Monday, November 30, 2015

Benefits of having tea with ginger

Here are some of the benefits the tea with ginger can have in our health.
-It help to improve the digestive system of the body. When you have a bit more food during meal or dinner then take a cup of tea along with ginger in it.
-It also help to reduce the pain or burning sensation of the body. Use of ginger is also beneficial to the joint or muscles pain.

-Before travelling drinking a cup of tea with ginger can help to prevent form vomiting or other sickness during the travelling. You can also have the tea with the ginger even when you are feeling relief.
-Ginger has vitamins and minerals along with amino acid which can improve the blood circulation in the body. the problem related to the heart conditions can be reduced with the use of tea with the ginger.
-Tea with ginger an also help to cure the problem theta occurs during the masturbation [period in women. It can reduce the pain that occurs during menstruation period.

-It also help to cure the problem related to the respiration. When you have cold taking tea with ginger can be beneficial.
-It help to remove the tiredness of the body. the strong chemical that is formed by tea and ginger is very beneficial according to the specialist.
-It also help to boost up the diseases resistance capacity in the body. Ginger have got very high level of antioxidant which increase the resistence power in the body.
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Benefits Of Green Tea

You have probably heard some of the stories about Green Tea and Weight Loss, but there are so many other benefits that most people ignore, or that they are just completely unaware of.
Green tea contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols.  Antioxidants are substances that get rid of free radicals which are damaging compounds in the body that alter cells, mess with our DNA (genetic material), and even cause cell death.  Free radicals occur naturally in the body, but environmental toxins (including ultraviolet rays from the sun, radiation, cigarette smoke, and air pollution) also give rise to these damaging particles.
Many scientists believe that free radicals contribute to the aging process as well as the development of a number of health problems, including cancer and heart disease.  Antioxidants such as polyphenols in green tea can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause keeping us strong, healthy and ward off aging.


This is a condition where the artery walls thicken from the accumulation of fats such as cholesterol.  Clinical studies indicate that the antioxidant properties of green tea may help prevent Atherosclerosis, particularly Coronary Artery Disease.  Researchers estimate that the chance of heart attack decreases by 11% by drinking 3 cups of tea per day.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Incredible Story Behind San Antonio's Japanese Tea Garden

You may wonder why the ornate entry gate at San Antonio’s Japanese Tea Garden instead says “Chinese Tea Garden.” The reason links back to a Japanese-American family who once lived in the garden, and altered forever by dramatic events in World War II. The story is a fascinating one, and begins back in 1908 when the future Japanese Tea Garden was just a great big, gaping hole in the ground. It was the remnants of a cement quarry.
“That was the first cement plant west of the Mississippi River, so it was quite a thing in its day,” says San Antonio Parks Operation Supervisor Don Pylant. He says that when the  seven-acre quarry played out, Parks Commissioner Ray Lambert planned to re-design it into a water lily garden. Lambert shared the idea with a Japanese American friend, Eizo "Kimi" Jingu,  who was an artist and a tea importer. He was also a man of ideas.
“My suspicion is that perhaps they consulted on the design of the tea gardens and maybe that’s how it morphed from the municipal water lily garden into the Japanese Tea Garden,” Pylant says.
So the lily pond became a tea garden, with limestone bridges, stone-lined walkways, Japanese Koi ponds, a huge pagoda and a 60-foot waterfall. Then Lambert offered Kimi a deal.
“He said, 'If I build you a home in the Tea Gardens will you come move there and stay there and help take care of it?' And he said yes.”
Kimi and wife Myoshi moved their young family into the stone home. Five of their six girls and two boys were born there and grew up with the garden as their back yard. The Jingus opened the Bamboo Room Restaurant, serving light lunches and tea. The garden became a popular tourist spot, with the family’s Japanese culture on display as their kimono-wearing daughters served visitors.
Barb Yamadera Cabot is the Jingus' granddaughter. She lives in California, but was raised hearing her mother’s remarkable stories of living in the gardens just a block from the city zoo.
"My mom would say all the time when we’d hear the lions roar that we knew it was going to rain, because the lions were roaring so loud. But can you imagine living in a place like that?"
When a monkey escaped from the zoo and showed up at the garden, one of the girls gave him chewing gum.
"And so when they’d pass the monkey, when he was back in the zoo, he’d look at them and he’d chomp like he was chewing gum. I think he remembered them!" Cabot laughs.
Life in the gardens seemed idyllic until 1938, when father Kimi died suddenly from a heart attack. His widow and children stayed on, but three years later, tragedy again visited the Jingus. Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941.
The United States quickly entered the war and anti-Japanese sentiment ran rampant. More than 100,000 Japanese-Americans were placed in internment camps, mostly on the west coast. While that didn’t happen to the Jingus, the city of San Antonio told them to leave the Tea Garden. Even though son Jimmy joined the Army, earning a Purple Heart, Cabot says the family was no longer welcome in the garden.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Tea RemediesTea is perhaps one of the best known beverages known in Indian households. Sip it hot or relish a tumbler of ice-cold tea, drinking tea is always refreshing. But did you know that tea can be used for treating a variety of problems at home? Keep reading to know the top fifteen home remedies that involve the use of tea.

