Tea is popular in many forms all over world. In India Tea is an essential part of life. Here I would like to share its use in healing Cold, Cough ( and now it is widely gossiped as remedy to Swine Flu, treat it as Joke, but I actually heard a roadside vendor shouting on top of his voice " Drink Lemon Grass Tea and tackle Swine Flu" ). It is a common home medicine in India, traditionally came down from our grandparents.
Ingredients : 1/2 cup Water, 1/2 cup Milk, 1 spoon Sugar, 1 1/4 spoon Tea Powder, 2 Lemon Grass leaves, Ginger, 5 Basil leaves
For 1 cup of tea : put 1/2 cup of water for boiling. Chop Lemon Grass and Basil leaves into small pieces and add. Crush or cut small pieces of ginger (quantity 1/4 tea spoon) and add. Add 1 tea spoon of sugar. Keep it for boiling. Let the mixture boil for 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of milk and let it boil. Once the mix starts boiling add 1 1/4 tea spoon of Tea powder in it and let it boil for another 3 minutes. Filter the mixture and get a cup of refreshing strong tea.
Lemon Grass, Basil leaves and ginger are having very good medicine properties. Drinking this tea will build your body resistance. Ginger will build body heat and help you fight cold and cough.
Drink it continuously for 1 month if you are suffering from cough. This traditional method followed everywhere in India.
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