Jasmine ~ Healing Herbs

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Herbal remedies using this herb which is also known as royal, Spanish or Catalonian jati.

Jasmine and it's tea is renowned for its mild refreshing flavor.

It's the versatile nature of the plant that has made it one of the most popular tea varieties all over the world.

Nutrition & Health Benefits

This tea is regarded as one of the healthiest teas enjoyed by people the world over.

Studies and research have indicated that the tea contains certain antioxidants that destroy cancer causing free radicals .

And slows down the growth of the cancer cells.

It's mainly for their chemo-protective effects that this tea has become very popular.

People have reportedly used it against breast tumors and prostate tumors.

While some anti-cancer drugs have also been manufactured (Big pharma again) using the plant as the key ingredient.

The prime mechanism of action of such drugs is to inhibit the action of an enzyme called hexokinase.

That facilitates the growth and development of cancer cells.

Certain catechins extracted from the plant assists in lowering the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.

The Jasmine plant prevents the accumulation of bad cholesterol produced by oxidative process.

And also helps to lower the levels of cholesterol in the blood.

It's been reported that regular consumption of jasmine tea also helps to prevent the occurrence of diabetes in high risk groups.

Plant extracts decrease the incidence of heart attacks, thrombosis, brain strokes and arterial thrombosis in people.

Studies have also shown that jasmine tea has some anti-bacterial actions.

And prevents the growth of certain strains of bacteria in human beings.

They also, reportedly help to prevent certain food borne diseases caused by strains of Listeria and Salmonella.

The Jasmine plant has also been associated with anxiety relief by many folks, for many years.

They have a calming and sedative-like effect making people more relaxed.

It's for this reason that jasmine tea has been used as a form of traditional anti-anxiety medication in parts of Japan since a long time.

The plant is regarded as an effective calorie burner as certain substances called catechins trigger the process of weight reduction in the body.

Thereby decreasing the excess deposition of fat and obesity.

Some other benefits of this variety of tea are prevention of flu and allergy.

Maintenance of fluid balance in the body and boosting the general health and immune system.

Intake of the tea is also associated with good oral hygiene.

As it provides fluoride to protect cavities and inhibit decays.

Making Herbal Tea;

The standard way to make an infusion, unless otherwise specified.

Is to pour a cup of boiling water over the material to be infused.

Let it stand for 5 minutes, strain it, and drink it.

* Fresh plant material

* When the recipe refers to fresh plant material to be used.

A 1/4 c. fresh material is generally used, following the method above.

* Dried material

* When the recipe refers to using dried material.

Use 2 tsp. of material when making it.

* Bark or seeds

* Should the recipe call for bark or seeds to be used.

Use 2 tsp. of seeds or 1 Tbs. of bark.

* Sweetening your infusion

* You could sweeten your healthy drink with honey.

And if you like, adding a dash of fresh lemon juice will also enhance the taste.

General warning when using herbal infusions;

• Only use the herbal material if you are 100% sure that it really the herb in question.

• If you are ill or have any health concerns, consult your health practitioner.

• Do not continuously drink the same infusion.

At maximum use for 10 days and then skip 5 days.

• Only have one cup of herbal infusion per day, except during acute periods.

Such as when you have a cold or flu.

You can then have it three times a day, but for a maximum of 4 days.

• When you use herbal remedies, be aware that they can be extremely powerful.

And should you have any side effects when taking these infusions.

Immediately stop using the herb and consult your health practitioner right away.

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