After all of the chaos and stress this past week has brought -- I think we all need a little bit of sweet sweet wellness to soothe our souls. This time, we have concocted a little elixir that is jam-packed full of all around goodness. In this Silver Rose Milk Elixir you will find muddled berries, milk thistle tea, white rosebud tea, rhubarb preserves, rose water, colloidal silver and toped with vanilla macadamia-nut milk. A great wellness cocktail to put you to bed or soothe your liver and belly after a bit too much fun.
So you ask-why bother making this elixir?? I find it sometimes hard to always be ingesting all of the supplements and vitamins I wish to be taking on a daily basis. Especially when, maybe I also can't stomach their taste. I struggle with milk thistle -- I also struggle with consistently intaking enough berries and lets be real-- I never eat rhubarb. By missing out on barley intaking these herbs and fruits, I am missing out on so many amazing natural remedies and preventatives.
If I start to make these elixirs on a daily basis, mixing up their contents here and there, then I automatically begin a health regime that also tastes like a dream.
Please read through the below benefits this drink has to offer--
“The Protection Plant”
The seeds of the Milk thistle plant have been used for over 2,000 years to help protect the liver from toxins. Which means it is a great hang over remedy. Several scientific studies suggest that substances in milk thistle (especially a flavonoid called silymarin) protect the liver from toxins, including certain drugs, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), which can cause liver damage in high doses. Silymarin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. And it may help the liver repair itself by growing new cells. Early laboratory studies suggest that silymarin and other active substances in milk thistle may have anti-cancer effects. These substances appear to: Stop cancer cells from dividing and reproducing, shorten the lifespan of cancer cells and reduce blood supply to tumors. Some studies suggest silymarin may favorably supplement sunscreen protection and may help reduce the risk of skin cancer. Other studies suggest milk thistle acts synergistically with chemotherapy.
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Who knew that rhubarb was such a badass when it came to health? Not only is it packed with minerals, vitamins, organic compounds, and other nutrients that make it ideal for keeping our bodies healthy. Some of the health benefits of rhubarb include its ability to aid weight loss, improve digestion, prevent Alzheimer’s disease, stimulate bone growth, avoid neuronal damage, increase skin health, prevent cancer, optimize metabolism, improve circulation, and protect against various cardiovascular conditions.
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Rosebuds have been considered a miracle herb particularly for women. It has been used for thousands of years to help cure a vast array of sicknesses. Roses are most famous for their help in receiving menstrual cramps. They reduce breast tenderness and even balance endocrine disorders. It actually stabilizes emotional ups and downs and balancing the mind— and the list goes on. Some of the other benefits of this multi-talented herd are; immune system boost, sore throat soothing, improves digestion, UTI relief, stress and anxiety relief, skin, acne and hair benefits and help with weightloss.. and this is just to name a few.
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Blackberries are one of the leaders in the world of antioxidants. Some other health benefits include better digestive health, strengthened immune defense, healthy functioning of heart, prevention of cancer and relief from endothelial dysfunction. Blackberry provides cognitive benefits and aids in enhancing memory, weight management, keeping the bones strong, healthy skin, improved vision and disease-free eyes, normal blood clotting and may also serve as a valuable food during pregnancy owing to an impressive gamut of healthful nutrients.
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Like blackberries , Raspberries are jam packed with health benefits. They are Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber. They have a high concentration of ellagic acid, a phenolic compound that prevents cancer, thereby stopping the growth of cancer cells and eliminating the progress of some cancers. The oil from raspberries also has a sun protection factor. It also, helps to lose weight and also takes proper care of your skin while aging.
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A supplement I swear by. If you don’t already take colloidal silver on a daily basis you should start to integrate it into your daily routine. Some of the basics about this super supplement are first, its ability to control antibiotic-resistant superbugs. It literally destroys disease-causing pathogens. Colloidal silver stimulates healing in the skin and other soft tissues. Its antiviral, anti-inflammatory. It helps control sinus infection along with preventing the common cold, flu and pneumonia .
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This post was in collaboration with Chelsey Rose Health
Recipe, Creative Direction + Photography by Valerie Noell