People, especially during the COVID-19, are increasingly turning to Ayurvedic medicine

By Apoorva Anikethana Nanda

Kadha is an Ayurvedic medicine with ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, amla, tulsi, lemon, black pepper and aloe vera and cinnamon and is almost an essential prescription during the COVID-19. This kadha is ritualistically and traditionally an essential ingredient of the Indian culture and is being cooked since long now. Kadha is a lifelong immunity booster which is found to be an ayurvedic cure during these pandemic times. By consuming kadha regularly, people have been found to be curing basic flu symptoms like cold, cough, fever, throat pain and others.

The kadha, usually prepared by the common people, basically include following plants and herbs:

Giloy or Guddichi: Giloy meaning ‘amrita’ which implies the root of immortality is an ancient herb packed with complete benefits to boost the immunity among the person to fight virus or other major infections. Giloy is a natural medicinal herb and it has been proved that its medicinal properties can fight coronavirus or other similar infections. Giloy juice or Giloy tea have anti-inflammatory properties which cures respiratory problems like cold, cough, breathing problems which are major signs of symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb with all kinds of proven health benefits. Ashwagandha helps reduce stress besides keeping blood sugar and cholesterol levels in control. Our IIT-Delhi scientists have found out from research that Ashwagandha contains certain bioactive that interact with SARS–COV2. Ashwagandha herb contains some natural compound which can block the replication process of the novel coronavirus and hence cure the condition.

Chirayta: A very common Ayurvedic herb is used by practioniters for its varied anti-inflammatory properties.Besides, it’s strong anti-asthmatic with expectorant properties. Its vitality helps get rid of any congestion and pollutant from the respiratory tract, reducing discomfort and congestion.

Tulsi: Tulsi has its own benefits which are used in Indian kitchens since long. Also, kadha necessarily includes Tulsi to cure basic flue.

Mulethi: Lastly, the addition of mulethi in this drink ensures that any problem associated with a sore throat or a dry cough is taken care of. It has strong properties which can soothe an irritated throat and strengthen your immunity.An ideal ‘Harit Ghar’ now includes these herbs into it. Also, people are gradually shifting towards Ayurveda for its exceptional benefits.

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