welcome home teapot

welcome home teapot

Monday, September 19, 2011


Last weekend, I learnt something new from a chef.
I boiled ginger goji berry walnut tea.
The health benefits and ingredients are listed below.
You can also sweeten it with honey.

Dried Ginger

Dried Goji Berries

Walnut Nibs
Organic Sugar

Benefits of Ginger
There is a wide range of benefits of ginger such as nausea, digestive problems, circulation and arthritis. Nausea caused during pregnancy or by travelling is one of the benefits of ginger root. Ginger is also known to have the ability to calm an upset stomach and to promote the flow of bile. Stomach cramps can be eased and circulation can also be improved. Ginger supports a healthy cardiovascular system by making platelets less sticky which in turn reduces circulatory problems.
Ginger oil used for massage can help
relieve painful arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is often included in many herbal decongestants and can help to minimise the symptoms of respiratory conditions, colds and allergies

Benefits of Goji Berry
Goji berries have been used for 6,000 years by herbalists in China, Tibet and India to: protect the liver
  • help eyesight
  • improve sexual function and fertility
  • strengthen the legs
  • boost immune function
  • improve circulation
  • promote longevity
* Those taking warfarin (blood thinner medication) should stay away from goji berry.

Benefits of Walnut
Walnuts are one of the best plant sources of protein. They are rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E.  Nuts in general are also high in plant sterols and fat - but mostly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 fatty acids, in particular, alpha-linolenic acid ALA) that have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol. Walnuts, indeed, have significantly higher amounts of ALA omega 3 fatty acids compared to other nuts.

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