Wonderful aromatic tea, a drink traditionally found in India and Nepal.
Place three mugs full of water or 50:50 water and rice milk or oat milk into a pan. Add a few crushed cardamom pods, whole cloves, cinnamon bark or powdered, and a few slices of fresh ginger. Bring to a boil gradually, simmer for a short while, then remove from the heat and add some green tea, allow it to steep for a couple of minutes. Try not to sweeten with anything. Only if you have to sweeten your tea add a little Stevia (easy to find in most supermarkets).
Cloves have a thermagenic affect on the body encouraging the circulation and metabolism. Clove can reduce pain of many conditions like arthritis.
Cinnamon is an extremely useful spice in the war against cutting sweet things out of your diet. Once upon a time this spice was considered more precious than gold. Cinnamon has a favourable effect on the brain function, soothes the stomach, suppresses the bacteria that cause infections associated with yeast infections, it is known to balance cholesterol levels, heals joints by encouraging the circulation to the joints, excellent in cases of arthritis type conditions.
Nutrients – Rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Small amounts of iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium. Plus Vitamin A, C and choline. It also has small amount of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6 and folate.
Cardamoms, besides adding a wonderful flavour one of cardamom’s main uses is as a digestive aid due to its soothing and antispasmodic properties. Studies have shown it may help with any digestive condition. Cardamoms have the most amazing aroma. They can be used in all sorts of recipes where spices are called for.
Ginger has been well documented for having powerful anti-inflammatory properties easing arthritis and pain.