Exclusive – An immunity boosting tea receipe from the ayurvedic doctor at the idyllic Soneva Fushi resort, Maldives

Soneva Fushi, Maldivies

While there is no vaccine to the dreaded novel coronavirus yet, we can reduce our chances of catching it with the help of precautions. In addition to social distancing and keeping clean, it is imperative to maintain good health to evade the virus or the probable impact of it, once infected. To this end, uber-luxurious resort – Soneva Fushi has recently concocted a special immunity booster tea to help patrons stay healthy and nourished in the times of COVID-19.


Exclusively created by Dr. G.N. Lakshman who works as an Ayurvedic Doctor and Wellness Practitioner at Soneva Fushi, the tea contains tested antioxidants and natural antibiotics such as Turmeric, Basil Leaves, and Ginger. In addition to acting as an immunity booster, it doubles as a refreshing beverage that can be relished daily with the help of readily available kitchen ingredients. If like us, you too wish to keep the seasonal flu and viral infections at bay, here’s the recipe attached for you:
Soneva Fushi’s exclusive immunity-boosting tea
. 1 Spoon Turmeric
. 1/2 Spoon of Crushed Black Pepper
. 1 tsp of Cumin Seeds
. 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
. 2 drops lemongrass oil (optional)
. Ginger

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Crush the above ingredients and boil with Holy basil (Tulsi leaves). Boil in 150ml of water and brew for 15-20 mins. 100 ml of this tea can be taken in the morning and evening. There are certain herbs that act very well towards the prevention of infections and boost immunity like Andrographis paniculata (kalmegh) which is a heavenly herb, Tinospora cordifolia (guduchi) and Withania somnifera (ashwagandha) which can also be taken during these times.

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