Making Herbal Tea at home
Herbs and spices are loaded with many healing properties that can do wonder to our body. I love concocting herbal teas at home, especially when I’ve had many cheat-days. I try to make herbal teas at least once a week. In this post, I am sharing one of my absolute favorites, the ‘Herbal Detox Tea’ that you can make with easily available herbs and spices.
”The groundwork of all happiness is good health”
– Leigh Hunt
HEALING BENEFITS OF THE INGREDIENTS
1. Thyme protects the body against bacterial and yeast infections and helps to clear the throat. It is also good for the skin.
2. Mint reduces inflammation, strengthens the immune system and cures your bad breath.
3. Cloves improves digestion, reduces inflammation and soothes earache and toothache
4. Linseed/ Flax-seed is high in fiber and is a good source of iron, calcium and magnesium. It is also a great energy booster.
5. Barley seed is good for people who suffer from Asthma, Hypertension and Diabetes. Additionally, it is a great source of fiber.
6. Cardamom is packed with detoxifying properties. It protects against cold and flu and helps to fight depression.
7. Methi seed (Fenugreek) is good for the digestive system and it helps to cure inflammation, as well as to control sugar level.
8. Aniseed improves digestion and relieves menstrual disorders. It is also good for the eyes and pancreas.
Why your body needs a herbal detox tea?
Our body is programmed to clean its wastes by itself. However when you eat meat, processed food and sugar packed food, this slows the cleansing process. Your body has to work harder to enable the detoxification. Thus build up of food in the intestines turns into toxins and can lead to digestive problems, weight gain, cardiovascular disease and other complications. This is why you need a detox drink to ease the process and supply the body with antioxidants, fibers and nutrients it needs.
- Some fresh mint leaves
- 5 cloves
- 1 tbsp Lin-seed
- 1 tbsp Barley seed
- 5 Cardamom
- 1/2 tsp Methi seed
- 1/2 tsp Aniseed
- 1 cinnamon stick
- A pinch of turmeric powder
- Water – 5 glasses
- Put the water to boil
- Add all the ingredients gradually except for mint leaves and thyme.
- Bring it to a boil – Add the mint leaves & thyme.
- Let it boil for an additional one or two minutes then switch off the flame.
- Let the infusion cool down for around 30 minutes and then strain before consuming.
To enhance the taste, you can add honey to your drink (optional)
”He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not”
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post, thank you for dropping by.