‘Kadha’ or ‘Kadhai’ is an ancient form of Ayurvedic herbal drink which is very popular in every Indian household passed on from the grandma’s notebook! It is an Ayurvedic water decoction or extracts prepared with potent Ayurvedic herbs and spices. This amazing concoction is very commonly admired as the ultimate weapon to fight cold and cough but it has numerous other health benefits leading to wholesome health. Here are six
reasons to make Kadha a part of your daily self-care ritual for overall wellbeing:
Relieves Cold and Cough
Unpredictable weather may often hit you with cough and cold. Constant coughing and sore throat can be quite annoying. Especially, if it is accompanied by a runny nose, body ache, headache and fever, the condition can be even worse.
If you wish to avoid medicines and want to go the natural way while dealing with the symptoms of cold; Kadha may help you to quickly rejuvenate you to normal life. Blended with powerful herbs and spices, Kadha helps to boost your immunity and helps in fighting seasonal infections. Consuming kadha regularly, can be the perfect Ayurvedic remedy for treating the common cold, flu symptoms like sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever etc.
Fights Flu Naturally
Flu is slightly distinct from the common cold. Colds usually develop slowly, whereas the flu strikes suddenly and severely. Caused by a virus that affects the upper respiratory tract mainly (such as coronavirus). its symptoms include fever, headache, runny nose or blocked nose, difficulty in breathing, aches and pains through the body, headache and sneezing. No antibiotic medicine can work against flu viruses unless there is a secondary bacterial infection too. Whereas, Kadha; is an Ancient Popular remedy to treat the symptoms of flu. It has also been supported by scientific evidence too.
Natural Immunity Booster
If you often fall ill or quickly get cold and cough, means your body’s immunity is low. According to Maharishi Ayurveda, old weather does not have to bring on the cold, cough and flu. The key is to start now with immunity-boosting foods, if you wish to avoid medicines and want to go the natural way while dealing with the symptoms of a cold. Kadha can help you strengthen the immunity which has a mix of several immunity- boosting Ayurvedic herbs and common household spices. Drinking kadha on a regular basis strengthens the body’s defence mechanism by tackling microorganisms that cause infections.
Helps in Improving digestion
If you often suffer from stomach ailments such as indigestion, bloating etc. it is often due to the fact that your digestive system isn’t functioning well.
Remember Grandma’s remedy for an upset stomach? The warm feeling of nostalgia aside, her Ayurveda- inspired mix; Kadha is capable of rooting out all those digestive issues such as lack of appetite, flatulence, indigestion, gastric irritability, constipation and so on. Spices like fennel seeds (Saunf) and carom seeds (Ajwain) have carminative properties which prevent the formation of gas and help in better digestion.
Helps Relieve Stress
Taming stress in everyday life is vital for overall wellbeing. By letting stress get the better of you, you expose yourself to a range of illness that eventually impacts your wellbeing. Mixtures of herbs and spices in kadha have adaptogenic properties (stress-busting properties) to lower the symptoms associated with anxiety and depression naturally. Kadha; a gem from the world of Ayurveda, in your daily intake can help give stress the sweet send-off it deserves.
Helps Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation is linked with a host of health conditions including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, dermatitis, arthritis, osteoarthritis and gastritis. A kadha made using anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties herbs and spices such as ashwagandha, Boswellia, Turmeric, Ginger, Guggul etc. is an ayurvedic remedy to help in treating the symptoms associated with inflammation and joint problems such as arthritis, osteoarthritis etc.
Kadha is also beneficial for its anti-inflammatory properties. Phenolic compounds found in herbs and spices such as cinnamon, ginger, gooseberry (Amla), cloves, basil and cardamom etc. act as potent antioxidants to protect the cells from oxidative free radical damage.
Apart from the benefits listed above, Kadha can be used for a variety of other ailments as well. It can help strengthens the body’s natural defence mechanism, improve the skin by balancing skin pigmentation, acts as a blood purifier (detoxifier) and is effective laxative which helps in relieving constipation. It is, therefore, beneficial for various bodily systems and functions and a very good addition to your daily diet.