Jaggery tea: Drink up the hot cup of healthy wonder!

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Tea is known to be a global go-to beverage when one is stressed, tired, suffering from a bad headache or a bout of flu or just plain sleepy.

In all its forms, tea is an essential household item. So much so, that one could call it family.

Secondly, there are so many various kinds of tea with differing and defining flavours for each type. For instance, Oolong tea, Darjeeling tea, Pekoe tea, White tea, Puer tea, the list is endless.

Then to make them more flavourful we add our own ingredients like lemon, ginger, honey, fennel seeds, et al.

However, there is one ingredient that if added to your tea, can do wonders for your health. That super ingredient is jaggery.

Yes! Instead of sugar, simply add jaggery to your hot cuppa and let it do its work.

Below, we tell you how adding jaggery to your tea can provide you with health benefits.

1. Prevents constipation:

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Jaggery is known for its properties that stimulate bowel movement, thereby preventing constipation. Drinking a cup of jaggery tea aids digestion by activating digestive enzymes in our body.

2. Prevents anaemia:

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Loaded with iron, jaggery aids in production of haemoglobin, thereby preventing amaemia.

3. Cleansing of the liver:

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Consider jaggery your best friend if you want to effectively detox your body. It cleanses out your liver by flushing out all the toxins from your body.

4. Fights flu and its symptoms:

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Cough, water retention, bloating, cold, etc., can all be treated by drinking a hot cup of jaggery tea. It can also cure other minor day to day medical problems.

5. Helps cure PMS:

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Every girl is familiar with their mood swings right before their menstrual cycle kicks in. All you have to do is drink a cup of jaggery tea daily. The jaggery will release endorphins in the body which help boost your mood, thereby preventing premenstrual syndrome.

Deepak J. Prasad

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