During cold and flu season, tea is one of the most commonly consumed beverages. We trust the power of herbs like mint, chamomile, even green tea can help us recover faster. See what other teas help improve he alth and immunity.
Ginger Garlic Chilli Tea
It does not sound aromatic like the standard teas you are used to consuming. However, the drink is rich in antioxidants. Garlic, pepper and ginger have an antibacterial effect, stimulate the immune system. They reduce muscle pain, nausea, help sweating, expectoration, ease breathing and liquefy mucus when we have a persistent runny nose and cough.The three ingredients also have a detoxifying effect.
To make a tea from them, you will need a few rings of fresh ginger (peeled), 1 chopped clove of garlic and ½ tsp of chili pepper. Put all this in 500 ml of water and let it boil on a low heat for about 10 minutes. Then strain and add honey if desired.
Melbourne and black elderberry tea
Elder is one of the best natural remedies for colds, fever, muscle pain, cough, bronchitis, runny nose. It has a cleansing effect on the liver and kidneys and has a mild laxative effect. It is rich in B vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Melmet improves mood and sleep, soothes an upset stomach and also provides us with vitamin C. It has antibacterial and antiviral effects, reduces stress. To prepare a tea, combine 1 tablespoon of each of the two herbs in 500 ml of boiling water and strain after 10 minutes. Of course, herbs can be made into tea and on their own.
Olive Leaf Tea
Olive leaves contain two key compounds, elenolic acid and oleuropein, which inhibit viruses and bacteria. Tea from the leaves will also provide you with antioxidants and vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, copper, potassium. It also helps eliminate excess fluids from the body.
Basil Ginger Tea
Basil is wonderful not only in pesto, pizza, salads. Include it in your menu for colds and flu as well. It also reduces indigestion, fights infections, coughs, and is rich in antioxidants. In 500 ml of boiling water, add a handful of chopped fresh basil leaves and about 2 cm of peeled and chopped or grated ginger root. Boil on low heat for about 10 minutes, strain and, if desired, add honey, lemon.