If you’re looking for an easy to make, healthy and multipurpose beverage then you’ve come to the right place. We all know that you are what you eat however not a lot of people know that certain ingredients hold powerful medicinal properties. This tea recipe is great if you’re feeling under the weather, feeling bloated, feeling morning sickness and much more.
This ginger cinnamon tea is super versatile since it can be drunk cold or hot and you can store it in your fridge for about a week. Thanks to its antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties it can prevent you from getting sick and aid in recovery, plus it has many other medicinal properties helping you stay healthy in a refreshingly delicious way.
Health Benefits of Cinnamon
Antioxidants play a vital role in human life, acting as health protecting agents they protect the body from the free radicals that cause the oxidative process which occurs naturally in the body.
The body uses inflammation in order to protect the muscles from chemical or physical damage however, sometimes due to external factors the inflammation won’t go away on its own and that’s where anti-inflammatories come in, there have been studies that indicate the great anti-inflammatory properties that cinnamon possesses
An animal study conducted on rats showed that cinnamophilin, a compound found in cinnamon, that cinnamophilin conferred protection against ischemic damage in the rats brains.
Studies have revealed that cinnamon extracts lower not only blood glucose but also cholesterol levels
Various studies have reported to the antimicrobial properties cinnamon possesses, helping you kill bacteria and making the ingredients last longer
Health Benefits of Ginger
Research has shown that ginger is a great ingredient to combat nausea and prevent vomiting. This is particularly useful for pregnant women who constantly encounter feelings of nausea and vomiting which can cause a nutritional deficiency
Ginger has long been studied for its protective effect on the gastrointestinal system “Seven RCTs examined ginger’s effect on gastric function, mostly regarding gastric emptying and dysrhythmia. All studies that observed gastric emptying rate reported ginger as a digestive enhancer”
Ginger has shown to have pain relieving properties and especially effective in women who are suffering from menstrual pains which is also known as dysmenorrhea.
Studies researching the efficiency of ginger on the metabolic system have been widely conducted and have demonstrated a significant lowering of fasting blood sugar, insulin sensitivity, and insulin resistance.
Here’s how to make it
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- ½ cup of fresh ginger thinly sliced
- 6 cups of water
- 1 lemon wedge
- 2 Tbsps. of honey
In a pot simmer the ginger, cinnamon, honey for about 20 mins. Leave for longer if you want your tea stronger.
Once you’re happy with your tea, strain the tea through a sieve, pour into a cup, add lemon wedge for garnish and add honey to taste.
This serves for about 6 portions if you want more just double the portions