need to be dried and finely powdered before mixed into the honey. If you use fresh herbs or spices in the honey, it will have a short shelf life. This medicinal honey recipe calls for dried, powdered herbs. Many herbs or spices can be powdered in your own kitchen using a blender or coffee grinder.
Some herbs and spices are too fluffy or too woody and need to be powdered with commercial grade equipment in order to break them down sufficiently. Also, you don’t really want your coffee grinder forever smelling like cumin! It is easy enough to purchase powdered spices. You can purchase powdered fennel, coriander and cumin here: Mountain Rose Herbs.
The best honey to use is one that is local to where you live. Try to find a beekeeper in your area that sells honey and purchase honey that is raw and has not been heated. Some of the store bought honey is processed and heated and many commercial honeys are not labeled with the information of whether they are cooked or not. When you buy honey from someone local, you can ask them what their processing methods are and if they heat the honey or not. Farmers markets are a great place to find a bulk source of local honey.
How to Make Happy Tummy Honey
1) Measure out the coriander, cumin and fennel
2) Put the spices into a bowl and mix together well
3) Add honey to spices
4) Use a spoon to stir and mix well. Make sure the herbs are completely mixed into the honey. (Lick the spoon)
5) Put the herbal honey into a jar, label it and store in a cabinet
6) Let sit for two weeks so the properties of the herbs can infuse into the honey
7) Sometimes the herbs settle a little and the honey needs another good stirring 8) After two weeks, the Happy Tummy Honey is ready to use!
Herbal honeys are very stable. We keep several herbal honeys in the pantry and a few can be found on the kitchen table so they are conveniently added to breakfast. Because the honeys are made with all dried ingredients, they can easily last for one year outside of the refrigerator. Truthfully, they never last very long before being eaten up around here…..
How to Use Happy Tummy Honey
Stir one teaspoon to one tablespoon of Happy Tummy Honey into 1 cup hot water. Mix the honey into the water. Once it has cooled enough, you can drink it.
Basically you are using the herbal honey to make an instant tea.
Benefits of Coriander, Cumin and Fennel
Cumin, coriander and fennel are all wonderful spices for helping to settle the stomach. Together they create a delicious flavor and make a wonderful tasting tea. These three healing spices help with indigestion, bloating and gas that can come from eating too fast, too much or the wrong food combination. All three of these spices have a carminative action which means they help to increase the flow of blood and oxygen to the digestive tract, enhancing digestion. This simple herbal honey tea will calm an upset stomach and help you to relax. You can also put a teaspoon of Happy Tummy Honey on your oatmeal to help you digest breakfast. You may also enjoy a cup of Happy Tummy Honey Tea after dinner to help you digest a heavy meal or just have a cup because it tastes so delicious. Enjoy! This recipe is from my book, The Herbal Kitchen, I hope you enjoy it!
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