How to Make Metabolism Boosting Green Tea with Basil & Ginger
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES
Chop 1/2 inch of fresh ginger. Bring 2c of water and ginger to a boil, and lower to a simmer. Meanwhile chop 10 fresh basil leaves. No need to be exact! After 5 minutes of boiling, remove from heat. Add basil and 1-2 tsps green tea leaves (feel free to use a tea bag). Steep for two-three minutes. Strain by putting a strainer over each cup and pouring tea through. Enjoy!
How Can Metabolism Boosting Green Tea with Basil & Ginger Make You Feel Great?
Wake Up Your MindGreen tea energizes your mind, but without the jitters of coffee, so you feel present and aware. Basil's nervine qualities sharpen memory while they reduce anxiety. It's peppery taste warms up your mind and sharpens your will, while ginger lights a fire under you to jump to action.
Cardiac StimulantBasil, ginger, and hot water warm up your circulation. Ginger is a cardiac stimulant to get your heart rate up. Basil is a strong vasodilator opening up your vessels to encourage the smooth flow of blood. Each of these ingredients has blood thinning properties to improve your circulation. With these invigorating hot herbs you might even break a slight sweat.
Detoxicant Good for Weight LossThe diuretic properties of basil and green tea remove excess water from your system reducing puffiness, edema, and a feeling of heaviness. Basil opens up your vessels & pores, cleansing your entire lymphatic system so your skin appears bright and glowing with a rosy hue. As this tea stimulates metabolism and your heart rate, it is helpful for weight loss. Pungent taste and a touch of bitter taste in these herbs directly aid fat metabolism.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Metabolism Boosting Green Tea with Basil & Ginger Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
SPLEEN-TONICAn herb that strengthens spleen function by improving strength of the blood. Spleen tonics Builds agni, brighten the person's appearances & firms up tissues.
APPETIZERHerbs that cleanse the palate & stimulate hunger or desire to eat.
ANTISPASMODICHerbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, colic or IBS.
CARMINATIVEStimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward.
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestive.
Cleanse and Detox:
Energy Vitality Strength:
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
Heart & Circulation:
CARDIAC-STIMULANTHerbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.
VASODILATORA vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.
BLOOD-THINNERHerbs that thin the blood. Helpful for people with heart disease or clogged circulation.
IMMUNE-STIMULANTStimulates and strengthens the immune system. Helpful when fighting off a cold or flu.
ANTICARCINOGENICHerbs that inhibit or prevent the activity of a carcinogen or the development of cancer.
ANTIBACTERIALHerbs that kill bacteria or slow their growth.
Kidney & Urinary:
DIURETICHerbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
Lung and Sinus:
LUNG-TONICStrengthens the lungs. These herbs are helpful when recovering from either acute or chronic lung issues like bronchitis or pneumonia.
BRONCHODILATORAn herb that encourages the widening or opening of the lung airways. Helpful in cough and asthma.
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus congestion in the sinus or lungs by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
Stimulates front of brain,
STIMULATES-FRONT-OF-BRAINCreates a feeling of awareness or tension in the area in the forehead. Activates the frontal lobe - the area responsible for motor function, emotional expression, thinking, and decision making.
STIMULATES-CROWNCreates a feeling of awareness or tension in the area at the top of the head.
Skin Care & Beauty:
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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