Kadha: an Ayurvedic immune-boosting drink

Kadha is an Ayurvedic drink including herbs and spices which are typically boiled in water for a length of time, allowing all of the medicinal benefits to be extracted. Kadha is especially helpful during the Vata, or cold and dry season when allergies can arise.
 
Once boiled, you can sip the kadha multiple times during the day. You can even store it and then reheat just before consuming.
 
If you often fall ill, it means your body’s immunity is low. You can strengthen it with the help of this herbal kadha which has a mix of several Ayurvedic herbs. These pacify the Vata and Kapha, stimulate digestion, increase immunity and also detox our body. Cardamom and black pepper are helpful in flu and different allergic problems. Cinnamon and ginger also aid digestion, which directly impacts our immunity, as our first line of defense is in the gut.
 

Recipe

Recipe yields 1 serving
 

Ingredients

1 tbsp cardamom
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp dried ginger
1 tbsp black pepper
3 cups water
Honey – optional to taste
 

Instructions

In a pot, add cardamom, cinnamon, dried ginger and black pepper in water. Boil the content until about 1 cup of solution is left. If you choose to add honey, add before consuming when liquid is warm but not too hot to drink.