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Help for skin problems, blood sugar issues and so much more...

Updated on June 3, 2013
Packed with Essential Fatty Acids
Packed with Essential Fatty Acids

A recipe for health

I have a little secret that could change your life, or at the very least, your health. It's a recipe that's beautifully simple and yet highly effective in treating a variety of conditions from constipation to allergies.

For me it helped regulate my blood sugar when I was severely hypoglycaemic. For one of my clients it reduced an ugly red rash that had started as an allergic reaction to some chemicals he'd been using. The rash spread across his face and neck and became unbearably painful. He used the recipe I'm about to share with you and in 24hrs the rash had gone. Isn't it amazing how the body heals itself when we give it what it needs?

I have another client who balked when I asked him to make this, but when he relented and started using this product, his anxiety attacks quickly diminished and this little health wonder helped him cope with life.

What am I talking about? Is it some expensive product, that's difficult to find? Nope, not even close. It's something I learned about when I trained to become a nutrtitionist and I've given it to so many people, with fabulous results. It's called Linseed tea and you can make it right away in your kitchen. Here's the recipe

Recipe for LInseed Tea

(Note - Linseeds are the seeds of the flax plant so in your part of the world they may be called flaxseeds.)

4 tablespoons brown linseeds to every 2 litre / 2qt of water - the amount of water doesn't have to be exact. If you use less water the consistency is thicker. You can adjust it to your taste, or as I like to call it, gloop preferance!

Put the linseeds and the water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Then turn off the heat, cover and leave it to stand for approx 12hrs. Again you don't need to set your stop watch for this. I tend to make mine before bed and leave it overnight.

Bring it back to the boil and let it simmer for 1hr. Allow it to cool slightly then pass it through a sieve to separate the seeds and the liquid. If you leave it until it's completely cool you may find it's too thick to sieve. Even when it's still warm the liquid may be thick and gloopy. This is because the natural oils in the seeds have worked their way out into the water and this is what makes it so fabulous for your health. This liquid constitutes Linseed tea and it is full of the Essential Fatty Acids that most of us are deficient in.

How to use it

To make linseed tea, fill a mug or cup about 1/3rd full with the linseed tea mixture, then dilute with 2/3rds hot water. Let me give you a heads up - the tea mixture looks (and acts) like unset brown jello, (I've actually chased mine across the kitchen worksurface once when it tried to escape) - but HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS - it doesn't smell or taste of anything other than a mild black tea. If you don't like the taste, you can add a slice of lemon, a bit of honey or even a herbal teabag and then you're ready to drink. Be creative!

Why is it so fabulous?

It provides Essential Fatty Acids, or more specifially Omega 3's, in a food form that our bodies can use straightaway. This isn't an engineered tablet that your liver has to figure out what to do with. You don't need to take a lecithin supplement with it to ensure your body can use it. It's ready to go and your body will thank you. I know people who've used Linseed tea to treat all kinds of skin complaints with great results.

Why should I try it?

Many people are dehydrated without even knowing it. You may be drinking enough water but you also need to hydrate with oils and this is what the linseeds provide. Our modern diets in the developed world tend to be heavy on the Omega 6 fatty acids, leaving most people short on Omega 3's and we need both to be healthy.

Honestly, it's so easy to make, why shouldn't you try it? You have nothing to lose.

What else do I need to know?

A great time to drink Linseed tea is in between meals. Particularly if you want to balance your blood sugar.

Once cool you should keep the Linseed tea in the fridge. It will last for 2-3 days.

I'm nervous....

Don't be, Essential Fatty Acids are just that...ESSENTIAL! Don't be put off by the "Fats" part, these are good (unsaturated) fats.

Linseeds are a natural product packed with goodness. Even if you don't have a health complaint this is still good for you and I guarantee your body will love it. Enjoy!


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    • Jacqueline9 profile image

      Jacqueline9 6 years ago from Surrey, UK.

      You are very welcome, I hope it helps!

    • Charlotte B Plum profile image

      Charlotte B Plum 6 years ago

      After reading this I can't wait to try this! I so appreciate this little secret recipe that you have! Thank you for sharing it with us!