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immune boosting tea
By
Suchi Rajput

Immune Boosting Tea Recipes


Tea holds a special place in Indian lifestyle. It’s taken with breakfast, evening snacks and every time we meet our friends and relatives. Now, the world is shifting to a healthier version of tea, by brewing immune-boosting tea at every household. 


Healthy habits, like the rise of natural immune-boosting tea, are, small yet substantial, helps to improved well-being. With the winters approaching, you have got the perfect team and occasion to boost your immunity, along with your family members. 


Before we explore some delicious recipes, we must understand why immune problems are common with older age. 


Ageing and Immune System

When the wise age comes near, so does physical change and complications, so we must be extra careful. You are most likely to get sick more often compared to when you were young. Our body's immunity - the defence system tends to lose its strength with age, we turn weaker each day. 
 

Just like you are unable to run like a horse as in your 20’s, the immune system also undergoes the loss of effectiveness as it used to do back in the day. But, there’s nothing to fear or regret, as there’s so much we can do to boost our immunity and make it strong once again. 


Irrespective of age, many people's immune systems continue to work at great levels similar to other bodily functions. Even at a greater age, most of the immune system function effectively to prevent the risk of illness and infection. No matter how old you are, having an improved immune system always helps. There’s a lot of small yet healthy measures we can take to stay healthy every day. 


How does tea to boost the immune system benefit us?

Herbal teas are always a potent recipe against getting rid of health-related illness and infection.  Considered to be the best medicines for fighting bad health. The herbal teas recipes include vital food items, such as ginger, mint, cinnamon, pepper, tulsi and many more. All of the tea ingredients work well for improved and healthy health while protecting against any kind of illness.
 

Not just these tea helps with boosting the immune, but many of the tea's recipes ease anxiety levels and comfort you enough to make you sleep. These recipes, aside from being extremely delicious in the winter, are a renowned antidote to various other gas and stomach-related problems and improve the digestive system. 


Here are the best immune-boosting tea recipes to make this winter


Tulsi/Holy Basil Tea

Every Indian household knows the benefit of Tulsi, also known as holy basil. Taken in all forms, dried, juice, fresh or powdered, you can never have too much or enough Tulsi. Also known as the “queen of herbs” Tulsi is almost used for preventing various health problems and impressively it has proven to heal many conditions and disorders. 


Tulsi tea fosters immunity and helps beat various ailments happening in the body, most importantly any kind of skin disorders. Here are the major benefits of consuming Tulsi tea every day. 


Prevent respiratory problems like bronchitis & asthma
Saves from diabetes by balancing blood sugar
Maintain dental and oral health
Helps to cope with stress
 

Tulsi Tea ingredients

¼ cup basil
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
 

Steps to make Tulsi tea 

Put Tulsi leaves into a saucepan along with one and quarter cup of water.
Boil them together, and lower the flame after 15 minutes
Use a strainer to strain the tea from the leaves
Add honey and lemon juice 
Stir them well and enjoy

 

Mint Tea

Mint and rosemary drunk together in a tea is a blessing for your health. A refreshing taste with multi-benefits. Mint is consumed once in a while, as a chutney or in a drink but it’s benefits heal so deep inside. Packed with a fresh aroma and taste, mint tea expertise in getting rid of stomach problems and improves memory. One of the best tea for immune system boost and it’s rejuvenating properties like calming your mind, offering relaxation and prevents mental pressure.

 
It’s antibacterial properties ward off ailments like infection, viruses, cold and cough while strengthening the immune system. A cup of mint tea a day would do a lifetime of good to your body, internal and externally. Here are the well-known benefits of mint tea. 


Release stress & pressure
Helps in reducing weight
Improves digestion
Work as a good mouth freshener
Soothe stomach problems


Mint tea ingredients

10 mint leaves
1 sprig rosemary
1 squeezed lemon


Steps to make Mint tea

Tear mint leaves into pieces and put them in a pan
Boil the mint leaves with 2 cups of water
Add the rosemary and let them boil for a few minutes
Don’t strain immediately after turning the burner off
Give it time to cool and for water to absorb the mint essence
Strain the water, add a hint of honey or lemon, if preferred, enjoy

 

Ashwagandha Tea

Hard to spell, but potent in health and strength, Ashwagandha tea is an ancient gem of a recipe, practised for years. Ashwagandha, in Sanskrit, translates into “smell of the horse.” It is named in such a way because the herb helps people to obtain horse-like strength and vitality. For non-south Asians out there, Ashwagandha is scientifically known as Withania Somniferi, Indian Ginseng or Winter Cherry.
 

