March 20 is the International Day of Happiness and the 2020 campaign theme is Happier Together, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us. Everyone wants to be happy – and life is happier when we’re together. To celebrate, UNIDOHappiness, the UN secretariat for the International Day Of Happiness is calling people, nations and territories to take “Ten Steps to Global Happiness” challenge and call to action. The ten steps to global happiness are “ten easy steps any individual, organization or country can take on the international day of happiness and throughout happiness week, to celebrate the international day of happiness, while also advancing the happiness, wellbeing and freedom of all life on earth by 2050.

Looking at current scenario, it is very important to boost one’s own immunity to keep oneself healthy. It’s the best way to stay away from any illness or disease. The spices and herbs present in our Indian kitchen since ages can be term as medicine too. These have so many health benefits. Lets use the goodness of these spices and herbs and build our immunity system so strong that nothing will affect us. Following are few immunity boosting recipes which everyone must try out as it is the need of the hour.

  1. Herbal Tea

Add a piece of ginger, jaggery,  cinnamon sticks in water. Boil and strain. Ginger  contains antimicrobial compounds that allows to help in treating infectious diseases.

  1. Black Peppercorns Bite

Grind coarsely black peppercorns along with rock sugar (commonly known as khadisaakhar). Keep chewing as and when required especially if you have throat pain and cough. Black pepper has anti inflammatory properties and increases the absorption of essential nutrients like calcium an selenium.

  1. Lemon Water

Boil 2 slices of lemon in 1 litre water. Strain and keep sipping whole day. Water should be lukewarm. We all know lemon contains high amount of vitamin C which helps in boosting immunity.

  1. Roasted powder

Roast cumin seeds, pink salt and ajwaiin and powder it. Store it in a glass container. Take 1/4th tsp after lunch and dinner. Ajwaiin fights bacteria and fungi and prevents coughing and improves airflow.

  1. Herbal Coffee

Roast dry ginger, cardamom, black pepper, jaiphal and finely grind into powder. Boil half cup water and half cup milk. Add 1 tsp of this powder. Sugar is optional. Boil and drink hot. This herbal coffee is excellent for those having severe cough and cold. Jaiphal (nutmeg) improves circulation and dry ginger is anti inflammatory and hence combination of these two gives excellent benefits.

Let’s spread happiness and also make our lives happier and healthier.