The seemingly never-ending battle with Coronavirus has made us more wary of our health. With the ongoing scare of Omicron looming large, we are back to focusing on boosting our immunity, especially in this season. The onset of winter makes us more prone to cold, congestion and viral infections, thus, making it even more important to strengthen our body from within to ward off common infections. Thankfully, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to achieve this; just a few tweaks in our diet can easily do the job for us. But first we need to know what all foods can help the most in building our immunity.
There’s no dearth of foods that are commonly available and are great for boosting immunity too. One of them that is present in most Indian households is tulsi (basil). Adding tulsi to your tea and other drinks may go a long way in strengthening immunity and even managing existing infections. Not sure how to make tulsi-based drinks? Try these recipes.
7 Tulsi Immunity Booster Recipes:
1. Tulsi Tea
Make simple tulsi tea by just boiling water with tulsi leaves. Strain the water and drink. You can also add honey or lemon to it. Here’s the recipe.
2. Tulsi-Turmeric Tea
Two of the most powerful antibacterial and antiviral foods in one cup – it cannot get better than this. To make this concoction, you only need a handful of common ingredients, and these must already be there in your kitchen. Click here for the recipe.
3. Kheera-Tulsi Juice
If warm tea in not your ‘cup of tea’, try having a cool juice with the same benefits of basil along with the cool properties of cucumber. This juice will not only help boost immunity but may also detox and help you lose weight. Here’s the recipe.
4. Tulsi-Adrak-Haldi Kadha
Adrak (ginger) is another anti-inflammatory food that is used widely to fight infections like cold and cough. This kadha is made simply by boiling basil, turmeric powder and ginger powder or ginger root in water. See the complete recipe here.
5. Tulsi Masala Kadha
Some of the strongest Indian spices are mixed with basil to make a powerful drink that surprisingly, also tastes good. Drink this kadha regularly to stay healthy. Click here for the recipe.
6. Tulsi And Ashwagandha Green Tea
Green tea fans will love this drink. Extra health benefits for a strong immunity is what this green tea promises. The ingredients speak for themselves. Click here for the recipe.
7. Tulsi-Laung Kadha
Clove has a strong, pungent aroma but it tastes amazing in teas and other drinks. This spice combined with basil makes for a super healthy and flavourful kadha. Find the recipe here.
This winter, stay safe and healthy with the immunity-boosting benefits of tulsi.
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