Take a good tea can be much more beneficial to health than you might think. Tea is an excellent ally to improve our immunity avoiding catching colds, flu and other diseases. Tea, if done well, can contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory elements.
The therapeutic effects of many teas are scientifically proven. An important point is the regularity: the majority of tea must be consumed each day so that their effects can be perceived. Tea (or infusion) is one of the main ways to take advantage of herbal medicines, which are beneficial to health. It is also a neurological stimulation increases more than the welfare.
The immune system is responsible for protecting the body from various attacks on health, whether by viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, infections, among others. Every day, this system faces germs and microorganisms that are considered harmful to the proper functioning. Therefore, a good maintenance of cells, tissues and organs that make up this natural defense is extremely important to have a healthy life.
All ingredients are optional. The more you can add the better. However, be sure to do, because the ingredients are all functional and are even helpful in your tea is much simpler.
- 5 star anise
- 1 piece of ginger
- 1 little mint
- 1 tablespoon fennel dessert
- 1 tablespoon turmeric coffee
- 1 pinch of pepper
- 8 cloves
- 1 little goji berry
- 1 tablespoon matcha coffee
- 1 teaspoon of tea coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- ½ lemon
About the Ingredients
Starry anise: This consists mainly of anethole, phellandrene, safrole, terpineol, 1.4 cineole. This plant is rich in shikimic acid, a potent antiviral. Help gas, coughing, colds, and us gastrointestinal disorders. Star anise is digestive and improves the body’s immunity.
Ginger: Combating the proliferation of viruses and bacteria lodged in the body. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic. Rich in antioxidants fights free radicals, improve immunity, and prevent colds and flu.
Mint: It is rich in iron, calcium and vitamins A, B and C. It is an antioxidant and assists in maintaining the collagen of skin and hair. Combat bacteria and viruses know menthol present in mint by strengthening the immune system.
Fennel: It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and phosphorus. It contains substances antioxidants that fight free radicals, responsible for premature skin aging. Flavonoids increase the level of glutathione.
Turmeric and Pepper: When using turmeric, always use the pepper together to improve the absorption of turmeric in the body. Turmeric is a very powerful anti-inflammatory preventing many diseases.
Carnation: By presenting flavonoid, the clove India also helps to reduce the level of sugar in the blood and can be used as anti-inflammatory or antibiotic. It contains manganese, vitamin K, magnesium, calcium and potassium.
Goji Berry: The Goji is rich in vitamin C, nutrient that improves the immune system, mood and avoids eye problems and strokes. In addition, the fruit has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, balance cholesterol levels and protects the heart and brain.
Matcha: Instead of green tea, we will use matcha which is a more powerful version with even more antioxidants, is more smooth and is more nutritious.
Coconut oil: If you have never added coconut oil in your tea, try it! Besides giving a special flavor, will let your more nutritious tea.
Honey: It is rich in protein, vitamins and minerals, helping in respiratory problems, bowel function and circulatory system. Honey has bactericidal, antiseptic, healing and invigorating.
Lemon: In addition to taking a sour taste, lemon is rich in vitamins and minerals, which will also help improve immunity.
Boil 500 ml of water. In a pot place the anise, ginger, mint, fennel, turmeric, cloves and goji berry. Add the boiling water and let steep for 5 minutes.
In the cup you will drink tea, add the matcha, coconut oil and honey. Add the tea into the cup and mix well, finally put some lemon drops. This amount is for two people; adjust the amount accordingly. A cup per day. To have a beneficial effect, try to take at least 3 times a week.
The taste is spicy and a little sweet. If you are accustomed only to “traditional” tea, your taste buds will need to adjust a bit.