Health Benefits Of Za’atar


Za’atar is a spice that originally comes from the Middle East. But more importantly, it is an interesting fact that the zaerat plant is commonly grown in Jerusalem. Making it among the oldest herbs which are known not just for its long, extreme taste but also for its numerous health benefits.

In general, the major components of zaerat consist of mint, rosemary, thyme, cedar leaf, and many spices. These components when used together can give different properties according to the individual: thyme gives health benefits of high amounts of vitamin C; Rosemary increases the metabolic rate of your body and helps you healthily burn fat; cedar leaf contains medicinal properties with high amounts of calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium; mint brings relief to the symptoms of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and other stomach disorders; and the combined mixture of all these will provide your body with the much-needed energy and strength. This is the reason why the zaerat plant became very popular and has been cultivated in many gardens in the area. There are no diseases resistant to this herb and therefore it is considered the most nutritious herb that people could consume.

There are some health benefits of za’atar teas that are currently being researched and examined by experts. It was observed that the combination of all the above-mentioned components provides the body with much-needed energy and strength. The researchers have found that the combination can fight cancer and thus they are working hard to find the best combination that will be able to cure cancer patients. Another study states that people who have been drinking this blend regularly for three months were able to lower their chances of heart diseases and cancer.

There are also some supplements being sold on the market that are made from za’atars. Some of these supplements consist of Cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic, chicory root, and cardamom leaves. However, not everyone can take supplements containing Cayenne pepper or ginger because these two ingredients have diuretic effects that may result in dehydration. In addition to this, the researchers are still looking for those ingredients that contain 30% pure flavonoids so that they can provide more brainpower to the users.

Besides providing energy and strength to the body, the zaerat tea has several health benefits. It is reported that drinking a cup of tea daily can soothe an upset stomach, reduce fever, relieve stress, and soothe allergies. In addition to this, it has anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve arthritis pain and promote the well-being of immune cells. However, one should be reminded that too much consumption of this tea can result in irritation of the lips and esophagus. So while you’re drinking this tea, make sure to have a glass of water.

Aside from promoting the well-being of our immune systems, the health benefits of Za’atar tea include a positive effect in reducing cardiovascular diseases. It has been known that regular intake of this tea is good for lowering the levels of bad cholesterol while at the same time increasing the good cholesterol in the body. It may also lower the risks of blood clots, which cause heart attacks and strokes. The research likewise shows that people who drink this tea experience less stress and therefore feel more relaxed.

The health benefits of Za’atar also include its ability to soothe inflammation and enhance the immune system. One study revealed that Za’atar enhances the health benefits of antioxidants. This tea is considered a powerful antioxidant that can fight different diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. It contains anti-inflammatory compounds that help treat wounds, cuts, and bruises. But the most notable health benefit of Za’atar is its ability to relieve asthma symptoms especially its effects in relieving cough, cold, and sore throat. It is also known to soothe inflammation in the respiratory tracts thus facilitating proper breathing.

Another health benefit of Za’atar Tea is its ability to improve skin health since it contains phytochemical capsaicin. This chemical is effective in combating free radicals that cause oxidation, damage, and inflammation of cell membranes. Its anti-oxidant capacity activates the immune system thus boosting the resistance against diseases. As a result, sesame seeds are recommended as a dietary supplement by most health practitioners.