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The calming sound of raindrops enveloped in the gentle caress of a cool breeze, and the earthy fragrance of petrichor - everything about the monsoon is a refreshing affair. But like most things in life, the monsoon too comes with its own minor inconveniences - cold and flu being the most common of them.
So when someone dear gets the sniffles, it can often seem like you're armed with nothing more than a tissue and a sympathetic gaze. While you may not possess the ability to cure their illness, it’s worth exploring natural remedies that can provide relief and help them get well sooner rather than later.
While we acknowledge that we cannot rival the wisdom of our elders in any way, we have curated a list of our five healthy tea and tea blends, packed with immune-boosting antioxidants and nutrients, that can prepare you for the rainy days that lie ahead.
Peppermint is a caffeine-free herb that can help fight the symptoms of a cold and make you feel better in no time. This soothing herb is known to promote better rest and relaxation, and can also help to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and clear congestion.
One of the main benefits of peppermint tea is its ability to soothe your throat. The menthol in peppermint tea works as a decongestant and can help loosen and bring up mucus from the lungs, making it easier to breathe. It has a pleasantly cool, minty taste, and when served as a hot tea can help to warm you from the inside out.
Revered as “the Queen of Herbs”, basil tea is a blessing, with no disguise. It is an effective remedy for coughs and colds, providing much-needed relief during the monsoon days. Rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, a hot cup of this tea offers therapeutic properties that fight free radicals, detoxify your body, and build immunity.
If you're experiencing a sore throat or simply in need of a little pick-me-up after a long day at work, sipping on a steaming cup of basil tea is a great way to feel better.
Lemongrass tea may not be well-known, but it's a drink that has long been recommended for soothing cold, cough, and flu symptoms. This naturally uplifting tea is loaded with Vitamin C and Quercetin, a flavonoid known for its rich antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, providing your immune system a much-needed boost.
So the next time you are feeling under the weather, take a sip, and discover a soothing world of wellness that awaits in the hot, comforting cup of lemongrass tea.
For most of us, the aroma of spices steeping in a cup of tea evokes a warm, fuzzy memory of our mothers asking us to wake up on a rainy morning.
One of the go-to teas for rainy days, this one is a grand celebration of spices. Thanks to spices such as cardamom, ginger, and cloves, you not only get a great-tasting beverage, but one that immediately alleviates the symptoms of a cold or the flu. The spices contain antifungal, antibacterial, and antiparasitic properties which make them effective in getting rid of the invading pathogens.
Our Assam Kadak Chai is all you need for a cosy and invigorating beverage that you can drink while enjoying the joys of monsoons.
It’s a good thing that Rosehip Hibiscus tea tastes so good because it is so good for you, especially during monsoons. Both, Rosehip and Hibiscus offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making this the perfect drink when you have a cold or feel like you might be coming down with a fever. The Vitamin C content in tea boosts immunity and ensures quick recovery.
Rosehips offer a sweet floral flavour while hibiscus has a slightly tangy taste that resembles that of cranberry juice. The best part is that the kids love the flavour and they don’t even realise that it is a healthy drink. Surely a winner in the book of many mothers out there.
There you have it. Some of the healthiest teas to help your body fight colds and flu. So go ahead and interweave tea into your routine and enjoy a posi-tea-vely healthy monsoon.
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