01/4Cold tea recipe to boost immunity
It has been righty said that you are what you eat and this stands particularly true in context of India where Ayurveda is known to find cure through food, along with herbs, minerals and metal substances. While having Ayurvedic medicines, maintaining a strict diet is very important to get cured as medicines won’t work if the patient did not follow the food rules. Many of these Ayurvedic principles were handed down to generations and when the grand moms asked us to sit down and eat, or made us eat neem leaves on an empty stomach to kill worms or prepared kadha to treat cold, it all had a scientific Ayurvedic backing.
02/4Heirloom tea recipe by Grandma
03/4Why this tea
2. The presence of gengerol in Ginger is said to bring down inflammation in the body and fight bacteria and viruses.
3. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties due to the presence of an active compound called circumin.
4. Both cloves and black pepper have antiviral and anti-bacterial properties. The presence of Eugenol in cloves is said to fight disease causing bacteria and the presence of piperine in black pepper suppresses inflammation in airways caused by asthma and other allergies and boosts immunity.
04/4How to make it
2. Add ½ tsp grated ginger, one pinch grated turmeric root, ½ tsp crushed cloves and black pepper and 5 tulsi leaves with ½ tsp tea leaves (not the dust).
3. Boil for 3 minutes and remove from fire. Strain and refrigerate it for 2-3 hours.
4. Serve with 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp honey.