Monday, October 21, 2013

Lemon Grass Green Tea for colds and flu

I picked up a cold last week, since winters in the air, and the weathers changing with so many allergies.

 I had  so many restless nights because I would be snoozing away during the day with medications for cold cough and flu... So like most of us.. Mom was to the rescue! She came over my place with a few simple ingredients and whipped up a cup of lemon grass green tea.. And believe it or not I jumped out of bed the next morning,(getting the kids ready for school, house work, laundry) I felt so relived and so comforted with the green tea.. My Mom brought over fresh lemon grass used for green tea, its a different kind of  herbal green grass with a fragrance of lemon and loads of health benefits.

 It made my lightheaded aches go away, my flu vanished about 80 percent and the cough was more than 50 percent better..  So if your fighting a cold or flu or just feeling lightheaded with the cold season, make a cup of green tea to save the day.. (Especially if you're a busy mom like me with your hands full) ..

I got the recipe from my Mom early next morning and had told her it worked wonders for me...
Before I start the recipe I want to share a couple of other benefits I've been researching about green tea.

1. Green tea and cancer: Green tea helps reduce the risk of cancer. The antioxidant in green tea is 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 24 times better than vitamin E. This helps your body at protecting cells from damage believed to be linked to cancer.
2. Green tea and heart disease:
Green tea helps prevent heart disease and stroke by lowering the level of cholesterol. Even after the heart attack it prevents cell deaths and speeds up the recovery of heart cells.
3. Green tea and Anti-aging: Green tea contains an antioxidant known as poly phenols which fight against free radicals. What this means it helps you fight against aging and promotes longevity.
4. Green tea and weight loss: Green tea helps with your body weight loss. Green tea burns fat and boosts your metabolism rate naturally. It can help you burn up to 70 calories in just one day. That translates to 7 pounds in one year

" I think I can get the hang of this"

Ingredients: servings for 2
prep time 2 minutes
cook time 5-10 minutes
stove top cooking

2 cups of water
1 cinnamon stick
1 freshly squeezed lemon
2 tablespoons of sugar or according to taste
2 teaspoons honey
2 tablespoons lemon grass or any herbal green tea

Method:
 In a small pot or vessel add 2 cups of water
sugar, cinnamon and lemon grass ( or any herbal tea).
Bring to a boil and simmer for up to 5-10 min.
Remove from flame and pour into cups using a strainer.
In your cup add 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 freshly squeezed lemon mix and stir with spoon.
Cuddle up and Enjoy....
Love Naz

 

10 comments:

  1. Wow this is great i cant believe it help in cancer this is a maricle... once again thanks Naz ur an angel

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    1. She said it REDUCES the risk of cancer, there's no cure for cancer as of yet!!!!!!!!

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    2. Thank you Anonymous Friends, for your wonderful feedback, and yes it does reduce the risk of cancer.. Praying and hope their will be a complete cure to cancer one day!! But isn't it still great that it does Reduce the risk??:))

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  2. I am a big fan of green tea and I have lemon grass plant at home :) Jazak Allah for sharing

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    1. Great Mahwish!! having a tree at home wow! your so lucky Im sure you'll keep warm this winter:)))

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  3. I'm a fan of green tea and lemon butI've never about this, so thank you for ur sharing Naz

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    1. No problem!! Thanks for your wonderful feedback.. So glad you came to visit, a warm welcome to my site...

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Thankyou for taking the time out to comment.. Your questions and comments Truly do mean a lot to me.. I will get back to you as soon as possible.. God bless Naz:)