Let’s enhance the immunity of our body in this critical time period

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When everyone in the whole world on a battle of COVID – 19 disease, we need to stay safe from prevent from this infection. Hence we need strong immunity in our body. As WHO stated 80% people will be able to recover themselves from the infection. So maintaining strong immunity system is really important for us. Proper diet, physical exercise can develop this particular countermeasure. As Sri Lankan indigenous medicine service said “dried coriander seeds & ginger tea” can also play main role in this process. They also include it can bring successful result if we take it 3 times a day.

It comes from the Coriandrum sativum plant and is related to parsley, carrots, and celery. Its seeds called coriander, while its leaves are called cilantro. Coriander consider as a popular herb in Ayurvedic medicine & culinary ingredient also. It is a small aromatic herb that has a lot of culinary uses across the globe. It is filled with fibers that improves digestion and is good to improve bowel movement. Coriander is full of antioxidants that demonstrate immune-boosting, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects. Coriander exhibits antimicrobial effects that may help fight foodborne illnesses and pathogens like Salmonella. It has anti-diabetic properties and promotes insulin growth. Coriander may protect your heart by lowering blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol. A spice-rich diet appears to be associated with a lower risk of heart disease. It is also known for its medicinal properties, used to cure allergies, eye infections, anemia etc. If you are someone who suffers from heavy menstrual flow then drinking a glass of hot water infused with some coriander seeds will provide you some relief. It can also protect your skin from aging and sun damage. It may also help treat mild skin rashes.

Similar to coriander, ginger is also act as an herb & a spice in Ayurvedic medicine & culinary properties. Ginger may have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and other healthful properties. Some of the possible medicinal uses of ginger are it can reducing gas and improving digestion, relieving nausea, it help recover from a cold or the flu, it help to reduce dysmenorrhea — pain right before or during menstruation, reducing inflammation, Supporting cardiovascular health & it can also lower the cancer risk. Even though more research need to conduct to prove these benefits from ginger completely, till now we can say this much health benefits can gain from using ginger.

So let’s make this drink & use it to get benefit that developing immunity in our body to fight against the CoV. In my home our mother make this for at least 4 -5 times in a week to have 3 times a day. These herb doesn’t make harm to our body, so there is no need to worry about side effects.

You can adjust the recipe as your needs. This can use for 3 times in a day for 4 people (1 cup for each).

Ingredients

  1. Coriander seeds 60g
  2. Ginger slices 25g
  3. Water 2.5L
  4. You can use sweetener such as jaggery (raw cane sugar), kithul pani (raw coconut treacle), or honey, I personally don’t use any sweetness in this.

Steps to make coriander & ginger tea

  1. First & foremost after bought from store you need to wash properly coriander seeds & make it dry under sun light. After that get the dried coriander seeds & roast them until it turn into a slightly deeper brown color (but not dark brown, we don’t want them to burn!)
  2. This is an optional step but it can keep the taste quickly. Slightly smash roasted coriander into some pieces to open the seed.
  3. Then cleaned ginger need to be peel off its skin. After that slice the ginger.
  4. Add in water in to a wooden clay pot and put coriander seeds & ginger slices into that. Bring it to the boil.
  5. Once the water has boiled, reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for a further 5ish minutes
  6. When serving strain the ginger and coriander and add sweetener to your taste.
  7. Relax and enjoy when it’s hot!

If you don’t have wooden clay pot I recommend you to buy. If it cannot be done in this time period I suggest you to boil in a ceramic pot. I wouldn’t recommend aluminum or nonstick pots, just because it said those are not healthy to prepare meals, not just this but also for other dishes. If you using them please get this message into your consideration.

If you think it will bothersome to do the whole process daily there is a short cut method. That is you can use coriander ginger powder to make a tea just like regular tea. To do that;

After roasting clean coriander seeds let it cool & put them into a blender or food processer. Also to that add dried ginger pieces also. You can either buy dried ginger or make them at home. To make dried ginger at home clean regular ginger, peel off its skin & sun dry them after cutting into small pieces. Then grind it till smooth powder & store in air tight container. To make this powder don’t use mix of store bought coriander powder & ginger powder because it’s not organic to have determined results at the end. When making the tea get I cup of hot boiling water & put 1/2tsp of powder, sweetener if you prefer into that & cover the cup. After 5min using a spoon mix it & enjoy!

Also for the time being add more garlic to your meals. Even it’s not completely confirmed through research garlic can also provide health benefits for this COVID – 19 infection.

There is a myth that the resistance power of perumkaayam has the ability to crush any virus! Perumkaayam is the local name for asafoetida, a resin usually extracted from the root of perennial herbs. It is often used in Ayurvedic medicine (traditional Indian medicine) and is believed to be effective in treating “breathing or throat problems, digestion problems, or by women to restart their menstrual periods after menstruation has stopped”, according to the US-based health publisher WebMD.

“There is absolutely no basis to the claims that various herbs such as perumkaayam can serve as protective barriers against the spread of coronavirus,” Dr. Ashan Pathirana, a registrar at Sri Lanka’s state-run Health Promotion Bureau, told AFP by phone on January 30, 2020.

“We urge the public to refer to the list of countermeasures disseminated by national medical and health agencies to follow, to minimize the risk of contracting coronavirus,”

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