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:

Tea Recipes To Treat Cough And Common Cold

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- ½ 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.