Several natural products play a crucial role in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and red dates are one of them.
Since they’re an excellent source of iron, red dates are a powerful natural remedy against anemia and replenishing red blood cells hence they help women to prevent from looking all pale due to menstruation.
Red dates, however, can produce much more significant health benefits. Some even consider those the fountain of youth since they seem to slow down the aging process.
Red dates can improve cardiovascular and respiratory function. Also, they improve memory through improved blood flow to the brain.
There’s even a Chinese saying: “Three dates a day keep the wrinkles away.” Here’s a red date tea recipe to leave your skin smooth and shiny.
This tea helps to strengthen the functions of heart and lung & contribute to increasing blood flow and oxygen to the brain to improve memory & promote clear thinking. Red dates contain much iron that can help women get speedy recovery from delivery and menstruation.
Health Benefits of the ingredients :
Red Dates Benefits:
As already mentioned, red dates improve health in a range of crucial ways. Apart from the benefits mentioned already, red dates have anti-inflammatory qualities.
They regulate blood pressure, promote a healthy pregnancy, improve digestive health, reduces the chance of Impotence, Hemorrhoid, Arthritis, Colitis, etc. and even act as an infertility treatment.
Ginger is an amazing superfood. It can be used for the treatment of digestive issues like flatulence, upset stomach, and nausea.
Ginger is excellent for reducing the symptoms of morning sickness. Also, ginger can be used for the treatment of respiratory infections, arthritis, muscle pains and menstrual cramps.
Goji Berry Benefits:
Goji berry (also Known as Gou Qi Zi or Boxthorn Fruit) is a wonderful source of essential antioxidants. By protecting cells against the activity of free radicals, goji berry can deliver incredible anti-aging benefits.
Besides, goji berries reduce fatigue, enhances vision, increase libido, strengthen the immune response and regulate blood pressure.
Just like the other two ingredients, goji berries are a favorite product used in traditional Chinese medicine as a LONGEVITY and ANTI- AGING agent.
The best way to make the tea is to use dried goji berries. The inner pulp of the berries is kept soft, which maintains all of the essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins.
Want to experience the spectacular benefits of red dates? Making a tea that combines their power with that of several other natural ingredients can deliver optimal results, making it a real wonder tea and helping to keep youth intact, if consumed regularly. To top it off, the taste is sublime, and you will love to make it.
- 6 dried red dates
- 3 cups filtered water
- 2 slices fresh ginger
- 2 pitted red dates for garnish
- 1 tbsp goji berries (optional*) if you wish to add this ingredient make sure to soak the Goji Berries in hot water first and strain them before adding to the mixture tea.
① Rinse and wash the red dates. Make sure to remove the dates’ inner seed before cooking them.
② In a pan, add the 6 red dates & ginger along with water and bring to a boil in medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes on low. You can gently press on the dates to release more flavor.
③ Strain the mixture into teapot/cups through a very fine strainer. You can add some honey/rock sugar to taste but this is optional.
④ Pit the 2 dates used for garnish, by making a single slit lengthwise through the dates. Leave it until it’s about room temperature, then drink the tea only.
Drink this tea daily all month except during that special time of the month!