There are many, many benefits of drinking Yogi Tea; It acts as a tonic for the entire nervous system. Yogi tea purifies the blood, lungs AND circulatory system. It reduces tiredness, physical weakness and it also helps restore mental balance. It is also known to prevent atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and liver disease and also aids in weight loss. It is a remedy and preventative measure for colds, flu and sinus problems. The list of benefits could go on and on.
The recipe to follow is posted below, and it makes one cup of tea.
- 10 ounces water
- 2 slices of fresh ginger root (optional, but excellent!)
- 3 cloves
- 4 green cardamom pods, cracked
- 4 black peppercorns
- ½ stick of cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon black tea (1 teabag)
- ½ cup of milk or equivalent honey (optional)
- Bring water to boil and add spices
- Cover and continue boiling for 10-15 minutes
- Remove from heat, add black tea and let sit for 1-2 minutes
- Add honey and milk, bring to a boil and remove from heat
- Strain and serve
The benefits of the ingredients have to be touched upon because they are each amazing as well.
To start, Cardamon has pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic effects. It removes mucus from the stomach and lungs and can also be used to treat stomach pain, involuntary urination, phlegm, indigestion and gas.
Black Peppercorns aid in relief for hay fever, ear or sinus problems, coughs, asthma or any kind of respiratory issues. It is also a blood purifies and can be used as an anti-aging agent. Black peppercorns also prevent the depletion of glutathione which effects the immune system.
Cinnamon promotes agni, the fire element, which maintains vitality. It helps sluggish digestion and the metabolism. Boiled cinnamon sticks are part of a remedy for bone loss. Another benefit is that it can be used to prevent menstrual and muscle cramps. It also has high levels of salicylic acid (the anti-inflammatory ingredient in aspirin!)
Cloves thin mucus and support the respiratory system, promote digestion and prevent gas. Cloves also enhance the circulation of blood and lymph, lower triglycerides and blood sugar levels. Relief of muscle aches and pain of rheumatism and arthritis is yet another benefit of cloves.
Ginger is known as a universal medicine and detoxifier. It can relieve muscle cramps, headaches, cold and flu symptoms, nausea and upset stomach. It lowers blood sugar and cholesterol and also soothes any inflamed joints.
Grab some Yogi Tea and experience all of the benefits for yourself!
Written by Olivia Santoro, Office Manager