My Cup of Tea

Posted by Lachmi Deb Roy on Tue, Sep 25, 2012  
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Urban life is full of worries and tensions. To recharge your life a cup of tea can make a lot of difference. You can put a little bit of ginger, tulsi and jasmine to add that extra zing.


Tulsi as we all know is called the holy basil. It has the power to increase our stamina and fight a lot of diseases like cough and cold. It is great for increasing our immunity. No wonder it is rightly called the queen of herbs. It is packed with strong antioxidant, anti bacterial, anti-viral, adaptogenic and immune enhancing properties that promote general health and is excellent for our digestive system. Tulsi reduces stress and other lifestyle related diseases like depression. It is good to fight against infection and pollution which are so common in the cities.


The sweet and pungent taste of tulsi is loved by all. It is absolutely refreshing if you add a few tulsi leaves to your morning and evening cup of tea. No wonder tulsi has been worshipped for thousands of years and is a very important plant in every Hindu household. Well whenever I am in a hurry, the one thing that I religiously do is dip a bag of tulsi tea in a cup of hot water. Other things that you can do with tulsi are that you can make a pesto sauce for your pasta or simple add chopped tulsi leaves to your salads.


Ginger is another ingredient that can be brewed with your morning cup of tea. Ginger too is good for treating congestion and common cough and cold. It is also considered to be great for the digestive system and keeps the cholesterol level in check. It prevents and relieves nausea. Ginger when combined with tulsi kills toxins in the body. Ginger juliennes when added to stir fired vegetables or if you add ginger paste to your fish, chicken and paneer tikkas it tastes even better and yummier.


Jasmine tea is also another excellent antioxidant. It reduces the risk of cancer and heart diseases. A combination of tulsi, ginger and jasmine tea is excellent for reducing weight. So we have enough excuses to drink tea now what say?



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