The monsoon is here, and apart from the joy of watching the rain and enjoying yummy hot pakodas, it is also the season of viral fever and common cold. Though over the last year we have been focused on maintaining our health and building our immunity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a little extra effort can do no harm. Fitness expert Yasmin Karachiwala posted an Instagram Reels, sharing the recipe for a home remedy, Tulsi Kadha. She posted the video along with the caption, “Today we're making an ayurvedic drink which boosts your immunity. Haldi - Tulsi Kadha.”
A kadha is a concoction of various natural herbs and roots boiled together in hot water to make a healthy drink.
To make Yasmin's haldi-tulsi kadha you will need the following ingredients:
- Water (4 Glasses)
- Turmeric/Haldi (1/4 Tsp)
- Cinnamon Stick (1 Inch)
- Tulsi Leaves (4-5)
- Peppercorns (4-5)
- Cloves/Lavang/Laung (2)
- Carom Seeds/Ajwain (1/2 Tsp)
- Cardamom/Elaichi (3)
Here's how to make it:
Boil 4 glasses of water. Add all the ingredients into the boiling water. Let it boil for 10-15 minutes until the water reduces to half its initial quantity. Remember to drink this concoction while it is still warm for it to be effective.
Watch the video here:
Haldi or turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal qualities and is also known to reduce heartburn. Click here to find out more benefits of haldi.
Tulsi, or holy basil, is a rich source of vitamin C which is crucial for boosting immunity.
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