After covid hitting us everyone started consuming Vitamins, food that increases immunity. But why not try teas that boost immunity?
Yes! Why don’t you try substituting your regular tea with any of these immunity boosting teas? This way you can even go diary free if you are lactose intolerant too!
Here are 5 teas that you can try at home that boosts your immunity and keeps you healthy.
1. Tulsi Tea
We Indians consider Tulsi auspicious and even worshipped by many people. It has many healing properties. Consuming Tulsi tea helps in reducing stress, blood pressure and also helps in preventing respiratory disorders.
Recipe: Put a handful of Tulsi leaves into a pan with one cup of water bring it to boil and then let it boil for 15 minutes on a low flame. Strain the tea into a cup, add lemon and honey according to your taste and enjoy.
2. Ginger Tea
The perfect tea when you are suffering from a cold or cough. The ginger helps in soothing the sore throat and even helps with inflammation. Also helps indigestion, and also treats nausea.
Recipe: grate or slice your ginger thinly and bring a cup of water to boil. Add ginger to your boiled water and reduce the flame and let it boil for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain the tea and add honey as per your taste. You can also add a clove or a cinnamon bark to your tea. This will help in bringing more effectiveness to your tea.
3. Turmeric Tea
Turmeric which is found in every kitchen has a lot of anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal properties which also helps in boosting immunity. It also helps to feel refreshed and also helps indigestion.
Recipe: bring a cup of water to boil and then add your turmeric or turmeric powder to the water and add in a pinch of pepper if you like to which makes it more powerful. Add honey or sugar as per your taste and serve it.
4. Mint Tea
Mint leaves are generally used in cooking and in mojitos, but you can even consume in the form of tea, which doesn’t even contain caffeine. The antioxidants and inflammatory properties present in mint help in easing the cold and flu.
Recipe: boil a cup or 2 cups of water and then turn off the stove and add mint leaves(peppermint or spearmint) and leave it for 3 to 5 minutes. You can add lemon or honey as per your taste and strain it and have it either hot or cold with ice cubes.
5. Masala Tea
The masala tea which is prepared by the spices available in every kitchen helps not only in boosting immunity but also helps in boosting energy, keeps your gut and heart-healthy.
Recipe: bring all these ingredients together- cinnamon, clove, black pepper, turmeric, star anise, fennel and grind them as a powder. Boil the water and add in one teaspoon of this powder and some mint and tulsi leaves and strain it. Add honey as per your taste and serve it.
By Priyanka Komakula