How to Make Cinnamon and Bay Leaf Tea to Aid Weight Loss

The diuretic and cleansing properties of bayleaf and cinnamon aren't only useful for losing weight. They also help combat certain digestive disorders.
How to Make Cinnamon and Bay Leaf Tea to Aid Weight Loss
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Reviewed and approved by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

Poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle have become the sworn enemies of a healthy weight and good physical and mental well-being. Plus, according to this study by Austral University (Chile), these factors are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, there are a few recipes that can help you to lose weight and feel better – like cinnamon and bay leaf tea.

In this article, we’ll show you how to prepare this medicinal tea, and tell you all about its different health benefits.

How to lose weight

Getting rid of accumulated fat is no easy task. In fact, it requires multiple and constant efforts to eliminate it completely.

The problem is that few people have the patience to wait for the results. They search for shortcuts and follow strict diets or regimens that can affect their health.

Because of this, nutritionists and experts recommend adopting a healthy diet, as shown in this study conducted by the Provincial Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Cuba. It should be a calorie-controlled diet that includes all food groups.

In addition, you can consume natural supplements whose properties stimulate your metabolism and help shed the pounds more easily. In today’s article, we want to recommend a healthy cinnamon and bay leaf tea that’s renowned for its diuretic and purifying properties.

It’s also important to do plenty of physical exercise to increase your calorie expenditure.

Cinnamon and bay leaf tea

Cinnamon and bay leaf tea is a really popular drink. Its nutritional composition promotes healthy weight loss without causing gut inflammation.

While it’s not a ‘miracle’ weight-loss product, those who include it in their diet obtain extremely good results. However, if you want to lose weight in a safe and healthy way, the best thing to do is talk to an endocrinologist.

You also might like to read: Mint Tea, Great for Weight Loss

The health benefits of cinnamon

cinnamon and bay leaf tea

Cinnamon is a spice that’s valued for its multiple culinary, medicinal, and home uses. According to a study by the North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, it contains essential oil, antioxidants, and nutrients that accelerate your metabolism, increase energy expenditure and promote weight loss.

A study published in Food and Function claims that cinnamon promotes weight loss. One of its mechanisms is to prevent the accumulation of fatty acids in adipose tissue. It also stimulates enzymes that favor lipolysis.

Until recently, it was believed that consuming this spice was useful for regulating blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes. However, a study carried out by the Mashhad University of Medical Science (Iran) refutes this theory.

According to a study published in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, cinnamon promotes the death or apoptosis of cancer cells through different mechanisms.

The health benefits of bay leaves

cinnamon and bay leaf tea

Laurel, which produces bay leaves, is a popular medicinal and aromatic plant, which has been used for many years. According to a study conducted by Cumhuriyet University, it’s a potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic.

It’s believed that it contains diuretic substances that stimulate the expulsion of liquids retained in body tissues. However, there’s no scientific evidence to support this theory.

What we do know is that bay leaves can combat diarrhea, as confirmed by a study conducted by the AlBalqa Applied University in Jordan.

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How to make cinnamon and bay leaf tea

cinnamon and bay leaf tea

With this healthy natural tea, you can stimulate weight loss. In addition, it’ll help you deal with several common digestive problems.

Preparing this tea is quite simple. It doesn’t take too much time, and you can make it several times a week. Of course, it’s important to clarify that its effects are only obtained if you also follow a balanced diet and do physical exercise.


  • 5 glasses of water (about 1 liter).
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder (5 g).
  • 6 bay leaves.
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g) (optional)


  • Bring the water to a boil then add the teaspoon of cinnamon and bay leaves.
  • Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat. Let it stand until it reaches room temperature.
  • Strain the mixture and serve it in a glass.
  • Drink your first glass on an empty stomach. Drink the rest distributed throughout the day.

Have you ever tried this fantastic tea? If not, give it a try and include it in your diet. It’ll help you to lose weight in a healthy and natural way.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.