FOODIE HEALTH BOOSTS USED IN YOUR KITCHEN…

Help your immune system in the winter by keeping in your store cupboard some health boosters. Honey has natural anti-fungal and antibacetrial properties. Garlic has natural anti-fungal and antibacterial properties as well. Tumeric acts as an anti-inflammatory. Ginger also contains natural anti-inflammatories. Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, which helps infection-fighting white blood cell activity. […]

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TEA IN THE 400’s – 750’s…

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In the 400-600’s demand for tea being used as a medicinal drink rose in China.

Tea in Japan during this period was rare and expensive, and enjoyed most by high priests and the aristocracy.

During 648-749 a Japanese monk ‘Gyoki’ planted the first tea bushes in 49 Buddhist temple gardens.

Buddhism and tea devotion spread and the Japanese Buddhist Saint and Priest ‘Saicho’ and monk ‘Kubo Daishi’, brought tea seeds and cultivation and manufacturing tips back from China and planted them in the gardens in Japanese temples.

Tea is first mentioned in the ancient texts as an offering. In the Buddhist scriptures it is often spoken as an offering made to the Buddha.