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Bolster your immunity during the second wave of Covid-19 with giloy kadha

Updated on:19 April 2021, 17:11pm IST
Giloy kadha has recently gained fame for its immunity boost properties that can help you steer clear of coronavirus.
Aayushi Gupta
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Keep your immunity strong and avoid coronavirus with giloy kadha! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Prevention is better than cure! We’ve all come across this saying at some point in life and it has helped us understand the importance of developing a strong immunity. Since the advent of coronavirus, everyone has been trying out different nuskhe to strengthen their immune system. Most people have gone back to Ayurveda and made kadha an important part of their daily routine.

Kadha has been consumed in India since ancient times and is now famous all over the world because of its amazing health benefits, especially for boosting immunity. It is essentially a mixture of herbs and spices. In fact, it can be prepared using different ingredients to target specific health issues.

One herb that you should definitely use to prepare kadha is giloy! It is a miraculous herb that is specifically consumed for building the body’s natural defence mechanism.

Here’s why giloy kadha is great for boosting immunity:

Giloy is scientifically known as Tinospora cordifolia and its Sanskrit name is amrita. The herb is packed with medicinal properties. Not only does it boost immunity but also has anti-toxic, antipyretic and antioxidant effects.

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Giloy can do wonders for your overall health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Often referred to as the herb of immortality, giloy can truly help your body heal and steer clear of viral infections. Consuming it regularly can help you deal with health issues such as cold, cough, joint pains, acidity, skin allergies, and diabetes

For preparing kadha, the stem of giloy is used.

Here’s the recipe for giloy kadha

According to Ayurveda, you can consume giloy as a kadha to benefit from it. So, here’s how you can prepare giloy kadha right at home!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 small branches of giloy 
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4-5 tulsi leaves
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • ½ tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp black pepper powder
  • 1-inch ginger
  • 2 tbsp honey
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Don’t underestimate the power of giloy and make it a part of your diet. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Procedure:
  • Start by peeling the giloy plant and blend it to make a powder of it. 
  • Boil water in a pan. Add turmeric and black pepper to it.
  • Let the mixture simmer on a medium flame for a minute. Next, add giloy powder, cinnamon sticks, and grated ginger to it. Leave the mixture to boil again but cover the pan with a lid this time.
  • Add tulsi leaves, mint leaves, and honey to the mixture. 
  • Now, let the mixture come to a boil. Then, leave it aside to cool down.
  • Sieve the mixture and drink it.

We’ve made the extra addition of cinnamon to this kadha because it has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties along with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. What’s more, ginger makes for a great addition because it contains gingerol which has powerful medicinal properties and can treat several health issues. This power-packed giloy kadha is the ultimate drink to boost your immunity!

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