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Sip on these 3 organic teas for warmth in winter

Organic teas have always been known for their bounty of benefits, but did you know they can help you stay warm during the winter season?
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Tea also contains caffeine, which can lead to vaginal dryness. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Dr Archana Batra Published: 2 Feb 2022, 11:00 am IST
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Teas are normally a favourite for many. A cup of tea after a long day of work is perfect to ease our minds, and organic teas have found a fan following in recent times. Not only do they feel therapeutic, but they also boost our energy, keep us warm, and also give us a sense of peace and calm while we slowly sip on it.

The consumption of tea is a ritual for many. Normally, an individual consumes two cups of tea a day, one in the morning to give us a boost to start the day, the other is later in the evening, when we need to unwind.

What is special about organic teas?

Organic teas have been around for decades. It is what the common man drinks. There are also a ton of benefits in drinking organic teas, as this variety is prepared from leaves that are free of synthetic pesticide or herbicide residue. It also acts as a great antioxidant, and helps maintain the good bacteria in your gut and digestive system.

There has been research that organic tea also helps us stay in good mental form and protects us from diseases like Alzheimer’s. It also has been proved that it helps stimulate better blood flow and keeps our cholesterol levels under check.

With this chilly season, it is important that we stay warm and consume warm liquids as much as possible. And you can make at home with just a few of your kitchen supplies!

3 organic teas you can make at home

1.Turmeric tea:

Turmeric is an integral part of most Indian foods. It also contains many antioxidants and has healing properties. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, etc. are some of the brilliant benefits of this tea. Plus, the curcumin in turmeric tea is effective in combating common cold and cough.

Here’s how to make turmeric tea.

Method: You just need to add a tablespoon of grated turmeric to a cup of boiling water, and allow the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes. Once done, let it cool down and then consume your warm and healthy beverage.

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Turmeric is a healthy addition to your cup of tea, Image courtesy: Shutterstock

2. Ginger tea:

This tea also contains antimicrobial properties. Regular consumption of this tea will help boost your immune system, and also soothe an upset stomach. Did you know that there are even benefits of drinking ginger water.

Method: Add a cup of water and some freshly cut ginger to a pan and bring it to a boil; let it simmer for a few minutes. Once done, let it rest for 5 mins, you can then pour your fresh tea into a cup for you to enjoy.

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3. Lemongrass tea:

Lemongrass Tea is also great for chilly weather. It is known to keep the body warm and protect us during flu season. It can also help reduce the risk of inflammation, if any. It is a great detox and weight loss tea.

Method: Wash the lemongrass and add it to a pan of water, and let it boil. You can also add mint to this mixture to enhance its flavour. Once it has boiled, let it simmer for a bit for the flavours to infuse, and then strain the same to enjoy your cup of tea.

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Lemongrass tea can be a good detox. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

The last word

These are the 3 types of organic teas you can easily make at your home. Organic teas are definitely proven to be better than those that are chemically sourced. Introducing natural flavours to your body is essential, as many of them come with healing properties and tons of antioxidants that will enhance your health. Drinking these teas can help boost immunity especially during the winter season. With the pandemic being stronger than ever, we can use all the help we can get.

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About the Author

Dr Archana Batra is a dietitian, physiotherapist, and a certified diabetes educator. Dr Archana has 12 years of experience in nutrition and diet counseling. She believes in maintaining healthy eating. Her specialization is on weight management diets and diets related to metabolic disorders like diabetes, high cholesterol levels, and hypertension etc. ...Read More

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