This tea will ease the chills, headaches, nasal congestion or fever that are all result of cold and flu. This amazing tea is perfect for the cold winter days.
This tea is made of lemon grass, ginger and cloves, which are very powerful combination in the fight against colds and flu thanks to the antibacterial and antiseptic characteristics.
Lemongrass has expectorant characteristics that keep the proper functioning of your airways. It also relieves fever and is effective decongestant. It is also good for headaches and is rich in vitamins A and C, magnesium, potassium and calcium, with strong antiseptic, antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics. Ginger is very helpful in treating colds and flu. Ginger root strengthens the immune system by stimulating sweating which assists the body to handle infections and includes strong anti-inflammatory characteristics.
Clove has analgesic, antibacterial and stimulating characteristics that relieve colds, flu, headaches, sore throat and cough. They are rich in iron, manganese, vitamin K, magnesium, calcium and dietary fiber. Clove has potent anti-inflammatory characteristics.
Ingredients required for 1 cup of lemongrass:
- 2 Cups of water.
- 1 Tablespoon of lemon grass powder or 2 tablespoons fresh lemongrass.
- 3 Slices of fresh ginger.
- 6 Cloves.
- 3 Peppercorns.
- 6 Cardamom seeds.
- 1 Teaspoon fennel.
- A Drizzle of honey (optional).
Pour water in a pot and add all the ingredients, except the honey. Wait for the mixture until it starts to boil and lower the heat. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the liquid is decreased by a half.
Strain the tea and pour the liquid in a cup.
You can sweeten it with a honey.
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Source: Super Healthy Team
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