Kadha Recipe for Boosting Immunity : Herbs and Spices Indian Drink
Kaadha is a natural herbal drink prepared with herbs and spices, it is traditionally used in Indian homes since time immemorial. Kadha has been a part of every Indian home and every family has its own version of Kadhaa. This immunity boosting drink is consumed in chilling winters to provide warmth to the body especially given to those suffering from cough and cold. Kaadha gained a lot of attention in the light of Covid-19. It is prepared by boiling several herbs and spices in low flame till the de-coction is reduced to half. Continuous simmering infuses the water with all the properties of the herbs and spices. Kadha recipe is among the most sought after recipes for immunity boosting during this pandemic time.
There has been no claims and study that can assure that kaadha is a sure shot remedy to prevent Coronavirus spread but we have testimonies of several corona survivors who have shared in their story as to how drinking kaadha three times a day helped them during their stint with the virus.
What is kadha and why it became so popular during the pandemic
Kadha is an Ayurvedic drink prepared with an array of herbs and spices. It is prepared with all natural ingredients and is believed to have immunity boosting ability.
Ingredients Used in This Immunity Boosting Kadha Recipe
Almost all the ingredients used in making Kadha are regular kitchen ingredients which are already present in your kitchen.
Ministry of Ayush have encouraged consumption of Kadha in its guidelines published for boosting immunity.
We will be using the ingredients suggested by Ayush Mantralaya along with a few more ingredients. This is the recipe of kadha that we are following to make kaadha at home for almost 4 months now.
Tulsi has Vitamin C and Zinc, both are helpful in boosting immunity.
Ginger is packed with Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties which may help in boosting immunity. If you are keeping up with the developments in wellness field you would have certainly heard of Immunity booster ginger shots.
High amount of antioxidants in Cloves prevents the damage caused by the free radicals in the body.
Cardamon is also packed with Anti-oxidants thus it will fight the free radicals. Cardamom is used in Ayurveda for several remedies including Sore-throat, congestion, bad breath, respiratory disorders.
Cinnamon is a versatile spice. it will not just strengthen your immune system but it will also help in fighting with the inflammation.
Black Pepper Corns
It is also packed with immunity enhancing properties. according to this study ” Black pepper and Cloves are natural agents that can promote the maintenance of a healthy immune system”
Sliced Turmeric Root
Turmeric is revered a the Golden Spice owing to its several health benefits. it is a powerful immunity boosters with it Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-bacterial properties. Curcumin is the most abundant and active compound present in Turmeric.
Lemon is again a rich source of Vitamin C. Adding few drops of Lemon juice to kadha will also balance the spicy taste.
Jaggery is optional in this recipe. I have noticed that adding jaggery to Kadha makes it more soothing to the pallet.
How To Make kadha at Home : Kaadha Recipe
Take 500 ml. of water and add in the herbs, spices and Jaggery to it.
Keep keep in high flame to bring it to boiling temeperature
Reduce the flame to lowest, cover the pan and let it simmer for atleast 20 minutes.
Strain and serve the kadha.
Recipe For Making kadha
Hindi Names Of Spices and Herbs Used in Kadha Recipe
Holy Basil : Tulsi
Black pepper Corn – Kaali Mirch, Gol Mirch
Cinnamon – Dalchini
Cardamom – Elaichi
Clove – Long
Turmeric Root – Kacchi Haldi
Ginger – Adrak
Jaggery – Gud
Lemon Juice – Neebu ka ras
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