When we get sick, when we get stomach problems or when we are not feeling well – the first thing we usually reach for is tea. Yes, we all know that green tea has many health properties and it can provide many health benefits for us and our health. But, sometimes we should go for caffeine-free herbal tea. In this article we are going to show you how to make the most amazing tea. This nutritious and super healthy tea will make you feel better and it can fight many health problems, such as: cold, menstrual cramps or even diabetes. This incredible this 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.
Honey Ginger Cinnamon TEA – RECIPE:
- thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 stick of Ceylon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of raw organic honey
- 1 ½ cup of filtered water
Here’s what you need to do – first, you need to 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, you need to add the cinnamon and simmer for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, you need to strain the tea into a cup. Now, you can add the honey and the lemon juice and enjoy your delicious tea.
These are the health benefits you will get if you drink this amazing tea:
Did you know that just 1 gram of cinnamon per day can reduce the blood sugar levels and bad cholesterol levels (LDL) in people who suffer from type 2 diabetes? Many people in the world use this super-healthy spice to manage their condition and prevent complications with their health conditions, such as: heart disease, vision problems, kidney failure, numbness, stroke, etc.
- Fights the Flu
The most effective and most active compound in ginger is Gingerol. Well, this compound provides the antibacterial and anti-viral properties for ginger, which makes it extremely useful in fighting the cold and the flu. This super healthy root also relieves lung inflammation and muscle pain related with the infection. Honey – one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It coats the throat to reduce the swelling and relieves the pain caused by excessive coughing. Honey is the perfect tool for soothing sore throat.
- Eases menstrual symptoms
As we mentioned, ginger has many health properties. It also soothes menstrual cramps in all natural way. How ginger helps with menstrual symptoms – well, it works by inhibiting of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins and thromboxane’s, which are the most common cause for the pain and discomfort during the menstrual cycle. This super healthy root also helps in reducing the blood loss in women, who suffer from HMN (Heavy Menstrual Bleeding).
- Soothes nausea
Well, did you know that ginger can also help you with migraines, nausea and vomiting? Parents also use ginger to treat motion sickness in children. The medical experts use ginger and its healing properties to prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy. And yes, ginger is also very useful as a digestion aid and to prevent bloating.
- Treats arthritis
A recent study, conducted by group of researchers at the University of Miami, has found that ginger extract could become a substitute to nonsteroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Almost 250 participants were included in this study and they all had osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Ginger reduced the pain and stiffness and knee joints by 40 % over the placebo.
- Fights cancer
Another, more recent study, has found that ginger has the ability to destroy cancer cells in 2 ways: apoptosis – cancer cell suicide; and autophagy – cancer cells are tricked into digesting themselves. The medical experts are now studying this spice as a natural treatment for ovarian cancer.