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Immunity Booster Drink | Tulsi - Turmeric Tea | Herbal Tea | Natural Cold Remedy | Ayurvedic Kadha

Tulsi - Turmeric tea is a warm and soothing blend of fresh turmeric and holy basil leaves. This tea provides good immunity and it just tastes good!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 people
Author: Yashashwini Kotian


  • 5 holy basil leaves
  • ½ tsp peppercorns
  • 3 clove
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 cup water


  • Pick some fresh holy basil leaves and wash them under running water. Keep it aside.
  • Take a mortar pestle, take ½ tsp of peppercorns and 3 cloves and crush into a rough powder, keep it aside.
  • In a saucepan, take 2 cups of water and add 5 holy basil leaves and prepared pepper - clove spice mix, also add ½ tsp of turmeric powder.
  • Mix well, boil for 2 - 3 minutes or until flavours are absorbed well.
  • Strain the drink and add 1 tsp of honey and stir well.
  • Finally, tulasi - turmeric tea is ready to sip.



  • I have used turmeric powder but you can also use fresh turmeric pods. The reason I choose turmeric powder as it is more common in our kitchen.
  • Using fresh spices makes the drinks flavourful.
  • You can use jaggery instead of honey while boiling and increase the amount of honey or jaggery for sweetness.
  • Immunity booster drink tastes good and is beneficial when served hot.