What is Clove Tea?
Clove Tea Benefits
Studies have found that this tea and its active ingredients can help to relieve inflammation in the sinuses, while also addressing the underlying infection causing the symptoms.
When you drink this tea, it can increase the production of both saliva and gastric juices, both of which are necessary for efficient digestion. This can speedmotion and lower your risk of experiencing or inflammation in the gut.
The natural anti-properties of this tea make it an ideal way to break fevers. For generations, it has been administered to kick the immune system into high gear and snap a fever.
This tea has, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic abilities, so in those parts of the world where parasites are still a major problem, this tea remains very popular.
The anti-inflammatory andabilities of eugenol are well researched, and it has been tied to less discomfort and pain in the joints for those suffering from arthritis. This can be effective with both oral or topical applications of this tea.
Any tea that can stimulate the metabolism and deliver key nutrients can aid in weight loss, and clove tea is no exception.
With the powerful antioxidants in this tea, oxidative stress can be slowed down, along with the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and blemishes.
How to Make Clove Tea?
Making clove tea is quick and simple, as cloves are commonly found in most spice racks, and the health benefits are undeniable!
Clove Tea Recipe
- 3 cups water filtered
- 1/2 tbsp cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick optional
- 1/2 inch ginger optional
- honey optional
- orange slices optional
- Bring the water to boil and remove from heat.
- Crush 1/2 tablespoon of dried cloves with the mortar pestle, but do not pulverize them into powder. You can also grind cloves and keep it stored in an airtight spice jar.
- Add the clove powder to the water. If you are using orange slices, ginger, and cinnamon, you can add it now. Allow the mixture to steep for 20-30 minutes.
- Strain the mixture and warm it. Enjoy this spicy, herbal tea! You can also add honey to sweeten it.
Clove Tea Side Effects
There are some side effects of drinking clove tea, particularly in excessive quantities, such as
- Pregnancy complications
- Muscle pain
- Signs of being ill, such as chills, fever, coughing
- Difficult breathing.
There are a good amount of people who are allergic to cloves, and while most side effects occur when you eat cloves directly, this tea can still be dangerous for those who have a sensitive system. Speak to your doctor before adding this tea to your health regimen.