Ok... so this tea doesn't cure everything, but, the healing properties of each ingredient makes it pretty darn close. I drink this tea several times per week as a preventative "medicine" and to keep my body and immune system healthy, but feel free to use it for a variety of health issues. If taking any prescribed medications, just make sure to check that there aren't any interactions with the tea ingredients. Enjoy!
1 tablespoon of fresh finely chopped or shredded curcumin (also known as turmeric)
1 tablespoon of fresh finely chopped or shredded ginger
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 tablespoon of fresh or dried mint
1 tablespoon of fresh or dried Verveine leaves (also known as verbena)
2 tablespoons of Unfiltered Organic Apple Cider vinegar
1 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon
1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon of organic raw honey
Add all the ingredients, except the lemon juice and honey, to a pot of 10 ounces of water and slowly bring everything to a boil using a low heat. Once the tea has started to boil, turn off the heat and allow the tea to sit for another 5-10 minutes. Add the lemon and honey at the end and drink!
Please note, it’s always recommended to use organic ingredients whenever possible, but if not, feel free to use what you have. Just be aware that the healing properties of the tea will increase with the use of organic ingredients. You can also use the powder form of curcumin and ginger but I always recommend using the actual ingredient when possible.
Health Benefits of Tania's tea:
Curcumin (turmeric) – Protects against and can destroy multi-drug resistant cancer and cancer stem cells, protects against radiation-induced damage, reduces unhealthy levels of inflammation within the body, protects against heavy metal toxicity, prevents and can reverse associated effects of Alzheimer’s disease, an anti–oxidant, antiseptic and anti–fungal.
Ginger – Aids in digestion, relieves nausea, morning sickness and motion sickness, reduces menstrual cramps, an anti–inflammatory for pain and swelling, strengthens the immune system and can ease headaches and migraines.
Black Pepper – A pain reliever, digestive aid, prevents water retention, anti–bacterial for the stomach, increases metabolism, assists in increasing nutrient absorption, and increases the healing effects of curcumin and ginger by 1000 percent.
Mint – Helps with digestion, reduces nausea and headache pain, reduces coughing, respiratory problems and asthma, an antiseptic and can prevent certain kinds of cancer.
Verveine (verbena) – Calms nerves, reduces muscle tension, reduces depression, aids in sleep and digestion, reduces cramps, bloating and nasal congestion.
Unfiltered Organic Apple Cider Vinegar - Reduces acid reflux, prevents indigestion, soothes a sore throat, reduces blood sugar levels, lowers cholesterol and high blood pressure and aids in weight loss.
Cinnamon- Lowers blood pressure, regulates blood sugar levels, reduces yeast infections, reduces certain kinds of cancer, anti–clotting effect on the blood, relieves arthritis pain, high in nutrients such as manganese, fiber, iron, and calcium.
Lemon Juice – Antiseptic which helps to flush toxins out of the body, a rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium, vitamin C and pectin fiber, antibacterial properties, strengthens your immune system, digestive aid and liver cleanser.
Organic Raw Honey – Loaded with many essential vitamins and minerals such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, copper, iron, sulphur, zinc and phosphate. Antibacterial, antioxidant, aids in digestions and immune health, helps to lower overall cholesterol, soothes a sore throat, and reduces morning sickness.