There is a reason why over a period of time we develop an addiction for Tea or Coffee. Both the drinks contain caffeine
which is a central nervous system stimulant. It means whenever you feel a little dull and drowsy it can immediately activate you. This is why we love it. Now quite a lot of us aware of the caffeine side effect
, yet we don’t give it up probably because we aren’t aware of better alternatives.
Now, what if I told you that there is such a drink which brings equal energy to your body and is also a very healthy drink without any side effects of caffeine. Sounds like a deal isn’t it. The drink is the lemon ginger tea. All the ingredients in this tea have some or the other medicinal value. Ginger is known for reducing blood sugar levels, reduce cold and cough, settles stomach issues and reduce migraine problems. Holy basil is a powerful antioxidant which is known to cure common cold to bronchitis to fever to certain digestive complaints, including ulcers. Lemon with hot water flushes out toxins and is extremely beneficial for the body. Consuming jaggery is better than consuming sugar. Jaggery digests more gradually than sugar, this provides energy to the body for a longer time.
Now that you know of all the health benefits of the ingredients used in the lemon ginger tea, it’s time to look at how to make it. It’s truly very simple and takes barely 10 mins to make.
|Lemon Ginger Tea
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Boil 4.5 cups of water in a saucepan.
As the water boils, crush a 2-inch piece of fresh ginger with about 25 to 30 Tulasi (Holy Basil) leaves.
Add the paste to the boiling water along with 2 Tsp of dried coriander seeds (optional).
Continue to boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
Strain the tea into cups and add a Tsp of lime juice and jaggery to taste. Serve hot!
You could change the proportion of jaggery and lime to suit your taste. I’ve been having this tea daily since a week and have never felt better. I’m definitely going to continue with this energy drink and strongly encourage you’ll to give it a try at least once.
Source: Isha Foundation Blog