Source: Me; cir. 2015
The Wonder’s of Ginger
Fall’s Best tea is a delightful combination of fresh ginger, cinnamon, and fresh verbena. My inspiration for Fall’s Best Tea arrived when I got my first bulb of fresh ginger. The other two additions, just plain seemed right.
The wonder’s of ginger, verbena and cinnamon have the powers to act as a wonderful immune booster. These three components are all very strong in anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Don’t be fooled by the appearance of this tea. It’s more than your standard brew, and is actually a power tea, that boasts lots of immune boosting powers! Here’s what cinnamon, ginger and verbena have to offer the body as it transitions into winter:
The Power’s of Cinnamon, ginger and verbena
Cinnamon: as posted on this site, cinnamon is one of nature’s powerhouses. Cinnamon is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial. It’s great in treating the flu, boosting the immune system and is a natural agent against ‘bad cholesterol’. Not to mention it’s benefits in fighting and curing diabetes…
Ginger: a spice long used as a digestive, anti-inflammatory, cold and flu relief. In addition, it aids with nausea and cardio vascular health, fights against cancer, relieves diarrhea and menstrual cramps…
Verbena: an herb known first and foremost as an immune booster. Additionally, it aids in weight loss, treats respiratory conditions, reduces fever. If that’s not enough, it’s been known to reduces joint pain, and has been used as a good muscle builder. This herb also aids in relieving stomach issues, reduces fevers, and, and and.
These are 3 wonderful powerhouse ingredients to get us ready for the cold winter. These are our first mode of defending our bodies and immune systems. Herbs and spices are a very easy tool to reach for to help stave off the bugs that are trying to enter our systems during this time of year. Not to mention, the numerous additional benefits these 3 have…but to top it off, it really tastes good. Pack the finish product in a ‘to-go’ water bottle and sip on it throughout the day. If you enjoy the tea a bit sweeter, add the first choice, honey, to really finish this powerhouse off.
Brew the herbs first in a separate container. Assemble the cinnamon sticks and fresh chopped ginger in the desired carafe. Pour enough hot water in to begin the steeping process, while your tea begins it’s own steeping process. Wait 10 minutes, then pour the steeped verbena tea into the glass carafe to combine the ginger, cinnamon and verbena tea. Chill in refrigerator for up to 2 hours before serving. Refill as desired.