Another step I’ve taken on my gut-healing journey is the daily ingestion of tea. More specifically, a tea that helps soothe and heal the gut. This tea is a combination of marshmallow root, slippery elm bark, and peppermint leaf.
Do you see in the picture a sort of viscous liquid floating at the top of the cup? That’s the marshmallow and slippery elm. They produce a mucilage that coats the membranes and helps to reduce inflammation of the intestines, something that many people suffer from on a modern diet. This mucilage is why you want to cold press this tea, and not use hot water, to help keep it in tact. (It’s not gross to drink–I promise!!!) Continue reading