Kashayam/ home medicine/ hand remedy for phlegm, body ache, cough, cold

Kashayam/ home medicine/ hand remedy for phlegm, body ache, cough, cold



Kashayam/ home medicine/ hand remedy for phlegm, body ache, cough, cold


Ginger -1 small piece
Pepper – 6 numbers
Cumin seeds – 2 teaspoons
Coriander seeds – 2 teaspoons
Carom seeds – 2 teaspoons
Basil leaf – 1 handful
Betel leaf – 1  no


  1. Pound all of the above lightly and mix it with around 250ml of water.
  2. Leave it to boil, until the water evaporates and gets reduced to 100ml. Add a small pinch of turmeric powder. Now, pour it in a glass and add little honey and squeeze half lemon.

This kashayam is an immediate cure for cold and body ache.

Health benefits of adding ginger
Ginger is the best cure for digestion problems and cold. It is also an appetizer. It also cures blood pressure. It also used in treating nausea and vomitting. It is an effective medicine for weight loss.

Health benefits of adding pepper
Black pepper stimulates secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. This
Black peppers digestive benefits are caused by stimulating taste buds which increases the amount of hydrochloric acid that the stomach produces. This additional secretion improves digestion of food once it reaches the stomach. This is one of the most notable attributes of black pepper. This increase in acid is effective in decreasing the amount of intestinal gas, reducing the embarrassing side effect of passing gas along with preventing constipation and heartburn.It eliminates bacteria in the stomach, thereby acting as a best antibacterial agent. Black pepper, rich in antioxidants, effectively controls blood pressure and heart rate. Pepper corns contains carotenes which help the body to fight cancers.  Piperine, found in peppercorns, effectively counteracts the development of cancer. This along with turmeric is the best and natural anti-cancer agent.

Health benefits of adding cumin seeds
Another natural medicine that acts as appetizer, boosts up immune systems, relieves cold, reduces excess fat accumulated in the body, aids easy digestion. Another main use of cumin seeds is that it helps in normal labour.
It eliminates false delivery pain. And when it is boiled in water and given it facilitates normal and easy delivery of the baby.

Health benefits of adding turmeric
This traditional anti-septic, anti-bacterial,anti-fungal,anti-inflammatory  herb is definitely God’s gift to mankind. That is why our ancestors used it in almost in every possible way in their day-to-day life. Be it in kitchen, where almost all the food is prepared using turmeric, in the bathroom where ladies apply it on their face (a natural fairness cream, eradicates pimples and black spots, removes excess hair growth on the face, and also treats white discharge problems in women). In temples, where it is an important offering to God. Giving betel leaf, Areca nut ( supari or pakku) and turmeric piece to the guests is our traditional practice, needless to say why our ancestors followed this procedure for generations due to their rich medicinal benefits.

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