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Top Ayurvedic Herbal Drinks for a Higher Immune System – Sri Lankan Ayurveda!

Ayurveda is an ancient art of medicine that was practised in Sri Lanka since time immemorial. It is also a teaching of how one can live one's life healthily. One of the cornerstones of Ayurveda is using natural remedies and extracts from local plants to cure and treat ailments.


Ceylon Tea

Requiring no introduction is the tea that has put Sri Lanka in the minds of many tourists and visitors to the country, bringing to mind the lush emerald hillsides. Ceylon Tea has many properties including flavonoids and antioxidants that have a host of benefits including weight control, the removal of harmful toxins from the bloodstream and lowering the risks of strokes, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer.
It is also an excellent immune booster and is frequently recommended as part of all kinds of treatments at an Ayurveda hotel in Sri Lanka. The best thing about Ceylon tea is that it is readily available.



Polpala is a plant that is commonly used as a diuretic when it is dried and preserved to be made into herbal teas. It is one of the best-known local remedies for bladder and kidney stones. It also is said to aid in indigestion, treat coughs and as an antidote for arsenic poisoning. Polpala is also cooked and eaten as well as used in its paste form for various treatments you will find common in ayurvedic spas and hotels such as Heritance Ayurveda. However, due to its quite powerful diuretic properties, it is advised not to consume the tea regularly unless advised by an Ayurvedic doctor.



Ranawara flowers are yellow and have been used for centuries by Sri Lankans as both a herbal tea and a refreshing drink. Ranawara is caffeine-free and has many medicinal benefits.
The herbal tea is said to aid in the clearing of skin from impurities and improving complexion. It also has several benefits on the reproductive health of both men and women increasing sperm count, counteracting ejaculatory disorders and restoring vitality. The tea is also used to treat diabetes, urinary problems and discomfort during menstruation.


Beli Flowers

Beli flowers are used to make herbal tea with a very pleasing fragrance and taste that also leaves your breath smelling fresh. It is used as a treatment for palpitations, heartburn, bowel disorders, indigestion and vomiting.



Dried and cut, or ground as soon as it is plucked, Gotukola is used as a salad, a porridge with rice or as tea. It is very popular among Sri Lankans, is used as a de-worming agent, an appetite booster as well as a host of other benefits including immunity boosting. It has a distinctly delicious taste which is what makes it so popular amongst all other herbal remedies.