Cinnamon is a spice with many virtues. Let’s see how to use it to prepare delicious herbal teas.
Cinnamon is a very fragrant and tasty spice. In addition to being excellent for flavoring sweets and biscuits, it can also be used to prepare a cinnamon herbal tea, perfect for autumn and winter days.
This herbal tea has not only a very good taste, but also many beneficial properties . Let’s see what they are and discover some recipes to prepare cinnamon herbal teas.
The benefits of cinnamon tea
Cinnamon tea, especially if drunk immediately after meals, facilitates digestion and deflates the belly .
Cinnamon also has natural antibacterial properties , which make it a valid remedy for flu and colds. Finally, this spice stimulates circulation and has a warming power .
Cinnamon: the contraindications
Cinnamon, like all foods, is not without contraindications. In predisposed subjects, it can cause even severe allergic reactions.
Excessive consumption of this spice causes rapid heartbeat, sweating, convulsions and diarrhea . This is why it is not recommended to drink more than three cups of cinnamon tea a day.
How to make cinnamon tea
The recipe for cinnamon tea is very simple. All you need is a cinnamon stick (or a teaspoon of ground cinnamon ) and 125ml water. Put the water in a saucepan and heat it on a stove. When it comes to a boil, turn off the heat and add the cinnamon. Leave it to infuse for about ten minutes, then filter and drink the still hot herbal tea. To make it sweeter, you can sweeten it with a teaspoon of honey . Honey and cinnamon will make the herbal tea an excellent remedy for coughs and colds.
Another very good herbal tea is the one based on cinnamon, orange and apple . To prepare it, put a cinnamon stick, 10 grams of dried apple, 10 grams of dried orange and 20 grams of black tea in boiling water. Leave everything to infuse for about ten minutes, filter and drink.