Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Herbal tea for common cold

Are cold symptoms making you feel miserable? Here is one simple home remedy you can use right now -- at home -- to feel better.
Making herbal tea is absolutely the simplest form of medicine! All you need is desired herb, boiling water and a sauce pan
 For medicinal herbal tea to be effective, it should be administered in small amounts several times a day. You can easily make a whole quart-full and store it in the fridge for up to 2-3 days
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20-25 mins
Yield: 2-2 1/2 cups

  • 1/2 cup Fresh sambar balli /cuban oregano leaves
  • 1tsp Black pepper corns ( crushed)
  • 1/2 tsp Ajwain
  • 1/2tsp Ginger powder
  • 8-10 Garlic cloves ( crushed)
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1tbsp Honey
Cooking Directions
  1. Wash and clean sambar balli leaves,roughly chop and keep aside.
  2. Take a pan,dry roast garlic and ajwain for a Min.
  3. Now take 5 cups of water in a sauce pan and add all the ingredients except lemon and honey.
  4. Continue boiling till it reduces to half,about 2-21/2 glass.It will take about 20 mins on low flame.
  5. Now strain the decoction and serve hot with honey and lemon juice.
  6. Store unused portions in the refrigerator for later use