Detox Drinks / Kadha

Detox Drinks / Kadha is a decoction of edible herbs and spices.

Detox Ingredients

The ingredients of Detox Drinks / Kadha are simple and easily available at home. Check the picture below to know more.

For preparation of one cup of detox drink / kadha, you will need:

  • Black Pepper / काली मिर्च – a pinch
  • Black/Green Cardamom / इलायची – 1-2
  • Carom Seeds / अजवाइन – half tsp
  • Cinnamon / दालचीनी – small stick
  • Cloves / लौंग – 1
  • Cumin / जीरा – half tsp
  • Curry Leaves / कड़ी पत्ता – 5-6 leaves
  • Fennel / सौंफ – half tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds / मेथी – half tsp
  • Ginger / अदरक – small piece, grated
  • Holy Basil / तुलसी – 5-6 leaves
  • Mint / पुदीना – 5-6 leaves
  • Turmeric / हल्दी – half tsp
  • Lemon / नींबू – half
  • Honey / शहद or any sweetener (optional)

Preparation

Time: 3-5 minutes

Method: Boil all or any of the above ingredients as per your liking in a glass of water. Drink once it cools down a bit.

Tips

  • For maximum benefits, consume this drink first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. And avoid if on a fast.
  • Use fresh ginger and turmeric if available.
  • Soak Fenugreek Seeds / methi seeds a night before, and avoid boiling this water. You may mix this water with your detox drink later too.
  • Do not boil turmeric/haldi. Instead, just warm the water on a low flame for 1-2 minutes.
  • Start with mixing 2-3 ingredients of your liking initially, to develop the taste.
  • Keep mixing and changing ingredients daily, to reap health benefits of each ingredient.
  • Making a powder of a few readily available items like fennel, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon etc is a quick and helpful idea.

Health Benefits of Detox Drinks / Kadha

So why should you consider consuming this drink? Well of course, because of its numerous benefits.

  • Healthy weight loss
  • Toxin removal or detox naturally
  • Balancing the pH of the body
  • Better digestive health and liver function
  • Boosting immune function
  • Improving mood
  • Increasing energy levels
  • Improving complexion, hair, skin, eye sight, acne issues with anti-aging properties
  • Controlling diabetes and uric acid levels
  • Aids respiratory system
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Rich source of calcium, iron, potassium, selenium, copper and manganese, essential oils, Vitamin A and C
  • Reduced menstrual cramps and other PMS symptoms
  • Anti-cancer properties
  • Preserves brain functions
  • Reduced cholesterol levels
  • Reduced arthritis pains, and many more…

Have you tried a detox drink yet? Tell me which one is your favorite.

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