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(2 servings)

This traditional Indian decoction is made by boiling herbs and spices in water and served warm with honey, lemon, or plain. It is a traditional remedy for coughs, cold, fever and upset stomachs. The peppercorns provide respiratory relief and stimulate appetite.


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole peppercorns
  • 2 cloves
  • ¼ tsp carom seeds
  • 1 inch grated ginger
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Preparation guide

  • Add cinnamon, whole peppercorns, cloves and carom seeds to water and boil.
  • Add the grated ginger and boil till water is reduced to nearly half the quantity.
  • Add fresh mint leaves and boil for another five minutes.
  • The kadha is ready.
  • It can be served immediately but is most effective when served after a couple of hours allowing the
    herbs to infuse the water.

Health benefits

A relative of ginger, turmeric has been used in India  for centuries to treat common colds, flu and breathing difficulties. The curcumin in turmeric fights a variety of viruses. However turmeric contains only 3 percent curcumin. Therefore to derive the full benefit of its healing properties, you need to add pepper as it enhances curcumin absorption in the body by up to 2,000 percent.

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