New Delhi: With this covid pandemic still on the run, we cannot afford to fall sick and lose out immunity. Ayurveda has some incredible remedies in store for us. One of them is kadha (also known as karha). It is a drink prepared after the decoction of various herbs and spices. It is an easy-to-make recipe and is also inexpensive as most of its ingredients are can be found very easily in an Indian household. Known as Tinospora Cordifolia in scientific terms, Giloy is also known as 'Amrita' in Sanskrit. While it is used in Ayurveda, many health experts and nutritionists also boast of its benefits. Packed with antioxidants that may fight free-radicals, Giloy helps remove toxins, purifies blood, fights bacteria that causes diseases and also combats liver diseases and urinary tract infections.
Here we have a quick and easy kadha recipe with the goodness of giloy, mint, honey and turmeric that you can prepare at home to boost immunity and keep seasonal ailments like cold, cough and fever at bay.
Giloy Kadha Recipe
- Water- 2 cups
- Dry Giloy Powder- 1 tbsp
- Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
- Mint leaves- 10-12 pcs
- Cinnamon stick- 1 small
- Black pepper powder- 1 tsp
- Ginger (grated)- 1/2 inch
- Honey- 1 1/2 tbsp.
1. Boil water in a vessel and add turmeric and black pepper to it.
2. Let it simmer for a minute and then add giloy powder, grated ginger and a cinnamon stick to it. Let it boil for a minute on low flame, covered.
3. Add mint leaves and honey, stir and let it cool for a little while.
4. Strain and serve.
Addition of black pepper lends the anti-inflammatory properties to the drink that also aids in combating respiratory conditions and rejuvenating the lungs.You can add a small glass of giloy kadha to your daily diet to soothe your throat, nasal and respiratory passage.