The monsoon season, characterised by its torrential rains and cool breeze, brings a refreshing stop (and much needed respite) to the scorching heat. As the raindrops fall to the earth and the petrichor fills you with a sense of calm and peace, there is also a yearning for something warm and comforting to counter the constant dampness. But as we still await the regular showers of the season, we don’t really need to tell you about all the common flus and throat ailments that the sudden change in weather brings along with it.
There were days when our grandmothers used to make kadas (herbal beverages) for us to protect us from illness. While this is not an attempt to compete with the old and wise in any way, we have put together a list of 5 herbal teas you can whip up at home on or even before those rainy days make an appearance.
Lemongrass ginger tea This recipe is a soothing and aromatic blend that combines the refreshing citrus notes of lemongrass with the warm and spicy essence of ginger. This delightful herbal infusion offers an assuasive quality to your body while also providing you with a boost of energy.
Sulaimani Chai Sulamani chai, also known as Sulemani tea, is a traditional Indian tea infused with herbs and spices like cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon. It is believed the tea offers various medicinal benefits, including aiding digestion, promoting relaxation, boosting immunity and providing relief from common cold symptoms.
White tea Rich in antioxidants, white tea can be a great way to boost immunity, especially during the monsoon season. Known for its high levels of polyphenols and catechins, powerful antioxidants that help protect cells from damage, enjoy this immunity-boosting beverage squeeze of lemon or a hint of honey regularly to enhance your body's natural defenses and promote overall health.
Non acidic teas Rosemary tea is known for its antioxidant properties and is believed to improve digestion and boost the immune system. In case you wish to promote a healthier sleeping pattern, Chamomile tea is a popular choice for relaxation.
Coconut ginger turmeric tea is a combination of ingredients that offer a range of benefits. Ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory properties and can aid digestion, while coconut adds a touch of creaminess.
Immunity Teas Needless to say monsoons and viral infections (or any common ailment, for that matter) goes hand in hand. This recipe for immunity tea provides our bodies with essential nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants, and building a strong immune system helping ward off sickness. It is easy to make and can be quite enjoyable while it pours outside.
Embrace the season with a warm cup of tea( or many cups of tea) as well as the wellness it brings to your body and mind.
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