Herbal Teas For Flu

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When you have flu, it is important to fast while you have a fever. If you don't fast, the body will not be able to burn toxins and you will get additional problems.While fasting, you can drink some of the following tasty and healing teas. These teas can be taken 3-4 times daily.

 

Vata Teas

Use these if you are Vata or if you are cold, shivery and dry.

 

½ tsp ajwain

1 tsp fresh ginger, grated

Simmer 5 minutes in boiling water

Strain and drink with a little sesame oil.


or 1 tsp tulsi

1 tsp fresh ginger

½ tsp liquorice root powder

Simmer 5 minutes in boiling water

Strain and drink.

 

or 1tsp fresh ginger

     1 tsp fresh or dried turmeric

Simmer 5 minutes in boiling water

Strain and drink.

 

Pitta Teas

Use if you have a high fever, sore throat, and burning eyes.

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp sandalwood

1 tsp rose

steep 10 minutes in boiling water

Strain and drink lukewarm for a high fever.

 

Or 1 tsp fresh ginger

1 tsp fresh or dried turmeric

1 tsp liquorice root powder

Simmer 5 minutes in boiling water

Strain and drink,especially for a sore throat.

 

Kapha Teas

Use if you have a low fever and a lot of thick , sticky  phlegm.

 

1 tsp dry ginger

1 tsp tulsi

1pinch black pepper

Simmer 5 minutes in boiling water

Strain and drink.

 

or 1tsp dry ginger

     1tsp turmeric

     1 " piece of osha root

 Simmer 10 minutes in boiling water

Strain and drink.

 

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