Who doesn’t already rely on a healthy, infused cup of healing tea to cure most things?
We are all aware of the medicinal properties of tea, and that it has been used for medicinal purposes in a number of cultures for thousands of years.
There are so many varieties of tea available all over the world, and every type of tea has its own benefits and purposes. In fact, there are almost as many types of tea as there are people on our planet.
And by choosing the right ingredients for your tea, you can cure almost anything, from a cold during the winter to helping alleviate your diabetes symptoms.
How to make ginger, cinnamon and honey healing tea
The three magical ingredients in this tea are all famous in their own right, and are known for their healing powers individually. These powers become even more powerful when they are warmed up and put together in the right way.
You will need:
- 1 piece of thumb-sized ginger
- 2 tbsp of organic lemon juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp of raw organic honey
- 1.5 cup of filtered water
- Bring the water to the boil in a pan.
- Then add the peeled and sliced ginger to the boiling water.
- Once it starts boiling again, reduce the heat so the water simmers.
- Add the cinnamon stick and let the mixture simmer for another five minutes.
- Strain the mixture.
- Then add the honey for some sweetness and stir it in.
- Finally, add in lemon juice for antioxidants and vitamins.
Here’s what’s so good about this healing tea:
Not only is the tea great for colds and flu, but also has a number of other health benefits, here are just some of them:
The tea can be very beneficial in reducing the damaging effects of diabetes. Diabetes can cause heart disease, high blood pressure, eye disease, kidney disease and strokes, but by drinking this tea regularly you can help to avoid these risks. The Hesperidin compound found in lemons can modify the functions of the enzymes that affect your blood sugar levels.
Cold, flu and nausea
This healing tea is crammed with vitamins and antioxidants, which work to fight flu and colds. It is specifically great at helping to unblock nasal congestion, says the University Health Service of Rochester.
Fighting indigestion and heartburn
The ginger in the tea helps to reduce bloating and an upset stomach. And alongside the other ingredients, it can also be used to prevent indigestion and heartburn. Drink before and after a meal to enjoy the benefits.
Inflammation, headaches, and menstrual cramps
Ginger has a number of anti-inflammatory properties to decrease inflammation, swelling and pain. By drinking the tea and avoiding inflammation you also manage to avoid other diseases that are caused by inflammation, such as prostaglandis in your blood veins.
Ginger is considered one of the most powerful and all-natural anti-cancer remedies. Not only do the tea’s vitamins help with the prevention and anti-damage of the development of cancer cells, but the tea also includes a number of antioxidants in its components which include the “ability to induce apoptosis, decrease proliferation, cause cell-cycle arrest, and suppress activator protein.”
Treating dry scalp
Dry and itchy scalp is often an issue during the winter months, and one of the best ways to avoid experiencing this uncomfortable issue is to ensure your body has enough vitamin A and C. The magical tea is a great source of both vitamins, and can help to prevent dry and itchy scalp.
Whatever your ailment, the tea is great for keeping your body healthy and balanced, and prevent the worst kind of colds, flu, and itchy and dry skin. Leaving you to enjoy your winter this year!
By Charlotte H.