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Monsoon tonics: Time to boost immunity

Sip on these tonics to keep your respiratory tract clean and overcome the monsoon blues

Monsoon tonics: Time to boost immunity

We are still in the amidst of the Covid-19 pandemic and the arrival of monsoons has brought more anxiety to people. The rainy season feels pleasant only when one has a strong immunity to fight seasonal diseases that the monsoon brings. 

All of us are more familiar with immunity-boosting foods, here are some lesser-known-easy-to make home remedy tonics to fight monsoon infections.

CitySpidey brings you a list of monsoon tonics. Sip on these to keep your respiratory tract clean and overcome the monsoon blues.

Ginger-Lemon-Honey Tea

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Ginger or adrak is one of the most loved ingredients in Indian cuisine. Ginger not only adds to the overall taste but is a powerhouse of immunity-boosting nutrients. Ginger contains antibacterial properties and antioxidants, while lemon is powered with vitamin C and honey helps to soothe a sore throat. Ginger Tea is one of the best home remedies for upset stomachs and is recommended by nutritionists for boosting immunity.

How to make:-

All you need to do for making ginger tea is take 2 cups of water in a pan and add freshly grated ginger and tea leaves to it. Let the potion boil. And then add honey and a few drops of lemon to it. 

Kashaya 

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Kashaya is a traditional monsoon tonic that prevents one from seasonal ailments by boosting immunity naturally. Kashayam or kashaya is easy to make and helps in curing a cold, cough, and throat infections.

How to make it:

Dry roast fennel, cumin, coriander seeds in a 1:2:4 ratio, along with one tablespoon of black peppercorn seeds. Grind these spices to make a fine powder. To make this brew, boil a glass of water and add one tablespoon kashaya powder and one tablespoon of jaggery powder to it. Strain it and sip on it.

Turmeric and Black pepper Tea

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Turmeric is a root spice known globally for its healing properties. Turmeric or haldi is present in every Indian household. It’s known to have antioxidant properties, turmeric has curcumin that is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial in nature and can guard against diseases.

How to make:-

This healing spice when added to your daily cup of black tea with a pinch of black pepper powder and some honey sums up to be an effective monsoon tonic.

Kahwa

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Originally this concoction belongs to Kashmiri cuisine. It’s made with several whole spices. The drink is refreshing, energising and prepares you to face the day ahead. Kahwa is known for its flavour and aroma. An ideal Kashmiri Kahwa contains cinnamon, saffron, cardamom, and cloves along with dried fruits such as almonds and cashews.

How to make:-

Add three cups of water in a pan add cinnamon, saffron, cardamom, and cloves along with crushed tea leaves. Let it boil on a low flame. Strain it and mix some honey. Add some crushed dried fruits on the top and serve it hot. 

Apple Cider Vinegar And Cinnamon

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This tonic is beneficial for health, it boosts the immune system and strengthens it to fight infections. To prepare this immunity-boosting monsoon concoction, you need apple cider vinegar that contains good bacteria, which keeps your gut healthy. 

How to make:-

Take lukewarm water and add some apple cider vinegar in a glass with some cinnamon powder. Mix tit well and drink it.

There are a number of lifestyle changes that can save you from monsoon infections, these include avoiding street food and to avoid drinking juices from open stalls. Don’t forget to maintain your personal hygiene and to stay hydrated.

Stay Healthy & Fit