Immunity boost drink (kadha)

Immunity boost drink (kadha) recipe

Serving immunity boost drink kadha

Immunity boost drink kadha is a herbal drink made from herbs and spices. These are boiled with water for a certain length of time to extract the medicinal benefits from them . It is an Ayurvedic drink helpful against cold, sore throat and nausea during Cold and hot season when allergies can arises.
This immunity boost drink is a old age home remedy for all age groups. 
These herbs and spices are boiled in slow  flame heat to extract all the benefits in the drink.
Kadha is used from ancient times to treat cold, flu and nausea like symptoms. You can get variations in kadha recipe due to the uses of ingredients. But kadha is used to treat against those respiratory diseases and in some fevers.

Steps to make the recipe

 Ready the herbs and spices

First peel the of ginger and grate nicely. If using fresh turmeric then peel and grate.
Then arrange all necessary ingredients of kadha ginger, turmeric, black pepper, cloves lemon and tulsi leaves by your side.
Ingredients for immunity boost drink kadha recipe

Boiling water with ingredients
Heat 1 litre water in a pan on medium flame heat and add all the ingredients one by one.
Boiling ingredients for immunity boost drink kadha recipe

Extracts immunity boost substances
 Boil them till the water reduced to half. You can cover it to boil on slow flame. 
Boiling them on slow flame to extract all the benefiting substances.
Cover and boiling ingredients for immunity boost drink kadha recipe
Serving
Therefore remove the kadha and drain. Serve them hot for the best result. It can even be served with honey. You can reheat this drink and take at a regular interval.
Serving immunity boost drink kadha

Benefits of these herbs and spice to boost our health and immunity (Source : healthline)
1. Ginger
It is used from old days in various form of  traditional medicine. It contains a substance called Gingerol with powerful medicinal  properties. It helps in digestion, fight against cold and flu and reduce nausea. 
2. Turmeric
Turmeric known as Haldi contains a substance called Curcumin, which has a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant property. It has been used from thousands of years in Indian Ayurveda.
3. Black pepper
It has an active compound called piperine with high anti-inflammatory property. It also helps to absorb turmeric.
4. Clove
In addition of containing several vitamins and minerals, cloves are rich in antioxidants. It has antimicrobial properties as well that can stop the growth of  microorganisms like bacteria.
5. Tulsi ( holy basil)
Extracts made from its leaves have properties like  antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory.
6. Lemon
A good source of vitamin C and act as antioxidant. Can prevent or limit the duration of common cold 
.
You can read immunity boosting soup recipes as well like chicken manchow soup and chicken hot and sour soup to fight against cold, flu and sore throat.

Kadha recipe

Serving immunity boost drink kadha in a cup

Kadha is a immunity boost drink used since ancient times to cure mainly respiratory diseases like cold, flu and sore throat. It is a herbal Ayurvedic drink from India.
Prep time     cooking time         serving
5 min             20 min                         4
Author : Mobasir hassan
Ingredients
  • 1000 ml water
  • 1/2 inch ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder ( or 1/2 inch fresh turmeric root)
  • 1/2 lemon cut into 5 - 6 small pieces with skin
  • 2 cloves
  • 4 - 5 black pepper con
  • 2 - 3 tulsi leaves ( holy basil)
  • 1 teaspoon honey ( optional)

How to make the recipe

  1. Peel the ginger and grate nicely. Similarly if using fresh turmeric root then peel and grate.
  2. Heat 1000 ml water in a deep vessel utensil or pan on medium heat flame.
  3. When the water become hot add the grated ginger,  turmeric powder, cloves, black pepper con, tulsi leaves and lemon pieces.
  4. Boil them on medium heat flame until the water reduced to half.
  5. You can cover and boil them on slow flame for best result.
  6. After that remove the drink and stain.
  7. Serve the drink hot for best result. You can even serve them with honey.
                                Video

Immunity boost drink (kadha) video


                         Nutritional value
                        ( estimate only)
Calories : 16

Fats : 0

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