Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Homemade Cough Syrup

Uhuu uhuuu! 

No, I am not referring to the well pretended cough from the cult movie 'hum aapke hain kaun'. I am referring to the cough that is ubiquitous these days.

 Everywhere I go I hear every third person coughing or using that already crushed tissue to stop a running nose. Blame the changing season or the dryness in the air or the viral that is supposedly omnipresent and ready to hack your system. 

Two days back I noticed my daughter coughing. And it wasn’t really bad coughing. Just occasional uhu-uhus during the day. I didn’t want to give her a medicine for a cough that was occurring a few times only. So, I opted to give her the good old kada, the recipe of which I got from my inlaws. It’s a saviour for minor coughing. Even for major coughing one can take it along with the normal medication. It is absolutely natural and my little one enjoys it a lot. 

While I was preparing the kada this time, I realised that I had never shared its recipe on the blog. So here it is. I want you all to benefit from this home remedy. It works wonders not just on kids but on everyone who is feeling a bit under the weather. 

7-8 tulsi leaves
1/2 tbsp grated ginger
1/2 tbsp grated turmeric (kacchi haldi)
1 tbsp fennel seeds
1/2 tbsp carom seeds
2-3 cloves
2 small cardamom ( green ones)
1 black cardamom
A stick of cinnamon
4-5 whole black pepper
2 cups of water


Pour water in a deep bottom pan.

Add all the ingredients to the water.

Bring the water to a boil. Reduce the flame and continue to boil till water reduces to half.

Let it cool and transfer to a cup. Store it in the refrigerator. 

Have two spoons of kada, diluted a little with lukewarm water thrice a day and you will feel immediate relief. 


You can use turmeric powder if you do not have kachchi haldi.

You can add some honey to it. Little ones relish it. 

You can add a few spoons of the kada to the baby’s milk also. 

Hope this remedy helps your uhu-uhu. If it does bless my inlaws! 

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