June 18, 2018 in Ayurvedic Recipes

A special herbal tea for flu: This is a traditional Kerala recipe that can help to prevent progress of cold into fever and flu. This recipe is highly popular in Kerala and equally effective.


Fresh Basil: 2 Handfuls
Ginger: half inch, thinly sliced or crushed.
Black pepper: A quarter teaspoon
Clove, cinnamon, cardamom: 1-2 (optional)
Palm sugar: 1 tablespoon
Water: 2 cups


1.Boil water with palm sugar in a pan. Once palm sugar is almost dissolved add other ingredients except basil.

2.Boil for 2 minutes and then add basil. Let the tea boil for 10 more seconds and turn off the stove. Sip warm tea. You will begin to feel the relief in 10 minutes. Keep sipping warm tea every 1-2 hours, a quarter cup at a time.
3.Keep the pan of tea closed to save the aroma and flavors. Always drink warm. You may reheat. Comments: If you are pitta dominant reduce or avoid black pepper and use fresh ginger.

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