Sunday, September 27, 2020

Immunity Booster Kadha Recipe | Ayurvedic Immunity Booster Kadha


Immunity booster Kadha Recipe | Ayurvedic Immunity Booster Kadha

Ayurvedic Immunity-booster Kadha is a mixture of various herbs and spices like, Basil leaves, Cinnamon, Black Cardamoms, Giloy, Liquorice, Ginger, Black peppercorns, Fennel seeds, Rock Salt and Jaggery or Honey boiled in water until it releases its aroma and flavour into it. 


1. Ayurvedic Immunity-booster Kadha Recipe

 

With the rise of COVID-19 cases, there has been a rise in consumption of Ayurvedic remedies and herbal immunity boosters in India and all over the world. There are many people who are consuming and sharing health-boosting kadhas these days and guess what, it’s working for them.


2. How to make Immunity-booster Kadha?


These are those powerful herbs and spices which I added to make this Ayurvedic immunity-boosting kadha. 8-10 Tulsi leaves, 1/2 stick Cinnamon, 2 Black Cardamoms, 2 Giloy, 1/2 inch stick Liquorice (mulethi), 1 inch Ginger, 1/4 tsp Black peppercorns, 1/2 tsp - Fennel seeds. Coarsely ground them into a mortar and pestle. 

Boil it in 5 cups of water until the colour turns light brown. This will take 5-6 minutes on medium heat. Then let it boil on simmer for at least 15-20 minutes or boil till you reach the desired consistency. Then, add 1/4 tsp of rock salt (optional) and jaggery, sugar or honey as per your taste and in a cup and strain. Sip it warm.


Immunity Booster Herbs


3. Health benefits of herbs that are the healthy staples of Ayurvedic Immunity-booster Kadha


Tulsi leaves is used in the treatment of various diseases like skin disorders, diabetes, bronchitis, cardiac, stomach, chest and respiratory problems. It is also acts as a effective pain killer. Regular consumption of tulsi helps in relieving the joint pains.

Black Cardamom is dark brown in color. It is in the form of seed pods. It gives likes minty like aroma smoky flavour. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is loaded with antioxidants. 

Giloy helps in removing toxins, purifying blood, fights bacteria that causes diseases and also combats liver diseases. It also helps in reduces stress and anxiety. It may be helpful in treating diabetes and respiratory system.

Cinnamon is loaded with powerful medicinal properties. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is loaded with antioxidants. It may cut the risk of heart disease. It helps in lowering down blood sugar levels.

Mulethi helps in recovering stomach  infections like cold and cough and to high sugar and blood pressure. It reduces the risk of pain and headache. It is beneficial in the treatment of cancer and diabetes

Ginger is a hot and fragrant spice usually chopped or powdered. It's a powerhouse root due to its multi -faceted remedies. It reduces nausea and vomiting, treats morning sickness and helps in preventing the stomach ulcer. It regulates the blood sugar level and synthesis the bone tissue. 

Black Peppercorns helps in getting rid of cough and cold and helps in keeping the lungs healthy. It helps up in boosting up the immunity. It reduces the risk of pain and headache and helpful in managing arthritis.

Fennel seeds strengthen the immune system and thus protect against many other infections. It helps in regulating blood pressure, purifying blood, great for acne, and improving eyesight.


4. What is a Kadha & how can it protect you against Covid-19?


Ayurvedic Immunity-booster Kadha is a mixture of various herbs and spices like, Basil leaves, Cinnamon, Black Cardamoms, Giloy, Liquorice, Ginger, Black peppercorns, Fennel seeds, Rock Salt and Jaggery, boiled in water until it releases its aroma and flavour into it. 

These herbs acts to strengthen the immune system and thus protect against many other infections including coronavirus. There are many kadha recipes that involve a different combination of herbs. Here is one which I have shared:

But do not to simply rely on kadha, also practice social distancing guidelines, wear a mask to protect from coronavirus, wash your hands often for atleast 20 seconds, clean and disinfect your houses and monitor your health daily. 


