Ayurveda Says: Include These 6 Herbs & Spices In Your Winter Diet


​From basil to triphala, these are the herbs and spices to include in your diet this winter season, according to Ayurveda.

​1. Tulsi (Holy Basil)

​Basil or Tulsi provides relief from chest congestion by dilating the airways in the lungs. One of the easiest and most convenient ways of boosting your immunity system is to have 1-2 cups of Tulsi tea daily.

​2. Turmeric

​Turmeric is great for your health and is well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties. During winters, turmeric works wonders in improving your immunity and keeping diseases at bay.

​3. Triphala

​Triphala is a combination of three herbs—amla, beheda, harde—and is a potent antioxidant. Triphala aids the digestive capability of the body which tends to be down during winter.

​4. Liquorice

​Liquorice is associated with curing respiratory issues since ancient times. It's one of the finest cures for cold, sore throats and related problems.

​5. Ginger

​Ginger contains anti-inflammatory gingerols and shogaols in ginger root help to relieve a sore throat quickly; and they also kill rhinoviruses, which cause respiratory infections like cold.

​6. Pepper

​Pepper is added to tonics for treating cold and cough. Pepper also provides relief from sinusitis and nasal congestion.

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