Tea infused with ayurvedic herbs and roots has a special place in Indian culture. While classic black or green tea has caffeine, herbal tea is caffeine-free. It is therapeutic with many medicinal properties. These properties help cure common illnesses like the flu or a sore throat. Two of the most prized ingredients in the repertoire of herbal teas are ashwagandha and turmeric. Here’s a brief low-down on both of these Indian treasures.
One of the most revered herbs in Ayurveda is Ashwagandha. Known as Indian ginseng, it has been used since ancient times as a medicinal herb for its multiple health benefits. To derive all its advantages, amp up your tea game with this superstar root.
Known best for its immaculate track record for fighting ailments and illnesses, the evergreen shrub relieves stress and boosts immunity. Ashwagandha in Sanskrit translates into the ‘smell of a horse’ because this root infuses you with horsepower.
From making a good cup of herbal tea to jumpstarting your mornings, ashwagandha works hard to do its bit. It also boosts memory and brain function, in turn improving performance at work.
If you are suffering from depression then this is your tipple for the day. Yes, of course, it is antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory, and boasts of preventing some types of cancer. Moreover, its epic dimensions of health benefits include boosting fertility in men as well.
All in all, this root will truly help get your mojo back!
Bringing out the big guns…yes we are talking about turmeric.
A popular spice in Indian and Asian cuisines, turmeric has long been used as a herbal remedy. Its anti-viral properties help treat chronic lung conditions along with boosting immunity which today is more important than ever.
What makes it so potent?
It is the active agent curcumin that gives turmeric its powerful spunk as well as its vibrant yellow colour. This active agent is known to have immune-boosting properties. Besides, it covers illnesses over a wide spectrum making turmeric tea an ideal recipe to treat sickness.
Turmeric is also known as haldi in India and is available in two forms. It is available as a root and also as a powder.
Its stand-out quality is that this root also ensures a reduction in arthritic symptoms due to its anti-inflammatory qualities. It also helps the heart function smoothly.
As a powerful antioxidant, it reduces the chances of cancer. But its hallmark characteristic is that it treats Alzheimer’s by reducing cell damage. Curcumin is responsible for slowing down age-related protein changes associated with neurodegeneration.
This popular spice is also known to improve digestion. If you are suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, turmeric tea is your answer. So from improving liver function to helping maintain sugar levels in diabetes, turmeric is a miracle ingredient. Just brew a vibrant cup of sunshine-coloured tea and let it lend you its vibrancy.