Although the monsoon is a welcoming relief from the scorching summer, the dullness, associated with this season could make one lethargic and prone to illness. The ginger root is a natural remedy for an upset stomach, itchy sore throat and provides a soothing relief to cold and cough. This hot root also displays anti-inflammatory properties, particularly beneficial for those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and various other inflammatory conditions that are aggravated at this time of the year.
Monsoon mantra: Sip on herbal teas as often as possible!
- 2 tsp Ginger root, sliced
- 1 tsp Cinnamon powder or chips
- ¼ tsp Fennel seeds
- ¼ tsp Nutmeg,
- 1 pod Cardamom
- Pinch of Black Pepper
- 1 tbsp honey/ agave nectar
- Milk (optional)
- Bring water to a boil, add the spices and simmer for 30 min stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, add honey and milk to taste.