Sunburn relief: Did you know that wet tea bags are effective in soothing sunburns? For a complete body sunburn treatment, the best idea would be to prepare a tea bath and soak in its goodness.

Tired eyes: Tired eyes look puffy and dull. So, why don’t you soothe them with some wet tea bags? Indeed, tea bags are very efficient in relieving tired eyes, almost as competent as cucumber slices and slices of potato! Your eyes would instantly brighten up.

Drain boils and blisters: If you are suffering from a painful boil, all you must do is to cover the boil with a tea bag and leave it on overnight. The boil will be drained painlessly. In fact, it is also said that a similar treatment using hot tea bags would help in drawing out infections from canker sores and blisters.

Toothache: Suffering from pain in gums and tooth ache? Prepare peppermint tea and add a pinch of salt. Use this antiseptic natural mouthwash for soothing the ache.

Bleeding gums: If your child has lost a tooth and is experiencing bleeding gums, put a wet tea bag (cold) in the mouth, on the area where he or she has lost the tooth. This treatment would help in reducing the bleeding and soothing pain.

Foot Odor: Well, if foot odour seems to be a perennial reason for embarrassment, make sure that you soak your feet in a tub of strongly brewed tea, everyday for about twenty minutes. This practice will surely relax your feet and help you get rid of that unwanted stick!

Bad breath: Gargling several times a day with strong tea can be useful in preventing bad breath.

Menstrual Cramps: Chamomile tea increases glycine levels, an amino acid that calms muscle spasms, thereby reducing the pain caused by stomach and back aches as well as helping to reduce and even relieve menstrual cramps in women.

Cold and Flu: Ginger can stimulate your circulation, which will help your body get rid of a cold faster. It’s also been shown to reduce nausea. To make the tea, mix 2/3 cup of boiling water with 2 teaspoons of grated ginger and 1 teaspoons of honey.

Stuffy Nose: If you have stuffy nose then a cup of warm tea can ease the pain and discomfort. Hot tea, particularly sage tea, may reduce the blockage in your nose.

Sore throat: Teas can help ease sore throats. Hot tea like ginger tea can give a lot of relief from an achy and sore throat. Toss some ginger flakes in your regular tea and allow the tea to brew in the ginger for 5 minutes. The ginger tea will help to soothe the throat and give relief from an achy and sore throat.

Headaches: Herbal tea is helpful in reducing headaches and migraines. A warm cup of herbal tea made with peppermint, vervain or lemon balm will relieve a headache.

Gas and bloating: Ginger tea is also a natural remedy for heart burn, as well as helps relieve stomach gas and bloating.

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The article TOP 15 HOME REMEDIES USING TEA first appeared in The Indian Spot.