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This simple home-made kaadha can help you lose weight and boost your immunity

Updated on:22 April 2020, 10:03am IST
Made with spices and herbs most of us have in our kitchens, this easy decoction is rich in antioxidants and also works on the metabolism.
Sonakshi Kohli
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It’s time to chug this magic concoction up , Ladies! Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

‘Tis the season of seasonal flu. This surely calls for something that boosts immunity while taking care of your weight as well, don’t you think?

Now, if you’ve been sipping on green tea or your regular lemon-honey water in the morning, your metabolism is surely taken care of. But what if we suggested something better that can take care of that metabolism as well as your immunity?

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Well, look no further, here’s a recipe of a magical health concoction with benefits that’ll make you want to stick to it for a long, long time:

Ingredients: 

  • 1 litre water
  • 4 to 5 tinospora (giloy) stems
  • 1 tsp ground kachi haldi (turmeric root)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 7-8 tulsi leaves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • Black pepper
  • 3-4 cardamom cloves
  • Honey (to taste)

Preparation

  1. In a pan, heat the water and add giloy, turmeric, ginger, tulsi leaves, cinnamon powder, and cardamom cloves.
  2. Let the mixture come to a boil seven to eight times. Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool.
  3. Once it’s cold enough to handle, pass it through a sieve and into an air-tight container. 
  4. Store it in the refrigerator. To consume, heat it up, add some honey, and top it up with a pinch of black pepper.

Here is why this kadha works
Raw turmeric, tulsi, and giloy are proven immunity boosters and antioxidants, so they flush out the toxins from your body, protect you from infection and inflammation.

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The cardamom promotes a healthy gut; while ginger and pepper can boost your metabolism and curb your appetite, thereby, aiding weight loss. The cinnamon powder too is helpful in speeding up your metabolism and it also reduces insulin sensitivity.

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Lastly, honey is just the taste-maker you need to enjoy every sip of this healthy drink. Not to mention, it is loaded with antioxidants and can help control cholesterol and make you feel active because of its sugar content. 

Let us know in the comments below how you liked this recipe. 

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Sonakshi Kohli Sonakshi Kohli

Twenty kilos down and struggling to maintain the weight loss by preaching healthy eating, while eating unhealthy every now and then.