Jasmine tea stands out with its strong action and healing properties
The culture of drinking tea has existed for several thousand years. Legend says that “the drinking tea culture” started with the random preparation of tea. Namely, in 2373 BC, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung dropped leaves from a tree of the Camellia sinesis plant into a cup of warm water. Today, it has been scientifically proven that tea is a delicious and healing beverage. This is confirmed by the old Chinese proverb “it is better to be 3 days without food than one day without tea”.
Jasmine tea stands out with its strong action and healing properties. The benefits of this tea are numerous. Helps fight depression, stress, anxiety, regulates obesity, relieves headaches and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Jasmine tea used to be drunk only in Asia. Merchants brought this tea to Europe in the 16th century. At that time, teas were available only to the aristocracy and the rich strata of society, so they were a sign of luxury. Today, teas from all over the world are available to everyone.
There are more than 200 species of jasmine. The most famous are common, early or Chinese, Spanish or royal and Persian jasmine. Jasmine loves warm climates so it grows in warm parts of Europe and North Africa. It blooms in spring and summer, ie from May to September. The flowers are white and star-shaped. These plants spread a pleasant and intense scent. Jasmine can grow outdoors in the shape of a climber if the climate is suitable. It can also be grown in the form of a houseplant. Jasmine flowers are used in cosmetics, aromatherapy and natural medicine. Jasmine essential oil is used for soothing, skin care, relieving respiratory diseases and painkillers. The essential oil can be used in the form of baths, creams, massages and inhalations. Jasmine is used in the manufacture of perfumes and essential oils due to its strong scent. However, pregnant women, nursing mothers and people with medical therapies are advised to consult a doctor before using tea.
Preparation of jasmine tea: jasmine tea is usually bought in leaves. Pour one teaspoon with 300 ml of hot water at a temperature of about 90 ° C. Leave for ten minutes and strain. Tea does not need to be sweetened. This tea contains a higher amount of coefficients, so you should be careful with the quantities. Two to three cups of tea a day are enough. Jasmine tea is not recommended to drink in the evening and before bed because it negatively affects sleep. Buy “jasmine in a ball” so-called “jasmine pearl”. Pour 600 ml to 700 ml of hot water at 90 ° C over the jasmine pearl. Leave for 5 minutes. Then take the flower out of the water. Tea is drunk cold. Jasmine tea is usually combined with green tea, which further increases the healing properties.
- Cholesterol and heart-jasmine tea raises the level of good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol in the blood (associated with heart disease and increased risk of heart attack).
- Weight regulation – a combination of green tea and jasmine tea helps regulate body weight and lose weight. These teas speed up metabolism, stimulate fat burning and contribute to weight loss.
- Against bacteria – suppresses bad bacteria and stimulates the growth of good bacteria (which are necessary for the health of the digestive system but also in general the optimal functioning of the organism).
- Cold and flu-jasmine has antibacterial and antiviral effects and prevents colds and flu. Accelerates recovery from illness. Strengthens immunity.
- Stress-is effective for reducing stress and anxiety. The scent of jasmine has a calming effect on the nervous system. It reduces the heart rate and strengthens good mood.
- Reduces pain – jasmine tea relieves joint pain. It has anti-inflammatory action. Reduces swelling and inflammatory conditions of the joints.