Hello all, I hope you are all doing good. Stay Home and Stay Safe. In India, we have extended lockdown in the wake of the covid19 pandemic. We have been asked to drink some of the drinks that boost immunity throughout the day to keep the disease at bay. Ayurveda has been the backbone of alternate medicine. In India, we usually use some of these drinks during common cough and cold. During winter season these drinks are helpful to alleviate the common flu symptoms. Kindly note that these drinks would not help as a medicine and medical intervention would. You can always use these drinks to feel good.
This is an effective drink that boosts immunity, especially before bed. It clears sore throat and in case you have body pain. Boil some water, put turmeric, lemongrass, some cloves, a small stick of cinnamon, some crushed black pepper, Tulasi leaves if you have, some jaggery for it to taste good. Boil it for a couple of minutes. Strain it and your herbal tea is ready.
Details on Ingredients:
- Known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
- Regulates blood sugar level
- Fights bacterial infections
- Black Pepper
- Improves Gut Health
- Aids weight loss
Golden milk or turmeric latte is the age old method in India to alleviate cold and cough symptoms. If you are a vegan, you can use coconut milk or almond milk instead of normal milk. Just warm the milk, add turmeric and sugar if you please and drink it before bed time. It is a great immunity booster.
Almond milk with turmeric
Crush almonds and some cardamom, you will get a nice aroma. You can also add some dairy creamer to the mixture to get a softer texture. Add this mixture to a glass of milk/ plant milk. If you are adding it to almond, oats , soy or coconut milk, please use a double boiler type heating technique to keep the milk together.
Cumin Seed Water
Known for its digestive property, cumin seed water is a great reliever of any digestive issues such as acidity and burps. It also reduces the chest pain which happens during acidic gas build up in the chest.
Lukewarm water when mixed with Triphala powder has immense benefits. It improves the immune system and reduces inflammation. Washing your eyes with Triphala water is beneficial and would help in improving eyesight.
Here are the benefits of Triphala: