The monsoon is here. And as the earth goes from a scorching, dusty ochre to a wet, iridescent emerald, we feel the need for touching base with all that’s warm, nourishing and energizing. Because summers are cruel in the subcontinent, and the rains bring with it the promise of brief intervals of respite. But the monsoon also brings with it its own host of problems – problems that we can forget about while the raindrops cool us down, but which stare us in the face when the sun shows up again. Minor colds, nagging coughs, infections and more dangerous diseases mushroom out with the first touch of rain. What you need then is natural immunity. And Ammiji’s Monsoon Magic offers you just that. Derived from ancient Ayurvedic wisdom, this mix of natural ingredients is the perfect tonic for the monsoon. The main ingredient of this is Giloy – that wonder plant that in Sanskrit is referred to as ‘Amrita’ – the root of immortality. Giloy is a creeper that often grows on neem trees and in the past few years it has gained acclaim for being a successful combatant to the effects of dengue and chikangunya. Dried stems of the Giloy plant are powdered at home and then mixed with other ingredients to give you a concoction that is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing. So, cuddle up near a window when it’s raining outside and pour yourself a cup of Monsoon Magic. Watch the magic of the rain while you feel the warmth of Ammiji spread inside. (P.S. A good book and great music are the best accompaniments for this set-up;))
Ingredients and their Benefits:
Giloy – Also known as Guduchi, Giloy provides a tremendous boost to your
immune system. It contains various antioxidants that fight free radicals in the
body and have anti-ageing properties. It has a soothing effect on both the
respiratory system and the digestive system. Apart from this, Giloy also reduces
stress and anxiety and has been shown to be an effective supplement in the
treatment of both diabetes and arthritis.
Turmeric – Who hasn’t heard about the various benefits of good, ol’ haldi?
Turmeric is now being touted as a superfood the world over, but we Indians have
known of its miraculous properties for centuries. And that’s why turmeric is used in so extensively in our cooking and homemade remedies. It has magical medicinal properties and when combined with Giloy, will have a miraculous effect on your system.
Lemongrass – Lemongrass is probably what a little corner of heaven smells like.
Apart from its soothing fragrance, lemongrass relieves anxiety and soothes the
digestive system. It is also known to lower cholesterol and boost the production
of red blood cells in the body. It is a powerful herb to fight minor infections.
Tulsi/Holy Basil – Tulsi is revered in India. It is one of the most magical herbs we
have and is well known for its effectiveness in curing cold and cough. It also
combats minor aches and pains. Again, it is anti-inflammatory and contains
Ashwagandha – Ayurvedic tomes are full of praises for this wonder drug. It not
only increases vitality, but also energizes your entire system. It is anti-cancer
Amla – Indian gooseberry, that powerhouse of Vitamin C, plays a vital role in
boosting your immunity. It is also effective in aiding digestion and cools your
digestive system down. Amla is also a well-known anti-ageing agent.
Apart from these main ingredients, Ammiji’s Monsoon Magic also contains
Fennel, Black Pepper, Ginger, Green Cardamom, Cinnamon, Star Anise and
Jaggery. Each of them play an important role in gearing your body up to deal with
this fickle season’s vagaries.
How to Brew:
Add 1 heaped teaspoon to about 1 and a half cups of water. Put the pan to boil
and let it boil till water has reduced to a little less than a cup. Strain and drink in
the warmth. You can also add some raw honey if you like your tisane a little
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