This tummy soothing tea is guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed, unbloated and balance out your PH levels. It’s great to consume it daily - morning and night - especially before or after a meal.
Herbs and foods have been used for centuries to heal the bodies ailments, so if you suffer from conditions such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), chronic constipation or cramping, introducing this tea to your diet may help you find some relief to your symptoms. Here’s a quick list summing up the health benefits of each ingredient.
In a teapot place:
2 stalks of Fresh Mint
2 dollops of Honey (or enough to suit your taste!)
A square inch of Ginger
A handful of soaked Red Dates
A squeeze of Lemon juice
Proceed by filling the teapot with boiling water. Let brew for 7 minutes and serve.
It is suggested that in Morocco mint has been used as an appetiser, digestive and palate cleanser since the 12th century; it’s benefits being multifarious. Mint promotes digestion and soothes stomach discomfort, therefore if you suffer from bloating after a meal the herb can help to subdue inflammations and discomfort. Similarly, it is also effective in clearing up congestion of the nose or throat, and particularly beneficial in treating the symptoms of asthma. In Chinese medicine mint is used as a cooling agent to counteract the overproduction of heat in the body, which is said to be linked to nervousness, agitation and a hot temper.
If you’re used to two spoons of sugar in your tea, honey is a great alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth. Honey is a powerhouse of antioxidants, a natural cough syrup and a long term energy booster, two dollops in your teapot and you’ll be buzzing about your day like a busy bee! However, it's also great at inciting a good night's sleep, how? The sweetness of honey causes your insulin levels to rise, which in turn releases the neurotransmitter serotonin. Then, the body converts serotonin to melatonin – a chemical that helps your body sleep. Ancient Ayurvedic practice speaks of a medicinal drink called Golden Milk that uses turmeric, honey, almond milk, and pepper to help reduce inflammation and calm the body for a good night’s rest.
Ginger first appeared in the southern parts of ancient China, where it has long been used to treat nausea and motion sickness. In Chinese medicine ginger is said to have a warming effect, promoting digestive fire and soothing gas troubles. As well as being a carminative, ginger acts as an intestinal spasmolytic and relieves stomach upsets.
Red dates or Jujube are one of China’s most popular health foods, the Chinese swear by them for curing any ailment. They are hard on the outside and soft on the inside and are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to balance the Qi. Letting the dates soak and then adding them to a tea is a great way of extracting all their goodness and this will increase the body’s serum protein levels, which in turn helps protect the liver and detoxify the body.
Lemon, is a great source of Vitamin C and is also famed for supporting digestion. It is said that is also contributes to brightening the skin and maintaining fresh breath. A cup of lemon water a day promotes hydration and the intake of water. If drank first thing in the morning before any food in a tea lemon is a great substitute for your morning dose of caffeine, as it is a natural stimulant for waking up the intestine and encourages morning bowel movements.
Now all that’s left to do is give the tea and go and let it work it’s magic. We hope you enjoy.