Is Ayurvedic Kadha Helpful To Increase Immunity?
The speculations of the third wave hitting our doors soon with a new covid variant are gaining pace. And with this, so is the need to keep the immunity strong, getting back in the top priority. With this increased need to boost the immune system, more and more people are turning to the Ayurvedic stream of Science.
Originating in India some 500 years back, Ayurveda has been an integral part of our medical system and has regained its popularity in recent years. Ayurvedic medicines and treatments are made from natural herbs and plants that have proven to be effective to treat several diseases. One of the most important things that is making Ayurvedic treatments more prefered is its approach. The treatments and processes of Ayurveda do not just deal with the symptoms of the disease. It works in the direction to reach the roots and completely get rid of the problem.
The Ayurvedic process believes in the overall health of a person. And according to Ayurveda, a person is believed to be completely healthy if he or she is healthy from the body, mind and soul. As mentioned in the Ayurvedic scripture – Shusruta Samhita
“Sama dosha sama agni scha sama dhatu mala kriyaaha|
Prasanna atma indriya manaha swastha iti abhidheeyate”
This means a person can be defined as healthy or perfect health can be achieved when there is a perfect balance of the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha), the digestive system (Sama Agnisha), the body tissues (Sama Dhatu), the excretory functions (Mala Kriya) and a happy spirit, senses and mind (Prasanna Atma, Indriya, Manah).
How Ayurvedic Kadha Can Help Boost Immunity
Ayurveda takes a holistic approach to balance the Doshas and maintain a healthy body, mind and soul. There are several ways to boost the immune system and according to the Ayurvedic process, one of them is ‘Ayurvedic Kadha’ or Kashayam. In times like these, when the world is preparing to fight the third wave, the importance of Kadha has increased several folds. It is made using many herbs and spices beneficial for the immune system.
Ayurvedic Kadha is believed to have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. And therefore it is one of the best ways to boost the immune system. While the ingredients may differ, some of the basic herbs and spices used to prepare a Kadha are:
- Tulsi (Basil)
- Laung (Clove)
- Dalchini (Cinnamon)
- Kali Mirch (Black Pepper)
- Shunthi (Dry Ginger)
- Munakka (Raisin)
- Jaggery, honey or lemon juice for taste.
All these ingredients are boiled with water and made a decoction to extract their health benefits. Kadha is in fact one of the oldest forms of medicine in Ayurvedic science.
How To Prepare The Kadha At Home
There are different ways of preparing a Kadha at home, however, the most commonly followed procedure is as follows:
- Take a pan and add 2 glasses of water to it. Boil it on high heat.
- Crush laung, dalchini, kali mirch, shunthi, and any other ingredient that you are using and can be crushed.
- Add the ingredients to the boiling water along with tulsi and lower the heat to medium flame.
- Let it boil for 5-10 minutes until the water does not reduce down to one glass.
- Just before straining the mixture, add honey or jaggery and stir it to mix properly.
- Drink the Kadha while it is warm for maximum effect.
Ayurvedic Kadha not only boosts immunity but is also a very useful remedy for cough and cold. Also, it is recommended not to use too much black pepper and dry ginger, especially when prepared for children. If sick or suffering from a severe cold and cough, you can drink it twice a day. Otherwise once a day regularly will also do magic. The Ayurvedic experts advise not to drink Kasha on an empty stomach and in the early morning.
Keeping yourself healthy is very important. After all, it is rightly said, “Health is Wealth.” Boost your immune system with Ayurvedic Kadha and always stay ready to defeat all kinds of illnesses. Because one of the basic reasons for falling sick is a weak immune system. You can also try Shivya Ayurvedic Curcumin – Immunity Booster or Shivya Ayurvedic Vita Power – Body Immunity Booster. Visit Shivya to know more about the benefits of the Ayurvedic medicine that helps to boost the immune system and place an order.