Well here in North America, autumn is upon us and the weather seems to be gradually cooling as we move closer to winter.
Those who have a lot of pitta or fire in their constitution may find this to be a relief.
However, you should be careful not to expose yourself to the cold to quickly or abruptly.
Getting a chill from a change in weather is one way to catch a cold.
Prevention is the best cure, so stay warm by dressing warm (from head to toes) and gradually allow yourself to be exposed to the cold weather.
If you however do end up catching a chill or cold virus then try these Ayurvedic tea recipes as a remedy for immediate relief.
As soon as you feel something coming on take this ayurvedic remedy to prevent it from getting worse. Ayurveda has been using these tea recipes for hundreds of years.
Ginger Cinnamon Ayurvedic Tea Recipe:
1 teaspoon or thumbs nail size of grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground cinnamon or 1 small cinnamon stick
A pinch of cardamom powder or 1 crushed cardamom pod
1 teaspoon of raw honey
Add the ingredients above to one cup of boiling water and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain the mixture into a cup and add the teaspoon of raw honey once it has cooled a bit.
This tea is especially used for colds that include runny nose, congestion, headaches and body aches.
Drink this tea several times a day to help relieve and rid you of a cold. You can also take the tea when you feel a cold coming on to boost your immune system.
Note: do not combine ginger and aspirin as they are both blood thinners and should not be taken together.
Fennel Licorice Ayurvedic Tea Recipe:
1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
1 teaspoon of chopped licorice herb
½ teaspoon of marshmallow herb
1 teaspoon of raw honwy
Add the ingredients above to one cup of boiling water and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain the mixture into a cup and add a teaspoon of raw honey once it has cooled a bit.
This tea is especially used for colds that include cough, both producing and non-producing. It helps with runny nose and congestion.
Drink this tea several times a day to help relieve and rid you of a cough. You can also take the tea when you feel a cough coming on. It is a good cold prevention recipe and will boost your immune system.