The never ending battle with coronavirus has made us more mindful of our health. With the growing menace of omicrons, we are focusing on boosting our immunity, especially this season. The onset of winters makes us more vulnerable to colds, congestion and viral infections, thus, it becomes 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 changes in our diet can easily work for us. But first we need to know that all the foods can help the most in building our immunity.
There is no dearth of such foods which are commonly available and are also great for boosting immunity. One of them which is present in most of the Indian households is Tulsi (Basil). Including tulsi in your tea and other drinks can go a long way in strengthening immunity and even managing existing infections. Not sure how to make a basil based drink? Try these recipes.
7 Tulsi Immunity Booster Recipes:
1. Basil Tea
Make simple basil tea by simply boiling water with basil leaves. Filter the water and drink it. You can also add honey or lemon to it. Here is the recipe.
2. Tulsi-Turmeric Tea
Two of the most powerful antibacterial and antiviral foods in one cup – it can’t get better than this. To make this concoction, you will only need a few common ingredients, and these should be already in your kitchen. Click here for the recipe.
3. Cucumber-Basil Juice
If hot tea isn’t in your ‘cup of tea’, try taking a cold juice with the cooling properties of cucumber with the same benefits as basil. This juice will not only help in boosting immunity but can also detox and help you lose weight. Here is the recipe.
4. Basil-Ginger-Turmeric Decoction
Ginger is another anti-inflammatory food widely used to fight infections like cold and cough. This kada is made simply by boiling basil, turmeric powder and ginger powder or ginger root in water. See full recipe here.
5. Basil Masala Kadhai
Some of the strongest Indian spices are combined with basil to make a powerful drink that tastes surprisingly good too. Consume this decoction regularly to stay healthy. Click here for the recipe.
6. Tulsi and Ashwagandha Green Tea
Green tea lovers will love this drink. This green tea promises additional health benefits for a stronger immunity. The content speaks for itself. Click here for the recipe.
7. Basil-Clove Pan
Clove has a strong, pungent aroma but tastes wonderful in tea and other drinks. This spice combines with basil to make a super healthy and flavorful kadha. Find the recipe here.
This winter, stay safe and healthy with the immunity-boosting benefits of Tulsi.
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