tFlaxseed tea is an herbal tea made from the seeds of the flax plant. The flax plant is a member of the Linaceae family and is native to the Mediterranean region, India, and North Africa. The flax plant has been cultivated for centuries and was used by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks as a medicinal herb.

Flaxseed tea is made by boiling flaxseeds in water. The resulting liquid can be enjoyed hot or cold and has a nutty taste. When brewed correctly, the tea should be light golden with a slightly thick consistency.

It is popular in many parts of the world, especially in Asia, and is known for its health benefits. These health benefits include aiding digestion, reducing inflammation, and helping to lower cholesterol levels.

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What are flaxseeds?

Flaxseeds are an ancient superfood used for centuries in various cultures. These tiny brown seeds are packed with nutrients and offer many health benefits.

Flaxseeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and phytoestrogens. Flaxseeds can also be pressed to extract their oil, which is rich in ALA (alpha-linolenic acid).

Some evidence suggests that flaxseeds may help lower cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation, and promote bowel regularity. Additionally, flaxseeds may improve blood sugar control and help protect against breast cancer.

Can you make tea from flaxseeds?

If you are looking for a new way to make tea, you may want to try using flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are a good source of antioxidants. But that’s not the end of their use. You can get the many benefits of this ingredient by making its tea as well. ou will need to add 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseed to a cup of boiling water. Steep for 5-10 minutes, and then strain the tea. You can add honey or lemon for more flavor.

Benefits of flaxseed tea

Flaxseed tea has a long history of use in traditional medicine and is gaining popularity as a health food. It is rich in antioxidants and other nutrients. This ingredient is often termed a superfood. Because the tea extracts the flavors and nutrients from the flaxseeds, t offers equal health benefits. Let’s discuss some of the benefits of flaxseed tea:

1. Cardiovascular Benefit

Flaxseed tea has been shown to have cardiovascular benefits, including reducing LDL cholesterol levels, improving blood pressure, and helping to prevent atherosclerosis.

In addition to reducing LDL cholesterol levels, flaxseed tea has also improved blood pressure. This is likely due to the high content of omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseeds which are known to have beneficial effects on blood pressure.

2. Improve digestion

If you want to improve your digestion, you may want to consider drinking flaxseed tea. Flaxseed tea is a traditional herbal remedy used for centuries to help with digestive problems. The main active ingredient in flaxseed tea is lignans, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Drinking flaxseed tea can help to improve your digestion by reducing inflammation and promoting healthy gut bacteria.

3. Anti-Cancer Properties

The study suggests that the anti-cancer properties in flaxseed tea come from the lignans in the flaxseeds. Lignans are phytoestrogens. The lignans in flaxseeds can bind to estrogen receptors and reduce the amount of estrogen in the body. This can help to prevent breast and other hormone-related cancers.

4. Relief of Menopause Symptoms

This tea has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. Flaxseed tea is rich in phytoestrogens, which are plant-based compounds that mimic the effects of estrogen in the body.

Studies have shown that flaxseed tea can help relieve hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness, all common symptoms of menopause. Additionally, flaxseed tea may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis and heart disease, which are common in postmenopausal women.

5. Lowered Blood Sugar

Flaxseed tea has many benefits, one of which is lowering blood sugar. When our blood sugar is high, it can lead to diabetes. Drinking flaxseed tea can help lower blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes. Flaxseed tea is also good for our heart, health, and digestive system.

6. Boost the immune system

Drinking flaxseed tea regularly can help to cleanse the liver and remove toxins from the body. The antioxidants present in flaxseed tea help to protect cells and reduce the risk of damage from free radicals. Furthermore, drinking = can improve circulation and provide essential nutrients to the body, both of which are important for a strong immune system.

7. As a supplement

Flaxseed is a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber can help to bind together harmful toxins and bacteria in the intestines, making them easier to pass through the body. Insoluble fiber helps to add bulk to the stool, making it easier to pass.

8. Weight loss

Flaxseed tea is not only tasteful, but it can also help you lose weight. This type of tea is rich in fiber, which helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied after drinking it. Additionally, flaxseeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to promote weight loss. So, if you’re looking for a tasty way to shed some pounds, give it a try.

9. For hair, skin, and nails

Flaxseed tea is a great way to improve overall health and protect your hair, skin, and nails. But did you know that it also helps to protect your hair, skin, and nails? The fatty acids in flaxseeds help to nourish and moisturize the scalp, skin, and nails. They also promote healthy hair growth and prevent breakage.

What flavor goes well with flaxseed tea?

  • Maple Syrup: If you like your tea sweet, you can have several options. You can use maple or agave syrup as well.
  • Lemon Juice: A few drops of fresh lemon juice bring a citrusy touch to your tea.
  • Spices: Spices like cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves, etc., are widely used in making tea. They add aroma and a warm flavor to the tea. Try adding a few spices to spice up your tea.
  • Ginger: Ginger is widely used for its medicinal properties. , ginger adds a strong flavor with a touch of spice.
  • Mint: Adding a fresh mint leave to this f is like a breath of fresh air. It elevates the flavors making your tea enjoyable.

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Flaxseed Tea Recipe

Equipment needed

  • Pot
  • A strainer

 

Ingredients

  •  Flaxseed
  •  water
  • 1 tsp. sweetener (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pour water into a pot and place it over medium heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Turn off the heat and then add flaxseed. Cover the pot with a lid and let it steep for 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Once the time is up, add sweetener, mix well, and serve the tea by passing it through a strainer.
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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 24 kcal / 100 kJ
  • Fat: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 0.7 g
  • Carbs: 2.4 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 3 min
  • Cooking: 25 min
  • Ready in: 28 min
  • For: 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pour water into a pot and place it over medium heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Turn off the heat and then add flaxseed. Cover the pot with a lid and let it steep for 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Once the time is up, strain the tadd sweetener to taste, mix well and serve the tea by passing it through a strainer.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.