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Lavender, Ginger, and Lime Tonic

Homemade tonics are my favorite way to start the morning. The medicinal properties of fruit, herbs, and spices are endless and only take 5 mins to make. I love putting juices in wine glasses, cause let's face it, everything tastes better in a long stemmed wine glass 💁🏻. This tonic consists of fresh lavender, lime juice, ginger, and a little bit of 🍯. According to @drmercola "There are over 100 known compounds in lavender, including phytochemicals and antioxidants. The most well-known of these is limonene, a type of terpene that stimulates the digestive enzymes in your liver and helps detoxify your body, ridding it of carcinogens. According to animal studies, limonene can also help reduce tumor growth. Caffeic acid is another constituent of lavender. Previously believed to be carcinogenic, caffeic acid was found to actually help inhibit cancer growth and have tumor-shrinking properties. Lavender has been used to remedy numerous ailments, owing in large part to its very calming effects. When seeped as tea, lavender blossoms can help alleviate stress, anxiety attacks, rheumatism, distension, and insomnia. Adding the fresh blossoms to your bathwater can help relax and ease tired muscles." If you don't already own a lavender plant, buy one. Not only do they smell amazing, but the flowers can be used to make tea, tonics, and to flavor dishes. #lavender #healthtonic 

Ingredients: 

1 lime, juiced

1 teaspoon ginger, grated

2 drops lavender oil  

1/2 teaspoon honey

4 oz. water  

1 sprig lavender 

Instructions: 

Fill a glass with ice. 

Add lime juice, ginger, lavender oil, and honey; stir. 

Fill class with soda water and garnish with lavender flowers. Enjoy! 

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