Antiviral Green Tea Recipe
- 1 cup brewed organic green tea
- 1/4 tsp organic turmeric
- 1/4 tsp organic cinnamon
- 1 tsp MCT or Butter (fat helps with the absorption of curcumin in Turmeric)
- 3 drops SweetLeaf Stevia
- Brew 1 tsp organic green tea with 1 cup boiling water for 3-5 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients.
- Use an immersion blender to mix.
Antiviral Benefits of the ingredients in this beverage
Several nutraceuticals have a proven ability of immune-boosting, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effects. These include zinc, vitamin D, vitamin C, curcumin (in turmeric), cinnamaldehyde (the major active constituent in cinnamon), probiotics, selenium, lactoferrin, quercetin, etc. [source]
Study: Antiviral activity of green tea and black tea polyphenols in prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19: A review [source]
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is one of the most abundant polyphenolic catechin found in Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze (tea plant), especially in green tea.
EGCG has been tested for its antiviral activity against several viruses and found to be a potential treatment option.
EGCG is recognized as a multi-functional bioactive molecule exhibiting antitumorigenic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidative, and antiproliferative properties in addition to its antiviral effects.
Green tea possesses a broad range of antiviral spectrum on both enveloped and nonenveloped viruses. Polyphenolic compound catechins, including epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epicatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin from green tea, were observed to have an antiviral effect on the influenza virus by altering the physical properties of the viral membrane. [source]
Turmeric (with curcumin)
Curcumin is a yellow polyphenolic curcuminoid from Curcuma longa (turmeric) that has a broad spectrum of bioactivities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and anti-viral activities. [source]
A study has shown derivatives of curcumin exhibited antiviral activity against enveloped viruses. Curcumin also exhibited antiviral properties against dengue virus and hepatitis C virus. [source]. A recent study showed that curcumin blocks the virus from entering cells.
Cinnamon can be effective in SARS-CoV-2 improvement and treatment through its anti-obstructive, diuretic, tonic and antidote effects. In addition, there is evidence on anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, organ-o-protective and anti-depression effects of Cinnamon that are in line with the therapeutic functions. [source]
This tea will be a fantastic addition to your daily wellness plan.
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