So you want to understand how to look and feel young and learn the secrets of longevity? Well rest assured, there is no Fountain of Youth. But fortunately we don't need one – you can make health and longevity tonics right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Homemade tonics have long been a practice of Chinese herbalism used to heal and rejuvenate life and longevity in the vital organs of the body. Taking care of ourselves from the inside out is an ideal way to look and feel younger and prevent future health problems as we age. Herbal tonics can be used to improve energy, thought clarity, immune system function, libido, the digestive tract, and a myriad of other benefits. Here are two easy-to-make tonics and their resulting benefits.
Slice some fresh ginger and licorice root. Add in a tablespoon of ground flax seeds (you can use a blender to grind them). Simmer in 2 cups of spring water for 15 minutes. The consistency of this tonic will thicken a little as it cools. Sweeten to taste with some agave nectar. The result is a very pleasant tasting and aromatic tonic. This will help with digestion and bowel function. If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, this will help you be more regular. It also is detoxifying, eliminating toxins from the body which results in more natural energy. Finally, your skin and hair will look and feel softer and more supple.
- Fo-ti Root, Goat's Rue, Astragalus Root, and cinnamon.
Use a thumb-nail sized piece of fo-ti root and astragalus root with a tablespoon of goat's rue and simmer in 2 cups of spring water for 20 minutes. Sweeten to taste with some agave nectar and stir in a teaspoon of cinnamon. This tonic has a bit of a potent bitter flavor. It is a natural blood sugar balancer and immune system enhancer. It stimulates white blood cell production in the body, and provides nourishment and cleansing to the liver and kidneys. Finally, this tonic will help fight off infection, disease, and illnesses.
Using homemade herbal tonics has been a blessing for my health. I suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, had trouble sleeping, got frequent headaches, and found my energy level to be quite low. Drinking these two tonics on a daily basis has made a world of difference, making my bowel movements regular, digestion better, energy level higher, and I have not gotten stress headaches like I used to. Also I think more clearly and am much more productive in my life.
If you want to know how to look and feel young, use homemade tonics as part of a whole health anti-aging program for much better energy and vitality, both inside and out.