What is Materre Desert? How do I prepare this Ayurvedic Herbal Blend?

Posted by Mikaela Valentino on

Materre Desert is formulated with the intention to support, lubricate and soothe.

image of sandy desert with jar of ayurvedic herbs with yellow sun behind

Favorite Desert Preparations 

One of my personal favorite ways to use it is in my coffee in the morning. Just sprinkle a decorative taste on top of your latte foam or add a teaspoon in with your coffee grounds and brew as usual.

The recipe is designed to be a great start to your morning, feel soothing and lubricating to your body, and generally spice up your routine in the healthiest of ways. 

Said in another way, it will lubricate your joints and intestines, making for smooth moves and eliminating waste from the body.

You can also add it to a cup of tea or substitute it in any recipe that calls for cinnamon. It is especially fun to add a teaspoon into your baked goods, oatmeal, or chia seed pudding.

 

What's Inside Desert Blend

The two main ingredients are turmeric and cinnamon, both powerful antioxidant superfoods, well known anti-inflammatories, and antibacterial spices with numerous researched health benefits which include reducing joint pain, lowering blood sugar levels, decreasing the risk of heart disease, and even improving brain function.

Ingesting antioxidants are very important for lowering free radicals in the body which can potentially cause cancer and are a big factor in aging the human body.

Slippery elm bark and licorice root both contain mucilage and are demulcents. They are cornerstone treatments for gastrointestinal health and disease in Ayurveda and other traditional systems of medicine, often prescribed as a demulcent, mild laxative, and anti-inflammatory. They treat hyperacidity (alkalizing and lowering acidity in the body), ulcerative conditions (such as Colitis, Crohn's), and compromised mucous membranes (sometimes called leaky gut syndrome). They can be considered “prebiotic” and aid in happy gut microbiota.

Mucilage, like it sounds, is a sticky, slimy, gooey mixture of sugars that coats the throat, so it’s no surprise that slippery elm is found in many brands of throat lozenges and throat-soothing teas.

 Slippery elm is sometimes recommended to soothe unexplained inflammation in the lining of the urinary tract, like those with interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome). It’s also considered an herbal remedy for treating occasional heartburn, acid reflux, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

 

Would you like a taste? Enjoy Materre Desert.

 

 

Citations

InviteHealth:

“A demulcent is derived from the Latin word for “caress”. A demulcent is an agent that forms a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane. Demulcents are a classification of plants, sometimes referred to as mucoprotective agents or mucilage-producing agents. Some of the members of this group are food sources, while others come in the form of herbal preparations, tea, dry powder, capsules or tinctures. Demulcent herbs have the ability to act as a protective barrier on irritated or inflamed tissue.”

 

Cat’s claw works both by boosting your immune response and calming an overactive immune system with its anti-inflammatory properties and immune benefits. 3

 

Healthline: 

“Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

Curcumin  has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals on its own but also stimulates your body’s own antioxidant enzymes.

Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in your brain. Curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to lead to various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease.

Curcumin has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease. It improves the function of the endothelium and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant.

Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer.

 

To your health, family.

Love,

Your sisters of Goddess Breath


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