Recently, when we were talking about karpooravalli chutney I was telling you that I will give the recipe of karpooravalli tea, is it not, here it is!
Karpooravalli is also known as oma chedi in Tamil. Its botanical name is coleus aromaticus. It is commonly known as Indian borage or Aromatic borage. There are two cultivars the regular one and the variegated one with white border. Karpooravalli is very easy to grow. As it is a succulent you can easily grow and you need not water it regularly. If you water regularly it will grow well and produce more foliage.
Karpooravalli is a medicinal herb which is common in India and Sri Lanka. It is used in most traditional medicine formulation for cough and indigestion. As the monsoon has set in, there are all changes that sore throat, cough or cold is around. You can try this easy recipe and keep away those ailments.
Now, Here goes the karpooravalli tea
- Tea – 1 tsp
- Water – 1 cup
- Karpooravalli – 4leaf
- Honey – 2 ts
Wash and chop karpooravalli. Heat one cup of water in a pan. When the water begin to boil, add tea powder, and chopped karpooravalli and close pan with alid. After five minutes open the pan and strain the tea. Add two teaspoon honey and mix it well. Serve hot or cold.
If you want you can add milk.
You can add one teaspoon lime juice also.
Instead of honey you can add sugar also.