Drinking a good tea can be much more beneficial to your health than it seems. Tea is an excellent ally to improve our immunity and avoid colds, flu and other diseases. Tea, if done right, can contain vitamins , minerals , antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory elements .
The therapeutic effects of many teas are scientifically proven . An important point is regularity: most teas must be consumed every day so that their effects can be perceived . Tea (or infusion) is one of the main ways to take advantage of medicinal herbs, which are beneficial for health. They also cause neurological stimulation that further increases well-being. It is not difficult to understand why. Also, what is more pleasant to drink: a tea or a pill?
Tea recipe to strengthen immunity
The immune system is responsible for protecting the body against various attacks on health , whether by viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi or infections, among others. Every day, this system faces germs and microorganisms that are considered detrimental to its proper functioning. Therefore, a good maintenance of cells, tissues and organs that make up this natural defense is very important to have a healthy life.
There are foods that strengthen the immune system. Its consumption can be traditional, such as juices and teas. Many fruits and vegetables have a high antioxidant power and are rich in vitamins and minerals capable of enhancing immunity.
We did a search for certain nutrients and came up with this immunity enhancing tea recipe, and we found it so good that we want to share it with you too. It is not very easy to do, but it is worth the effort. In fact, we don’t even know whether to call this tea, because it is a true elixir!
All ingredients are optional. The more you can add the better. But be sure to do so, as the ingredients are fully functional and useful even in much simpler teas.
- 5 anise stars
- 1 piece of ginger
- 1 handful of mint
- 1 tablespoon (dessert) fennel
- 1 tablespoon (coffee) turmeric
- 1 pinch of pepper
- 1 clove
- 1 handful of Goji berries
- 1 tablespoon (coffee) matcha
- 1 teaspoon (tea) of coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- ½ lemon
About the ingredients
Star anise : It is composed mainly of anethole, phelandrene, safrole, terpineol and 1,4 cineole. This plant is rich in shikimic acid, a powerful antiviral. Helps with gastrointestinal disorders, gas, coughs, colds. Star anise is digestive and improves the body’s immunity.
Ginger : Fight against the proliferation of viruses and bacteria lodged in the body. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic. Rich in antioxidants, it fights free radicals, improves immunity, prevents colds and flu . More information on ginger .
Peppermint : It is rich in iron, calcium and vitamins A, B and C. It is an antioxidant and helps maintain collagen in the skin and hair . Peppermint or menthol is known to fight bacteria and viruses by strengthening the immune system. More information on mint .
Fennel : It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and minerals such as calcium , iron, magnesium , potassium, zinc and phosphorus. It contains antioxidant substances that fight free radicals, responsible for premature aging of the skin. Flavonoids increase the level of glutathione, our main antioxidant defense, being also an effective suppressant of chronic inflammation. More information on fennel tea .
Turmeric and pepper : When using turmeric, it is always mixed with pepper, because it improves the absorption of turmeric in the body. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory that prevents many diseases. More information on turmeric .
Clove : Due to its flavonoid content, Indian clove also helps reduce blood sugar level and can be used as an anti-inflammatory or antibiotic . It contains manganese, vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. More information about the nail .
Goji Berry : Goji is rich in vitamin C , a nutrient that improves the immune system, mood, and prevents eye problems and strokes. In addition, the fruit has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help with cholesterol and protect the heart and brain . More information on goji berries .
Matcha : Instead of green tea, we are going to use matcha, which is a more powerful version with more antioxidants, it is softer and more nutritious. More information about matcha .
Coconut Oil : If you’ve never added coconut oil to your tea, you have to try it! In addition to giving it a special flavor, it will make it more nutritious. More information on coconut oil .
Honey : It is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, which help in respiratory problems, intestinal function and the circulatory system. Honey has bactericidal, antiseptic, healing and toning properties . More information on honey .
Lemon : In addition to its tangy taste, lemon is rich in vitamins and minerals , which also help improve immunity. More information about lemon .
Preparation of tea
Boil 500 ml of water. In a saucepan place the anise, ginger, mint, fennel, turmeric, pepper, cloves and goji berries. Add the boiling water and let it steep for 5 minutes.
In the cup in which you are going to drink the tea, add the matcha, coconut oil and honey. Add the tea to the cup and mix well. Finally, add a few drops of lemon. This amount is for two people ; adjust the amount accordingly. One cup a day. To have a beneficial effect, try to take it at least 3 times a week.
The taste is spicy and a little sweet . If you’ve gotten used to “traditional” tea on its own, your taste buds may have to adjust a bit. Try it and your health will thank you !
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.