Fresh Herbal Tea, Tulsi, Mint and Ginger Drink for The Common Cold
by Tarla Dalal
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Indian herbal tea is a natural drink with umpteen health benefits. Together, it is a compendium of ideal ingredients to rejuvenate a tired body battered by fever, cold and cough.Learn how to make kadha at home.
This fresh herbal tea packed and honey combed hot drink is just perfect to perk up your spirits when you are down with fever and cold. Tulsi, the Queen of herbs, is best when chewed. However, you can also consume it by boiling it in water like done in this tea. The phytonutrients eugenol and cineole work their magic by acting as anti-inflammatory agents.
Ginger tulsi tea for cold is quite soothing to the throat. While the benefits of tulsi and ginger in relieving congestion and soothing the respiratory system are well known, few know that vitamin C rich mint also helps in relieving cold and cough.
To make homemade herbal tea, combine the tulsi leaves mint and ginger in a mixer and blend to a coarse paste using very little water. Transfer the paste into a non-stick saucepan, add 1½ cups of water, mix well and boil for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Strain the mixture using a strainer, add the honey and mix well. Serve immediately.
Moreover, gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger used in immune boosting tea which is responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. This healthy Indian hot drink is one of the best home remedies to build your immunity against various diseases.
You can sip on this kadha made at home 2 to 3 times a day. We have added honey to it as honey also has anti-microbial benefits which helps to ward off bacteria. If you wish you can adjust the quantity of the honey as per your choice.
Tips for homemade herbal tea. 1. Blend the ingredients to a coarse paste only so they can boil well in water and release their beneficial compounds. 2. Serve the kadha hot or warm, but not cold.
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- Combine the tulsi leaves mint and ginger in a mixer and blend to a coarse paste using very little water.
- Transfer the paste into a non-stick saucepan, add 1½ cups of water, mix well and boil for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Strain the mixture using a strainer, add the honey and mix well.
- Serve immediately.
Fresh Herbal Tea, Tulsi Mint and Ginger Drink for Cold Video byTarla Dalal
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