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Herbal teas (also called tisanes) are made from (or infused with) spices, herbs, and other plant materials. Unlike other types of tea, tisanes are not made with tea leaves. These teas are gaining so much popularity nowadays given the potential health benefits they have to offer like aiding digestion, reducing inflammation, and more. It takes just a few minutes to make a cup of soothing herbal tea! Luckily, most of the herbs or ingredients mentioned in the recipe – ginger, mint, and tulsi can easily be grown at home in potted plants.
Unlike coffee and standard teas, most natural teas do not contain much (if any) caffeine. With a little change in lifestyle and a cup of this tea every day, you can actually observe a difference in your body. Different herbal teas have different benefits depending on the plants that are used to create them. For example, chamomile has a calming effect, while ginger tea helps fight inflammation.
- 1-2 lemongrass leaves
- 3-4 mint leaves (pudina)
- 3-4 holy basil leaves (tulsi)
- 1 cm chunk ginger or ginger powder
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp black salt
- 2 Tbsp crushed jaggery (adjust the sweetness as per taste)
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 small cinnamon stick
- 1/2 tsp fennel powder
- 4 cups of water
- Heat a saucepan and add water.
- Add ginger, lemongrass leaves, mint leaves, holy basil leaves, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, fennel powder, ground black pepper, and black salt.
- Bring the water and herb mixture to a boil for 5 - 7 mins.
- Add jaggery and simmer for 5 mins while stirring occasionally.
- Strain the tea using a strainer and serve hot.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 62Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 308mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 1g
The nutrition info calculated is just a rough estimate and is provided as a courtesy. Bear in mind that value will vary based on variables like a specific brand or type of product used. To obtain the most accurate representation, it is highly recommended that you calculate it on your own with the actual amount and type of ingredient used.