Moringa Herbal Tea

Moringa is a superfood which takes its name from the plant it is derived from, the Moringa Tree (Moringa Oleifera).  Moringa Drumsticks called saragvo (in Gujarati) is regularly used in most Indian homes to make a curry.  The drumsticks which can be over a foot long, are cleaned and cut into two inch pieces and cooked as a curry usually using sour yogurt.  This recipe  from Mayuri’s jikoni has a  recipe you may enjoy.    I also use these drumsticks to add to my Gujarati dall.  Whichever, way you cook them, the drumsticks are tasty but a bit messy to eat as you only eat the inside pulp of the drumsticks and discard the outer skin.  The leaves and flowers of the moringa tree are also used to make curries. In India, my cousins have huge moringa trees growing in their farms – which are loaded with long moringa drumsticks.    in the Western World,  Moringa isn’t eaten like we do in India and Africa. Instead, It’s mostly dried and converted to powder or oil form and sold as supplements which provide lots of health benefits.

What are the benefits of Moringa?

Moringa has been consumed for its health benefits for thousands of years.   Moringa  is very rich in healthy antioxidants and bioactive plant compounds.

This article lists 6 science based health benefits which are supported by scientific research.

I drink Moringa Leaf tea  in the afternoon, as it gives  me to stamina towards the end of the day.  The herbal tea blend I drink is  natural and caffeine free.  The leaves of the Moringa oleifera tree used in the tea have antioxidants and make a  refreshing and flavourful tea. Making the tea is easy, just pour hot water over the teabag and let it steep for 5 minutes before enjoying the tea.  This  tea has an earthy flavour similar to that of green tea. It is less bitter and you can flavour it  with honey, mint or  cinnamon to give it  extra flavours.

Ingredients:

  • 1 mug of water
  • 1 tsp of moringa loose tea or 1 teabag
  •  cinnamon stick

Instructions:

1. Boil the kettle.

2. Place the tea leaves in a  tea infuser or place the teabag in a cup and pour the hot water over the tea.

3. Add the cinnamon and allow to steep for 3 to 5 minutes.

4. Allow to cool slightly and find a comfortable place to relax and enjoy your tea. Use the time to recharge your batteries.

 

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