How to make the perfect Ayurvedic Kadha for better immunity

Ayurvedic Body Massage Oils & Their Benefits
MARCH 28, 2023


Ayurvedic Oils for Self-Massage: Everything You Need to Know


A full-body massage has various health benefits, from rejuvenating tired muscles to treating certain skin conditions and releasing mental stress. However, tight work schedules and expensive spa packages make it impossible for most people to get a massage daily.

In that case, self-massage is the best alternative.

According to Ayurveda, self-massage or Abhyanga is an excellent way to relieve stress, treat insomnia and moisturize the skin. It’s widely practiced and embraced as a bathing ritual that benefits the body, mind, and spirit.

What is Abhyanga?

Abhyanga or Abhyangam is a self-massage therapy using warm, medicated herbal oils. The choice of Ayurvedic body massage oil depends on your natural constitution and the benefits you seek.

Therefore, it is essential to understand various types of Ayurvedic massage oils and what they do so that you can choose the most suitable one.

Significance of Abhyanga Massage Oils

The Sanskrit term, abhyanga, means “massaging the body. Ayurvedic massage oils are obtained from plants and contains no harmful chemicals or artificial preservatives. The primary purpose of these oils is to nourish the body externally and from within. The significance of Abhyanga oil goes a long way back and is deep-rooted in different cultures worldwide.

Medicated massage oils moisturize the skin and leave a soothing effect on muscles, joints, and ligaments.

According to Ayurveda, these carefully formulated herbal oils have physical and spiritual properties that aid healing and promote overall wellness.

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Remember the times you were unwell as a child? At the first signs of a cold or fever, a child in many Indian households was asked to drink a warm concoction of herbs, or a glass of turmeric milk. Perhaps many of us have these memories, coupled with pleas to avoid that drink, making faces, or finally consuming it amidst tears. What is it about life that makes an adult want to revisit childhood memories and a child wanting to grow up quickly?

Cut to 2020. The word kadha is synonymous with good health, immunity, and freedom from fear. Because you have checked all the boxes to maintain health during the pandemic. Conversations are wrapping around the exchange of kadha recipes and the psychological comfort of knowing you’re safe from the virus if you’ve downed the glass for a day.  

Why is the kadha considered to be an elixir? Could someone throw lights in its resurgence?

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The kadha craze 

What is the ‘in’ thing today has been trending for 5,000 years. Kadha is one of the permitted forms of medicine according to Ayurvedic studies. A mixture of commonplace herbs combined in different proportions to offer relief from a wide range of ailments. Some of these herbs are so commonplace and ubiquitous that one almost doubts their healing abilities.

‘But it’s not exotic enough.’ 
‘Do I have to add only a pinch?’ 
‘It’s so readily available.’ 
‘How can this be effective?’ 

That is the beauty of this Indian traditional formula. The ancients treated their food literally as food for the soul, the atman. The body is viewed as a vehicle to reach the higher goals in life. If the vehicle is fully functioning, only then will the destination arrive. Food is viewed as medicine, it is also sacred. Food heals the body and the mind. It fortifies you from inside, allowing you to live your best potential in the outer world of samsara

Perhaps that’s why our kitchens are peppered with unique herbs that have stood the test of time. And now has different cultures and geographies adopting them. 

But back to our magical potion, the humble kadha. You could package it, sell a cup for exorbitant prices, make it at home – it’s all giving. 

Calling kadha to the front

When AYUSH, the health ministry of India announced certain immunity-aiding measures in April 2020, many people made a beeline for the phone. Frantic calls and Whatsapp messages were made to retrieve family-held techniques of making their kadha. In fact, the government’s dispersal of information popularized home remedies like turmeric, honey, and chyavanprash, according to a report by market researcher, Nielsen. 

Even though the spices and herbs might be the same, the taste will differ. 

How does the kadha work? When spices and herbs like cinnamon, cloves, tulsi leaves, and turmeric powder are boiled, they release essences. These in turn help to build the body’s immunity and help its ability to fight diseases.

From nature’s kitchen:

  • Amrut – immunity enhancer
  • Amla – gooseberry; its an antioxidant, a rich source of vitamin 
  • Tulsi – herb; useful in upper respiratory eases; anti-material, anti-viral, cardio-protective and protects the nervous system
  • Turmeric – anti-inflammatory, brings down mucus, anti-oxidant  
  • Jeera (cumin) – brings down gastric disturbances 
  • Black pepper – digestive and respiratory system