FROM BALA SARDA
New Delhi – We have all learned over the last two years the importance of strengthening the body’s natural defense system. If we have learned one thing from the pandemic, it is not to take our health for granted and that the best way to fight disease is to strengthen our defenses, that is, our immune system.
The ancient Vedic Kadha, the mystical combination that is a well-known part of history, is a fantastic place to start when we add immunity-boosting foods and beverages to our regular diet, even when our immune systems are capable of fighting off infectious diseases.
What is Kadha?
Created by ancient sages with a profound knowledge of herbs and spices, this decoction is used throughout India as a general precautionary measure to prevent colds and boost immunity. It is made from simple ingredients that are available in every kitchen.
Kadha is being rediscovered by the world as another powerful superfood from the timeless tradition of ancient Indian wellness as it enhances the body’s natural ability to combat common ailments. Before we discuss the preparations and proportions of kadha, let’s take a quick look at some key benefits.
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Highly effective against cold and cough
Antiviral and anti-inflammatory
Natural adaptogen that helps with all stress relief
Throat decongestant and soothing
Fights internal infections
Reduces blood pressure
Regulates blood sugar
Supports digestion and acidity
Recipe by Kadha
In terms of preparation, it is generally made by boiling herbs and spices such as cardamom, dried ginger, turmeric, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, ajwain (carambola seeds), fennel, amla (Indian gooseberry), tulsi (holy basil), and licorice manufactured, etc.
This liquid is then strained and consumed.
It tastes mildly stringy with very soothing flavors, a perfect homemade drink to snuggle up with. It has sharp notes of cardamom and hints of earthy sweetness of cinnamon and fennel. The unmistakable hint of black pepper and dry ginger immediately clears the throat.
There is no single recipe for kadha. Each has its own combination of spices and herbs. These will be used based on availability. In general, however, all kadha recipes contain cloves, cinnamon, dried ginger, licorice, and tulsi. When making your own kadha at home, it’s important to understand why you should use certain ingredients and how they can benefit your health.
Turmeric is a well-known spice that contains curcumin. Packed with antioxidants, curcumin has high anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric also helps fight free radicals in the body.
Black pepper is a powerful spice with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The piperine in black pepper increases the bioavailability (uptake of nutrients by the body) of curcumin and other compounds, making it the magical ingredient in Kadha.
Tulsi (holy basil)
Tulsi is also called Indian basil and is loaded with vitamins A and C. As a natural adaptogen, Tulsi helps the body adapt to stress and anxiety. It has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that help fight infections internally. Tulsi helps lower blood sugar and cholesterol.
Ginger is packed with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps relieve nausea and promotes digestion. Ginger is also said to help in lowering blood sugar.
Made from the inner bark of cinnamon trees, this sweet spice is a powerhouse of antioxidants that boost immunity by negating the effects of free radicals in the body. It is also believed to be effective in fighting bacterial and fungal infections.
These tiny flower buds have a strong, minty flavor. Cloves are packed with vitamins and candles have anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties, and they help improve breathing, stress relief, dental health and blood circulation.
You can make your own version of kadha at home using these ingredients in reasonable amounts. While it is recommended to drink it daily, you can start building the habit by drinking 2-3 cups a week.
We all have hectic schedules and little time, making it difficult to take care of our health. On days like this we are all looking for something more convenient, so if you prefer easy to prepare teas made from 100% high quality natural ingredients. (IANS)