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- 1 How To Make Moringa Tea
- 2 Why make moringa tea?
- 3 How To Make Moringa Tea
- 4 The Health Benefits of Moringa
How To Make Moringa Tea
Hello, welcome back to another post about how good and healthy tea is for all of us! This one as you can see from the title above is about How To Make Moringa Tea.
Now I have to tell you something, When I heard of this tea that my mom got from a store, I was already madly in love with my Chai Tea! And trying this one as well let me just say it’s was hard to get used to the taste, when I tried it I was in love with that tea too! (lol, it’s a good thing I have this site then) But This tea is not only good when you drink it but, it’s good for you! That’s right! Moringa tea has so much to offer you! Let’s take a look at why and how this tea is good for you 😉
Moringa Tea is filled with so many great benefits.
I learned about healing teas such as How To Make Moringa Tea, from my mom who was looking for a tea to help her feel better, she has been sick for a bit and she looked for teas that will help her out and this was the first one that popped up!
See! This Tea is not only good for me and my mom but it’s good for you too! Keep reading to find out more about why it’s good for you 🙂 Enjoy.
Why make moringa tea?
First of all, it’s incredibly nutritious and has been used as food for thousands of years. But it also has been recently studied as an anti-cancer agent. Let me be clear here, I don’t think that drinking moringa tea is going to cure cancer. However, I do believe that giving your body nutrient-rich foods can help reduce the risks of getting cancer. So, we do what can.
Since we grow moringa it’s a logical choice for a base for our tea. When cooked, moringa tastes similar to spinach but as a tea, it doesn’t really have a flavor. So I like to add “flavors” to it. Some of my favorites are lemon zest (from our homegrown lemons), mint, lemon balm, lavender, chamomile, and vanilla bean. Most of these are herbs I grow so that is what I use.
I love to use fresh leaves from this plant and some of my family like to use bags, which is ok, either one will work just fine it won’t make the tea any different.
I put about 1 tbsp of moringa and 1 tsp of “flavorings” in the strainer. I just mix and match depending on how strong I want my tea I will put my tea Kettle up to 160F. Then I pour the hot water over it and put a saucer over the cup. This will help keep all the volatile compounds in the tea and not evaporate with the steam. Let steep for 10 minutes.
Remove the insert or tea ball. I like to squeeze out the last of the water from the plant matter. Then we add honey and enjoy knowing How To Make Moringa Tea.
How To Make Moringa Tea
Moringa is a highly nutritious plant that has many medicinal properties. This tea can be made with many different add-ons to create a flavor you’ll love, just like I do! 😉 I know some who like their tea sweet but for me, I have always had my tea just the way they are. Not sweet and not too strong.
Yield: I cup
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
- 1 Tbsp dried moringa loose-leaf or bagged.
- 1 tsp herbal “flavorings” – citrus zest, lavender, lemon balm, mint, vanilla are some favorites
- 1 cup hot water
- raw honey
1: Place moringa and other herbs in a tea ball or mesh strainer and place in a cup.
2: Pour hot water over herbs until the cup is almost full.
3: Place a saucer over the cup to keep volatile compounds from evaporating.
4: Steep for 10 minutes.
5: Sweeten with raw honey.
And then just pour the tea in a cup you love to use and enjoy! I have a cup that my brother got for me and it has my tea Site logo Engraved into it! Y’all, I will have to upload a picture of it very soon it’s amazing! But for now here are the health benefits of this tea.
Did you know that another name for this tea is Moringa oleifera?
So here is some info on this tea.
Moringa oleifera is a plant that has been praised for its health benefits for thousands of years.
It is very rich in healthy antioxidants and bioactive plant compounds. This Plant is not only filled with 6 different Health Benefits but it’s so good to enjoy!
The Health Benefits of Moringa
1. Moringa oleifera Is Very Nutritious
Moringa oleifera is a fairly large tree native to North India. It goes by a variety of names, such as drumstick tree, horseradish tree, or ben oil tree.
Almost all parts of the tree are eaten or used as ingredients in traditional herbal medicines.
This especially applies to the leaves and pods, which are commonly eaten in parts of India and Africa, this is good to know since I have friends in Africa!
Moringa leaves are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. One cup of fresh, chopped leaves (21 grams) contains
- Protein: 2 grams
- Vitamin B6: 19%
- Vitamin C: 12%
- Iron: 11%
- Riboflavin (B2): 11%
- Vitamin A (from beta-carotene): 9%
- Magnesium: 8%
2. Moringa oleifera Is Rich in Antioxidants
Antioxidants are compounds that act against free radicals in your body.
High levels of free radicals may cause oxidative stress, which is associated with chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Several antioxidant plant compounds have been found in the leaves of Moringa oleifera.
In addition to vitamin C and beta-carotene, these include:
- Quercetin: This powerful antioxidant may help lower blood pressure.
- Chlorogenic acid: Also found in high amounts in coffee, chlorogenic acid may help moderate blood sugar levels after meals.
3. Moringa oleifera May Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to infection or injury.
It’s an essential protective mechanism but may become a major health issue if it continues over a long period of time.
In fact, sustained inflammation is linked to many chronic health problems, including heart disease and cancer.
Most whole fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices have anti-inflammatory properties. However, the degree to which they can help depends on the types and amounts of anti-inflammatory compounds they contain.
5. Moringa Can Lower Cholesterol
Having high cholesterol has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
6. Moringa oleifera May Protect Against Arsenic Toxicity
Arsenic contamination of food and water is a problem in many parts of the world. Certain types of rice may contain particularly high levels (Which is why in a lot of my posts I say to use either filtered water or tap water)
Long-term exposure to high levels of arsenic may lead to health problems over time. And that is why this tea is good for your body, all 6 of these benefits make me want to drink this tea, even MORE, not only does it help you get healthy but it’s filled with Vitamins and minerals that can help you STAY healthy.
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