Immune Boosting Tea

Author: Dr Aushi Patel

A strong immune system is essential for good health. It protects us from harmful viruses, bacteria, parasites and toxins in the environment. 

In recent weeks we have been asked by our patients for advice on what they can do to naturally support and boost their immune system.

The owner and founder of Anokhi Dental – Dr Aushi Patel has a special interest in Ayurveda and combining ancient wisdom with modern dentistry. Many of Anokhi Dental’s philosophies and practices are influenced by this.

Originating in India, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. It is based on the philosophy that health and wellness depend on a balance between the body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda emphasises good health and prevention rather than the treatment of disease. This is done through lifestyle practices that align with nature such as appropriate diet, yoga, meditation and the use of food as medicine. Its main intention is to promote good health, not fight disease.

Tapping into her knowledge of Ayurveda, Dr Patel has introduced an ‘immune boosting tea’ for all our staff and patients to enjoy at Anokhi Dental. This tea contains a blend of spices and herbs which even modern science will agree are good for you.

We are excited to share the recipe for this tea with you! It is fragrant, delicious, and most importantly, it is packed with powerful herbs to support your immune system.

Immune Boosting Tea Recipe

1.Fresh grated ginger -1tbsp

Ginger is high in a substance called gingerol which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is also very beneficial for digestion. Considering most of our immune system is located in our gut it is important to look after our digestion for good immunity. It is all connected!

2. Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp

Fennel contains powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C and quercetin which protect the immune system. It can help loosen phlegm and toxins in the throat and nose for elimination which can help with recovery from respiratory conditions.

3. Basil or Tulsi (holy basil) 5-7 leaves

Basil and tulsi come from the mint family and have a very similar appearance. Known as the “Queen of Herbs” tulsi has been considered sacred in India and used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Modern research has revealed that tulsi has anti-bacterial, anti-viral activity and also supports the immune system.

4. Turmeric 1/4 tsp

Curcumin is the active component of turmeric, it is anti-inflammatory and has anti-viral properties.

5. Black pepper

A pinch of this increases the bioavailability of the curcumin so that it can be easily absorbed by the body.

6. Organic maple syrup – sweeten to taste

It is best to avoid heating honey. Most traditional medicine practices around the world (including Ayurveda) agree that heated honey has a negative effect on the body. It is believed that it blocks the “nadi’s” – energy currents which run through the body.

Anokhi Dental is a holistic dental practice in the heart of Sydney CBD. You can try this beautiful immune boosting tea when you come in. We would love to welcome you, call us today 02 9264 5195, email info@anokhidental.com.au or make an appointment online at www.anokhidental.com.au.

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