5 healing spices for the cold season

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5 healing spices in one fell swoop....

...or in a beverage 🙂 

The wonderfully warming and healing chai tea (own creation, without black tea) not only tastes delicious, but also does really good.
Through its healing and partly warming spices and its incomparable fragrance, it gives a sense of security and thus does good to the soul and body in equal measure. 

Cardamom 
Cardamom has, among other things, antibacterial, expectorant, so it can also help with coughs and stimulates blood circulation. The essential oils soothe a stressed gastrointestinal tract, have an antispasmodic effect and stimulate digestion, which helps with flatulence. Also acts
Cardamom appetite stimulating because it stimulates the bile and salivary gland. Chewing cardamom is also said to help against bad breath. Those who have gallstones should avoid cardamom.

Ginger 
Ginger is an extraordinary medicinal plant, capable of relieving inflammation and pain. There is also increasing evidence that it can even help with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, obesity and the common cold. Likewise for coughs, fevers, migraines, digestive problems,
Motion sickness with nausea and vomiting, infections, hypertension and dementia.

Cloves
Cloves have many healing effects due to their essential oils. Thus, they have antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic, stomach stimulating, soothing and analgesic effects. Mainly they are used for toothache, but also for loss of appetite, flatulence, vomiting,
Stomach and gastritis, bad breath, oral mucositis, joint and muscle pain, back pain and constipation.

Cinnamon
Cinnamon has a regulating effect on the blood sugar level and can lower it, it promotes appetite and stimulates the activity of the intestines, which can help prevent flatulence and bloating. In addition, its essential oil has a disinfectant effect, so it can also help
relieve cold symptoms. It can also help lower cholesterol levels. Please use only Ceylon cinnamon, as it contains hardly any coumarin, a flavoring agent that is toxic in excessive quantities. 

Lemongrass 
Lemongrass has an expectorant, antispasmodic, antihypertensive, analgesic and sleep-inducing effect. In addition, it has an antibacterial effect and can thus help eliminate pathogenic bacteria. It can also have a positive effect on cholesterol levels. It is full of essential oils that can help destroy harmful free radicals. If you suffer from pre-existing conditions or are already taking medication, consult your doctor before taking lemongrass.

Chai tea - more than just a feel-good drink for cozy evenings
in the cold season.

Recipe for 1 liter:

Cardamom whole 11 pcs
Ginger (fresh) 1 thumb wide
Cloves whole 15 pcs
Cinnamon stick 1/2 pc.
Lemon grass to taste

Optional:
1 - 2 tbsp. maple, rice or coconut blossom syrup (or other sweetener)
1 dash of vegetable milk (preferably foamed)


Mortar all the spices or with your fingers
break it and put it in a tea strainer in the
Give teapot.
Pour boiling water and cook for approx.
Leave to infuse for 10 - 15 minutes.

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With rice syrup and foamed
Refine plant milk and enjoy.

 

Pregnant women, however, should avoid this drink or clarify its consumption with their gynecologist, as it can, among other things, improve
blood flow could lead to premature labor.

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