Make a Medicinal Tea with Apples, Cinnamon, Anise, and Cloves

· September 9, 2014
Today, we'll show you have to make a medicinal tea out of apples, cinnamon, anise, and cloves. It's a delicious drink with various health properties.

Teas are an excellent way to consume liquids as well as obtain the medicinal and curative properties of the ingredients you choose. In this article, we’ll show you have to make a medicinal tea with apples, cinnamon, anise, and cloves.

It’s a delicious drink that also boasts several different healthy properties.

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The Benefits of Apple Tea

Apple tea is an easy and excellent way of getting the nutrients from this delicious fruit.

Apples are a great source of vitamin A and potassiumA small portion of this fruit has 159 mg of potassium and 73 IU (international units) of vitamin A.

When you drink apple tea, the properties of this fruit remain active,which is why it’s an excellent infusion option.

The Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon, besides being an aphrodisiac spice, contains the cinnamtannin B1 compound. This is the reason why cinnamon tea helps prevent diabetes and regulate glucose in patients with Type 2 diabetes, especially when you drink it during fasts.

Not only that, cinnamon tea also possesses nutrients like iron, dietary fiber, and calcium,which help your digestive system. It’s also been proven to help lower blood cholesterol.

Don’t miss: 8 Teas That Help Lower Cholesterol

The Properties of Anise Tea

Besides being an aromatic tea, anise is also a medicinal tea

Among its curative properties, it has the ability to improve your digestive system. It also has anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties, and helps calm anxiety and nerves. 

It’s even good for regulating menstrual periods.

The Properties of Clove Tea

Clove tea is an excellent infusion that fights vaginal infections since it contains oleoresin.

In addition, it also has curative properties for oral health: it prevents plaque from forming and relieves gum pain. Besides that, it has antioxidant properties that activate your metabolism and prevent age-related sicknesses.

Also read: Get Rid of Inflamed Gums with These Natural Remedies

How Do I Make this Medicinal Tea?

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Ingredients

  • Any type of apple
  • Star anise
  • One clove
  • One cinnamon stick
  •  Water
  • Sugar or your choice of sweetener

Utensils

  • A medium pot
  • A strainer
  • A pitcher
  • A knife

Instructions

  1. Wash the apple and cut it into small pieces using a kitchen knife. Leave the peel on, but remove the seeds and the stem.
  2. In a medium sized pot, boil the apple pieces in approximately 5 cups of water for about five to six minutes.
  3. Add the clove, anise, and cinnamon to the mixture and let all the ingredients sit for 8 minutes.
  4. Strain the mixture and pour the liquid in a pitcher.
  5. Then, add about a half cup of honey, stevia or whatever natural sweetener you like.
  6. Stir the liquid well with a wooden spoon. If you don’t want to sweeten it, it is not necessary.
  7. The tea is ready to serve!
  8. You can save any extra in the fridge for up to three days.