Lacy Phillips’ Cinnamon And Ginger Decoction
Lacy Phillips is a bright light in the L.A. wellness scene. Her work as an herbalist and a manifestation guide is grounded in gratitude and simplicity. Her site, Free & Native, is an invaluable resource for wellness tips, personal insight, inspiring conversations, and products aligned with living well.
We love Lacy’s recipe for a warming and healing decoction, a perfect excuse to slow down and sip.
This piece originally appeared on Free + Native.
Cinnamon & Ginger Decoction
Many of you know that I rarely drink water for most water sources are quite unclean and lack really important minerals. So I get purified water from my local water spot and then I make a handful of customized herbal infusions, decoctions, and tonics throughout the week to act as superwater (loaded with minerals, antioxidants and vitamins).
Lately, I’ve been conjuring up this cinnamon and ginger decoction (an herbal tea preparation when using berries, roots, and barks as opposed to an infusion, which deals with leafs and flowers). This has been to remedy some blood sugar instability (cinnamon) for my hormone healing along with better blood circulation to remedy my cold feet (ginger). It’s been medicinal and tasty – and it’s loaded with other diverse properties.
GINGER & CINNAMON DECOCTION
Any other berries, barks, and roots can be swapped for these ingredients
- 9 cups of purified water
- 5 cinnamon sticks
- 9 inches of ginger cut into ½ inch wedges
PROCESS | place all ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil. Turn down to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain and keep in your jar of choice. Enjoy three cups daily warm or chilled.
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