Ceai de ghimbir si tulsi/ Tulsi and ginger tea

RO: Sunt intrebata deseori “Dar tu cum poti sta fara cafea?!” E adevarat, sunt deja 4 ani de cand nu mai beau cafea. E drept, niciodata nu am fost o impatimita, asa ca nu pot spune ca a fost greu “sa ma las”.

Apoi, sunt intrebata daca intr-adevar cafeaua dauneaza endometriozei. Studii clar pe asta nu sunt, ba chiar am citit si niste articole cum ca cea “greceasca” ar fi chiar benefica desi eu nu cred aceste teorii.

Eu am decis sa ma las de cafea prin 2014 la inceput. Satula de prea multe dureri si probleme, am renuntat la ea sa vad ce se intampla. Mi s-a parut ca durerile incep sa se mai diminueze (atat cat se putea, dat fiind stadiul endometriozei mele de atunci) si am inceput sa fiu mult, mult mai energica decat inainte (“cu cafea”, pe la orele 14:00 aveam neaparat nevoie de o alta, dupa care pe la orele 16:00 aveam din nou o stare de moleseala).

Cum am reusit fara?

Ok, 2-3 zile am fost mai obosita decat de obicei, insa am inceput sa beau ceai de ghimbir cu miere si lamaie in fiecare dimineata. Ajuta. Apoi, dupa cateva zile, mi-am revent din starea asta si efectiv nu am mai simtit nevoia de cafea.

Totusi, pentru a inlocui “obiceiul cafelei de dimineata”, deseori beau ceai sau sucuri din legume verzi (urmeaza retetele).

tulsi

O combinatie pe care am descoperit-o de cateva saptamani este ceaiul de Tulsi pudra (pe care il luasem separat pentru a-l bea in apa rece, ca pe pudra din vlastarii de orz – si aceea e foarte buna, o recomand) si ceaiul de ghimbir.

Ambele ingrediente sunt antiinflamatoare (important in orice afectiune, nu numai in endometrioza) si ajuta foarte mult glandele suprarenale (nu, nu au legatura cu rinichii, ci cu stresul, oboseala, insomniile, anxietatea etc.). Puteti citi mai multe despre asta in sursele de la finalul articolului.

Asadar, puteti incerca si voi (dimineata sau oricand doriti). Aveti nevoie doar de:

  • tulsi pudra (se gaseste la Plafar, eu am dat in jur de 20 lei pe ea).
  • ceai de ghimbir (la fel, am dat in jur de 4-5 lei pe o cutie – dar merge si radacina de ghimbir de la supermarket).
  • optional miere (de care aveti, eu acum mi-am cumparat miere de Manuka cu factor 250, de pe Vegis. ro. )

Pur si simplu puneti ibricul cu apa la fiert (cam 2 cani de 200 ml), aduceti la punctul de fierbere, dupa care adaugati ½ lingurita de tulsi pudra, 1 lingurita ghimbir sau cat suportati voi, sa nu fie apoi prea tare. Acoperiti 10 minute, dupa care scurgeti si cand se mai raceste un pic adaugati o lingurita de miere.

E foarte buna combinatia asta, are si o culoare mai inchisa, deci e usor sa va imaginati ca e cafea.

Enjoy it! 🙂

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EN: Tulsi and ginger tea

I am often asked why I don’t drink coffee. It’s true, there have been almost 4 years since I stopped drinking coffee. It’s also true I was never passionate about it, so I can’t say it was too hard to “quit”.

Then, I am also asked if coffee really is harmful for endometriosis. There are no studies to show that. As a matter of fact I even read somewhere articles that stated that the “Greek” one could be beneficial for us but I don’t believe such theories.

I decided to stop drinking coffee in 2014. I was tired of too many pains and problems so I gave up coffee and waited for “the feedback”. It seemed to me the pains diminished a little bit and I was way much more energised than before. “With one little coffee” at 9.00 a.m I desperately needed another one by 2:00 p.m and, afterwards, at about 4.00 p.m. I was again experiencing fatigue.

How I manage to overcome the “critique period”?

Ok, 2 or 3 days I was more tired than usual, but I started drinking ginger tea with honey and lemon every morning. Then, after several days, I felt better and better.

Yet, to replace the “habit of the morning coffee” I use to drink tea or green leaves juices (the recipes are yet to come).

A combination I have discovered lately is Tulsi powder & ginger tea. I bought the powder from a store with natural products and first I wanted to drink it in cold water, as a barley grass powder which I also recommend.

Both ingredients are anti-inflammatory (important in any disease, not only in endometriosis) and both help a lot the adrenal glands, which have a lot to do and say in stress, fatique, insomnia, anxiety etc.

Therefore, you can also try it at home (in the morning or whenever you want). You just need:

Tulsi powder
Ginger (root or tea, from a store).
Honey (optional – I happened to have now Manuka Honey, 250 from Vegis.ro)

You simply bring to the boil a pot with 400 ml water, and when it boils you add ½ teaspoon tulsi powder, 1 teaspoon ginger. Cover for 10 minute, then strain and when it is not so cold anymore add 1 teaspoon of honey.

This combination is awesome, it also has a darker colour, so it is easy to imagine you do have a coffee every morning! 🙂

Enjoy it!

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Surse:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4296439/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5376420/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665023/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16117603

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