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The Health Benefits of Java Momma's Sssspicy Tea

Updated on October 10, 2018
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For thousands of years, humans have turned to the Earth for what ails them, whether through diet or herbal remedies. Most herbal remedies and preventative medicines were consumed through tea tinctures. Over the last hundred years, mankind has turned to synthetic chemical to preserve food and herbs to help them last longer and feed a growing global population. Many of these synthetic chemicals have in turn caused an abundance of health issues as companies put profit over people. Not at Java Momma. Java Momma showcases a wide range of herbal teas that are organic and clean from harmful additives. Not only are the teas a delight to drink, especially with friends and family, they also have amazing health benefits whether as a preventive remedy or aiding in what ails you.

Sssspicy Tea is a loose tea that contains black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, and ginger. It is also a naturally caffeine-free tea.

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Black Pepper

Black pepper, Piper Nigrum L., has a flavor that is sharp, pungent, and aromatic. Black pepper contains 4.6 and 9.7% piperine, which is found in both the outer fruit and the seed. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), black pepper is a healthy spice due to the antioxidants it contains along with its antimicrobial potential and gastro-protective modules. The piperine in black pepper is a great defense against many diseases and ailments. It assists in cognitive brain functioning, boost nutrient's absorption and improve gastrointestinal functionality. The NIH also shows research proving black pepper also has properties that act as a mild anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory. The health benefits do not stop there as the NIH has discovered that black pepper has also shown to reduce cancer cells, control the progression of tumors, and even act as a chemoprevention, which aids to prevent or reduce the chances of cancer in healthy individuals.

Cardamom

Cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum, is a spice that is intensely fragrant with a complex flavor combination that is citrusy, minty, spicy and herbal all rolled into one. Compounds found in cardamom may slow the growth of tumors and other cancer cells. Cardamom also acts as a diuretic, which help lower blood pressure. Because cardamom also contains antioxidants, it helps protect cells from environmental damage and controls inflammation in the body. It is also a great digestive aid and has been known to speed healing of stomach ulcers. Because cardamom has also been known to fight harmful bacteria, such as the five bacteria that cause cavities, it is great for overall oral health. It was also used by ancient civilizations to freshen breath, which is also a result of bacteria. Its antibacterial properties extend beyond oral health as it helps fight against E. coli and Staphylococcus bacteria often associated with food poisoning.

The health benefits to cardamom seem endless as it also increases airflow to your lungs and improves breathing by even simply breathing it in. Cardamom can decrease elevated liver enzymes, triglyceride, cholesterol levels, and lower blood sugar. It has even been known to reduce anxiety and stress hormones in the body as well as naturally boosting the metabolism encouraging healthy weight loss in obese patients.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum, is a warm, earthy flavor that compliments both spicy and sweet flavors. It is also another powerhouse antioxidant. It even surpasses the antioxidant power of garlic and oregano, according to the National Institute of Health, as it contains large amounts of highly potent polyphenol antioxidants. This is important because it protects the body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. It also helps boost the immune system and helps repair damage to the body's tissues affected by chronic inflammation.

A teaspoon of cinnamon has the power to reduce the bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the body while stabilizing the good HDL cholesterol. This can drastically reduce your risk for heart disease. For those struggling with diabetes and metabolic syndrome, cinnamon can help reduce the body's resistance to insulin. Several human research studies have confirmed the anti-diabetic effects of cinnamon, showing that it can lower fasting blood sugar levels by 10–29% according to the Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Journal.

Some studies have also shown a link between cinnamon and the fight against neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. A neurodegenerative disease is a generalized term for a range of conditions which primarily affect the neurons in the human brain. Cinnamon helps boost neuron protections, normalizes neurotransmitter levels, and improve cognitive and motor function.

Cinnamon also contains cinnamaldehyde, which helps to fight various kinds of bacterial and fungal infections. More specifically, it helps stop the growth of Listeria and Salmonella bacteria and greatly reduces the effects of fungal lung infections. The antimicrobial properties of cinnamon also fight against tooth decay and bad breath.


Cloves

Cloves are the flower buds of the plant, Syzygium aromaticum. It has a sharp pungent taste that combines both an astringently bitter yet sweet taste. The main health benefit of cloves are the nutrients it contains. It has fiber, which can help prevent constipation and promote regularity, but it also contains vitamin C that helps strengthen your immune system along with vitamin K is an essential nutrient used in the body's natural ability to create blood clotting, allowing you to heal from a wound faster. Cloves also contain manganese, an important mineral for maintaining brain function and building strong bones. Speaking of bone health, cloves contain calcium which not only helps the bones but helps with the absorption of vitamin D.

Like the other ingredients in Sssspicy Tea, cloves are pack full of antioxidants, such as vitamin E, that help fight against free radical and other cancer-causing carcinogens. It also has properties that fight against bacterial infections, especially those caused by E. coli, which can be deadly. Cloves also act as a digestive aid and healing agent for stomach ulcers.

Even still, cloves promote liver health, especially for those with fatty liver disease. This is due to the compound eugenol found in cloves. Although more research is underway, current research shows that eugenol helps reverse signs of liver cirrhosis or scarring of the liver.


Ginger

Ginger is the root of the plant, Zingiber officinale. It is considered one of the healthiest spices on Earth due to its healing power. The taste of ginger has a pungent spice with a bit of a bite. It has an aromatic woodsy element to its flavor and brewed alone is not everyone's cup of tea. But, blended with the right ingredients, it adds not only a distinct taste that dances along the palette but also has amazing health benefits, too. In fact, ancient civilizations have used ginger for a variety of remedies.

As with the other ingredients listed above, ginger also has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. However, ginger is a powerhouse when it comes to what ails the digestive tract. It is used medicinally to treat nausea caused by a multitude of reasons. Even if a person doesn't suffer from nausea but has frequent signs of indigestion, ginger helps ease and reduce indigestion episodes.

It is also great when treating overall muscle pain, including stiffness and general soreness, especially after a work-out. Even still, ginger has known to be effective in reducing inflammation and stiffness from those suffering from osteoarthritis.

The National Institute of Health conducted a study on 150 women who suffered from dysmenorrhea, painful menstruation. They were instructed to take 1 gram of ginger per day, for the first three days of the menstrual period. The study discovered ginger when taken at the start of menstruation is just as effective as that of mefenamic acid and ibuprofen with fewer side effects. Another study on women's health also suggested that ginger can protect against age-related damage to the brain and can also improve overall brain function, especially in the areas of cognition.

The NIH also reports that in 2015 study of 41 participants with type 2 diabetes, consuming two grams of ginger each day can lower fasting blood sugar by 12%. When consumed for over a 12-week period, the study showed a 10% decrease in HbA1c markers. Therefore, ginger is a great holistic way to manage type 2 diabetes in addition to what your doctor has prescribed.

Ginger is also great for heart health. Another study showed that consuming three grams of ginger daily can significantly reduce LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, much like taking the cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin.

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In conclusion, Java Momma's Sssspicy Tea is a powerhouse combination of spices that will help boost the immune system, fight against the growth of cancer cells, promote heart, liver, and digestive health, reduce inflammation and certain types of pain. It is also great for those struggling to manage diabetes and other blood glucose-related issues.

Disclaimer: This article is not to substitute the advice of medical professionals. If you have health problems or think you may have health issues, please consult your physician.

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    • Miebakagh57 profile image

      Miebakagh Fiberesima 

      11 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

      Hello, Sarhan, I like tea naturally when I wake up from a siester. I will look for the ingredient to make a cup or two for my health benefit. Thanks for sharing.

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