Herbal Teas for the Winter Season
Kapha reducing herbal tea:
1 teaspoon Ginger, fresh grated or dry powder
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric, dry powder or 1/2 inch fresh sliced
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper, crushed
1 teaspoon Tulsi/Holy Basil leaves, dried crushed or 5 fresh leaves
1 1/2 cups water
Honey to taste
In a pot, add Ginger, Turmeric, Black pepper, Tulsi. Add the water and bring to a boil.
Simmer for 15 minutes.
Strain to a cup. Squeeze the lemon juice. Add honey to taste and mix well.
Calming Tulsi-Ashwagandha herbal tea:
1 teaspoon Tulsi, dried crushed or 5 fresh Tulsi leaves
1/2 teaspoon Ashwagandha powder
1/2 teaspoon rock sugar or jaggery or honey
1 cup water
1/4 cup milk of choice (optional), warmed
In a pot, add the Tulsi, Ashwagandha and water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.
Strain into a cup.
Add warm milk of choice (optional) and sweetener of choice.
Stir and enjoy.
Spicy Rooibos Chai Tea:
1 teaspoon loose leaf Rooibos
1/2 teaspoon dry Ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon Cardamom, ground
1/4 teaspoon Cloves, ground
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup milk of choice
1 teaspoon sweetener (Jaggery/rock sugar/coconut sugar/honey)
In a pot, add the Rooibos, Ginger powder, Cardamom powder, Cloves and water.
Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.
Add in the milk of choice and let it come to a boil. Make sure it doesn't boil over and spill. Turn off the flame and remove the pot from the stove so that it doesn't boil over.
Strain into a cup and add the sweetener of choice.
Enjoy it warm.