Magic Potion/Kadha-- Cold and Cough Home Remedy

Hello Sweeties!!!! Fall weather is setting in my woods, the air is getting crisp and we all are falling in the cold trap; get it!!! Sorry, but jokes apart, Fall brings with it the regular signs of runny noses, nose twitching and coughs. 

Time to get those Flu shots. Along with it, I remember my mom the most in this season. Adding small bites of ginger to the tea with sugar/honey was a thing she most naturally did when the air got cooler. 

Donut had a nasty bout of cough that refused to go even after a round of anti-biotic. So to get rid of the persistent coughing I made this potion from what I could remember my mom making it  for me ages ago.

This is an age old Indian potion or "Kadha" Spelled as Ka-Dha. The recipe is passed down from generations and one of the commonly practiced home remedies for cough and colds.

You will need;
1.5 Cups water
1 Green Cardamom-Crushed with skin and pod
2 Cloves
1/2 inch stick Cinnamon
1/2 inch Ginger grated
1/2 tsp Lemon grass-Fresh or dried
1 Tspn basil Leaves or dried Tulsi Seeds 
Honey to taste

In a small pot, take the water and add the above except the honey, heat over medium heat and let the potion boil, till the spices give out the extract and the liquid changes to a slightly green color. 

Pour the mixture through a sieve in a cup, add the honey and enjoy the potion warm. Drink this 2-3 times  a day. Donut felt better in about 2-3 days, so what are you waiting for.

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