Mint Honey Giloy Kadha contains medicinal properties to boost immunity. There’s no doubt about it but the problem is we don’t know the same.
There’s a couple of information I would like to share here. Let’s start with the basics.
First thing first, this ain’t a traditional recipe. I mean it is not something you get to eat or drink at a restaurant or a cafe. Nope. On the other hand, it’s a drink yet it isn’t a beverage that you can sip in summer.
Although this may be true still the mint honey giloy kadha contains ingredients just like a normal recipe. Okay before you scratch your head let’s clear the air.
What is the Meaning of Kadha?
To understand the mint honey giloy kadha we need to first realize what is the meaning of kadha. It’s a Hindi word that means a drink having medicinal properties. The origin of the word kadha lies deep down in the Indian Ayurveda. In the Ayurveda liquid medicines are often referred to as kadha.
Typically a kadha is made by boiling a mixture. We will do the same. Yes, we are making a Vedic kadha today. In other words, a drink that is made using herbs and that which is beneficial healthwise. Therefore, let’s start with the ingredients.
What We Are Using In Mint Honey Giloy Kadha?
The items we require are less and each one of them is easily available. The availability of dry giloy powder is subjective. I mean you need to check with local Kirana stores for giloy powder.
If it’s not available at grocery stores then visit Ayurvedic pharmacies. You can even check at Amazon India. Having said that let’s refer to the item list now.
- Water – Add water according to the measurements.
- Cloves – A dry herb with immunity-boosting properties. Use only 5 pieces.
- Cinnamon – It’s a multipurpose flavouring ingredient with medicinal value.
- Black Pepper – It has characteristics similar to cloves. Use as directed.
- Ginger – It is rich in antioxidants & helps fight chronic diseases.
- Dry Giloy Powder – Boosting immunity is the first & the most crucial benefit. Use as directed.
- Mint Leaves – Mint is rich in antioxidants, menthol & phytonutrients.
- Honey – For sweetness. Self-explanatory. Don’t use sugar.
Hence, the item list for mint honey giloy kadha ends here. Yet there are 2 ingredients that need detailed explanation. Here they are.
What is Dry Giloy Powder?
The ayurvedic name of giloy is amruta & it’s a Sanskrit word. In the same way, it is referred to as Tinospora Cordifolia aka Heart-leaved moonseed in English. The term for giloy in Gujarati is ગળો or ગળું. The dry giloy powder is also commonly known as giloy satva powder.
The giloy powder is bitter & tarty in taste having leaves of heart shape. For those who are keen to know more about this powder refer to netmeds.com.
Why Use Honey?
Honey plays a significant role in our mint giloy kadha. Let me tell you that our kadha is bitter because of the giloy powder. Henceforth, we need to make it easily drinkable. To do that we need honey. In short, honey adds sweetness to the kadha.
At the same time, natural honey contains ample benefits pertaining to human health. Yes, that’s not a vague statement. Indian Ayurveda has already proved this & now even modern science accepts it.
In fact, honey is an excellent substitute for processed sugar. This is why we will use honey & not sugar in our kadha.
Now we know what is kadha and we have a list of ingredients that we need. On top of it, we also know the benefits of each item. Since we know all these let’s make it.
Making Mint Honey Giloy Kadha
Assemble all ingredients before you start. Now boil water & begin by adding cloves, cinnamon & black pepper to the boiling water. Cover the vessel so that the aroma is preserved. Thereafter add the remaining items one by one & keep stirring.
The water will change its colour when you add giloy powder. Boil the mixture for a couple of minutes & then turn off the flames. Remove the mixture & allow it to cool down. When the mixture is completely at room temperature use a strainer to strain the mixture.
Add honey as per taste. Your mint honey giloy kadha is ready.
Note: Do not add too much honey. Remember, honey is to reduce the bitter taste not to make the kadha extra sweet.
Hence, that’s it with the mint honey giloy kadha recipe today. Watch the recipe video for precise details. Follow the recipe steps with images. Compare them side by side while making.
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