Do you have a scratchy or dry throat with an occasional cough? This is due to the change in weather. This time of year makes us prone to common infections like cold and cough. Before it gets worse and you have to resort to strong medication, try using natural home remedies to control your cough. An herbal tea with the right ingredients works wonders in preventing and curbing a sore throat and cough. Here we have a recipe for a very strong tea made from mulethi (liquorice), cinnamon (dalchini) and ginger (adrak). This 3-ingredient tea is easy to prepare and will help restore good health.
Before we start the recipe, let’s find out why this mulethi tea is great during the seasonal change.
Here are the health benefits of mulethi tea for cough and sore throat:
Mulethi is an herb known for its various medicinal properties. The doctor dr. Ashutosh Gautam says, “Mulethi has expectorant and bronchodilator properties that are effective against coughs and bronchitis.” According to DK Publishing’s book Healing Foods, “Mulethi’s antioxidant properties help relieve dry cough.” Additionally, mulethi is also a powerful decongestant Agent with anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great source for relieving respiratory problems.
Mulethi is flanked by cinnamon and ginger in this herbal tea, both of which are believed to be highly effective in treating throat infections. Ginger has long been used as a natural remedy to ward off seasonal diseases. The spice contains volatile oils that have anti-inflammatory effects. Cinnamon is also known to have antibiotic effects when consumed, so it works alongside other ingredients to help relieve coughs.
(Also read: Afraid of a Sore Throat? 5 Special Winter Recipes to Keep You Warm)
Mulethi tea recipe for cough I How to make mulethi tea
To make 2 cups of mulethi herbal tea, take 1/2 inch piece of ginger, 1/2 inch stick of cinnamon and 2 inch mulethi root or 1 tsp mulethi powder. Boil water with these ingredients in a saucepan for about 10 minutes.
You can drink this herbal tea every day and protect yourself from the adversities of the changing seasons.
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