How To Make Kadha: An Easy Recipe To Save You From Infections This Winter

When the pandemic hit us, we had no way out of it- neither aware of the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis. With even the doctors as confused as us, the only rescue we had that time was to stay indoors, follow the protocols and take refuge in home remedies. From haldi doodh to kadha, the number of home remedies was as immense as their usage. The panic situation was enough to drive us to use these home remedies as much as we could.  

As winters are already here and the third wave of COVID is predicted to arrive in a month or two, it's time for us to indulge in some beneficial home remedies. And as kadha is one of the most searched recipes on google in the year 2021, we know it's time for us to repeat it all over again. The ayurvedic concoction filled with the goodness of numerous nutritionally bountiful ingredients is enough to boost our immunity and keep us healthy in this cold season. The nutritional drink is made with an assortment of herbs and spices that are boiled to extract their benefits was our most trustworthy refuge during the first two waves of COVID and we know it’ll always be. If you are trying to make this Ayurvedic wonder at home this winter, here are some tips to help you do so. 

This version of kadha is a self-tried recipe that has proved its wonders by preventing me and my family from numerous infections. The recipe is a family culinary treasure that we have been preserving for decades now. 

To make kadha, boil two cups of water first. While the water is coming to a boil, peel and pound some ginger along with 7-8 basil leaves, black peppercorns, cloves and a cinnamon stick in a mortar and pestle. Add these ingredients to the boiling water and cook on medium heat for about 20 minutes till the decoction is reduced to half. Strain the drink in a glass, add a tablespoon of honey to it and relish. You can also add a bay leaf for fragrance and flavour. 

Try this kadha at home this winter to save yourself from numerous infections and let us know how you like it. You can experiment with the ingredients and add any other ingredient you like to add nutrition and flavour to it.