Mom’s Herbal Tea
Serving Size: 2 people
My mom’s homemade herbal tea used as a remarkable potion to help us all get back to good health. Similar to India’s ancient tea called Kadha; which is essentially a mix of tulsi leaves, ginger, and crushed black peppercorn. However, my mom adds a bundle of other beneficial herbs and spices to the mix.
- 3 cups water
- 15 leafs mint
- 6 leafs tulsi holy basil
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 4 whole cloves
- 3 whole green cardamoms crushed
- 1 whole black cardamom crushed
- 2 inches ginger root fresh
- 2 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1 tablespoon aniseeds
- 1 pinch black peppercorn crushed
- Add water in a medium pot on medium heat.
- Once boiling, add the rest of the ingredients.
- Boil for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and strain before serving.
One of the most interesting of these herbs is tulsi, also known as holy basil. This widely loved herb is worshiped in India and provides many health-beneficial properties. It is known to strengthen immunity, and fight bacterial and viral infections. This tea also acts as a detoxifying, cleansing, and purifying agent. It has an earthy and aromatic flavor. Give it a try as it works wonders to promote a healthy digestive system. Here’s to boosting immunity this flu season.
Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 3mg
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