Herbal teas are back in vogue and how! Tea can be defined as a soothing beverage made of tea leaves and water, but many a times it also refers to a beverage that is made with a combination of a few herbs and spices. A cup of tea that has a few potent spices as star ingredients could be called a herbal tea. For instance, this turmeric and ashwagandha tea, which is equal parts soothing and rejuvenating. The health benefits of both turmeric and ashwagandha are now globally renowned, and the combining both could actually do wonders for your overall health. If you have grown up in India, there is no way you would not have heard of turmeric - we use it every day to flavour our curries and give them a beautiful hue. Moreover, turmeric (or haldi) is also one of India's ancient remedies for pain, sore throat, injuries and poor immunity. Turns out that turmeric is replete with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, the active compound curcumin, present in turmeric could potentially manage many chronic diseases as per a few studies. Turmeric has become the showstopper in alternative medicine, and kit is all natural, so side effects are minimal. However, that does not mean you start over-consuming it.
Another Ayurvedic gem is ashwagandha, ashwagandha literally translates to smell of horse. Ashwagandha is known to be an effective adaptogen, it helps relieve stress and induce sleep. It is also useful in improving hormone function, and its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it a go-to-choice for improving immunity.
Since this herbal tea are a low calorie beverage it help save you some extra kilos too that you would usually gain if you drink aerated beverages a lot. This tea may also help rev up your metabolism naturally
Now, the question is how to brew the perfect cup of tea using these. Fret not, we have just the right recipe for you!
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp of ashwagandha root extracts
- 1/tsp of mulethi powder
- 1 cup of water
1. In a vessel, add one cup of water and other ingredients. Bring it to boil.
2. Let it steep for two-three minutes.
3. Strain the tea, add honey for taste (optional) and consume hot
Try this tea and let us know how you liked it.
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