Saturday, July 24, 2010

How2 Make Kada for Coughs

A concoction called 'Kada' is a home-remedy for nasty Coughs. It doesn't taste great but is effective. Most of the ingredients can be found in Asian/Indian food stores.

White onion quartered
1 inch Dry Ginger
few Mint/Peppermint leaves
1/2 tsp Ajwain/Carom seeds
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
1/2 tsp Linseed
1 Clove
3-4 Peppercorns
1 Star Anise
Optional: some Jaggery (or honey)
  1.  Boil all above items in 3-4 cups of water for atleast 20-30 mins on moderate heat.
  2. Cool and store in glass jar/bottle in the fridge.
  3. Drink it hot; approx. 1/4 cup every 4 hours.

! As a caution for all home remedies, if cough persists, or if child is wheezing, please see a doctor.

Also see:
How2 Relieve Colds and Coughs
How2 Relieve Chest Congestion
How2 Boost your Immunity

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