Tea Recipes To Treat Cough And Common Cold

While cough syrups and
antibiotics are much needed for curing cough and cold, sipping hot tea with herbal infusion is also
equally effective in treating infection, congestion and boosting immunity. Check out how you can use
some of the most simple tea recipes to treat common cold efficiently:

 

SAGE
TEA

Things That You Need:

  • Boiling water- 1
    cup
  • Sage leaves- 1 tbsp (dried) or 2 tbsp (fresh)
  • Lemon
    (optional)

Method:

  • Add sage leaves in a cup and pour
    boiling water over it.
  • Cover the cup and steep for 15 minutes.
  • Strain
    and add a dash of lemon for extra taste.

Benefits:

  • Sage
    is known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
  • This aromatic tea has long
    been used for treating cough, sore throat and moth inflammation.
  • Sage tea is also very
    effective as throat gargle.

Caution:

Refrain from
consuming sage tea during pregnancy.

LEMONGRASS-GINGER
TEA

Things That You Need:

  • Lemongrass- 2
    stalks
  • Ginger (peeled)-1 inch
  • Ground cinnamon- 1 tsp
  • Water- 1 cup

Method:

  • Pour water in a saucepan and add
    sliced ginger.
  • As the water starts boiling, add lemongrass and cinnamon to
    it.
  • Steep for 10 minutes.
  • Strain
  • You may add honey for
    sweetness.
  • Stir and sip.

Benefits:

  • Lemongrass has antifungal and antibacterial properties to help treat flu, cold and
    cough.
  • Vitamin C contained in lemongrass helps boost immunity.
  • Honey
    acts as a natural antibiotic.

CARDAMOM-GINGER-CINNAMON
TEA

Things That You Need:

  • Ginger- 1 inch
    (peeled)
  • Cinnamon- 1 stick
  • Cardamom- a pinch
  • Honey- 1
    tsp
  • Water- 1 cup

Method

  • Boil water and
    ginger slices in a saucepan.
  • Add a cinnamon stick to boiled water and steep for 10
    minutes.
  • Strain and add cardamom.
  • Stir in honey and
    sip.

Benefits:

  • Ginger helps relieve sore throat in no
    time.
  • Cinnamon being a natural analgesic helps remove congestion.
  • Honey
    is rich in antioxidants and strengthens
    immunity.

Caution:

Ginger should never be combined
with Aspirin.

ADDITIONAL TIPS

  • Tea made with a tsp tulsi and
    1 cup water is effective for treating flu.
  • Include vitamin C in diet to aid
    recovery.