Updated December 21st, 2023 at 11:51 IST

Goodness of Kadha: How to prepare this Ayurvedic superdrink and its benefits

Heard about kadha? Here is how you can prepare this drink and a couple of its benefits.

Reported by: Republic Lifestyle Desk
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Kadha is a quintessential Indian, winter drink which is full of nutrients and helps keep diseases at bay. With the winter season upon us, there can be a dip in our immunity levels. To battle all sorts of diseases, this ayurvedic remedy can always help. 

For those who don’t know, Kadha is an Ayurvedic homemade drink made with a number of herbs and spices that are usually boiled in water to extract their benefits. This extremely budget-friendly home remedy can strengthen your immunity and help fight infections.


Kadha is considered to be a natural immunity booster which is also the best remedy against fever and sore throat. Loaded with antioxidants, this superdrink can be prepared at home in a giffy. 

How to make kadha at home

To start with, take water in a deep saucepan and boil it. Simultaneously, crush some immunity-boosting foods such as ginger, cloves, black pepper and cinnamon. Once the water is boiled, add all the crushed ingredients. Top it with basil leaves. You can then cook it on medium heat for about 20 minutes. Make sure that the water is reduced to half. This means that the water has extracted all the benefits out of the spices. Strain it in glass and add honey. And voila, you are good to go.

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Benefits of kadha 

Works as an immunity booster: A kadha always helps in increasing immunity and fighting infections. Made from some superfoods, a kadha is a must if you are looking to boost your immunity.

Can treat stones: Apart from treating sore throat, and fever, this ayurvedic drink is also capable of treating stones. Experts suggest consuming Kadha every day for 6 months for effective results. 


Anti-viral properties: The presence of basil in kadha makes it an effective healing drink. It reduces mucus in the body and fights multiple infections. It also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.


Published December 21st, 2023 at 11:26 IST

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