Health Benefits of Tea Spice


Thousands of spices are used for the treatment and prevention of various ailments that life throws at you. Their uses have undergone vast amounts of research and successful practice in endless abundance throughout the centuries.

If you live in the city especially, it is imperative to maintain a strong level immunity against the barrage of germs, viruses, constantly mutating strains and emerging species. If you drink as many cups of tea per day as most British folk (in particular), then adding a pinch of Tea Spice to every cup will make a positive difference to your health and wellbeing. If you want to try more potent doses to treat already existing conditions then you could use extracts or essential oils, but one should research products further and consult a medical professional before taking strong doses for treatment. 

Above all, a varies nutritious diet and exercise routine that works with your lifestyle and inspires you is the ultimate recommendation. Then a little luxury here and here is ok !

Adding Tea Spice to your standard builders tea, porridge or smoothie is a steady way of improving health and massively enhancing the taste

INGREDIENTS AND ASSOCIATED HEALTH BENEFITS 

CARDAMOM

We only use the cardamom seeds in Tea Spice and not the husks (as many others do). This third most expensive spice in the world is key ingredient in our house blend and as with all the ingredients in Tea Spice, there are some unique health benefits. 

Cardamom contains high levels of antioxidants and has a diuretic effect on the body. Studies have shown that it reduces high blood pressure in recently diagnosed patients (1). 

Cardamom can increase the body's ability to fight cancer (2).  Tests are conclusive in studies on mice and further tests will hopefully demonstrate similar outcomes on humans. Human oral cancer cells were prevented from multiplying in test tubes using a primary natural compound found in cardamom known as γ-Bisabolene (3). 

The effective anti bacterial and anti-fungal properties in cardamom have been demonstrated in numerous experiments. Candida (4, 4.1), E. coli, Staphylococcus (5), Salmonella, Campylobacter (6) and other strains of bacteria and fungi have been significantly inhibited or destroyed by cardamom extracts and essential oils. On multiple occasions, it was more effective than the leading prescribed drugs for the same conditions. 

Compounds in cardamom promote anti-inflammatory effects on the body by protecting cells from damage. Inflammation can be triggered by a number of reasons; stress, infections, toxic chemicals, autoimmune disorders, too much sugary, high-fat foods. Chronic inflammation can lead to multiple diseases and conditions. 

 

Inflammation is a process by which the body's white blood cells and substances they produce protect us from infection with foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses.

In short, it's the body's response to outside threats like stress, infection, or toxic chemicals. ... This type of harmful, chronic inflammation can have a number of causes, including a virus or bacteria, an autoimmune disorder, sugary and fatty foods, or the way you handle stress

Fresh Breath and mouth ulcers

Depression

Colds 

Aphrodisiac

Hiccups

 

CINNAMON 

Cinnamon is a key ingredient in Tea Spice and we use it for more than it's distinguished taste. 

It contains Cr and polyphenols; powerful antioxidants that have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity. These compounds also have similar effects on insulin signalling and glucose control, which is beneficial for diabetics. It has also been shown to reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart disease in a number of experiments. 

In patients with type 2 diabetes, 1 gram of cinnamon per day has demonstrated to have beneficial effects on blood markers. It lowers blood sugar levels in a more than one way. Firstly, it decreases the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream after eating, interfering with digestive enzymes and slowing the breakdown of carbohydrates. 

Cinnamon can slow down the onset of neurodegenerative diseases. Compounds found in Cinnamon seem to inhibit the build up of a protein called tau in the brain - a hallmark of Alzheimers. In a study on mice with Parkinson's disease, cinnamon helped to protect neurons, normalize neurotransmitter levels and improve motor function. 

Cinnamon may help protect and fight against cancer. Extracts act by reducing growth of cancer cells and the formation of blood vessels in tumours. It appears it is toxic to cancel cells and causes cell death. These findings come as a result of animal and test tube experiments and not in humans as yet, 

Cinnamon can assist in fighting various types of bacterial and fungal infection. It can inhibit the growth of certain bacteria including Listeria and Salmonela. 

Fights tooth decay and gum disease. 

Tests also suggest it can help fight the HIV virus.

GINGER

Everyone knows how powerful ginger is by now, surely. Not only does it have that incredible fiery taste which makes many a dish come to life, but it is also widely recognised as a powerful prevention and cure to many of lifes ailments.

Helps destroy colds and flu and fight infections. 

Ginger also help treat nausea and morning sickness. 

Reduce muscle pain and soreness. 

Anti-inflammatory effects can help with Osteoarthritis. 

Can drastically lower blood sugars and cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. 

Chronic indigestion. 

Menstrual pain

Improve brain function. 

Can help prevent cancer 

AJWAIN/BISHOPS WEED

This distinctive tasting spice has been used for centuries across Asia and Africa as a home remedy for digestion, stomach cramps, nausea, headaches and numerous other ailments. Some of which are outlined below...

Calms coughs and asthma

The thymol, present in ajwain makes it a potent local anaesthetic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compound. This herb is known to relieve congestion caused due to formation of phlegm (even in severe cases). 

Aids lactation during pregnancy. 

After pregnancy, bishops weed is known to heal the woman’s body internally, reduce inflammation and help maintain blood circulation. Don't worry it doesn't make the men lactate as well. 

Helps ease rheumatic and arthritic pain

The anti-inflammatory and anaesthetic properties of ajwain can relieve the pain of arthritis and rheumatism

It also contains powerful antibiotic compounds that help in soothing inflammation and other symptoms such as skin itching, redness and pain caused due to inflammatory skin diseases

Aphrodisiac 

Ajwain can improve your sex life by inducing a calm, relaxing feeling throughout the body. Increased sexual virility and libido in both sexes is improved as it stimulates hormones responsible for sex drive.

Due to the presence of niacin and thymol along with other vitamins, ajwain is very good in maintaining heart health. It has properties that improve nerve impulses and overall circulation within the heart. 

 BLACK PEPPERCORNS

FENNEL 

 SOURCES 

1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20361714

2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20210607

3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26194454

4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5490299/

4.1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28681014

5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21695005

6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27869756