Linseed tea

This is called gloop in our house & it’s been a staple of mine for over 10 years.

It doesn’t really taste of anything, but it’s so hydrating & full of lignans which are great for the colon, as well as incredibly calming, so in my opinion well worth having.

There’s a catch 22 situation we have in the body where stress causes dehydration, & when the body registers dehydration it has a stress response – & round it goes.
The colon is the first place to register dehydration, so the gloopy nature of linseed tea in the colon helps to give the message of hydration & therefore switch off the catch 22.

Dehydration is often seen in naturopathy as the cornerstone of good health, & I can tell in my own body the difference that even one cup of this a day can make, especially to my blood sugar levels, which in turn helps to balance many other mechanisms.

2 tablespoons golden linseeds
1 litre water

• Put the linseeds (brown work too but are way more gloopy so only use 1 tablespoon) in a big pan with just over a litre of water.

• Bring to the boil then take off the heat & leave either all day or all night; roughly 8-12 hours.

• Bring to the boil again & simmer for an hour.

• When cooled enough to not crack a bottle but not so much that it’s too gloopy to pour in, strain into a litre bottle, leave to cool completely then store in the fridge for 2 days.

• Do not drink it on its own; the consistency is disgusting & you’ll think I’m unhinged… Fill about 1/3 – 1/2 a mug with it then add boiling water& a fruit / herbal teabag if you like, & stir really well.

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