We all know that prevention is better than cure. In the wake of the COVID 19 outbreak, entire mankind across the globe is suffering. Enhancing the body’s natural defense system (immunity) plays an important role in maintaining optimum health.
Ayurveda, being the science of life, propagates the gifts of nature in maintaining a healthy and happy living. Ministery of Ayush has been advocating the use of traditional herbs and spices for building immunity to fight the current health crisis.
What is Kadha/ decoction?
Kadha is an Ayurvedic home remedy that can protect you, make you stronger from within, and also help in fighting seasonal infections. Kadha or decoction is basically drink prepared with different herbs, simmered in water. It is taken while having any cold or fever or any seasonal flu.
How does kadha/decoction work?
If you often fall ill, it means your body’s immunity is low. You can strengthen it with the help of this herbal kadha which has a mix of several Ayurvedic herbs. These pacify the Vata and Kapha, stimulate digestion, increase immunity, and also detox our body.
How to make Kadha?
Kadha is prepared with boiling different herbs together in the water.
For a cup-
1tsp crushed black pepper
1tsp ginger powder
1tbsp jaggery powder
2tsp carom seeds/ajwain
3-4 holy basil leaves
To make kadha, take a pot with 1+1/2cup water, add everything in the pot, and put on the stove to boil.