Health in a Cup- Kadha

With swine flu still dominating the news it has become difficult to distinguish between the regular flu (Influenza) and Swine Flu.  Lot of preventive advice is being given to keep the H1N1 at bay, adding to the confusion.

Here, meanwhile flu like diseases are at its peak. Cold, cough, sore throat, fever…you name it and we have it!

One of the home remedy traditionally used for Cough, cold, sore throat, bodyache and other such infections is this age old Kadha; a Marathi word for 'Herbal Tea'.
Health in a Cup- Kadha

This was my grandmother’s classic medicine when we were growing up; though at that time I did not much enjoy this Kadha; It had to be forced as a medicine.

Now I enjoy it as a 'Herbal Tea'

Health in a Cup- Kadha
Health in a Cup- Kadha
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Health in a Cup- KadhaWith swine flu still dominating the news it has become difficult to distinguish between the regular flu (Influenza) and Swine Flu. Lot of preventive advice is being given to keep the H1N1 at bay, adding to the confusion. Here, meanwhile flu like diseases are at its peak. Cold, cough, sore throat, fe...

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    Ingredients

    Tulsi (Basil) :leaves washed
    8-10
    Fennel Seeds: 
    1 tsp
    Lemon Grass: leaf (Use dried lemon grass if you don't have fresh )
    1
    Cloves:
    3-4
    Soonth (dry ginger powder):
    1 pinch
    Jeshthimadh (Licorice):
    1 pinch

    Steps

    1. Add all these ingredients to water and boil till the water reduces to half its original quantity.
    2. Filter (if required) and drink hot.
    3. Note: Jeshthimadh is a natural sweetner so I haven't added honey. Use honey if not using Jeshthimadh.
      Health in a Cup- Kadha
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      Health in a Cup- Kadha
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