A herb that’s too close to home, it is known as the magic potion against all kinds of illness and purifying our body against potential disease. It’s known for not a handful but the various significant advantages for the body. Most prominently known for immunity-boosting, anti-ageing and release stress properties, Ashwagandha tea is a must for just the older adults, but optimal for all family members.


Known as Adaptogens, plants that are noted for helping the body suppress stress in all forms, whether it’s physical, chemical or biological. It supports immunity, energy, endurance and strength to our body. Here are the well-known benefits of Ashwagandha tea in your daily lives.


Fight depression
Reduces anxiety and stress
Boost fertility and brain function
Balance blood sugar
Decrease inflammation


Ashwagandha Tea Ingredients

5-inch dried ashwagandha root
1 tablespoon honey
A cup of water
Half squeezed lemon
 

Steps for making Ashwagandha tea

1. Boil water in a saucepan
2.Put Ashwagandha roots in the boiling water, and close the lid
3. Boil it for few minutes and let it steam for 10-15 minutes
4. Leave it out to rest
5.Strain them in a cup
6. Add lemon juice, honey, and enjoy!

 

Ginger Tea

Winters and ginger go hand in hand. Ginger, also known as Adrak in an Indian household is a must ingredient in a tea. It’s aromatic, strong taste and strong medicinal properties make it essential to include in our consumption. According to DK publishing, the ginger roots are known for improving stomach related problems and reducing nausea.
 

Ginger oil extracts contain vital anti-inflammatory properties that help to get rid of cold problems like cold, flu, headaches and menstrual pains. Ginger tea is highly advised by doctors around the world to people who are more prone to allergies, as it helps to reduce mucus formation. Drinking ginger tea would improve your digestion, ease up tummy-issues, get rid of inflammation and makes you feel calm and soothing. Aside from all the bodily benefits, it’s one of the best tea to drink during winters, as it keeps your body warm. So, try to add ginger in all the food items you take. Here are the benefits you’ll receive when you start to add ginger tea in your eating routine. 


Increase digestion
Boost immunity
Helps reduce congestion
Keeps you warm


Ginger Tea Ingredients

1-inch of ginger roots
1 cup of water
1-inch piece cinnamon bark
1 tablespoon honey
2 cloves
3-inch strip orange peel

 

Steps for making Ginger tea

1. Grate the fresh ginger root
2. Boil a cupful of water
3. Add grated, ginger roots, cinnamon bark and cloves
4. Close the lid and let it infuse for 5-10 minutes
5. Strain into a cup and add honey, ready to drink

 

Turmeric & Lemon Tea

It’s all-time tea for when you are feeling a bit low or tired as it amplifies your mood and health in an instant. This tea recipe is more than just a tea for immune-boosting, it’s also excellent in detoxing the body and help significantly with arthritis. Turmeric, being the key ingredients, the tea is potent for fighting all kinds of illness and disease. 

Turmeric is more than just a colouring spice, it must be used in drinks as it’s packed with wonderful health benefits. It’s time you widen the horizons of turmeric use in your food items. Tea with turmeric is packed with several scientifically-proven health benefits. It’s known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, that are reliable for improving the signs of depression and arthritis


Benefits of Turmeric and Lemon Tea

Improve the functioning of the immune
Helps arthritis pain
Known for preventing cancer
Helps with controlling bowel movements
Prevents and treat Alzheimer
Control of diabetes
Decrease cardiovascular problems


Turmeric and Lemon Tea ingredients

1 lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder
1 1/2 tablespoon honey
1/4 tablespoon pepper

 

Steps to make turmeric and lemon tea

1. Boil water in a saucepan
2.Put pepper and turmeric in the boiling water, and close the lid
3. Boil it for few minutes and let it steam for 10-15 minutes
4. Leave it out to rest
5.Strain them in a cup 
6. Add lemon juice, honey, and enjoy!


The simple yet health-essential tea recipes for immune-boosting are greatly effective on all age groups. Try the one that you are curious to taste and repeat it for months to see it’s a healthy effect on your health, body and skin. 


 

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