What did you do for immunity this year? Everyone around the world is just obsessed with one thing right now and that is building immunity. About millions of people have succumbed to one of the gravest pandemics of the modern history, the novel Coronavirus. While many countries have come up with vaccines, the mutating strains of the virus continues to be a cause of concern. What can you do? Keep working on strengthening your immunity. Immunity, simply put, is a state where your body’s natural defense system fights off foreign virus, bacteria and other microbial activities. Turns out, there are plenty of kitchen herbs and spices that could help rev up your immunity naturally, and also give your metabolism a natural boost.  

This particular tea recipe uses two, Tulsi and ginger:

1. Tulsi Benefits: Tulsi or Holi basil, that grows in almost every Indian household is a treasure of health benefits. It is replete with antimicrobial properties that helps combat infections and anti-inflammatory properties that prevent infections from getting worse. It is also helps rejuvenate you from within and adds a certain freshness to the tea.

Tulsi leaves

 

2. Ginger Benefits: Both its volatile and non-volatile oils have tremendous anti-inflammatory properties that prevents onset of infection and ease discomfort that comes with chronic infections. Additionally, it is also known for its rich analgesic, antipyretic, antibacterial and antioxidant properties.  

Ginger is an exceptional remedy for digestion, bloating and cramps and could do wonders for your metabolism

3. Lemon Benefits: Coming to the third element in this tea, it may not be a herb but it is no less than a ‘superfood’. The abundant amount of vitamin C packed in lemons help combat free radical activity, thereby keeping risk of flu and infections at bay  

How To Make Tulsi-Ginger-Lemon Tea

  • 2 Cups of Water
  • 4-5 Tulsi Leaves
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Half inch ginger root
  • Half teaspoon black pepper(optional)
  • 3 cloves (optional)

Method:

1. In a vessel, add water.  

2. Add all ingredients to water and let it come to a boil.

3. Allow the tea to steep in all the flavours for at least 5 minutes with lid on.

4. Turn off the heat. Strain and serve.