There are a variety of herbs that are easily found in our kitchen and are key ingredients of many dishes. These herbs can be used to make herbal tea and promote weight loss. These herbal tea contain high levels of compounds that battle the absorption of fat in the body and when consumed regularly can play an incredible role in our weight loss goals. Include any two of these in your daily routine and you will start to see noticeable positive changes in your body within a month.
1. Cinnamon Herbal Tea
A number of medicinal properties are associated with cinnamon. According to research, it has antimicrobial, antiparasitic and antioxidant effects. Cinnamon Tea is a herbal tea made by infusing cinnamon bark in hot water. It can also be brewed using cinnamon powder and cinnamon extract. This tea is known to accelerate weight loss by helping the body store less fat. The tea also reduces blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Steps to Prepare Cinnamon Tea
Add a cinnamon stick to one glass of water and let it boil for 10 minutes. You can add a teaspoon of green tea leaves after turning off the gas and let it seep for another 10 minutes. Strain the liquid in a cup and enjoy your tea. Adding green tea is optional. If you want to use cinnamon powder, just add some powder to hot water and drink this liquid.
2. Peppermint Herbal Tea
Peppermint Tea contains ingredients to support the digestive system and helps reduce bloating by burning the fat stored in the body. This tea is low in calories, improves the metabolism, helps curb unwanted hunger cravings by keeping you satiated for longer thereby suppressing unwanted cravings.
Steps to Prepare Peppermint Tea
Boil a cup of water. Add a few peppermint leaves to the boiling water after turning off the gas. You can also add a teaspoon of green tea leaves along with peppermint leaves and let it seep for 10 minutes. Strain the liquid in a cup and enjoy your tea.
3. Ajwain and Jerra Tea or Carom and Cumin Seeds Herbal Tea
Ajwain and Jeera or Carom and Cumin seeds are common kitchen ingredients with powerful digestion boosting properties. These seeds are found to be beneficial for regulating cholesterol and blood pressure as well. This herbal tea not only aids in weight loss but also helps in reducing acidity, bloating.
Steps to Prepare Carom and Cumin Seeds Tea
Add a teaspoon each of carom and cumin seeds to one cup of water and let it boil. If Fennel and Coriander seeds are available, you can add one teaspoon each. After 10 minutes turn off the gas and let it seep for another 10 mins. Strain the liquid in a cup and enjoy your tea. Straining is optional, for best results chew some seeds while sipping the tea.
4. Ginger and Turmeric Herbal Tea
Ginger and turmeric are two of the most extensively researched ingredients in herbal medicine. Both these herbs have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. Regular intake of this herbal tea can enhance calorie burn and curb unnecessary feeling of hunger. It is also been linked to positive changes in cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and liver health.
Steps to Prepare Ginger and Turmeric Herbal Tea
Take one Tbsp each of fresh grated turmeric or powder and fresh grated ginger. In a pan add these two herbs with a cup of water and bring it to boil. Let it boil on low heat for 5 minutes and then turn off the gas. Let it simmer for another 10 minutes. Strain the liquid and add one pinch of powdered pepper to it. Enjoy your tea!
5. Bay Leaves Herbal Tea
Bay leaves are known to improve digestion by stimulating the gastrointestinal tract. The enzymes found in bay leaves help to decrease overall toxicity as well as improve nutrient absorption in the body, which creates a healthier environment within the body and optimizes it for weight loss.
Steps to Prepare Bay Leaves Herbal Tea
Take 4-5 dried bay leaves and 1 cinnamon stick (or 1 tsp ground cinnamon) and a cup of water. Add leaves and cinnamon to the water and simmer for about 20 minutes. Strain the liquid and enjoy your herbal tea.