Ginger is blended with cinnamon and black pepper to create a healing herbal tea recipe for natural weight loss.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 cups
2 ½ cups filtered water
1 teaspoon Ginger powder
¾ teaspoon Cinnamon powder
¼ teaspoon Black pepper powder
1 Tablespoon honey (optional sweetener)
Place the spices in a container with a tight fitting lid like a Mason jar
Bring the water to a boil
Pour the boiling water over the spices and cover the container
Let the spices steep for 10 minutes
Strain the spices with a sieve or coffee filter
Serve the tea hot in mugs
Sweeten with honey (optional)
1. Never use aluminum vessels to prepare herbal teas. Use stainless steel or glass items.
2. You can steep the herbs and spices for 30 minutes and make a stronger infusion. This can be served with ice as an iced tea.
3. When using fresh herbs use 1 tablespoon of fresh herb for each cup of water.
Ginger is used for weight loss because it increases thermogenesis. This is the process by which the body produces heat and in so doing burns calories.
Do not take ginger if you have a bleeding disorder.
Do not take ginger if you are taking aspirin and blood thinning medications like warfarin.
Do not take/ Avoid ginger if you are taking aspirin, blood thinners like warfarin (Coumadin) or clopidogrel (Plavix) since it can cause bleeding.
Do not take/ Avoid ginger if you are taking diabetes medications since it can lower the blood sugar level and cause hypoglycemia.
Do not take/ Avoid ginger if you are taking high blood pressure medications since it can lower blood pressure and cause hypotension and an irregular heartbeat.
Cinnamon is used for weight loss because it is a thermogenic spice. This means it increase the body’s metabolism and helps it burn more fat.
3. Black pepper
Black pepper increases metabolism and helps the body burn more calories especially when it is combined with thermogenic foods like cayenne pepper.