Fight Cold, Cough & Flu with home remedies [kadha]

Abha Sardesai, Nutritionist, Food Blogger.

Abha Sardesai, Nutritionist, Food Blogger.

Abha is a Food Science and Nutrition graduate and currently pursuing M.Sc. in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. She calls herself an amateur food and health blogger and an extremely big foodie at heart. For her food is not just about calories, carbohydrates and fats; it is a way of life! Abha truly believes that no food is unhealthy, what can be unhealthy is our attitude towards it... So if we correct our attitude, we can enjoy all those yummy foods 🙂
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Hello everyone!

Monsoon is about to end but has given us many infections such as cold, flu, digestion complaints, etc. while bidding adieu. So, I bring to you 4 simple Kadha recipes from my Granny’s kitchen to help you combat these infections!

Kadha or a decoction drink is made up from boiling the herbs and spices in water resulting in a concentrated drink which can be used to cure different ailments. The choice of herbs depends upon the ailment caused. So, these are the 4 simple and easy-to-make Kadhas that might help you this season and trust me these work really well!

Kadha for Cold & Flu – Cold & Flu are the most common during monsoons. Try this Kadha the next time you have flu! Have this twice a day for better results.

Ingredients – 

2 cups of water

3 tsp Coriander seeds

4-5 Lemon grass leaves

2 tsp Jaggery

Procedure –

  1. In a vessel, add water, coriander seeds, lemon grass, jaggery and start boiling.
  2. Keep boiling it till it becomes half of what it was earlier i.e. if it was 2 cups, boil it till it becomes 1 cup.
  3. Strain and have it when it is warm!

 

Kadha for Fevers – Fevers are also quite common during monsoon but this Kadha will surely help to treat it. Have this twice a day for better results.

Ingredients –

2 cups of water

Handful of Tulsi leaves

7-8 cloves of Laung (crushed)

Procedure – 

  1. In a vessel, add water, tulsi leaves, crushed Laung and start boiling.
  2. Keep boiling it till it becomes half of what it was earlier i.e. if it was 2 cups, boil it till it becomes 1 cup.
  3. Strain and have it when it is warm!

 

Kadha for Digestion complaints – This kadha is helpful for people with stomach irritation, flatulence, acid reflux and also improves metabolism. Have this in the night during bedtime for better results!

Ingredients –

2 cups of water

1 tsp Ginger powder

2 tsp Ajwain

6-7 Pepper seeds

Procedure –

  1. In a vessel, add water, ginger powder, ajwain and pepper seeds and start boiling.
  2. Keep boiling it till it becomes half of what it was earlier i.e. if it was 2 cups, boil it till it becomes 1 cup.
  3. Strain and have the Kadha when it is lukewarm or cold!

 

Kadha to increase immunity – If you think that you are falling ill very frequently, then try this Kadha to boost your immunity!

Ingredients –

2 cups of water

1 tsp Cardamom (crushed)

1 tsp Dry ginger

1 stick of Cinnamon

1/2 tsp White pepper

Honey

Procedure –

  1. In a vessel, add water and all other ingredients and start boiling.
  2. Keep boiling it till it becomes half of what it was earlier i.e. if it was 2 cups, boil it till it becomes 1 cup.
  3. Strain and have it when it is warm!

 

So, these are some Kadhas from my Granny’s kitchen.  Do try them and let me know how do you like it. Also, if you have your own decoction recipes, do share so that even I can try them at home when needed!

Till then,

Stay healthy and enjoy the last few days with rains!

-Abha Sardesai

 

 

 

 

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Abha Sardesai, Nutritionist, Food Blogger.
Abha is a Food Science and Nutrition graduate and currently pursuing M.Sc. in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. She calls herself an amateur food and health blogger and an extremely big foodie at heart. For her food is not just about calories, carbohydrates and fats; it is a way of life! Abha truly believes that no food is unhealthy, what can be unhealthy is our attitude towards it... So if we correct our attitude, we can enjoy all those yummy foods 🙂
Abha Sardesai, Nutritionist, Food Blogger.

Abha Sardesai, Nutritionist, Food Blogger.

Abha is a Food Science and Nutrition graduate and currently pursuing M.Sc. in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. She calls herself an amateur food and health blogger and an extremely big foodie at heart. For her food is not just about calories, carbohydrates and fats; it is a way of life! Abha truly believes that no food is unhealthy, what can be unhealthy is our attitude towards it... So if we correct our attitude, we can enjoy all those yummy foods :)

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