01/7​5 Ayurveda-approved homemade teas that can help you boost immunity

Scientists are working day and night to find the cure for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The deadly virus has claimed more than five lakhs lives all over the world. The virus is spreading at an aggressive speed with almost one lakh confirmed cases in the past five days, in India alone.

Keeping our our immunity strong and tight is our best bet against the novel coronavirus. And we all know that nothing works better in boosting immunity than Ayurvedic herbs and other Ayurvedic ingredients.

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02/7​The Ayurvedic theory of seed and land

As per Ayurveda, our body is the land and infections or bugs are like seeds. If the body is full of toxins (ama) and lacking ojas (full of vitality), the infection will strive in the body as the body will serve as a fertile ground. But if your digestion is strong and there is more ojas than ama in the body, the seeds of the infection will not be able to hold just like seeds won’t on the land that is infertile.

To help you make your body more strong, here are five teas recommended by Dr Vishakha Mahindoo, Senior Ayurvedic consultant that you can easily make at home:

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03/7​Ginger tea

Ginger tea is very easy to make and is a good appetizer, helps relieve cold and cough and relieves other stomach issues.

How to make

Take ½ teaspoon of grated ginger. Boil it in one glass of water for five to six minutes. Strain and have it lukewarm.

Note: People who have hyperacidity or hypertension must consult their doctor before having it.

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04/7​Cinnamon tea

Cinnamon tea helps in weight loss, reduces your risk of heart disease, helps in maintaining the blood sugar and fights bacterial and fungal infection.

How to make

Take ½ inch cinnamon bark and boil it in one glass of water for five-seven minutes. Strain and have it lukewarm.

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05/7​Tulsi tea

Tulsi leaves have not one but numerous medicinal properties. It helps boost your immunity, reduces stress level and helps balance the blood sugar levels.

How to make

Take four-five tulsi leaves and put them in pre-boiled water for 10 minutes. Do not forget to cover the lid of the pan.

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06/7​Jeera tea

Jeera tea aids digestion and helps you shed those extra kilos. To make this easy tea, you will need jeera, coriander seeds and methi seeds.

How to make

Take ½ teaspoon of jeera, ½ teaspoon of coriander seeds and ¼ teaspoon of methi dana. Add this all to a cup of water and boil it. Strain and have it lukewarm.

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07/7​Tulsi black pepper tea

This tea is a great immunity booster and helps fight seasonal infections. To make this tea you will need tulsi leaves, black pepper and cloves.

How to make

Take three-four tulsi leaves, two black peppercorns and one clove. Now boil all these ingredients 2 glasses of water.

Note: Pregnant women must consult their doctor before having it.

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