The sultry winds and pleasant splashes of monsoon season are likely to bring out our cravings of a hot steaming cup of tea and a plate of fried pakoda's or samosa’s. While they are certainly comforting for the moment, all the oil and sugar can mess up with your health really good. Moreover, monsoon also brings with it several infections like flu, cold, sore throat, etc. and that means you need to take care of your health more.

But that does not mean you should give up that cup of hot steaming tea while sitting in your veranda and enjoying the damp cold weather, you can just add potent herbs in your tea to make it healthy. A cup of soothing, aromatic herbal tea can provide you with numerous health benefits like improved heart health, stronger immune system, aid in weight loss, improved digestion, relaxed mind, and body, etc.

More importantly, herbal wellness tea provides instant relief from sore and scratchy throat. A scratchy throat can be really annoying, and that itchy feeling that refuses to go away can make you feel very uncomfortable. Here are some herbal wellness tea’s that you may indulge in to get some relief in your throat, which also provides countless health benefits.

1. Ginger Tea

Ginger is a magical herb in monsoon season. This special spice heals you from within and strengthens you from any seasonal afflictions. It contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that will clear up the respiratory tract and help soothe a sore throat.

How to Brew:

You can simply add grated ginger in your usual tea or, you can add it in boiling water and let it soak all the goodness from it.

2. Indian Basil Tea (Tulsi Tea)

In Ayurveda, Tulsi is considered a holy herb, which is a one-stop solution for all the monsoon related problems. It helps in building up the immune system, relieving headaches, keeping common cold or flu at bay, and also calms a restless mind.

How to Brew:

Add few basil leaves in the water and then boil it. Pour it into a cup and add honey & lemon for better taste. You can add Tulsi in your regular tea or, you can consume it as it is.

3. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is your perfect companion for the monsoon season. It increases a chemical named glycine in the body that relaxes nerves and muscles, which ultimately helps in maintaining good health and immunity. Chamomile has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that help fight against infection and avoid constant coughs at night that make you uncomfortable.

How to Brew:

Take about a teaspoon of dried chamomile and boil it water. Strain the water in a cup and add honey & lemon. And your tea is ready. For better results, consume Chamomile twice a day.

4. Green Tea

By now you must know about the Green tea, because of all the media attention it is getting. Green tea is rich in antioxidants that flush out harmful toxins from your body and gives it a strong fighting chance against diseases and infections.

How to Brew:

Boil about 2 tablespoons of green tea leaves with water, and let it sit for few minutes. Now strain it and pour it in a cup, your tea is ready. If you don't like the taste of it, you can gargle it for a few seconds before spitting it out. You can even add Green tea leaves in your regular tea.

5. Spiced Tea (masala chai)

A masala tea can be found in almost every household, especially in the monsoon season. It is a special concoction of Ginger, Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Mace, Cardamom, Cloves, etc. that stimulates appetite and provides relief from seasonal flu. It's unique and aromatic flavors, makes it a special companion on rainy days.

How to Brew:

Take about 1 teaspoon of Vasant Masala's Tea Masala which contains all the above mentioned spices and boil it with water for 5 minutes. Add milk and sugar and delve into its exotic aroma.

Make these tea's at home and enjoy it while looking at the serene atmosphere on a rainy day. You can even have Kadha for boosting your immune system against the flu or cold. Try out 100% authentic and fresh spices from the best spices company in Gujarat- Vasant Masala. Also, check out our online masala store.  

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