Kadha is an ayurvedic medicine and an easy home remedy to treat cold, flu, and cough attacks. Kadha works the best in providing relief from cold and cough during change of season. Kadha is not only a preventive measure but also a corrective one. It’s a mixture of herbs prepared by boiling seeds and spices which you can’t consume raw. When boiled they leave their flavors as well as a healing power in the mixture.
To prepare this remedy, you need 2 cups of water, 1 inch of peeled ginger, 4-5 cloves, 5-6 black pepper, 5-6 fresh basil leaves, ½ tsp honey and 2 inch cinnamon stick.
STEP 1: Take 2 cups of water in a deep saucepan and boil it
STEP 2: Meanwhile, crush ginger, cloves, black pepper and cinnamon.
STEP 3: Once the water is boiled, add all the crushed ingredients along with basil leaves.
STEP 4: Cook on medium flame for about 20 minutes or till the mixture is reduced to half.
STEP 5: Strain it in glass and add honey(for taste).
Benefits of Kadha
Kadha has anti-viral properties which makes it effective against cough and cold too. The presence of basil reduces mucus in the body. It also increases immunity and fights against infections. It also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, which soothes the throat and prevents coughing.