Jasmine tea has a subtle, but exotic aroma, and perfectly soothes you as soon as you smell it. It is made by mixing jasmine flowers with green tea leaves, tea leaves and "raising" the smell of flowers. The aroma of tea leaves gives a velvety taste to the drink, which, along with the intoxicating aroma of flowers, makes jasmine tea one of the most pleasant for promoting health.
Positive properties of jasmine tea
Although many of the benefits of jasmine tea are the result of the green leaf properties used as a base, jasmine itself is also associated with a number of positive health benefits.
- In aromatherapy, jasmine is identified as an aphrodisiac or sexual stimulant, and is also able to stimulate relaxation and reduce stress. No wonder jasmine tea is an excellent anti-depressant.
- According to research from the University of Maryland Medical Center, green tea lowers total cholesterol and increases HDL - high density lipoprotein - "good" cholesterol. This effect is explained by the content of green tea polyphenols, an antioxidant. Antioxidants help protect the human body from free radicals and toxins. It was also determined during research that the antioxidant properties of green tea can be effective in preventing atherosclerosis.
- Adding jasmine tea to your regular diet can improve the condition of the digestive tract, digesting food. This drink is an excellent prevention of gastrointestinal forms of cancer. Catechins present in jasmine tea have a positive effect on many organs, including the gastrointestinal system. They activate a number of intracellular antioxidants and interact well with enzymes to improve the function of a healthy intestine.
- High polyphenol content is considered a major factor in the ability of jasmine tea to protect your body from cancer. Jasmine tea can play a positive role in preventing cancer of the bladder, breast, ovary, prostate, esophagus, skin, and stomach.
- Reduces the risk of heart attack.
- It was also found out by scientists that people who consume large amounts of tea every day - 5 cups or more are less likely to develop liver disease. Jasmine tea extract can help increase your metabolism, and catechin levels in tea can also stimulate your body to burn more fat. Jasmine tea is used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine as a stimulant of the immune system.
- Jasmine tea is also effective in combating cold and flu symptoms. It has a warming and antimicrobial effect.
- In the fight against diabetes, this drink proved to be a valuable tool. The ability to metabolize glucose is the main mechanism that causes diabetic conditions.
- This drink has antimicrobial properties, effective in the fight against salmonella.
- Able to reduce depressive syndrome during menopause and after childbirth.
- The ability of jasmine tea to eliminate the unpleasant smell from the mouth is noted.
- Some scientists believe that 2-3 cups of such a drink per day will help prolong life.
Harm of jasmine tea
Negative consequences after drinking jasmine tea can occur in a certain group of people who have the following symptoms or are in the following situations:
- Pregnancy. Despite all the beneficial properties of jasmine tea, women who are in a position are better off refraining from using it. The consequences of consuming this drink may be premature uterine contractions. And the jasmine fragrance itself can negatively affect a pregnant woman. It is necessary in any case to consult with your doctor and find out whether to drink such a drink.
- Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Often, people who want to lose weight, introduce the use of jasmine tea in your diet. But this is possible only under the condition that a person does not have acute diseases of the intestines and stomach. Otherwise, except for pain and discomfort, the use of this drink will not bring.
- Cardiovascular and kidney disease. Despite its relaxing and mood-influencing properties, jasmine tea is a source of caffeine, which is considered a stimulant. Caffeine is designed to block certain neurotransmitters in the brain that cause feelings of alertness or energy. However, some people are very sensitive to the effects of caffeine, especially in large doses.
Perfect Jasmine Tea Recipe
Properly prepared drink from jasmine tea has a delicate flavor and full floral aroma. It takes time and attention to prepare jasmine tea, which is made from green leaves mixed with jasmine petals. To reach the height of tea drinking, follow the recommendations of the manufacturer, if the purchased tea is brewed.
Cooking can be done independently. Ingredients:
- black or green tea;
- fresh jasmine flowers.
Using black or green tea, place the brew in the bottom of the jar with a large hole. Top lay a layer of fresh jasmine flowers over tea. Add another layer of tea leaves on top. Cover tightly. Leave the jasmine flowers to “give away” their fragrance for at least 24 hours. In addition, dried jasmine flowers can then be added to the tea. Store in a cool, dark place.
Then you can safely brew this beautiful drink. You can also add lemon or mint. They perfectly complement the exotic flavor of jasmine tea.