Monsoons may be a fun time of the year. But that doesn’t mean there’s no flipside to it. In the rains, people usually come down with a cold or fever. The culprit is the change in weather, which causes a laundry list of health problems. The immune system goes for a toss, leaving your body susceptible to infections. There’s also a higher chance for infection in the rains due to water contamination. Expect cold, fever and infection risks to go up in the season. What you need to guard yourself is an immune booster. Three simple household ingredients – ginger, lemon and turmeric do the trick. A hot cup of ginger lemon turmeric tea in the morning is what you need to stay healthy this rainy reason. Before that, let’s find out why these two ingredients are good for you. Amazing Health Benefits of Ginger You Didn't Know About.
Ginger a rhizome is a common kitchen ingredient used in everyday cooking. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that calms the immune system down but also boosts it when required. It’s an antimicrobial ingredient that helps the immune system by targeting harmful bacteria that cause infections.
Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C, which enhances the functions of your immune system. The micronutrient is a natural antioxidant that has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Home Remedy of the Week: How to Get Rid of Dandruff with Lemon Juice.
Turmeric is a superfood that has found international repute in recent years and rightfully so. The immune-boosting golden spice hunts down free radicals that do damage to your healthy cells. It also contains curcumin – the wonder ingredient that supports your immune functions. Like ginger, turmeric helps your immune system by sharing some of its load. Combine these three ingredients in a tea to supercharge your immune system. Turmeric Health Benefits: Fighting Cancer, Preventing Diabetes and Other Reasons Why You Should Have This Curcumin-Rich Spice.
How to Prepare Ginger Lemon Turmeric Tea
Ginger lemon turmeric tea is very easy to prepare. All you need are the said ingredients and water. Here are the steps:
- Skin a half a piece of ginger.
- Pound it with a mortar and pestle.
- Heat a little more than a cup of water with half a teaspoon of turmeric in a saucepan.
- Add the pounded ginger to the water.
- Bring water to a boil.
- Right before serving, squeeze half a lemon into the cup.
In the rains, it is tempting to have a steaming cup of sugary tea or coffee. But this herbal tea is a healthier alternative for people who fall sick often. It can also cleanse your system first thing in the morning. You can also have a cup of ginger lemon turmeric tea at the end of the day to unwind. Add a spoonful of honey or a natural sweetener like jaggery or stevia if you want to enhance the flavour.
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