Mint is another ingredient which helps in flu.
Peppercorns help to bring out the phlegm.
The Indian Borage is another ingredient which is good for all bronchial ailments.
To prepare the Kashaya, take five leaves each of mint, Indian borage and basil in a vessel. Add a 2 inch piece of the lemon grass to it. Add 2 cups of water and boil it for 2 minutes. Strain, add a teaspoon of honey to the tea and sip slowly.
There are many types of kashayas; teas to bring down fever, to relieve pain, even to help in childbirth! Every Indian family has a different recipe, some Kashayas are made from dried and powdered herbs. Being a herbal tea, kashaya gives one a sense of well being .