With seasonal changes and the threat of coronavirus looming over our heads, the only saving grace of our life now is building a strong immune system. And this is where Ayurvedic concoctions, also known as Kadha come to our rescue. 


Kadha is known to be of various types based on the types of herbs that are boiled to prepare it for a specific health issue - most often, it is used for immunity. The process also includes boiling of the concoction with several spices in the water for a length of time. It is known to be effective especially for cold, cough and allergies caused due to changes in season. These concoctions have the added benefit of strengthening the immune system. 


Here are some kadha recipes that you must try out at home for various daily health needs:

  1. Kadha for  Regular Flu, Cold & Cough:

    Boil cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and black pepper, one tablespoon each, in three cups of water. Add about 5-6 holy basil (tulsi) leaves. Let it brew till about one cup of water is left in the pan. You can add honey to sweeten up the concoction. This is the perfect drink to sip during winter months and treat nasal blockages and chest congestions. 

  2. An Evening Tea For An Improved Digestion:

    Add Saunf, Jeera, and Ajwain to two cups of water. Add 7-8 Mint leaves, and boil this till the color of the mixture changes. This kadha can help in gastric ailments such as indigestion and acidity. 

  3. A Sure-Shot Sip For Boosted Immunity

    : Add about 1 tablespoon of Turmeric along with 5-6 Peppercorns to 350 ml of boiling water. Let it brew for 6-7 minutes. Take it off the stove and add half a tablespoon of coconut oil, honey, and a squeeze of lemon. This not only prevents illnesses but also helps in improving the skin and metabolic activities of the body. 

  4. A Herbal Drink For Managing Blood Sugar: Add a pinch of Turmeric and powdered Fenugreek in equal amounts to milk and boil this mixture. Drink this first thing in the morning to see significant changes in sugar levels.