Chukku Kappi or Dry Ginger coffee is a spicy and sweet traditional South Indian beverage. A very good remedy for cold, its rich aroma opens nasal blocks and provides relief from throat infections and fever too. The main ingredient of Chukku Kappi is Chukku or Dry Ginger. Ginger is used in almost all the Ayurvedic medicines due to its digestive and carminative properties. The Sanjeevanam Ginger coffee is a soothing drink that contains Dry Ginger, Pepper and Thippili. This aromatic beverage is caffeine free and therefore completely healthy.
Here are some natural cures, to keep away a nasty cold.
Ginger – It is referred to as ‘Mahausadhi’ meaning a great medicine and also ‘visvabhesaja’ the universal medicine in Ayurveda. Ginger-infused drink is a household favorite, and it is grandma’s antidote of choice for battling cold and flu. Dried ginger helps to keep the body healthy and assists optimal digestion.
Tulsi – Tulsi ( the holy basil ) is an important constituent of many Ayurvedic cough syrups and expectorants. It helps to loosen phlegm in bronchitis and asthma.During the rainy season, a decoction of the leaves with ginger is found to be an effective remedy for bronchitis, asthma, influenza, cough and cold. The Sanjeevanam Thulasi Coffee is a refreshing drink that fuses the natural qualities of the ‘Tulsi’ herb with other select spices to produce a drink that helps control common cough and cold.
Cinnamon and Cardamom – Bhavaprakasa, one of the many renowned Ayurvedic authors, has mentioned Cinnamon and Cardamom as one of the ingredients of ‘trijata’ three aromatics. Trijata is commonly used in fermented Ayurvedic preparations, to augment the fragrance and to promote the appetite and digestion. Cardamom, a pungent spice, is beneficial for those suffering from various kinds of respiratory allergies. It is known to provide relief cold & flu symptoms, bronchitis and sore throat
Cumin – Health benefits of cumin include its ability to aid in digestion, improve immunity and treat respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis and common cold. It acts as an expectorant. Cumin is rich in iron and has considerable amount of vitamin-C, both of which are essential for a healthy immune system.
Coriander – Coriander seeds are part of Indian culinary since ages. As a digestive, expectorant, and anti-allergenic, it is an especially useful spice in spring allergies. It is commonly used in anti-allergy formulas and also useful in detoxifying the blood.
Clove – Cloves are highly regarded for their analgesic, antiseptic and germicidal properties that help fight infections, preventing sore throat, cold and flu. It is also used as an expectorant, making it easier to cough up the phlegm.