Ever wondered what can keep you healthy and boost your immunity at the same time? Do you want a home remedy that can keep you away from diseases all year long? Then you have come to the right place, we’ll tell you everything about it, right here. This article is going to emphasize “The healthiest teas in the world”, we are going to thoroughly discuss all the healthy teas that can boost your immunity and keep you fit and fight off common ailments at the same time. Yes, teas have the ability to do that, do not be surprised. But without further ado let us jump right into the discussion.
Here are the 3 healthiest teas
Indian Kadha tea-
Kadha is a traditional age-old Indian drink that is popularly known among people and drank for its astounding health benefits. Many people drink Kadha as a regular tea which is known to be very effective to cure ailments like the common cold, cough, sore throat, fever, etc. Drinking it religiously can also ward off these health issues without a hassle. The Indian Kadha contains many herbs and spices like ginger, cloves, black pepper, fresh basil leaves, holy basil leaves, honey, and cinnamon, some people also add licorice (optional). All these spices have great merits to them, they are very effective in boosting the immunity of the body and keeping you fit.
How to make The Indian Kadha:
Begin by boiling 2 cups of water in a saucepan, add an inch of peeled and crushed ginger, 4 to 5 cloves, 5 to 6 black pepper (you can crush them if you like), and a broken cinnamon stick, all while the water boils. Then add 5 to 6 fresh basil leaves and holy basil leaves. On medium heat cook, the concoction for 15 to 20 minutes or until the water reduces to half. After straining your homemade Indian Kadha Tea add sugar or honey to taste and enjoy it.
Few Health Benefits of Indian Kadha tea-
- Has antiviral properties and fights off infections
- Is effective against cold, cough, sore throat, fever
- Basil and holy basil leaves make it a healing drink and help to reduce mucus in the body
- Has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties
- Boosts immunity
The famous Chai Tea is also known as Masala Chai in India has some amazing health benefits as well. It is a very common beverage which is consumed throughout the world. Masala tea contains the goodness of many Indian herbs and spices that are very effective for your body. Since its base component is Black tea, Masala tea is loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and the energy-boosting agent caffeine.
There are also some variations of Masala Tea that are caffeine-free and falls under the category of Herbal teas. This tea has been very popular in India since the late 19th century and has gained worldwide recognition now. It can freshen you up instantly and can give you that push for pulling off all-nighters. It is a very healthy drink as it can soothe sore throats and prevent cough and cold from worsening because it contains all the health benefiting natural ingredients like ginger, turmeric, lemon, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, etc.
How to make Masala tea:
Boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan and add the Black tea leaves to it. Once the colour starts changing add few shreds of peeled and crushed ginger, 3 to 4 crushed cardamom, a pinch of turmeric (optional), 2 to 3 black pepper (crushed or not), 4 to 5 cloves, and a broken cinnamon stick if you like. Boil this mixture for a few minutes (you can also steep it) and strain it. At the end add honey or sugar to taste and squeeze in a lemon wedge to enhance the taste.
Few health benefits of Masala tea:
- Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties
- Relieves pain and aches (headache, stomach pain, menstrual pain, etc.)
- Soothes sore throat, cold, and cough
- Boosts immunity and energy
- Fights off infections in the body
Herbal teas are widely known for their healthy properties. Since they contain only natural ingredients and no artificial additives, each Herbal tea has its own unique properties that are very effective to the body. Herbal teas are made up of plant ingredients like buds of dried flowers, roots or stems, leaves, etc. and they do not contain any tea leaves as well. Because Camelia Sinensis is not added in the making of Herbal teas it is totally caffeine-free but has all the merits (and more) that tea should provide you.
Herbal teas are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, they are a great source to detoxify your body from accumulated harmful substances and improve digestion. It is also well known to relax the body and the mind, relieve you from stress or anxiety, and reduce insomnia.
Some popular and healthiest Herbal teas are as follows:
- Ginger tea
- Turmeric tea
- Chamomile tea
- Peppermint tea
- Lemon balm tea
- Rooibos tea
- Hibiscus tea
- Rosehip tea
- Passionflower tea
- Sage tea
- Echinacea tea
Few health benefits of herbal teas:
- Contains all-natural ingredients and is caffeine-free
- Rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins
- Detoxification and improves digestion
- Relaxes the body and the mind
- Improves the lack of sleep issue, reduces anxiety and stress
- Relieves pain and aches
- Fights off infections in the body
- Wards off common cold, cough, sore throat
- Boosts immunity and keeps one fit
High in health benefits, Herbal tea, Masala tea, and the Indian Kadha tea are the epitomai of the healthiest teas there can be. Although people under prescription drugs and pregnant women should always consult their doctors first, these teas can be consumed by anyone regardless of their age and gender and are very safe for drinking. Do give each one of these teas a try before settling on your preference.