Kashayam | Kasayam | Kadha

Kashayam| Kasayam| Kadha

Kashayam recipe

Kashayam or Kasayam is an age old ayurvedic home remedy for ailments like cough,cold,fever,throat pain and indigestion. It is a water decoction made with

mixture of spices and medicinal herbs.The combination of spices and herbs used varies. Kashayam is generally bitter in taste and dark in colour.But you can add jaggery, honey or panakarkandu(palm sugar candy) for taste.Check out how to make traditional kashayam recipe below.


Pepper-1 tsp

Cumin-1 tsp

Cinnamon-3 sticks

Cloves-4-6 nos

Dry ginger powder-1 tsp (you can add fresh ginger too)

Turmeric powder-1 tsp

Coriander seeds-1 Tbsp

Tulsi leaves -4-6 leaves

Jaggery/panakarkandu-1 tsp

Lemon juice-1/2 lemon (optional)

Water-3 cups

Recipe Video


👉Add cinnamon, cloves,pepper,cumin seeds and coriander seeds in motor and pestle and pound them coarsely.

👉In a sauce pan add 3 cups water and bring to a boil .Add turmeric powder,dry ginger powder,tulsi leaves,and ground powder  and mix well .

👉Let the mixture boil for 5-7 mins or until it reduces to half it's quantity.

👉Add jaggery mix well and switch off the gas.

👉Strain the kashayam.

👉Add lemon juice mix well and drink warm about 1/4-1/2 cup of  kashayam 2 times a week.

Preparation Time-15 mins



✍️The quantity of the ingredients can be altered according to your  taste preference.

✍️Instead of dry ginger powder you can use fresh ginger too.

✍️You can add cardamom pods too if you want.

✍️You can avoid jaggery completely if you are okay with the bitter taste of the kashayam.😬

✍️Instead of jaggery you can pana karkandu or palm sugar candy crystals.

✍️Adding lemon juice is optional too.

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