6 Herbal Teas That Help Build Your Immunity
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6 Herbal Teas That Help Build Your Immunity

By Dikshita Nahar

Building one’s immunity is the key to maintaining a healthy life, isn’t it? Drinking a cup or two of herbal tea everyday could help not just detox your body but also helps in building one’s immunity. As we live in unprecedented times, it is now more important than ever to take care of one’e health. At Sublime House Of Tea, we bring to you the round up of the herbal teas that will help build your immunity. Check them out here:

Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus tea is a great source of antioxidants, or substances that remove potentially damaging oxidizing agents. Antioxidants help fight free radicals, which helps prevent cellular damage and help regulate one’s cardiovascular health. Hibiscus tea contains vitamin C and iron, which are the vitals that are known to support a strong and healthy immune system. Hibiscus tea is also high in iron, a mineral that keeps the immune system balanced and helps the body to maintain red blood cells. Additionally, the vitamin C in the hibiscus tea also helps to increase the absorption of the iron.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is most commonly known for its calming effects and is frequently used as a sleep aid. However, the dried chamomile flowers may not just be useful as a sleep aid but also they have long been used for their calming, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. Chamomile flowers have a flavonoid called Apigenin, which is responsible for relaxing the body and inducing sleep. Having a sufficient amount of sleep is necessary for a stronger immune system. Chamomile infusion has the ability to fight harmful bacteria, thereby, helping boost immunity. Also, it is known to treat cold and sore throat. Due to the presence of antioxidants, it acts as a defense against inflammation and is highly effective.

Saffron Turmeric Tea

Saffron & Turmeric have been an integral part of every Indian kitchen since time immemorial. It not only enhances the flavour & taste of the food but also has immense health benefits. Did you know that Saffron Turmeric Tea is a great source of antioxidants and helps build your immunity? In Turmeric, an active compound called Curcumin is responsible for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Saffron Turmeric Tea is loaded with antioxidants, that can protect the body from free radicals and strengthen the immune system. It is also found to be effective against the flu and cold. You can add some lemon juice and honey to your tea to not just improve the taste but also add essential phytonutrients and vitamin C.

Peppermint Tea

A cup of peppermint tea can help you in ways more than just one. Peppermint tea helps in aiding weight loss, reduces heartburn, makes your skin glow, induces sleep and helps build immunity. This tea has menthol in it which is helpful in regulating high fever, controlling dry cough and boosting immunity. It also helps in relieving abdominal gas, bloating, muscle spasms and nausea. Mint has antibacterial properties that help fight off disease causing illnesses and further improves one’s immunity system.

Green Tea

One of the most famous teas, especially for detox and building immunity is Green Tea. We all have had a cup or two of this tea to feel healthy, right? Green tea is loaded with catechins, which are natural antioxidants and phenols and they are responsible for shielding the body against infections and diseases. Drinking a cup of green tea regularly provides the body with the much-needed burst of immunity-boosting antioxidants that helps build one’s immunity. Green tea is also rich in antimicrobial qualities, that helps the body defend itself against viruses and bacterias. It helps detoxify our system and deep cleanses the body flushing out the toxins.

Blue Pea Tea

The famous and most talked about blue pea tea is  a powerhouse of antioxidants just like Green Tea. It is caffeine free and 100 percent herbal and it not only defends the system from free radicals but also boosts the health of skin and hair. The blue flower has been used as an ayurvedic medicine since years as it lowers blood pressure, relieves anxiety and even reduces pain. It contains significant amounts of the catechin EGCG – epigallocatechin gallate, as well as a host of anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting components such as flavonoids, tannins and polyphenols. The tea is said to have stress busting effects that may also help reduce symptoms of anxiety. It is also known to refresh the brain and helps keep you energised and happy throughout the day.

While your herbal teas are on their way, we have some easy home recipes that will help you make immunity boosting herbal teas at home.

Ginger Tea

Ingredients:

1 tsp ginger root, grated

1 1/ 2 tsp honey

2 cloves

1-inch piece cinnamon bark

3-inch strip orange peel

Directions:

Bring your cupful of water to boil. Add in all the ingredients, bring the heat down to low, and let everything steep for about fifteen minutes. Strain into a cup and drink.

Lemon & Pepper Tea

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/4 tsp pepper

1 1/2 tsp honey

Directions:

Place the pepper and turmeric in the cup, and pour over boiling water. Stir in the lemon juice and honey, and your tea is ready.

Tulsi Tea

Ingredients:

1/4 cup basil

1 tsp honey

2 tsp lemon juice

Directions:

Put the tulsi (basil) leaves into a pan with one and a quarter cup of water. Bring it to a boil. Then bring down the flame to low for 15 minutes. Strain into a cup, then add the honey and lemon juice and stir.

 

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