Today I am sharing a Kashaya / Herbal Concoction recipe that is a immunity booster. It is good to have during this pandemic as we have to boost our immunity. Kashaya or Kashayam is a herbal extract which helps to keep your body warm and healthy. There are many types of kashaya for cold, cough , sore throat. upset tummy ,immunity booster etc.
What are the benefits of having Kashaya / Herbal Concoction?
Kashaya is a concoction that is made with a mix of different spices which has many health benefits . We have a various spices in our kitchen that are used to cure many illness. I make kashaya powder and make a concoction everyday for my family. We have it once a day in the evening after all family members are back home. There are various types of kashaya and helps us in many ways to fight cold ,cough ,sore throat, set right our digestive system and build our immunity.
What are the benefits of the Ingredients used in this Kashaya?
Coriander Seeds: These tiny seeds are magical for all our intestinal issues including bloating, gastric, diarrhea, nausea etc. It also helps to reduce bad lower Cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.It is also know to be good for skin and hair. It is also known to prevent Menstrual irregularities.It helps to cool and removes excessive heat from the body.
Cumin Seeds: Cumin used regularly in our cooking evokes the digestive fire, promotes healthy absorption and helps eliminate natural toxins. It is useful to the eyes, beneficial to the heart and to strengthen the uterus. It is an appetite stimulant and aids in digestion. Enhances immunity and invokes good sleep.
Dried Amla : Amla is known to have anti- inflammatory properties.It is rich in Vitamin C. It is a great remedy for hyper acidity and stomach ulcers. It helps to have beautiful hair and skin. Due to its high fiber content it is good for Constipation.
Black Pepper: Rich on Anti -Oxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. A versatile spice that aids digestion and lowers cholesterol and also helps to control blood sugar.
Haldi / Turmeric: It is a powerful spice with anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in antioxidants.
Dry Ginger : Helps to reduce inflammation , indigestion, Menstrual Pain , Morning sickness ,Lowers Cholesterol and Blood sugar.
What is 263rd Foodiemonday Bloghop theme:
This week the theme is Herbal & Health and suggested by Aruna who blogs at Vasusvegkitchen. She is an amazing bloggers who has just started her you tube Channel. She has many traditional Andhra recipes and also recipes from around the world. Do check her space. Do check her Dates and nuts Ragi malt.
Recipe for Kashaya / Herbal Concoction:
4 Tsp Coriander seeds / Dhania
2 Tsp Cumin / Jeera
1 Tsp Black Pepper
2 Tsp Dry Ginger / Sonth
1 Tsp Turmeric / Haldi
2 Tsp Dry Amla
4 Cups of Water
For Kashaya Powder:
Dry roast all the ingredients separately except raisins and water.
Allow it to Cool Completely.
Blend all the ingredients to a fine powder.
Allow it to cool and then store it in an air tight container. Stays good at room temperature.
For Making Kashaya: (1 Cup=160 ML)
Boil 4 Cups of water
Add 1 Tsp of Kashaya Powder and raisins. Let the mixture to 3/4th of the original quantity.
Mix well and drink this kashaya along with the residue if any. We do not add honey.
14 thoughts on “KASHAYA / HERBAL CONCOCTION”
Adding dry amla powder to the kashaya is brilliant. Would love trying your version of immunity boosting drink.
I love any type of kashaya. Your version is what I am going to try when my batch of kashaya powder gets over. Adding raisins to kashaya powder is new which I must try
I love the idea of making powder and storing it. So it can be made quickly. With so many health benefits herbal concoction looks so refreshing
So useful recipe. Roasted and ground kadha powder is much handy and we can make our daily drink in a jiffy. Loved this healthy and flavorful drink. All the spices have their own health benefits.
I love your kasaya powder Preethi especially the addition of amla that will be a great immunity booster. The idea of making a powder and using struck me today morning 😀 but thanks shows I am not off the mark.
What a healthy kashayam recipe di, loved the tasate of coriander seeds, dry ginger and dry amla in it. It is easy to prepare this kashaya if herbal powder is ready. Surely it gives good relief when suffering from cough and cold.
I love the idea of roasting ingredients and making a dry powder that can be converted into Kashayam any time. Such a handy recipe! The kashayam sounds very flavourful. 🙂
What a wonderful kashaya recipe Preethi as you’ve added dried amla and raisins. Amla is recommended for acidity and its a good way to use the dried ones when we don’t get fresh amla.
Perfect immunity booster drink with amla in it. perfect for current wave going on
lovely kashaya recipe! Love the addition of amla to the ingredients. Perfect remedy for the winter cough and sneeze!!
love learning these age old recipes. Will try this one out soon!
dried amla is a winner for me here… loving the spice mix here…
These traditional concotions are really very effective . They are safe and give a relief from many things. Thanks to our elders we learnt all these.