Avoiding colds, chills, and infections is still top of mind for all of us. Whether it is to ward of seasonal flu or to keep up overall health, there is nothing to beat a delicious immune-boosting spicy kadha/kashayam packed with healthy ingredients!
A Potent Kashayam To Boost Immunity
For generations, we Indians have relied on natural or traditional brews and blends to keep up immunity. The Indian Ministry Of AYUSH also recommends this as a self-care measure to boost immunity and health during these COVID-19 times.
Here is a look at some of the popular ingredients in them and why they are good for you.
Try These Kadha/Kashayam Recipes
Drink either of the kadhas instead of your normal cup of tea or coffee for an immune-boosting refresher!
- Boil 1-2 teaspoons of crushed cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, raisins, and holy basil (tulsi) together to make a spiced brew. You could add a squeeze of lime juice at the end and sweeten with jaggery if needed.
- A variant of this recipe uses cardamom and skips the raisins. Boil a spoonful each of the spices along with 5 to 6 tulsi leaves and 3 cups of water. Reduce it down to a cup of liquid and drink up.
- While it isn’t present in these recipes, turmeric is well known for its health benefits. Have it alongside the other spices in a tea. You can also make a ginger-turmeric tea or drink a cup of traditional turmeric milk (haldi doodh).