I’ve been sniffing my way around since the last couple of days, sure that a cold is lurking nearby.
I decided to take it by the horns and looked up on the Internet for an Ayurvedic method to tackle it.
Ginger-Cinnamon tea, I found, if sipped when it’s as-hot-as-you-can-take-it, can keep the cold at bay and gradually lead it to disappear.
Here’s how I made my Adrak-Dalchini Chai at home:
I put a glass of water on the flame to boil. I then peeled about 1/2 a thumb’s size piece of ginger root and chopped it into tiny bits. I pushed them in the water, and added a thumb-sized cinnamon stick in it. Both ingredients can be added to water at any time – don’t wait till the water starts to boil. In fact, the earlier you toss it in, the better as the flavours come out better that way.
Wait for water to boil a bit, and it’s ready. Doesn’t take more than 5-10 minutes. As with other teas, you needn’t strain this tea, as the bits will settle down in your glass by themselves. And even if you take in a bit of ginger, no harm done. None at all.
My plan’s to drink a glass of the Ginger-Cinnamon Tea thrice a day. Let’s see how it works. Keep your fingers crossed for me, yeah?