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Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 17 Jul 2019 Fortify yourself thi ...

Fortify yourself this monsoon with these teas

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | Edited by : KAVITA MALLYA
Published Jul 17, 2019, 2:01 pm IST
Updated Jul 17, 2019, 2:56 pm IST
Find the tea that tackles your problems this rainy season.
Herbal tea will boost your immunity, heal you from within and provide the much needed warmth during the monsoons. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 Herbal tea will boost your immunity, heal you from within and provide the much needed warmth during the monsoons. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Monsoons are usually accompanied a side of steaming hot up of tea and some pakoras. If you are watching your weight, then gorging on deep-fried food will not do you any good. The oil in pakoras and the sugar in your tea will add to the inches on your waist.

Instead of drinking regular tea, switch it up with herbal teas. It will boost your immunity, heal you from within and provide the much needed warmth during the monsoons. It will also safeguard you from all the viruses that infect people during the change in weather. There are several that are available in the market.

 

Ginger Tea

Rains are always synonymous with ginger. Thus humble spice is a hero ingredient and can provide your body with its much needed immunity boost and protect you from all seasonal afflictions. Ginger is used to tackle one of the biggest issues during the rains- slow digestion. It is also very effective against common cold. It clears up the respiratory tract, soothes the threat and helps to calm other symptoms.

Peppermint Tea

Peppermint is one of the most refreshing condiments. Due to this property, it is used in several over-the-counter drugs. It is helpful in tackling fevers that arise during monsoon.  The menthol in peppermint acts as a natural coolant and immediately brings down the body’s temperature by increasing sweating. It aids in digestion and can quickly soothe itchy and scratchy throats.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is famous for its anti-bacterial properties. It has been used for generations to improve sleep quality and reduce stress. This tea is considered as the foundation for good health and immunity. Its anti-inflammatory properties can fight skin infections. This tea was discovered by the ancient Egyptians.

Tulsi Tea

Tulsi, also known as Indian Holy Badil has many uses in Ayurveda. It is a one-stop solution for all your monsoon related worries. It treats flu symptoms expertly, helpful for seasonal allergies and respiratory issues and most importantly, helps build immunity. It can get rid of headaches and sore throats instantly and fortify you from within.

White Tea

White tea is the normal tea leaf but with the least amount of processing. It is very delicately flavoured and is rich in anti-oxidants. It flushes out the toxins from the body and increases immunity. It also improves the skin, acts as a soothing agent and offers a burst of energy too.

Red Oolong Tea

Red oolong has high caffeine content. It provides you with energy on a gloomy rainy day. It is loaded with anti-oxidants that keep the body healthy. It clears the skin and is most effective against a sore throat.

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