Simple kitchen ingredients to alleviate cold and flu symptoms
- 6 limes
- 150g ginger
- 150g jaggery or unrefined brown sugar
- Thalisadee (optional)
The how to:
Juice the limes. Scrape and chop the ginger. Add all the ingredients (except honey) to a food processor and blitz together. Alternatively, grate the ginger and just combine all ingredients.
This will keep in an airtight jar in the fridge for 5-7 days. Combine 2 tsps of the mixture with 1/2 tsp Thalisadee and boiling water (optional). When cool enough to drink, add 1tsp of honey.
Drink after 2 meals per day.
Why it’s so good
The properties of these ingredients help alleviate the symptoms of colds and flu. Ginger and honey are both warming and have expectorant qualities, so will help clear phlegm from the chest. Lime juice has melting qualities, again to help dislodge and remove phlegm.
Thalisadee is a formulated medicine we use in Ayurveda to help balance Kapha. During the winter months Kapha dominates. We can feel the affects of aggravated Kapha as heaviness in the body and an accumulation of mucous and phlegm in the chest.
This is a very affective medicine for Kapha dominant individuals. Understanding your type: Vata, Pitta or Kapha dominant, will help you understand which foods suit you best and prevent imbalance leading to ill health.
It’s important to get advice from an Ayurvedic Practitioner before taking formulated medicines. You can book an appointment with Clare here: https://lotushealthandfitness.co.uk/contact/