Kadha – herbal remedy for cough

Kadha – Sore throat remedy is an Indian Ayurvedic concoction.We generally drink it when we are under the weather.It is a strong mix of tea and spices.Usually we drink it with some honey or jaggery. Funnily, most kids swear by Kadha now as parents.Although we used to think otherwise when we were young.

Kadha and its usage

Elders would drink Kadha during winter or in rains.It helped soothe the throat and cold.Also, help avoid infection.It resembles a strong spicy black tea. Back then medicines were not easily available.Hence,this concoction was a go to remedy. Although we hated it,it does grow on you. Just like their advice,you understand it with time.

You may use Indian Tulsi or Italian basil if you have that handy.

You also understand now why prevention is better than cure.Popping a tablet for every small issue could raise bigger problems.

However,please note in case of infection you MUST consult a doctor.This is a gharelu upchar.It cannot replace a doctor’s advice.

Note: This is a strong spice blend.It increases immunity during winters.However,it is NOT a medicine.In case of infection,visit a doctor.Also,check with medical practitioner in case of allergies.Not recommended for babies below 1 year and during pregnancy.

Scroll below to read the recipe of Kadha – Sore throat remedy

Kadha – Sore throat remedy
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Cuisine: Indian

Kadha - Sore throat remedy

Ingredients

  • 2-3 choti elaichi/green cardamoms
  • 2-3 badi elaichi/black cardamom
  • 4-5 laung/cloves
  • 1 tbsp saunf/fennel seeds
  • 2 piece mulethi/licorice
  • 1 small piece of adrak/ginger sliced
  • 4-5 kali mirch/pepper corns
  • 1 tbsp tulsi /Indian basil OR Italian basil if you do not get it nearby
  • 1 tea bag
  • gud/jaggery as per taste
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 cups water

Instructions

  1. Slightly crush and mix all ingredients together.
  2. Boil in water until it reduces to half.
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