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Immunity Booster Kadha



IMMUNITY BOOSTER KADHA RECIPE


Serve : 3 People
Preparation time : 5 minutes
Total time : 20-25 minutes
Author : The Food Root


Ingredients


5 cups Water
8-10 leaves - Holy basil (Tulsi leaves)
1/2 stick Cinnamon (Dalchini)
2 - Black Cardamom (Badi Eliachi)
2 - Tinospora Cordifolia (Giloy)
1/2 inch stick - stick Liquorice (Mulethi)
1 inch - Ginger or Dry ginger powder
1/4 tsp - Black peppercorns (Kali mirch)
1/2 tsp - Fennel seeds (Saunf)
1/4 tsp - Rock salt (optional)
A pinch of Jaggery or Honey as per taste


Method


1. Add 8-10 Tulsi leaves, 1/2 stick Cinnamon, 2 Black Cardamoms, 2 Giloy, 1/2 inch stick Liquorice (mulethi), 1 inch Ginger, 1/4 tsp Black peppercorns, 1/2 tsp - Fennel seeds. Coarsely ground them into a mortar and pestle. 



2. Boil it in 5 cups of water until the colour turns light brown. This will take 5-6 minutes on medium heat. 

3. Then let it boil on simmer for at least 15-20 minutes or boil till you reach the desired consistency. 

4. Then, add 1/4 tsp of rock salt (optional) and jaggery or honey as per your taste and in a cup and strain. Sip it warm.




Notes


1. You can add dry ginger powder instead or grated ginger.

2. Add rock salt, as per your taste. It’s totally optional.

3. You can add jaggery, sugar or honey according to your taste.


Saturday, September 19, 2020

Homegrown Bananas



Nothing beats the joy of growing your own produce. These are the two big bunches of homegrown bananas and yet many more to come.


Nothing beats the joy of growing your own produce. These are the two big bunches of homegrown bananas and yet many more to come.

We planted our banana tree few years ago and since then it’s giving us bunches of bananas every year in our backyard garden.

As it’s raining here in India and we have been producing lots of bananas. We just gave away a huge basket full of bananas to my aunt and neighbours and there is one more basket which is in the kitchen. They taste so good like the pineapples.


Homegrown Bananas



Well to grow these banana plantains, I did nothing much. Simply feed it with fertiliser and mulch with compost which has lots of manure. Please keep in mind that bananas do require lot of sunlight and watering. Also, do not forget to trim down the banana leaves. These were grown in our backyard, so today we got stuck into the thinning down this overgrown tree.

Well, I have been keeping myself occupied everyday in the lockdown period. I was trying my hands on gardening as my gardener wasn’t coming so I was busy either making new recipes or helping my mother in gardening.



Homegrown Bananas



Most people have some extra time on their hands, so don’t panic in such pandemic situations instead stay calm and do what makes you happy like trying out new recipes, opting for some new hobby, going for LIVE session on Instagram, gardening or just talking and relaxing with your friends and family.

Enjoy the little things in life because one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things. What are you doing during this lockdown? Let me know in the comments below.

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Homegrown Bananas



Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Top Nutritional and Health Benefits of Bananas


Found some homegrown bananas growing in my courtyard garden. I love bananas mainly because of its sweet taste, nutritional benefits, health benefits also because it makes you feel full and energetic for a longer period of time.

Gardening helps you so much to connect with nature. Isn’t it funny, how much satisfaction you get from growing your own fruits and vegetables?

Banana is one superfood that is commonly available across the globe. I love this fruit as it provides you instant energy to kickstart your day.



Here are the Top Nutritional and Health Benefits of  Bananas



Here are the Top Nutritional and Health Benefits of Bananas;


Nutritional facts of Bananas



1. Bananas are rich in Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Iron and Manganese.

2. Packed with fibre, it provides lots of energy.

3. Bananas contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol.

4. They are rich sources of fibre and have lot of antioxidants.

5. It’s don’t require much pesticides so it doesn’t get dirty.



Here are the Top Nutritional and Health Benefits of  Bananas


Health benefits of Bananas



1. It helps in boosting your immune system.

2. It boosts your brain and memory.

3. Keeps eyes and bone healthy.

4. Heals stomach ulcers and other infections.

5. Helps in regulating blood pressure, good for curing acne and pains.

6. It may cut the risk of heart diseases.

7. Reduces the risk of kidney diseases.

8. Regulate the blood sugar level.

9. Provides relief from menstrual problems.

10. It powers up your digestive system and metabolism.

11. It treats nausea, morning sickness and reduces the risk of migraine.

12. It helps in fighting inflammation, allergies and other infections like cough and cold.


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Top Nutritional and Health Benefits of Bananas



Bananas can be eaten both ways, riped and raw. Raw bananas are used to make different kinds of dishes. It can be eaten as banana chips or banana fritters. There are different recipes which can be made with riped bananas as well like smoothies, porridge, pancakes, ice creams, muffins, granola, blueberry bars. All of these recipes doesn’t take more than 15 minutes.