I know this recipe is going to do a lot of good to all of you who are suffering from a cold. Please make this tea and drink it as soon as you start feeling a cold coming on. It soothes your uneasiness and leaves you with a warm, comfortable sense of well being. My son swears by this tea and feels better as soon has he has a few mugs of this tea. I will try my best to write an explanation for all the good each ingredient does for you. I am not a doctor, not am i a professional but i just leant this tea from my nanny who used to make it for us. All i can say is that each time anyone feels a cold coming on in my home i make it for them and they seem to feel better. Ofcourse this is not a medicine so if you are really feeling very ill please go see a doc. This tea helps when you feel a cold coming on.
3 cups of mineral, bottled or filtered water
1 tea bag, or 1 teaspoon of tealeaves, use anyone you are used to having at home… this is the one i used
3 whole black peppercorns (black peppercorns help clear up congestion of the chest)
1/2 ” stick cinnamon (cinnamon has many health benefits and its good in combination with honey to help arthritis)
1/4 piece of a lime, wash the lime and cut it into a quarter or an eight if its a big lime or lemon
3-4 tablespoons of honey or to taste
a pinch of Nitu Didi pure turmeric (tumeric has many health benefits, it is anti-inflamatory easing throat or chest pain)
1″ piece ginger, crushed (Ginger can not only be warming on a cold day, but can help promote healthy sweating, which is often helpful during colds and flus)
4 strands of Nitu Didi Spanish Saffron (The active components in saffron have many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines as antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-oxidant, digestive, anti-convulsant.Additionally, it is also rich in many vital vitamins, including vitamin A, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin-C that is essential for optimum health.)
Put the water to boil with the peppercorns, ginger, cinnamon and when it starts boiling let it simmer for about five minutes. Then add the saffron, the tea bag and the lemon piece and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Add the honey as per taste. Take it off the heat and put the tiny pinch of turmeric powder . Strain it and sip it as hot as you can.  I guarantee you will feel better in a few minutes. This is not a cure if you have a very bad cold/cough and fever, then you should see a doc. This is just a home remedy if you are beginning to show symptoms of a cold or a drink just to make you feel better.
NITU DIDI TIP: You can make more cups of this and keep it in a thermos or in a jar , just heat when you feel like having a comfortable drink, mix in the turmeric and sip away 🙂 Jains please omit the ginger 🙂
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Which tea bag did i use?

Nitu Chugani

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  1. I make a similar concoction to treat my colds… they really do work better than any medicine I have ever taken 🙂

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