How to Make Greek Hay Tea: 7 Steps (with Pictures)

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How to Make Greek Hay Tea: 7 Steps (with Pictures)
How to Make Greek Hay Tea: 7 Steps (with Pictures)
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Fenugreek is a plant that has been widely used to treat a variety of diseases related to digestion and the chemical balance of the blood. Although the effectiveness of fenugreek has not been proven by modern medicine, its use in treating many ailments has been common throughout the ages. It is thought to be helpful in helping to reduce high blood sugar levels, high cholesterol and blood fat (triglycerides) levels. Fenugreek has been used to treat stomach upset, decreased appetite, constipation, heartburn, atherosclerosis, gout, erectile dysfunction and other ailments. With an extensive list of potential benefits, it may be worth adding this beneficial tea to your diet. Start with this simple recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds for each cup of tea
  • 1 cup of water for every teaspoon of fenugreek seeds
  • Loose leaves of tea and/or herbs (optional)

Steps

Make Fenugreek Tea Step 1

Step 1. Lightly crush the fenugreek seeds

Use a mortar and pestle or place the seeds on a wooden cutting board and crush them with the flat edge of a large kitchen knife blade.

Make Fenugreek Tea Step 2

Step 2. Boil water in a kettle, electric water heater or pot

Pour the desired amount of boiled water into a teapot, small pitcher or other container.

Make Fenugreek Tea Step 3

Step 3. Add crushed fenugreek seeds

You can complement it with other herbs and/or loose tea leaves.

Make Fenugreek Tea Step 4

Step 4. Cover and soak the seeds for at least three minutes

Make Fenugreek Tea Step 5

Step 5. Strain into a cup with an ordinary tea strainer

Make Fenugreek Tea Step 6

Step 6. Sweeten with honey, sugar or stevia

Make Fenugreek Tea Step 7

Step 7. Drink hot or cold

Tips

  • Crushing the seeds before use releases the essential oils from the seeds.
  • Fenugreek has a similar taste and smell to maple syrup and has been used commercially in medicines to mask unpleasant tastes.

Notices

  • A high intake of fenugreek is not recommended for pregnant women. Early contractions can result from its consumption.
  • Fenugreek can cause allergic reactions in sensitive people which can include coughing, wheezing, nasal congestion and facial swelling.

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