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Anti -Inflammatory Honey Pastilles


My pain

I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in my jaw officially last year which came with a plan for a jaw restructure. I have had so far one surgery completed with another one to follow after a year of separating my teeth to have them slowly come back together. I had installed a mouth piece with 4 screws which was drilled into my palette. With the pain I was enduring during this specific mouth piece made me want to give birth triplets, naturally, & take care of everything myself for the first 6 months. Ive given birth 2 times in my life. Both naturally, one in a hospital, the other with a midwife in my home. I lost 25 pounds last year, from basically not eating. Anyone who has had this kind of intervention knows exactly what I am talking about.

My second surgery, which will be breaking my jaw (the first surgery I cannot remember what exactly it was for, but that is something to explore after I am done this complete intervention, to not scare myself before my last surgery. My last surgery will happen between 1-1.5 years after my first. I am SO excited! This whole process has shed so many tears, & many regrets of saying yes to the invasive intervention.

During this period I took daily Turmeric capsules. Knowing that it would help my inflammation & pain. It really does help. I like to dry different ways to consume Turmeric to ‘spice’ up my pain management.

Turmeric is one of those roots that has so many uses it should stand proud in anyone’s medicine cabinet. The way to maximize Turmerics magic is to pair it with Black pepper. Black pepper enhances the medicinal compounds of Turmeric.


Medicinal actions & uses

Turmeric – Curcuma longa: Blood mover, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antioxidant, carminative, Arthritis, Analgesic, Muscle & joint pain

Ginger – Zingiber officinale: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Respiratory, Digestive, Circulatory, Blood moving

Black pepper – Piper nigrum: Digestion, Arthritis, Circulatory stimulant, Antispasmodic

Calendula – Calendula Officinalis: Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Digestive

Anti-inflammatory Honey Pastilles

1 tbsp Ground Ginger
1 tbsp Ground Turmeric
1 tbsp Freshly Ground Pepper
1 tbsp Local honey
1/8 c. Ground Calendula flowers (approx)

In a bowl combine Ginger, Turmeric, Pepper & mix well.
Then add honey. Mix well.

Roll into pea size balls, then roll your pastille in the Calendula. Place pastilles on parchement paper, refrigerate for 30 min, then place into an air tight container.

Makes approx. 60 pastilles.


Other uses

All of these herbs work wonderfully for your digestive needs also for cold & flu. If you like hot, you can chew your pastilles, otherwise if you are like me, you will swallow them whole.


I want to show others that medicine is all around us. There are many common backyard plants that we can benefit from. Including what we use as a day to day culinary herb within our dishes can have a huge impact on our daily health. Being conscience of different common herbs that you might already have in your pantry & work with them to enhance your families health.


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