Winter is in full swing. Several parts of northern India such as Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi are currently experiencing a severe cold wave. The minimum temperature dropped to as low as 1.4 degrees in certain parts of the capital city on Monday. During this time, it is extremely important to shield ourselves as the cold weather triggers infections like sore throat, cough, flu and fever. Experts recommend having warm herbal tea during this time as it not only helps ease nasal congestion, but also soothes the discomfort that comes with incessant coughing. Considering this, here we bring you a ginger cinnamon tea recipe that is ideal to boost immunity during the winter season.
Ginger has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which help in keeping several ailments at bay. Consuming this ginger tea during the harsh winter weather can be extremely beneficial for your immunity. The addition of cinnamon makes this tea even healthier. Cinnamon has powerful antifungal properties that naturally help your immune system fight off those inevitable germs.
Which Tea Is Best For Immunity?
There are some teas that are especially effective when it comes to boosting your immune system. These include turmeric, ginger, chamomile, hibiscus and peppermint tea, among others.
Is It Good To Drink Ginger Tea Every day?
Drinking ginger tea is unlikely to cause any harmful side effects. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it is safe to consume up to 4 grams of ginger daily.
Is Cinnamon Tea Good For The Immune System?
Cinnamon has antibacterial properties that help fend off bacteria that make you sick. Consuming cinnamon tea is great for boosting your immune system. So, make sure you include this spice in your winter diet.
Ginger Cinnamon Tea Recipe: How To Make Ginger Cinnamon Tea
- To make this tea, heat water in a pan and add fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks, star anise, clove, cardamom pod and honey.
- Boil it for around 10-15 minutes and then drain out the masalas and ginger.
- Add honey to sweeten the tea. Serve hot!
- Ginger cinnamon tea is ready!
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Try this decoction for good health and immunity, and see the difference for yourself. Do let us know how you liked it in the comments section below. If you're looking for more tea recipes, click here.
About Vaishali KapilaVaishali finds comfort in eating parathas and rajma chawal but is equally enthusiastic about exploring different cuisines. When she's not eating or baking, you can often find her curled up on the couch watching her favourite TV show - FRIENDS.