|Tulsi aka Ocimum sanctum - Picture released into the public domain by author Madhavi Madhurakavi.|
10 mg of Tulasi leaves powder ( or fresh leaves) is boiled in a glass of water with a pinch of pepper powder and a piece of ginger and 2 small elaichis (Cardamom).
Sugar /Mishri /milk may be added.
This tea may be taken twice a day . It reduces fevers,cough and colds,increases hunger and the digestion power .This is especially beneficial for children during winters and rainy season when such problems are common.
* Tulasi churna is available in all ayurvedic pharmacies.