Coronavirus - Homemade Drinks/Kadhas to Help You Fight Infections

The world has been facing an unprecedented crisis for the past several months. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected almost all countries and there is still no sign of an effective vaccine.

The only known ways to protect ourselves from this virus are - maintaining proper hygiene and following social distancing. However, there are other ways that might boost your immunity and offer protection from various infections. 

homemade kadhas

One such effective way is homemade kadhas (drinks). Kadhas are basically Ayurvedic drinks that are prepared with certain herbs and spices.

These homemade drinks are easy to make and might help strengthen your immune system as well. These kadhas are effective and are recommended by several traditional medical practitioners too.


So, here are some easy-to-make homemade drinks/kadhas that might help fight against infections like COVID-19.


  • Tulsi ka kadha


tulsi ka kadha

This homemade tulsi kadha for immunity might help improve your digestion as well. It might offer relief from any kind of cold or flu.

You can have this tulsi ka kadha 1-2 times a day as it might boost your immune system and it may help fight infections as well. Also, this immunity boosting kadha has been recommended by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as well.


4-5 Tulsi leaves, 1 Ginger, 3-4 Raisins, Black pepper powder (1/4 teaspoon), Cinnamon powder (1/2 teaspoon)

How to prepare:

  • Add two glasses of water in a pan
  • Add tulsi, black pepper powder, cinnamon powder, ginger and raisin
  • Stir this mixture and let it boil for around 15 mins
  • Let it cool down for a while and then strain it using a strainer




Giloy ka kadha

This is considered to be one of the most effective homemade drinks to fight infections. Giloy is widely known for its health benefits as it helps boost immunity and fight free radicals.

Giloy contains various anti-inflammatory properties, while its regular intake might help control your blood sugar levels too.


Small branches of giloy (2), Holy basil leaves (7-8), Neem leaves (6-7), Cloves (5), Whole peppercorns (6), Ginger (1)

How to prepare:

  • Peel the giloy and chop it into small pieces
  • Add it along with all the ingredients 
  • Add 2 glasses of water and blend it together 
  • Heat the smooth paste in pan on medium flame
  • Add 2 glasses of water again and boil it
  • Wait till the kadha is reduced to half and then strain it



  • Dashmool kadha


dashmool kadha

This homemade kadha for immunity contains various anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It may offer relief from inflammation and may even improve your overall health and well-being.

You can have this dashmool kadha 1-2 times a day.


Dashmool powder, Water.

How to prepare:

  • Add 1-2 spoon of dashmool powder in one glass of water
  • Boil this mixture until it is reduced to half
  • Filter and strain it using a strainer



  • Ginger and apple cider vinegar kadha


kadha for immunity

Ginger offers various benefits and may offer relief from cold and fever as well. Also, apple cider vinegar offers various health benefits that makes it one of the best homemade drinks to fight infections.

This kadha for immunity also contains various anti-inflammatory properties.


1 cup of Water, Ginger, Apple cider vinegar, Raw honey, Cayenne pepper

How to prepare:

  • Boil 1 cup of water for sometime
  • Add peeled and grated ginger
  • Cover and steep it for 5 mins
  • Add 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon raw honey and a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Mix it and drink when warm



  • Dalchini kadha


homemade kadha to fight infection

Also known as cinnamon, dalchini is known to contain various medicinal properties. It is loaded with a wide variety of anti-oxidants and contains several anti-inflammatory properties.

This dalchini kadha for immunity may help lower the blood sugar levels and might even prove to be the most effective homemade kadha to fight infection.


Cinnamon powder, Water, Honey

How to prepare:

  • Take half teaspoon of cinnamon powder 
  • Add it in a cup of water and boil it for sometime 
  • Add a teaspoon of honey and drink this kadha for immunity 


These were some helpful and effective homemade drinks to fight infections. They may help offer relief from various health issues like cold, cough or fever.

Here are some other useful kadhas and immunity boosters that might help strengthen your immune system and fight various infections.



Immunobooster Kadha (100 gm x 2) - Dr. Sushma's Ayurveda Hub

Dr. Sushma’s Immunobooster Kadha is a herbal composition that may help strengthen your immunity. It may help fight cold, cough, sore throat, etc. It contains 24 natural which are known to help deal with flu and other respiratory problems.


  • Helpful for good digestion
  • Might help boost immunity
  • Can help reduce acidity



Maharasnadi Kadha (Pack of 2 - 450 ml Each) - Lama

The Lama Maharashnadi Kadha is helpful to treat various health issues naturally. This kadha for immunity is made using 100% Natural ingredients. The goodness of natural ingredients helps in building up overall health. 


  • Assists in treating issues like arthritis, gout sciatica and spondylosis
  • Takes care of general wellness
  • Made using natural ingredients



Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother (500 ml) - Natures Velvet

Completely raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar by Nature's Velvet helps maintain a healthy lifestyle and should be a part of your diet. 

It promotes digestion, helps boost energy, boosts immunity, helps in weight loss, improves heart health, helps control blood sugar level, and clears acne. 


  • Aids in weight loss
  • Maintains health of the cardiovascular system
  • Helps control blood sugar levels



Apple Cider Vinegar With Cinnamon & Fenugreek - Dr Patkar

With an amazing blend of Cinnamon & Fenugreek, it promises to take care of your health while maintaining the blood sugar level. This amazing natural drink keeps skin healthy & glowing, prevents infections, improves digestion, and boosts immunity.


  • Loaded with anti-oxidants
  • Holds natural inflammatory properties
  • May improve blood circulation


In order to stay safe and protect ourselves during this difficult period, we need to take proper care of our health and hygiene. You can have any of these homemade kadhas to fight infections and strengthen your immune system.

homemade kadhas to fight infections

However, if you face any serious health issues, you need to consult a doctor for proper medication.

Also, if you know about any other homemade kadha for immunity, you can share information about it in the comment section below.

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy.