A collection of my favourite recipes & remedies from Mexico and around the world.

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Té de Pelo de Elote – Corn Silk Tea

Corn Silk Tea

Most people probably throw away a valuable natural remedy every time they peel fresh sweet corn. I was doing it myself until my husband informed me that here in Mexico the people use them to make a detoxifying tea – Té de Pelo de Elote, which translated means, Corn Hair Tea. The silky fibres or hair that cover the corn are for pollination, but can be used to treat infections, inflammation, to heal and detoxify the body and reduce fluid retention. These hairs are full of many important chemical compounds that can benefit everyone and it tastes good too! (more…)

A Fresh Start!

Hot Lime Water, a great kick start for the day.

One of my neighbours while I was living in Goa one season was an iridologist,  I had a session with her one day and afterwards one of the things she advised me to do was to drink a glass of hot water with lemon or lime each morning before breakfast, that was about 5 years ago and i still do it  every day almost religiously!  This simple mixture is an excellent way to cleanse your system when taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, helping your body flush out unwanted toxins, amongst other things… (more…)

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