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We all are embracing immunity-boosting remedies amid COVID-19 outbreak. Every Indian family is familiar with Kadha - the traditional Indian Ayurvedic and medicinal drink. Indian Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Sowa-rigpa, and Homoeopathy (Ayush) recommends persistent consumption of Kadha as a self-care guideline for prevention health measures and boosting immunity with special reference to respiratory health.
The scare of COVID-19 is once again haunting the minds of the public that have increased the widespread consumption of kadha. It is made with potential ayurvedic herbs and spices with ingredients such as Turmeric, Ginger, Tulsi, Amla, Black Pepper, Tulsi, Cinnamon and Aloe Vera. These are dry ingredients that cannot be juiced so we add water and boil this extract to avail the nutrients. Kadha is for long-term immunity and it has been really crucial in the past as well. During Covid pandemic, it will prove to be instrumental in attaining wholesome health.
Regular consumption of Kadha is a perfect remedy to treat the common cold, sore throat, cough, runny nose, fever, etc. It helps to boost the body’s defense mechanism by fighting microorganisms that cause infection. It improves our digestion and associated issues such as loss of appetite, gastric irritability, flatulence, constipation, and indigestion. The antioxidants properties, antiseptic properties, and abundance of nutrients that make it a strong natural immunity booster.
Overuse and over-consumption of Kadha can cause different problems such as generating heat in the body, erratic bowel movement, nose bleeding, stomach ulcers, acidity, gastroesophageal reflux affecting digestion, and many more. This is the rule of nature that we should consume everything in the right way and quantity.
Ingredients: Ginger (Aadrak), Kali Mirch (Black pepper), Tulsi (Basil) and Dalchini (Cinnamon). The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) value of these spices is high by turning them in an effective way for self-immunity without facing any side effects. The Kadha is simple to use and you can take it twice a day. One can add jaggery and fresh lemon juice to add more taste in it. People complaining of dry cough, body ache, sore throat and temperature rise can use it. The Kadha is called a powerhouse of vitamins such as A, B2, B1, B3, E, C, and Folic Acid (B9); zinc, iron, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, etc.
It helps in increasing the antioxidizing capacity and prevents the harmful impact of free radicals. It is effective to reduce the harmful microbes from drinking water as it is rich in antioxidants, and known for its healing powers. So, consume Kadha to detox, heal and rejuvenate. It helps to remove the impurities of blood and boosts immunity.