Tea spiced with ginger, cinnamon and anise offers numerous potential benefits. Originated in India and also referred to as chai tea, it can be made easily with simple ingredients:
Homemade Tea with Ginger, Cinnamon and Anise
- 2-3 cinnamon sticks
- 4-5 pieces star anise
- 2 inches gingerroot, peeled and thinly sliced
- 4 cups water
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
-Put all the ingredients in a large pot and bring to boil.
-Simmer for half an hour, keep adding water when necessary.
-Strain into a teapot and add the honey to taste.
-Serve hot and enjoy.
What Are the Health Benefits of This Tea
Benefits of cinnamon
This spice is high in a substance with powerful medicinal properties, and it’s packed with several important minerals, including calcium, iron and manganese. It regulates blood sugar, making it a good choice for people with diabetes. The rich antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory effects, which will help you lower the risk of many illnesses such as arthritis.
Benefits of star anise
Star anise has been popular used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and it is believed to be able to promote digestion, treat flu by combating the flu virus, ensure a good sleep, relieve lower back pain. With anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, it is also useful in treating asthma and cough.
Benefits of ginger & honey
Ginger tea is so beneficial for health thanks to its high levels of vitamin C as well as other minerals. Adding honey to your tea will give it additional antioxidant. A simple cup of ginger tea with honey is useful for many conditions:
- Relieves nausea
- Treats an upset stomach
- Treats arthritis due to the anti-inflammatory properties
- Improves blood circulation
- Fights infections
- Relieves menstrual discomfort
- Boosts immune system
- Lowers stress and anxiety