When we are sick, or when we get stomach problems we often turn to herbal teas to relieve the symptoms. Green tea is one of the favorite choices, but it’s best to go with an herbal option. The following recipe will make you feel better and it can fight many health problems, such as: cold, menstrual cramps or even diabetes. It is is very simple and easy to make, and it’s made from easy available ingredients, which you probably already have in your kitchen cabinet. Just follow the simple instructions and enjoy your tea.
Here’s how to prepare it:
- A thumb-sized piece of ginger root
- 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- A stick of Ceylon cinnamon
- A teaspoon of organic honey
- 1 ½ a cup of filtered water
first, you should put the water in a small saucepan and heat on medium heat. While you wait for the water to boil, you can chop the ginger. When the water starts to boil, you need to add the chopped ginger to the saucepan. Reduce the heat on low and wait until it starts to simmer. Then, add the cinnamon and simmer for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, you should strain the tea into a cup, and then you can add the honey and the lemon juice and enjoy your tea.
Here are the health benefits of this healing tea:
Just a single gram of cinnamon daily will reduce your blood sugar and cholesterol levels in type 2 diabetes patients. Many people in the world use this healthy spice to treat their condition and prevent complications with their health conditions, such as: heart disease, vision problems, kidney failure, numbness, and stroke.
2.Fights the flu
The most effective and most active compound in ginger is Gingerol.It provides the antibacterial and anti-viral properties for ginger, which makes it an efficient tool against the common cold flu. This super healthy root also relieves lung inflammation and muscle pain related with the infection. Honey is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It coats the throat and reduces the pain that accompanies coughing.
3.Eases menstrual symptoms
Ginger has the ability to soothe menstrual cramps by inhibiting the synthesis of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins and thromboxanes, the main causes of menstrual pain.This super healthy root also helps in reducing the blood loss in women, who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding.
Ginger can relieve migraines, nausea and vomiting. It’s a great option for treating motion sickness in children and can prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy. Ginger is also very useful as a digestion aid and to prevent bloating.
According to a study conducted at the University of Miami, ginger presents a future substitute for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The study included 247 participants with knee osteoarthritis. Ginger reduced the pain and stiffness and knee joints by 40 % over the placebo.
Another, more recent study, found that ginger has the ability to destroy cancer cells in 2 ways: apoptosis – cancer cell suicide; and autophagy – cancer cells are tricked into killing themselves. The medical experts are now studying this spice as a natural treatment for ovarian cancer.
Try this tea this season and you will be amazed of how good you will feel!