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“Whether you’re looking to detox your liver or beat and cold, we’ve rounded up ten herbal teas for your healthiest winter yet.
Fights cold and flu, and improve your digestion with a pot of ginseng tea. Soak thinly sliced ginseng in honey overnight, then add the soaked ginseng to a cup of hot water. Find out more the healing powers of ginseng with our top 3 ways to use ginseng to ward off winter ailments.
Ginger Lemongrass Tea
Harness the healing powers of lemongrass and ginger with this simple lemongrass and ginger tea. Simply boil fresh ginger and lemongrass with water for 15 minutes, then, if desired, add palm sugar to taste.
Lemongrass has many health benefits and this soothing tea is used throughout the world to aid digestion, lower blood pressure and fight bacteria. To make this one-ingredient lemongrass tea, steep fresh or dried lemongrass leaves in boiling water for 15 mins.
This DIY home remedy is designed to ward off coughs and the flu. Combine 1 cup milk or coconut milk, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1cm grated dried ginger and ½ tsp black pepper. Gently heat for 5 mins, then strain and serve warm, sweetened with 1 tsp honey if desired.
Put some pep back in your step with this spicy tea, ideal for soothing sore muscles. Bring 1 cup water to the boil, then add 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 5 crushed cardamom pods and 2cm grated ginger. Simmer for 2 mins, then strain and serve hot.
Matcha Green Tea
With ten times the nutritional value of regular green tea, matcha hits it out of the park when it comes to antioxidants.
This Korean cure-all uses aromatic yuja (yuzu) rind and honey to create a fragrant brew that wards off the common cold.
If you have a stomach ache, take a bunch of fresh mint, place it in a pot and pour over boiling water. Allow to sit for 10-15 mins, then sweeten with a drizzle of honey if desired.
Chrysanthemum, Date and Goji Berry Tea
Drawing on the healing powers of Chinese medicinal foods, this 10-minute chrysanthemum, date and goji berry tea helps eliminate toxins and is used to treat sore throats and red eyes.
Multitasking cinnamon has a host of health benefits. Make a simple tea using cinnamon quills or cassia bark (try it with a dash of honey and a splash of milk) for a brew that may improve circulation, lower your cholesterol and fight inflammation.”