3.19.2013

Sage Tea


A little more than a week has passed after my surgery. I'm feeling so much better and with more energy. Also, I'm happy to tell you that the mysterious mass I had in my chest was nothing more than my thymus gland growing out of control. Now that the entire thymus has been removed, it shouldn't be a problem anymore.  I can not begin to tell you how relieved I am. I also want to thank everybody for all the messages and emails, I really appreciate them. 



This week I want to share with you a tea recipe that I drink ever since I can remember. I never knew how powerful this tea was until this week when I started to drink it as usual and suddenly I noticed that it was helping me with the pain. 
I did a quick research online and found out that spices (specially cloves) are natural pain killers. Sage also has a lot of health benefits and it's very soothing, I love to combine it with mint for a perfect cup of tea. 



Ingredients:

6 cups of water
20 fresh sage leaves
20 fresh mint leaves
8 cardamon pots
10 cloves 
1 large cinnamon stick

In a pot, add water and all the spices. Bring the water to a boil and let the whole thing boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the leaves, cover and let it steep for 5 minutes, more or less depending on how strong you like it. You can add honey if you like. 

Please note, this tea works great for me and has helped me. I'm not telling you to stop your medications, if you have questions, please ask your doctor.


12 comments:

  1. that is one gorgeous cup of tea. so love all of the healing properties in this one little cup! so glad to hear your are okay and on the mend.

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  2. hey my dear, so glad to hear that everything is under control and you're fine!!!
    love the ingredients you used for this cup of tea!
    i wish you to recover fully very very quickly :)
    xxxFiC.

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  3. Hi Najwa, I am really sorry to hear you had to have surgery but relieved to hear that it had an innocent cause after all...
    I hope you will be fully recovered soon!
    Take good care of yourself!
    A hug from Belgium, to make you better!
    Marian

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    1. Thank you Marian, I'm feeling better already ;) xx

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  4. Sage Tea! I am also Palestinian and I grew up drinking this tea. I use to despise it because my mom would make it for me whenever I was sick and I couldn't stand the taste. Now, I am obsessed! Thanks for sharing and I am glad you are feeling better!

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    1. I felt the same way about it, and now I love it! Thank you for stopping by!!

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  5. I just found your blog and am enchanted by your gorgeous photos and recipes. I will enjoy perusing back posts but wanted to say I am glad you're feeling better and that the cause was not as serious as you might have thought. Stay well.

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  6. Oh I'm so glad you're okay! I just read your past couple of posts and had no idea you'd been through such a health scare. Thank goodness you're okay!
    Sending love your way,
    xoxo
    E

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    1. Thank you Erin!! Everything happened so fast, I still can believe it's been three weeks since surgery, but I'm doing much better. Hugs to you!

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