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Ginger tea

ginger tea
We enjoy drinking our tea with the flavour of ginger and spices. To make 2 cups of tea you will need...

1 tbsp loose tea leaf
piece of ginger
cardamom optional
clove optional
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tbsp sugar to taste

Peel the outer skin of the ginger piece, then crush the fresh ginger using a mortar and pestle. Boil the water and then add cardamom, cloves, and ginger. Add the tea leaf to the boiling water and let it boil for about 2 minutes before adding the milk. When the milk boils, remove from the heat and strain it. Add sugar and serve.
To make different variations you can add only ginger or add spices only or add one of the spices.

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Natural remedies

These hibiscus flowers are from our garden. The red hibiscus flower found mostly in tropical countries are used for medicinal purposes. This flower is known as chembarathy poo in tamil and rathmal in sinhala. It is well known in the Middle east, Mexico, Jamaica and many countries as a relaxing juice with benefits.

Health benefits
For blood pressure, cholesterol, bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, vitamin c, relieves muscle cramps, spasms, menstrual cramps, stomach cramps, indigestion, stomach upset, good appetite, weight loss if drunk after a meal to reduce the body's absorption of carbohydrates. They make Ayurvedic medicines for children and adults to clear rashes in the body.