Bitter bitter bitter! Is what I have to say… just what the body needs..
This week I felt the need to assist in bringing on my monthly bodily cleanse. A few things have been going on and so my body called for Soracee to join in. This herb spoke to me one morning as I was going through my pantry for the right tender love and care to caress my sensitivities, while being hearty and grounding. Nothing grounds you better than a few bitters. This packet was purchased for $0.79 in some grocery store in Brooklyn (most likely on Flatbush Avenue). It contained 100% natural dried leaves and stems of the “Soracee” Plant, otherwise known as Bitter Melon, Chin-li-chih, Melao de Sao Caetano (Brazil) or African cucumber. Check out our coverage of the plant in our community index of plants knowledge, under the research tab.
As per the instructions on the packet, I boiled two (2) liters of water (I recommend using the Alkaline water if you have it available). Then added the entire contents of the bag. Let it boil for a bit and then left it to steep and cool down. I drank a full large cup of the tea, without any sweetener to get the full effects of the plant. I am drinking the tea until the end of the 2 liters, then we’ll be refilling it to complete the week.
This bitter melon tea has many wonderful qualities and health benefits. Personally, after drinking it, I felt my stomach settle and I was at peace with a sense of calm. The initial bitter flavor subdues after you get used to it. lol. Be inspired to make some at home!