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5 Best Herbal Teas To Reduce Inflammation : Guest Post by Agbaghe Oghenefejiro

Hey Guys, I'm Agbaghe Oghenefejiro from Moringa Balm of Gilead, a health blog where I share tips, tricks, and home remedies to help solve family health-related problems. In this blog post, I'm going to share with you the top 5 herbal teas to reduce inflammation.


Inflammation is a condition in which a part or parts of your body experience pains, becomes red and swollen. It can be both beneficial and harmful to your body.There are two main types of inflammation:Acute InflammationChronic Inflammation
Acute inflammation: It is a type of inflammation beneficial to your body.
This is because acute inflammation helps your body fight off infections, repair damaged tissues and also assists in your body's healing processes.

Chronic inflammation: On the other hand, has some harmful effects on your body.
Chronic cases of inflammation are often linked to health-related problems like heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.


Herbal Teas To Reduce Inflammations:
Research has proven that some com…

Aam Kasundi / Mango and Mustard Sauce

Kasundi is a traditional Bengali recipe which is a variety of mustard sauce.  It is generally a pungent paste of mustard seeds and mango which is also known as aam kasundi. It is a sour, sweet and hot sauce which can be served as a dip or as a side dish with rice or roti.

After making mango pickle twice for this season, I had some raw mangoes left in my refrigerator.  So I decided to make aam kasundi today.  I didn't make this mustard sauce in the traditional Bengali method. Bengalis kept the sauce in earthen pot for 7 days before consuming and they use raw mustard oil.  I made this kasundi to serve instantly after making. Actually I don't have an earthen pot to keep my kasundi sauce and so I adopted this method. 

My 7 year old daughter was so curiously observing me while I was making the sauce. She asked me "what are you making momma?" I said " you'll not like it dear,  it's taste is so pungent" But she insisted to taste it. And after she tasted, she…

How to Make a Perfect Cup of Orthodox Black Tea

The Tea production and consumption was introduced in India by the British during the British regime in India. Born and brought up in Dibrugarh, the tea city of India made me a tea addict. Most of us wake up in the morning and the very first thing we do is to sip a delicious cup of tea.  It's a common practice in many household in India. But the taste of tea differs from person to person. Someone may like light tea without milk and someone may be addicted to strong karak chai with spices and milk. My personal favorite is orthodox black tea. 


Now why orthodox tea? 
Orthodox tea is whole leaf tea processed  by the old traditional method using hands.  But in some factories modern machinery that mimics hand rolling is used to process orthodox tea. For making orthodox tea,  the best leaves combination (2 leaves and a bud) are plucked with utmost care by hands from the tea brush top to unsure a better taste. Before the introduction of CTC style, people drank their tea processed by orthodox…

Garlic Pickle Recipe

Continuing with my pickle recipes, today I'm going to share a simple garlic pickle recipe which you can serve instantly. There are many different garlic pickle recipes and this one is sour and spicy.  I love garlic pickle.  I don't remember from where I learned this recipe but I liked to enjoy garlic pickle whenever and wherever I got the chance to taste it.  So I apply my own ideas in making garlic pickles or any other pickles. Indian pickles are more than just preserving. It contains oil and spices which makes it more flavourful. So without further delay let's jump to the recipe below. 
Garlic Pickle Recipe 
📎Course : Pickle 📎Cuisine : Indian
🔪Preparation Time : 20 minutes ♨Cooking Time : 5 minutes  🕞Total : 25 minutes
INGREDIENTS:
1 cup of garlic cloves 4-5 dry red chilies 1/4 cup yellow mustard seeds 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp coriander seeds 1/3 tsp fenugreek seeds1/2 tsp fennel seeds1/2 tsp hing or asafoetida1/2 tsp nigella seeds 1 tsp red chilli powder 1 tbsp salt 1/2…

Egg Curry in Green Tomato Gravy

I did a little experiment in my kitchen. Made egg curry and instead of ripe red tomatoes, I added unripe or green tomatoes. The result was fantastic. 
Egg curry is one of the most easiest recipe which I like to cook when I get no time for cooking.  Sometimes when I have nothing else to cook for dinner, I make egg curry. Basically I add potatoes in egg curries and sometimes I like to add okra in the curry. I don't really remember when I cooked egg curry for the first time but my mother  often used to cook egg curry when I was a kid. I enjoyed my mother's egg curries a lot but my kids don't enjoy eating egg curry.  So I don't often cook egg curries. I cook egg curry for my husband and me. My kids love boiled eggs only.  But my son enjoys the gravy.

So the other day I made egg curry in green tomato gravy. I had two green tomatoes left in my refrigerator. These were the same green tomatoes I received from my dad and from which I made Green tomato pickle. Well those green tom…