Black Pepper – King of spices .
Black pepper is also known as black gold. Generally the plant is native of South Asia and grows well in tropical rainy climates. It is Kerala’s most popular cash crop too. Usually the vine like plant needs support. But much shorter variety known as Bush pepper can be cultivated in pots as well. Pepper adds flavour to veg as well as non veg dishes. Also it is a good preservative.
Holy Basil – Queen of spices.
It is an annual herb grows well in tropical areas. Similarly an aromatic plant with medicinal properties. Moreover basil plant is one of the main ingredients in Ayurvedic medicines. Also the essential oils extracted from basil is useful in many ways. For example it is a very good anti depressant. Consuming fresh leaves improves heart functioning. In addition to that, dried leaves expel insects. Consuming basil tea also boosts immunity. Similarly a paste made with turmeric and basil leaves is an effective remedy for insect bites.
Effective Remedy for Fever – Make with simple recipe.
Recipe for pepper basil tea.
Preparation time – ten minutes
- Basil leaves- a handful
- Black pepper- one tablespoon
- Dried Ginger- one inch piece
- Cumin seeds- half teaspoon
- Jaggery- one tablespoon
- Water- two cups.
How to prepare:
First crush pepper ginger and cumin seeds in a mortar . Meanwhile boil water in a pan and add all other ingredients. Keep it on a moderate flame for ten minutes. Finally, filter the basil tea and keep it warm. Consume twice or thrice daily for better effect.Indeed home remedy is not an alternative for medicine. Therefore consult your physician if symptoms persist.