With the COVID-19 epidemic spread worldwide, it is most important to take care of yourself and boost your immunity now more than ever. All the more a reason why you must consider incorporating Kadha into your daily diet.
So what exactly is Kadha?
Don’t most of us remember the warm blessing of a ginger-based concoction during a cold and cough when fever or flu put an unwelcome break to our lives? These cures are all rooted in the science of Ayurveda - ‘kadha,’ one of the oldest and most potent forms of medicine for various ailments. Kadha is prepared with medicinal herbs and spices, such as black pepper, coriander, ginger, basil, shankpushpi, Adulsa, and kalmegh. All these herbs protect and strengthen us from within, boost our immunity, and help in fighting seasonal infections.
But, a lot of turn to ‘pill’ because life as we know it leaves little time to study the books of Ayurveda. Also, preparing a kadha daily at home can be time-consuming, full of hassle, may require a lot of attention and painstakingly. Plus, sourcing the right ingredients and their availability all the time at home might not be possible. But due to a busy schedule and the COVID-19 lockdown, possibilities are that you may not find fresh herbs and spices like basil, amla, ginger at your home all the time. Then what should we do in this situation?
Hmmm. What if a kadha readily available all the time to rescue you? Yes, it is possible with ‘Grandma’s Kadha.’ It gives you the same benefits of Kadha with convenient ready use.
‘Grandma’s Kadha’ to the Rescue
Intending to bring back holistic healing and health, we reimagined the Kadha in a convenient form so that it can be a part of your daily self-care ritual.
Grandma’s Kadha is a time-tested herbal Ayurvedic remedy for Cold, Cough, Congestion, Flu, Headache, Inflammation, and infections. It is a unique blend of 13 potent Ayurvedic and Organic Herbs & Spices, including Turmeric, Tulsi (Holy Basil), Mulethi, Coriander Black Pepper, Dry Ginger, and more.
Grandma’s Kadha is not just limited to common household spices and herbs like black pepper, ginger, amla, turmeric, and basil leaves. It also contains ancient and powerful Ayurvedic adaptogenic (help to relieve stress) herbs such as echinacea, mulethi, kulinjan, adulsa leaves, shankpushpi, kalmegh, and bharani that you may not find in the commonly made Kadha. The medicinal properties they contain are as follows:
Echinacea is a flowering plant used in Ayurveda as a popular herbal remedy for cold and cough. It is rich in antioxidants and linked to many health benefits, such as improving chronic fatigue syndrome, reducing anxiety, aiding digestion, and reducing body aches.
Mulethi is an immunity-booster, protects the body from microbes, pollutants, allergens, and cells that cause autoimmune diseases, prevents the risk of infections and allergies, and in turn boosting your immunity. It also promotes digestion and stimulates bowel movements, thus relieving constipation, stomach discomfort, heartburn, acidity, and other stomach problems.
It is widely used for sore throat, cold, cough, and erectile dysfunction. Kulinjan is a warming herb used for anorexia, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, hiccups, and diarrhea.
Adulsa leaves have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. In Ayurveda, it is the most common home remedy for cough, respiratory diseases, and bleeding disorders.
Amla is the richest source of Vitamin C (providing 600mg/100g) and a natural immunity-booster with potent anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer properties.
This herb has anti-inflammatory properties and helpful in rheumatic conditions, gout, and joint pain. It is useful for treating health conditions like anorexia (loss of appetite), bronchial asthma, cough, fever, tubercular gland, cough, and skin diseases. Its paste is applied to the forehead to relieve headaches and migraines.
This herb helps to improve e brain functioning, memory, and intelligence. Also, it reduces mental fatigue, insomnia, stress, anxiety, and depression. It also has antioxidant properties that help improve digestion and treat abdominal discomforts such as abdominal pain, distension, ulcerative colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Because of its anti-bacterial nature, it is also very effective in treating malaria, dengue, and typhoid disease. It also serves as an immune-stimulant (immunity-booster). It relieves sleeplessness, fever, nasal drainage, body ache, sore throat, and fever. Kalmegh boosts overall health, strength, vitality, and stamina, improves digestive function, treats chronic constipation, flatulence issue.
As a potent anti-inflammatory, it helps find inflammation, therefore, helping the body fight infections.
Holy Basil Leaves (Tulsi)
It has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and immunity-booster properties, treating many infections and treating the wound and common cold and flu and relieve in its symptoms like congestion, coughs, sinusitis, sore throat, and similar ailments.
Coriander is rich in antioxidants, coriander seeds offer protection against cellular damage caused by free radicals. It also has anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective health benefits. It also acts as an immunity booster.
Black pepper has anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. It increases the absorption of many nutrients (commonly seen in the supplement as absorption booster), promotes gut health, offers pain relief, improves the appetite, and may improve brain function as well.
Dry ginger helps treat many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness in pregnancy, reduce muscle pain and soreness, relieving chronic indigestion, and reduces menstrual pain as well. Its anti-inflammatory properties fight infections and naturally strengthen immune function. It can help with osteoarthritis and protect against degenerative disease.
‘Grandma’s Kadha’ Health Benefits
- Instantly relieve sore throat and congestion
- Relieve in cold symptoms such as headache, body pain, fever, runny nose, itchy throat, etc.
- Fights flu and infections speed up the recovery and reduce the sickness time
- Reduces inflammation
- Anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties
- Stimulates digestion and improves appetite
- Provides advance immunity support
- It has adaptogenic properties (help in stress management)
- Antioxidant properties (fights with free-radical damage)
Regular consumption of GK can boost your immunity and provide quick relief from the early signs of sickness like a runny nose, itchy throat, body aches, and weakness. It also speeds up recovery and body healing. Plus, being adaptogenic, these herbs help you to cope with stress better.
The best part about this ‘Grandma’s Kadha’ is that it doesn’t taste bitter as other remedies. It is tasty, a little spicy and tangy with ginger, amla, and black pepper, and you start feeling better immediately.
It is also 100% organic and made up of natural Ayurvedic healing ingredients, and does not contain any artificial flavors, color, or preservatives.
Plus, it is also the best choice for calorie watchers. It is made with a natural sweetener that is stevia. So, it may also be considered safe for people with diabetes and children.
Being a time savior, mix one effervescent tablet of ’Grandma’s Kadha’ in hot water and enjoy all the goodness of these spices and herbs within seconds without any hassle!
A time-tested Ayurvedic remedy for cold, cough, headache, and infections - ‘Kadha’ is a journey to return to your core self. It is simple and intrinsic to wholesome mental and physical health. Now available in an easy & convenient form, making Grandma’s Kadha a part of your daily self-care ritual will have numerous benefits leading to wholesome health benefits.