Miraculous Herbal Teas For Inflammation
Herbal teas have become popular in the last few years and especially because some herbal teas are suited as potent anti-inflammatories. They have been mostly used to treat colds, allergies and for weight loss. However, herbal teas have been around for centuries and have been used to treat much more than what most people use them for today. One of the best parts of many herbal teas is that they can be served hot or iced, and still have the benefits. There are many, different ways that herbals teas can be brewed. You can buy empty tea bags so you can mix the herbs yourself. You can also use a French press, tea-pot or a tea ball to brew herbal teas.
You can buy all organic caffeine free teas that have ingredients that treat inflammation, or are marketed as being able to treat inflammation. The problem is that many of them are expensive. While there are a lot of herbal teas on the market, most times you are going to have to buy a whole box at a time. Many times, the tea can go stale before you end up using the whole box.
If you are looking to make your own herbal tea for inflammation, here are some ingredients that you can use to make your tea.
Turmeric Tea Is Potent For Inflammation
Turmeric is a bright yellow root that comes from India. Turmeric can be found fresh at most health food and Indian grocery stores, or you can find it in powder form at regular supermarkets. Turmeric benefits are numerous because of the chemical compound called curcumin in it. Curcumin acts like an anti-inflammatory, cholesterol regulator, and pain-killer. Turmeric has also been shown to help manage depression, prevent arthritis, and kill cancer cells. The benefits of turmeric are huge and especially when taken as a tea. I won’t claim that it tastes wonderful. It has a pungent aroma and is definitely something to get used to, but you can mix it.
Ginger For Inflammation and Digestion
Fresh ginger root is not just good in curries and stir fries, it can also be added to teas to help reduce nausea. You can replace ginger ale that has a lot of sugar, GMO’s and chemicals, with plain ginger root. Ginger is part of the same family as turmeric and is a high anti-inflammatory as well as other benefits of ginger. Ginger is also an antioxidant and has immune boosting properties as well as soothing the digestive tract. It is wonderful to be mixed with a tea and can easily be used with other herbal teas.
Raw Honey, Especially Manuka As An Anti-Inflammatory
Raw honey can make most herbal teas go down a little easier. Local raw honey is the best option, as pasteurized honey does not have the nutrients and vitamins that raw honey contains. Honey should become thick over time and have a sugary crust on the top. Local raw honey can also be used to treat allergies. However one particular honey far outweighs any other honey on the market and that is Manuka honey, which originates from New Zealand. No Manuka honey is the same.Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar – Anti-Inflammatory Miracle
Another way to make drinking an herbal tea with turmeric and ginger drinkable is to add apple cider vinegar to it. Raw apple cider vinegar is not expensive and can also be used on salads, and to treat a sore throat. You may have to dilute this with water before you add it to the tea. However, ACV, as it is affectionately known is quite a potent anti-inflammatory and can be made as an herbal tea for inflammation along with the other herbs. mixing this with honey as a tea is a wonderful healing elixir.
Making herbal tea for inflammation at home is about finding the amount of each item that you need to make the tea work, and be able to drink it without you feeling sick from the taste. Turmeric and ginger are both powerful inflammation herbs, and have very strong tastes, therefore it may take a few times to get the perfect balance to suit your pallet