Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Friday, January 29, 2016
Fennel Tea ~ Lemongrass Tea ~ Tidbits
I had tea photos, but forgot to load them last night.
First, Hubby suffers from severe stomach indigestion and heartburn daily. He used to belch often until he started taking omeprazole pills.
I've tried for years, to get him to give herbs a try, and he insisted he take the pills. Pills like these have side effects and cause damage to your kidneys and other organs (according to what I can find on it on the internet).
Finally....finally....he tried a tea.
He had been sipping fennel tea instead of the pills, and the results?
He agreed to drink it without taking his daily pill. Keep in mind some people taking prescriptions may not be able to drink this (or any other) herbal tea. This is simply his experience with the tea.
He agreed if he had no stomach issues he would drink the tea when needed and give up the expensive, unhealthy pills.
Also, the organic fennel sold in the grocery store is not as strong as the organic bulk you can buy from health stores or natural food stores. I tried both myself. Of course, growing it this summer is an option too.
Update on Lemongrass tea: Our 16 year-old had a headache and did not want to take an over-the-counter pain reliever (I think they are finally realizing that "pills" are not always a healthy answer). I made her a hot cup of lemongrass tea and her headache subsided. She now asks for a "tea" when she is ailing. I myself love it! I honestly think it works better if not just as good as Valerian alone for a "help you sleep" tea. I will be trying it out a few more times in the evenings.
We do not know yet if our 19 year-old got the job at the dog kennel yet. She is very hopeful. There was another girl being interviewed. If Daughter is chosen, she'll receive a call today or sometime soon. Keep crossing those fingers. She really, really wants this job.
I have to get my car's oil changed today. I tried yesterday and with kids in and out and one staying after school for science club (yes, I have two science nut kids), I could not get it up to the "big city." Maybe today. I wish I was trained on doing it myself, but we don't even have the space in the garage to pull the car in right now anyway. Some day.....
The chickens are in the winning circle right now. They killed another mouse in the coop. Before I let them back in at night I did a complete search for any more to be removed.
I just flipped my calendar/organizer page to February. I have a few bills to record and pay and then I must get on with my day. Hard to believe January is almost over already. Where did the time go?
I may just do something very spontaneous today. You never know.
Oye....you should hear my puppies right now. It's 7:13am, and they both have a squeaky toy blasting away, ha ha!