Today I have shared an easy, Homemade Kashayam recipe for cold and fever. My wife make this Kashayam as Kai vaithiyam/ Paati vaithiyam whenever we catch cold. It will be very effective and helps to cure the cold, nose blockage, chest congestion and fever when you drink it at the beginning stage. It gives a good relief till you consult a doctor.This kashayam is made with the easily available ingredients like pepper, cumin, ginger,honey, betel leaves and Karpooravalli leaves/Oma valli leaves(Ajwain leaves).We call this as Milagu kashayam in Tamil. You can replace betel leaves and Omavalli leaves with Tulsi( Basil) leaves. Do try this homemade Kashayam and share your feedback with us. Soon I will share another Kashayam recipe for cough.

Here is the video for your reference !

1 cup – 200ml
  1. Water – 1 cup
  2. Betel leaves/ Vettrilai – 2 nos
  3. Karpooravalli/ Omavalli leaves – 2 nos
  4. Pepper corns – 1 tsp
  5. Cumin seeds/ Jeera – 1 tsp
  6. Ginger – 1 inch piece
  7. Honey – 1 to 2 tsp OR Grated Jaggery – 1 tbsp
  1. Heat a kadai and dry roast the pepper corns. When it starts to crackle, add cumin seeds and roast along with it.Roast till it crackles.
  2. Remove them and crush in a mortar & pestle coarsely.
  3. In the same kadai, heat 1 cup of water. Torn Betel leaves, Karpooravalli leaves and add to the water.
  4. Crush ginger and add to the water.Add grated jaggery if using. Add the coarsely ground pepper+cumin. Boil everything together till the water reduces to 1/2 cup.
  5. Strain it using a metal filter & add honey as per your taste. Mix well & drink hot !
NOTE : If you have severe constipation problem, use grated jaggery instead of honey.
This Kashayam can be had twice a day during initial stages of cold and fever. It is not necessary to have in empty stomach. This kashayam is not for complete cure. But It gives total relief from nose blockage and chest congestion. Do share your experience with us if you try this recipe. Thanks !!