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Tea can be refined with the right ingredients
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  1. Mint tea and ginger for the stomach
  2. Green tea and cranberry protect against colds
  3. Chamomile tea and orange calms the nerves
  4. Black tea and cinnamon for the belly
  5. Hibiscus tea and coconut regulate blood pressure

It's so easy to pimp your tea blends at home.

The hot drink can do more than warm us from the inside. With the right mix, the fast infusion turns into a true health expert.

Making and refining tea can be so easy. You only need the right ingredients for exciting taste ideas. Already known: tea is not only delicious and healthy, but it is also said to have a salutary effect . Which ingredients can relieve which symptoms ? Find out more here ...

Mint tea and ginger for the stomach

Preparation: One tablespoon of dried peppermint leaves (from the pharmacy) and three slices of fresh ginger in a quarter liter of boiling water for about eight minutes.

Effect: Peppermint tea is very digestible because it relaxes the stomach and intestines. And the ginger? Add to that a fast and easy digestion.

Green tea and cranberry protect against colds

Preparation: Put two bags of green tea in a quarter liter of hot water. After two minutes, remove the bag and refine the tea with a dash of unsweetened cranberry juice.

Effect: The catechins in the tea keep out as "radical scavengers" pollutants. The vitamin C in cranberry juice is said to support the effect. Good for our immune system!

Chamomile tea and orange calms the nerves

Preparation: Leave three chamomile tea bags in half a liter of water. Rub on a bowl of organic orange (about 1 teaspoon) and add. May also be seasoned with mint and rosemary.

Effect: Studies prove: chamomile not only anti-inflammatory, but also acts as a mild sedative. Together with the scent of orange the ideal stress inhibitor!

Black tea and cinnamon for the belly

Preparation: Pour a quarter liter of boiling water on two bags of black tea plus a cinnamon stick (or 2 teaspoons powder). Let it rest for four minutes.

Effect: Black tea is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Cinnamon has an antispasmodic effect. In the mix they stimulate circulation and digestion.

Hibiscus tea and coconut regulate blood pressure

Preparation: Let two bags of hibiscus tea in 250 ml of unsweetened, hot coconut water for about five minutes. Can also be drunk cold, diluted with mineral water. Refreshing!

Effect: According to a US study, three cups of hibiscus tea can reduce blood pressure during the day. The potassium-rich coconut water supports the effect.

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